Stovax Riva 50 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 6 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Stovax Riva 50 stove

Stovax Riva insert stoves can be used in a smokeless area as long as you add the smoke control kit.

They are plain cassette stoves flush with the wall and some are available with ducting.

Technical Data
  • Height: 550mm
  • Width: 540mm
  • Depth: 350mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Nominal Heat Output: 7kW
  • Efficiency: 83%

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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 3.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Extremely disappointed

    Colin Barras one year ago

    Purchased October 2018 used over this winter with no real problem. No use in summer then fired up again October 2019. After a few days it was not working properly and appeared to have too much... []

    Stove expert replied: Have you had the chimney swept since the stove was installed? Are the rope seals all in tact as I assume that it was internal liners that have been replaced - these are not covered by warranty which is normal practise by manufacturers as they are classed as consumable items. As there is a noticeable change in how the stove is performing, it is a question of finding out what has changed - this may be higher trees surrounding the property, change in wind direction, internal alterations where another fireplace is now being used - so can be quite a diverse process to ascertain this and then take steps to alleviate its affect. Having been happy with the stove initially it is worth trying to find a solution so you can fully appreciate it again.

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • riva 50 inset

    Chris Clarke 7 years ago

    Recently had a riva 50 installed and couldn't be more pleased with the heat output, our room is 22ft -15ft and 8ft high with no double glazing . Professionally installed. I can highly recommend... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Stovax Riva 50 stove

  • I’m dissapointed

    Estelle Wright one year ago

    I replaced a free standing stove with a Riva 50. The heat from it is definitely not as hot as the last stove Unless I open up the vents which very quickly burns the wood. Although it looks good... []

    Stove expert replied: The flue draw may be excessive for this stove hence the lack of control, this is difficult to rectify in an inset model. Do check the glass and door seals to make sure that they are effective.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Better than an open fire

    Garry O'Brien 5 years ago

    The insert stove has transformed our living room. It is just as nice as looking at an open fire but definitely throws over 80% of the heat into the room. We have only used a mixture of logs... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Saxon Riva 50 Inset

    Chris Clarke 7 years ago

    Recently had a Stovax Riva 50 inset fitted, this was the only size that would fit my marble grate 22ins by 22ins The room size is 24ft by 14ft with 8ft ceiling, two large bay windows which are... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Poor value for money

    Mazz Black 7 years ago

    From the outside with the door closed the interior looks much larger. In fact the interior is tiny!! I'm familiar with inset stoves having had one installed when I lived in Sweden. I wish I... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames