Franco Belge Savoy Classic stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 15 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Franco Belge Savoy Classic stove

The Franco Belge Savoy Classic stove is a cast iron model with some relief work on the front.


The Savoy Classic has one plain door with glass in the door and a relatively high output for a compact stove.


The Franco Belge models are also available in enamel finish.

Technical Data
  • Fuel: Woodburning

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Most Recent Review

  • Great Stove

    Pete Oxley 6 years ago

    We have had this stove for about four years and we are very pleased with it, only wish we had one with a back boiler. The only complaint is the amount of top fire bricks we have replaced. Just
    ordered the fourth one.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Casting Problem

    Frankly Bodge 16 years ago

    Overall a very pretty, well designed stove. There were some casting flaws, but only visual. Encountered major problem when top-plate casting cracked and Franco Belge would not stand by their
    warranty. Top plate cost almost a quarter of total price, be warned, some like it hot this one doesn't!
    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

More reviews for Franco Belge Savoy Classic stove (page 1 of 2)

  • Franco Belge Savoy classic

    David HANNANT 7 years ago

    10 years old . Since installing always burning too hard, appears cannot be improved on..Top plate cracked last year agents condemned stove and said not to be used..Had two baffle plates since

    Stove expert replied: Two baffle plates in 10 years is not excessive. If always burning too hard then likely to be an over drawing flue and this is not the fault of the stove. This can be checked and should be undertaken if you are planning to replace the stove as similar may occur with the replacement if the flue draw is too high!

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • can if a boiler to my stove, even though i been running it fo 4 years

    Richard Mason 8 years ago

    we love our stove,is it possible to fit a boiler to it even though its 4 years old, ?my concern is will the blanking discs come off without damaging the stove, in order to fit a boiler, should
    we be able to purchase one?thanks

    Stove expert replied: It should be possible providing enough space has been allowed behind the stove for the pipe connections. The blanking discs are designed to be knocked out so are partial thickness normally.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • looking for savoy classic boiler

    David Rivers 8 years ago

    just fitted stove LOVING IT but we cant seem to get a boiler anywhere called lots of companys can anyone help

    Stove expert replied: As these are newly released stoves following the company being taken over the whole range of accessories may not yet be available, this is not something that is listed currently.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Franco Belge Savoy

    Jeffries Gillian 8 years ago

    We have used our Savoy for four years without problems. We keep it running day and night. Very pleased with the design.

    Stove expert replied: Very positive comments

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • very dissapointing

    Rob Brev 9 years ago

    The fire was installed 3 years ago, recently had it inspected and was found to have large crack in the back plate, also the throat plate had melted. It has been condemned, so we complained to
    Franco Belge which was a waste of time. We now have to buy a new stove. It will not be another FB. The inspector who is fully qualified said it was caused by the air wash which had not been connected to the external control knob, thus being stuck permanently fully open.

    Stove expert replied: What a shame, a stove should be controllable so as to allow a gentle slumbering flame picture and if this is not achievable then this should be investigated to prevent over-drawing and the problems caused by this.

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Franco Belge Savoy - three years old

    Phillip Lucas 10 years ago

    Great stove... until today. Whilst chimney sweep replaced fire gum, he noticed two cracks: one in the back and one in the top plate. Will revert to dealer and let you know what happens...

    Stove expert replied: This stove has a 5 year warranty so this should be covered by this.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • savoy - 13 years old

    Hel Til 10 years ago

    Right from installation when new it burned too fast and was taking in too much air. It seemed to be very inefficient and gave little heat. I have just discovered that air is going in underneath
    the top rim, where there seems to be a gap of about 5mm. Looking at the manual, the stove comes in sections to be bolted together and is not in one piece. Problem is solved by packing the gap with fire rope. Not sure if this is a design flaw or bad installation.

    Stove expert replied: Glad to hear you have solved the problem.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Savory Cracked Casting

    Chris Young 10 years ago

    We have a Franco Belge Savoy which has been fitted for ten years. We have now found fractures running top to bottom on the rear of both sides of the stove. We now have to buy another stove
    , needless to say it will not be a Franco Belge.

    Stove expert replied: The cast craking can be down to many causes and this shoudl be investigated further. A stove thermometer will insure that it is ioperated within the correct perameters and is a good investment. Modern stoves will have been adapted and improved and as this is 10 years old should not be compared to a new product.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Savoy Elegance

    Alan Carr 11 years ago

    I have just had a Savoy Elegance fitted yesterday. Lights real real easy but burns fast ( I need to source a hot but slower burning fuel any recommendations?) I tried logs first and it just
    ate them up, so I tried coal which was better but still burns too quick! I did not bank it up at bed time but there was still embers in the morning which soon took hold when I added some coal. I got the red enamel and it looks cool. So far so good, hope it stays like this! Once I find a slower fuel I'm using a coal smokeless........any suggestions for a good fuels? What are the man made Eco logs like?Alan.

    Stove expert replied: If the stove is working hard and you have little control (not sure that I would say your does as it stayed in overnight) there are things that can be done to the flue to slow the draw. Further investigation recommended.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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