Franco Belge Montfort stove
The Franco Belge Montfort stove is available in 5 diferent enamel finishes -
there is air wash to keep the glass clean .
The Montfort has an external riddling grate & 1 plain glass door to view the fire through.
It is a traditional relief cast iron stove & weighs in at 75kg.
- Height: 550mm
- Width: 454mm
- Depth: 382mm
- Flue Diameter: 125mm
- Fuel: Multifuel
- Nominal Heat Output: 5kW
- Efficiency: 64.3%
Most Recent Review
We''ve had two FB Montfort stoves since 2005 - one in the kitchen and the other in the lounge. They have both been excellent and, apart from replacing some of the firebricks once, and the glasses... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: As always the Manual is the best place to start when you are having problems. Nice review.
Most Popular Review
Firstly, I would like to say I never normally write reviews, but am so happy with this burner, that I felt obliged to spread the word!We spent a while reading up on all the reviews and then... [ read more ]
More reviews for Franco Belge Montfort stove (page 1 of 4)
Had this stove for 8 years and have used it in the winters from October to April depending. Used hard wood only and sometimes smokeless coal. Had to buy two new baffles at a cost of 180.00,... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Unfortunately replacement parts are expensive compared to the original price of the stove. Operating the stove correctly (not over firing), leaving a slight bed of ash on the grates and emptying the ashpan daily helps to provide the best conditions for longevity of the parts.
We have had our wood burner for 10 years now and it is lit every night from October through to about April. We have never had any problems until now. We have just replaced the fire bricks and... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Do check that you have been sent the correct parts for the stove. Make sure there is enough air in the room and open the door slowly so that the change in pressure is gradual which may help when refuelling is required.
I have had my stove for 5 yrs now and it is about ready for the scrap yard! U have to have the flue swept from above (Costs more) as like other reviewers the internal parts have warped, back... [ read more ]
Had this wood burner for four years now. Only problems encountered are broken back bricks which become very brittle. Kicks out plenty of heat and easy to control. Would recommend.
We have had this in our home for just over 2 years but hasn't had much use. The body of the fire has got cracks all over it. The rear brick has a 2.5" crack down the middle and franco belge... [ read more ]
I have had this stove two years this coming June. I've just ordered a new rear brick, £50 new side bricks £73. I'm on my second grate at £75 each, the baffle plate is shot at, and this is... [ read more ]
My stove was fitted professionally 18 months ago. It stopped working properly (smoke coming into room when refilling) 4 months later and the fitter found the top baffle plate had warped and... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Having consulted the UK distributor regarding these comments it is felt that this stove has been over-fired or has been using a high pet coke based fuel causing distortion to the internal components. The only other reason the grate could be in this state is if the ashpan has not been emptied often enough and has been sandwiched between two sets of ashes and the hot fuel. Ash should not be allowed to build up and should be emptied regularly to prevent the grate from overheating. If you had the original bolted in baffle this would have been replaced under warranty.
This is a great little fire but have had a lot of trouble with the fire bricks , had 3 of the back fire bricks in 3years as they seem so brittle.
Stove expert replied: When putting fuel in the stove take care not to know the liners as this can shorten their life, Possibly get the sheet of lining material and cut your own would be an option for the future.
This is a great looking stove and on the whole am pleased with it except for one thing the fire bricks are so brittle had 3 back bricks in 2 years , had a new one in less than a week and it'... [ read more ]