Firebelly FB2 double sided stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 5 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Firebelly FB2 double sided stove

Big output contemporary stove with a big glass on both sides.

Possible to change to multi fuel option and is available in a lot of different colours.

Technical Data
  • Height: 601mm
  • Width: 639mm
  • Depth: 423mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Nominal Heat Output: 8kW

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 3.5 flames
Ease of use 3 flames
Ease of lighting 3 flames
Firebox size 4.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 3 flames
Controllability 2.5 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames

Most Recent Review

  • A nightmare to use and unsafe.

    Jessica Shaw 3 years ago

    We have had our firebelly stove for just over a year. We wish we had gone with another brand. It smokes when opening the door to load but the main thing is we can not leave it to burn out over
    night if we get sudden winds and a slight downdraft it smokes and there is no way to shut off the vents so it smokes into living room setting off the manoxide alarm this has happened on many occasions, it''s such a worry with 2 children under 5 in the house I poor water on yyo to ensure its safe over night. Its also a nightmare to clean their is a tray under the main stove that''s impossible to get to. On the plus side it dose give out heat. But for the price I would get a different brand.

    Stove expert replied: That's a shame Jessica. There are a few things you can do about this and they are mainly to do with the chimney - in reality the issues you describe are more to do with the chimney and the installation than the stove itself. Of course how heavily a stove is baffled ie how much it restricts the flow up the chimney, will have an effect and means that you need a chimney with a good draw, and the size of the door does have an effect Downdraught can often be helped by raising the chimney higher - so consider that. There are also cowls that stop downdraught perhaps the best type s called a veddette. It's worth opening a window and seeing if that helps with smoking into the room when you open the stove door - if it does then you might need a vent to the room to supply extra air. This would be especially the case if you have a well sealed house, double glazing, etc. Hope there is something there that may help.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Firebelly FB2 double sided stove

    James Grant 11 years ago

    Fantastic stove burns really well. Glass stays clean as long as you keep the stove up to the recommended temp 150 degrees +Lights easy as long as you open 1 of the top vents gives plenty draw
    to burn keep bottom ones closed. Took us a few weeks to work out how best to use vents top and bottom. Hardly ever use bottom vents just work with top ones. When up to temp can close all vents top and bottom and it burns perfectly and glass stays clean. Open 1 top vent for A few mins if fire dies down to much. Would recommend stove 10 out of 10 . Looks really well in living room. We do have good draw on flue straight up no bends I think this helps + Dry fire wood. Highly recommend stove we stay in Scotland so use stove every day in winter with no problems.

    Stove expert replied: High priase for this stove, great feedback.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Firebelly FB2 double sided stove

  • burning to quick

    Mark Litchfield 10 years ago

    The stove looks great I have the black with stainless legs but can't slow the burn down and can't get it to burn with in recommended temperature the highest temperature it will reach is 180
    20 degree lower than recommended I fitted a draught flue re stricter in line but made little difference my next step is to fit a draught stabiliser, I wish I had done this before hand but I thought I would not need it. I have a another stove in the house which works really well without any of these flue controls.

    Stove expert replied: Different flue system behave in different ways even within the same house. It may be advisable to get professional assistance before spending out more money.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Firebelly double sided stove - fantastic stove and easily heats two large rooms

    Derek Petrie 10 years ago

    I bought this stove to heat two large rooms - living and kitchen/diner. We live in rural Scotland so it get's pretty cold in the winter months. We had a fair amount of building work done to
    knock through the existing chimney to accommodate the stove however, it has been well worth it. The stove has on it's own raised the temperature from 16 degrees to over 25 degrees in both rooms. And this just working at the middle of the temperature range. The stove lights easily and burns well. The bottom controls are only for starting it then you just use the two top controls. The top controls need to be adjusted in small increments after the fire has got going and we now just use one of the top controls to create the right amount of draft. We only use well seasoned logs which I make sure I bring into the house a couple of days before I used them. The big glass doors allow you to see the flame well which is great. It is important to use plenty of kindling and watch that the fire doesn't burn the logs too quickly so adjusting the top controls does this well. It is a fairly big stove so it can go through a fair few logs in an evening. We are delighted with the stove and the heat it kicks out. Sometimes on windy days it appears to burn quicker - probably the draft in the flue. Overall 5 stars!

    Stove expert replied: On the windy days take more care with the air controls as they may need to be adjusted to allow less than normal amounts of air into the stove so that it does not overdraw. A flue damper may be a good option to prevent over-drawing long term. Otherwise a great review.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Fb 2 - use it correctly

    F Holmes 11 years ago

    Just to say I have read all other reviews AFTER I bought it. ( I would not have bought it had I read them) I have owned a very good Morso stove but wanted a double sided. It's not easy to use
    but if you do the following you will bo okay. When lighting use newspaper with LOTS of kindling. Then keep using light, small pieces of wood until properly lit. Keep all air vents open always - close and fire will die. I even open the air bricks at the top of fire to allow more air even if it is going slow. The air wash system does not work properly - dont worry. Clean the glass every time you use it. I use newspaper scrumpled up, and spray from Lakeland, and on heavy build up dip the newspaper into the ash. Sounds like a hassle, but it works. The stove is very attractive, but not very efficient. Use it as I say and you will get the best out of it.

    Stove expert replied: Good informative comments for other users to follow.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames