Franco Belge Montfort stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 39 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
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.

Technical Data
  • Height: 550mm
  • Width: 454mm
  • Depth: 382mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 5kW
  • Efficiency: 64.3%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Most Recent Review

  • Great little stove

    Peter McGarry one year ago

    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... []

    Stove expert replied: As always the Manual is the best place to start when you are having problems. Nice review.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review

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  • Money burner

    Dawn Long 2 years ago

    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,... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Briliant

    5 years ago

    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... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Not Great!

    Sue Gwynne 5 years ago

    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... []

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Montfort MK2

    Stephen Cox 5 years ago

    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.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Poor build quality

    Dave Harlington 5 years ago

    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... []

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Avoid this stove

    Alan Clark 6 years ago

    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... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Be Careful

    Alan Smith 6 years ago

    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... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Fire bricks

    Angela Tonks 6 years ago

    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.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Fire bricks

    Angela Tonks 6 years ago

    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'... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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