Franco Belge Montfort stove, page 2 of reviews

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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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

Page 2/4 of reviews for Franco Belge Montfort stove

  • Sweeping Again!!!

    Keith Boden 6 years ago

    After the problems last year when the C Sweep couldn't remove the bottom grate. The supplier came took the fire apart and angle ground a piece off the back. They swept the fire once they put... []

    Stove expert replied: You do not state how old the stove is. Screws should be able to be removed and would suggest loosening them on a monthly basis when you do the routine check to insure that there is no debris fouling the airways, at the same time check the rope seal etc.

    Overall rating:

    1 flames

  • Great looking stove, damping problems

    Angela Conley 7 years ago

    Just had this stove fitted and it's really efficient at throwing out heat, even on comparatively little fuel. Lovely big window compared with the smaller Belfort that we had for years at a previous... []

    Stove expert replied: Smoke Exempt model have a bleed if air all the time to help dilute the flue gases so they do not shut down fully as with other models this is probably the reason you notice the difference between these models.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • flue cleaning problems

    Nancy Griffiths 7 years ago

    I have had a Montfort Mk2 since 2010. Chimney sweeps have had 2 attempts at removing the baffles so that the flue can be cleaned. The stove supplier came and removed bolts which they thought... []

    Stove expert replied: It is recommended that an alternative access is put in the flue section of the stove for sweeping purposes even if the baffle is removable, it is good practise to do this.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Sweeping

    Keith Boden 7 years ago

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • A few problems

    Anne 7 years ago

    I've had this fire for a 2.5 years. I Had it professionally installed by a Hetas engineer and for the first year we had no problem at all - it's was very easy to light I clean the glass everyday... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Not as warm as we'd like.

    Aurelia 7 years ago

    This may be more a reflection of the overly damp weather recently, too much pine and other conifer type wood and supposedly 'seasoned' wood being anything but, however we have not managed to... []

    Stove expert replied: The flue needs to be checked as this will affect the heat produced as will damp unseasoned wood. Smokeless fuels are fine to be used on stoves and can give a good constant heat output if required.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Montfort Elegance MK2

    Paul Duncan 7 years ago

    This is a cracking little stove, now that it has been fitted correctly. (that is another story). I have one major issue though. Spare parts! It is very complicated trying to order these, as... []

    Stove expert replied: If you are finding the stove hard to control it copuld be that the flue draw is excessive and this can be corrected. Other causes are that the rope seal or glass gasket may need attention. Do not live with the problem but investigate and try to correct so that costly spares need not be required.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • A beautiful stove that draws the damp out of our flagstone floor and stone walls.

    Chris & Marianna Webb 8 years ago

    This excellent website was a major resource for us when selecting a cast-iron multi-fuel stove for our 14 X 16 flag-stone floored living room. We are delighted with our Franco-Belge Elegance... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Damper and Door problem

    Jose Whishaw 8 years ago

    2.The Chimmney sweep man could not undo the Screws which hold the damper plate in place so that he could not get the Flue cleaned, the supplier ended up having to cut a hole in the flue and... []

    Stove expert replied: A replacement door handle may be a good investment or go back to supplier to see if a replacement handle can be supplied under warranty unless you can adjust to correct the fault. Is the wood that you are using dry and well seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%? Are you leaving the airwash open?

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • good stove

    Martin Rollinson 8 years ago

    Installed the montfort elegance two years ago, its paid for its self ten times over. It kicks out a lot of heat for a little stove and heats most of my bungalow so no need for the central heating... []

    Stove expert replied: Have you got an antidown draught cowl on the chimney? Possible height problem worth following up witha chimney expert.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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