Firebelly FB1 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 23 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Firebelly FB1 stove

The contemporary Firebely FB1 stove has one plain door with a big glass panels in it.

You can place the stove on a 12m thick hearth you only need a 80m air gap either side and above the stove

The Firebely FB1 stove is a 6kw model and you can get a multi fuel kit & a log box for this model.

It is also available as a double sided stove.

Technical Data
  • Height: 605mm
  • Width: 522mm
  • Depth: 422mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Nominal Heat Output: 6kW
  • Efficiency: 78%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Looks Great with some poor design ideas.

    Jim Wright-Roberts 3 years ago

    I purchased a Fire Belly FB1 Double Sided Single Door stove on a bit of a wim. It was being sold as new by a reputable dealer but had a tiny bit of cosmetic damage so I got it for a good price... []

    Stove expert replied: It is not good practice to shut the air off to any stove completely and there should be air passing through it to enable combustion to occur. I am sure with practice you will fine tune the air control to get a good rate of burn, good heat output and efficiency of fuel.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Firebelly FB1 stove (page 1 of 3)

  • Door hinge problem

    AndrewGuy 6 years ago

    I purchase one of the larger 12kw Firebelly stoves back in 2011. We have used the stove extensively replacing the fire bricks and glass on the odd occasion. Unfortunately the side opening door... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • disappointed

    Sue Allister 6 years ago

    We purchased a firebelly wood burning stove about two and a half years ago and it is generally very easy to light and gives out plenty of heat. I am disappointed with the general look of it... []

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Fire belly fb1

    Yvette Morgan 7 years ago

    Bought this stove in February 2013, by the time it was installed was mid march, so used it 3 times up until April with no problems except letting a bit of smoke back into the room when opening... []

    Stove expert replied: This is a shame and I am sure that the door can be re-attached to the stove. The issue of the smoke coming back into the room should also be able to be cured with either a liner (if you do not already have one) and anti down draught cowl, an extra length on the flue system or possibly an air brick in the room. This annoying problem can usually be overcome and would recommend that you ask your installer for further assistance. Firebely have sent an Engineer to assist with the problems and this is a self installed stove with a short flue which is not recommend by the company, it should be installed by a Hetas Engineer.

    Overall rating:

    1 flames

  • Wolf in sheeps clothing

    Kev 8 years ago

    I have 2 firebelly stoves, a 12kw and a 6kw, Being a fabricator/welder I was very very dispointed with myself on delivery of the 12kw as we bought off internet without seeing, we paid £... []

    Stove expert replied: Modifying a stove will invalidate the warranty. Most stoves on the market come with the vermiculite liners which will crack during use but providing they are protecting the metal of the stove are fine to use. Fire cement can be used to kepp the parts together. The problem of poor performance does not seem to be all of the stoves making as having installed a flue damper output has increased, the flue draw is a critical part to any stoves performance so investigate fully before condeming any stove.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Delighted

    Desmonut 9 years ago

    May 2010 - I bought this direct from the Holmfirth showroom after quite a bit of research on types of stove, price and finish etc.. The reports here convinced me to get one. My wife did not... []

    Stove expert replied: Great review of a happy customer and one that had reservations also now delighted. Good heat being generated and airwash doing its job effectively.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • no output

    Alistair 9 years ago

    had the double sided fb1 for a month or so now it looks good lights fairly easy but gives off no heat.I was advised by the salesman that any bigger than this would be way to hot and "wouldnt... []

    Stove expert replied: the fb1 should give out about the right output for those rooms (if reasonably well insulated). One or two things is probably going on; the draw may be very strong which will reduce the output. This would be noticable from a sucking noise at the air vents and the stove would be easy to light but hard to control. It may also be that the rooms are very cold and badly insulated in which case the stove is too small and the classic symptom is that the 'stove does not give out any heat' when in fact it does but the heat is being sucked up into the rooms. I think possibly critism should be levelled at the salesman, not the stove?

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Poor design ideas

    Joe Bloggs 10 years ago

    Had the FB1 for over 12 months now. Being the 1st stove I have had, I wasn't sure what to expect. I liked the contemporary look of the stove compared to the rest which were on the market. The... []

    Stove expert replied: Actually a lot of makes of stove do use these vermiculite firebricks. They can be damaged more easily than masonry style firebricks but they are very insulating. When loading a stove with vermiculite firebricks you should place the wood in the firebox, not throw the bits in or you may damage the bricks. I find that 2p coins or thin washers do a good job of adjusting for hearths which are not flat.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • FB1

    David Burton 10 years ago

    Fitted in late 2006 we are very pleased with the FB1 and quite look forward to the wood-burning season each year. It's not perfect, but it is stylish (very few contemporary stoves come close... []

    Stove expert replied: Good glass cleaner is woodash on a damp cloth or vinegar on a damp cloth, cheaper tan a proprietary brand. The firebricks when cracked should not cause a problem and a small amount of fire cement will hold them together if required. They should be changed when they do not protect the metal of the stove.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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