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Franco Belge Belfort stove

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Franco Belge Belfort stove

The Franco Belge Belfort stove is a compact model and will therefore be able to fit into smaller fire place settings.

It has a 5kw output & you do not need to put an air vent into the room as less than 5kw output.

You can get the Belfort stove in enamel finish as well.

There is 1 plain door with a glass panel on the stove and the flue pipe can come out of the top or back of the stove.

Technical Data
  • Height: 550mm
  • Width: 420mm
  • Depth: 340mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 4.5kW
  • Efficiency: 74.3%

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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 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Waste of money

    Stephen Price 7 months ago

    12 months & countless tests by hetas experts & it still fills the house with an acrid paint smell...I''ve tried all types of fuel I've tried to regulate the temperature...very little heat no... []

    Stove expert replied: The smell is likely to be something to do with the installation, more than likely flue originated. Has the flue been lined and backfilled with suitable insulation? Is any part of it close to any combustible materials? Does the smell happen just on lighting or only when the stove and flue are hot with an established fire? The stove is a metal box, where can a smell be generated from once the paint has cured? There have been known cases where the stove paint itself does not cure fully (not specifically with this brand though) and an acrid smell can result. You could rub the stove down and respray with suitable paint or go back to the supplier who in turn should contact the Franco Belge importer.

    Overall rating:

    1 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Little Belter!

    Mitch 9 years ago

    After a lot of consideration we decided on this stove. We removed a cast iron Victorian fireplace and installed this in the cavity. It's a nice fit and we did not have to alter the existing... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Franco Belge Belfort stove (page 1 of 3)

  • Franco Belge Belfort Gas stove

    John Rowe 8 months ago

    We have had our stove for more than 15 years and it has always been excellent. Unfortunately the insulation around the cable that joins the petzel starter to the igniter has crumbled and now... []

    Stove expert replied: There are several spare part outlets which may be able to assist but should the part not be available any longer it is unlikely that it can be refurbished using non genuine spares.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Belfort Franco Belge

    Neville Lanham 9 months ago

    The Cam Pin grub screw ceases up therefore you can''t tighten it up, therefore it''s NOT locking as it should, therefore insufficient. A stainless cam pin - grub screw would make more sense... []

    Stove expert replied: The manual states: Figure 7 The closing latch rotates around a pressure screw positioned cam. - Loosen pressure screw 1. - Turn cam to desired position 2. Tighten pressure screw 1. In the manual it appears that the hinge pin can be knocked out so that the door can be lifted off the stove, a two handed job or rather two person may be better. Please refer to the manual for available replacement parts that may solve the locking problem.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Door Lock/Door Handle/Cam Pin Locking Grub Screw Problem

    Neville Lanham 9 months ago

    I have a BIG problem regarding the handle which is loose now and I have NO way of tightening it up ie..... I can''t budge the Cam PIN locking grub screw as it has ceased up, it''s just hanging... []

    Stove expert replied: Have you tried using something like a releasing spray on the ceased part? You may be able to get the grub screw / pin drilled out and get a replacement if the spray does not work. A little heat can also improve the chances of moving a stuck screw sometimes.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Positive review but require help

    Stewart Gould 9 months ago

    I bought a Franco Belge Belfort gas stove about 14 years ago and have been extremely happy with it. The smaller stove fitted into my small fireplace like a dream and its definitely my wife and... []

    Stove expert replied: Gas Safe Engineers will need to undertake the annual servicing and the thermocouples are the parts that normally require replacing as they deteriorate through wear. If the stove is cutting out, even after replacement, it could be due to the safety cut out being activated and the reason for this needs further investigation. It could possibly be due to the flue gases not getting away from the stove fast enough, possible cause down draught but gas stove are not something I have a great knowledge of.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Franco Belge Belfort

    Jacquie Rayner one year ago

    My Belfort is now in its 4th winter. It is very well built. The air control is excellent and it is great to use. My friend has had one of these for ten years, it is a fantastic stove.

    Stove expert replied: Two happy customers, nice comments

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Burns well, but stinks the house out.

    Stephen Price one year ago

    Does anyone know how to contact Franco Belge..this stove is now an expensive ornament..had an engineer out..nothing wrong with the installation..it''s all down to the paint...top gets hot (... []

    Stove expert replied: Any smell that comes from a stove can only be from the heat it generates and initially it will be the paint curing. After the first few firings any smell will be down to the installation or fuel used. It may be that something is close to the flue in the chimney that is the cause. The stove in essence is a cast iron box so there is nothing that can cause a prolonged smell.

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Burns well, but stinks the house out.

    Stephen Price one year ago

    We''ve used this burner about a dozen times...and it still smells the house out. I''ve been told that the paint needs to cure then it''ll stop...how much longer will it take..

    Stove expert replied: Normally the paint curing smell lasts for just a few firings. I suggest that if the smell persists, get the installation checked to insure that there is nothing close causing the smell. The stove paint cures and hardens with heat and the smell should not persist.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Burns well, but stinks the house out.

    Stephen Price one year ago

    Had this fitted during the summer...hetas tested..I''ve been told that the paint needs to be cured...how long does this take...I''m opening nearly every door and window to clear the smell..its... []

    Stove expert replied: The paint will cure usually after a few firings, gently increasing the heat to an average working temperature. If the smell persists do look further than the stove as there may be something in the flue installation that is causing a smell, very unusual for a prolonged smell so worth getting checked out.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Be careful burning anthracite

    Geoff Thomas one year ago

    I use anthracite and have burnt through the metal baffle plate. The rear firebrick is just 3 inches high and the baffle plate sits on that. So if you try to have a larger fire the fuel is... []

    Stove expert replied: Anthracite is one of the hotter smokeless fuels on the market. There are many alternatives which may be considered for the future use of this stove. The internal parts, depending on how hard you are firing the stove and on how much fuel you are putting in the firebox, can be exposed to very high temperatures, so controlling the rate of burn and amount of fuel is critical.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

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