Stovax Riva 40 multi fuel

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 24 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Stovax Riva 40 multi fuel

A contemporary stove suitable to fit into a traditional fire place.

It can be installed as an insert stove with or without frame.

This stove can also be installed as a free standing model.

It is available in 2 colours.

Technical Data
  • Height: 599mm
  • Width: 492mm
  • Depth: 350mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 4.9kW
  • Efficiency: 77%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Most Recent Review

  • A disastrous purchase

    Philip Ledger 9 months ago

    Attractive stove, burns beautifully, but all the heat goes up the flue. Incapable of heating a 4M x 4M room. Have tried a modified cowl to reduce draw, but still no good.Would be interested... []

    Stove expert replied: Is the stove installed with insulation around the cassette box?

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Riva 4

    G Young 9 years ago

    Bought this to warm a 4x4m room, I originally wanted a larger version but was advised that stoves with an output >5kw would require exterior ventilation. The build quality seems excellent and... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

More reviews for Stovax Riva 40 multi fuel (page 1 of 3)

  • A great investment.

    Peter Horning one year ago

    We wanted a stove for our small bungalow, our local supplier/Installer suggested the Riva 40. It looks chic and gives out a perfect heat. It was installed and running within the day. There was... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • 10 years old and limping on

    Jeff Moore one year ago

    Self installed 10 years ago, baffle plates replaced twice, now shot to ribbons again, grate has seized up and the bricks are cracked and broken.Its been used hard, burning every night of heating... []

    Stove expert replied: Good service for hard working stove.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Riva 40 big disappointment

    one year ago

    Have this stove 4 - 5 years now & like some other people I have never been happy with it. I burn smokeless fuel which is recommended, it has gone through 2 baffle plates and like other reviewers... []

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Stovax Riva 40

    2 years ago

    Installed this great little stove 3 years ago. Chosen to fit perfectly into existing fireplace as room isn't large and a freestanding stove would have encroached too much. The heat from the... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Fantastic Stove

    Luke Jones 3 years ago

    I was a bit nervous about getting a stove with such a small firebox. The Riva 40, however, produces more than enough heat to bring our 28 square meter living room up to temperature quickly.... []

    Stove expert replied: Great review.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Big disappointment

    Janet Martin 3 years ago

    Any advice would be gratefully received. We have just had this installed, are using good seasoned wood. All the heat must be going somewhere, but it isn't coming into our room.Is the installation... []

    Stove expert replied: It is certainly advisable to get the installation checked and if no insulation has been included round the cassette then heat can dissipate there rather than coming forward into the room. The flue draw is also something that should be checked as if in excess of what is recommended the heat will be sucked out of the stove before it has time to radiate correctly. The stove is a metal box and will heat up when fire is inside so the heat must be going somewhere, there is normally a reason that once established can usually be corrected.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Stovax Riva 40

    Michael Gibson 4 years ago

    I bought this stove a year ago.BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.It replaced a Jetmaster which gave out tremendous heat but ate logs.I use well seasoned oak but the heat output into the room 16'x16' is not... []

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Great little stove

    Simon Page 4 years ago

    I bought a Riva 40 about 7 years ago and it's been a sound investment. The glass does get dirty if the airwash isn't used correctly or fuel is damp or excessively smoky but experience overcomes... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Riva 40 - Cracks in chimney breast

    Alex Saward 4 years ago

    I had an exposed brick chimney breast with an open fire and last year had it plastered & a Riva 40 fitted, the chimney breast was lined with heat resistant plaster board and heat resistant plaster... []

    Stove expert replied: Was there back fill round the cassette when installed and how was the flue connected, two areas that are worth re-visiting to try to overcome this annoying problem.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

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