Stovax Stockton 8 stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 10 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Stovax Stockton 8 stove

Stovax Stockton 8 stove is available in a wood or multi fuel version.

This range of stoves are clean burn & have got airwash.

Please note dimensions are for the Stovax Stockton 8 flat top stove -

there is also a low & high canopy option plus you are able to buy the stove with 1 or 2 doors.

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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 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3 flames
Controllability 3 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

  • Stockton 8 airwash

    George Arman 2 months ago

    My airwash lever is stiff and often stuck. If fully open fire is uncontrollable Same problem from new, less than a year old.

    Stove expert replied: As this is less than a year old please go back to the supplier and report the problem under warranty.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Brilliant

    Mark O. (South Shropshire) 12 years ago

    As a first time buyer, we did a lot of research into the various manufacturers and shortlisted 'Stovax'. Where we live everyone buys 'Clearview Stoves' (we are near to their main showroom,)... []

    Stove expert replied: and to make sure it is seasoned look for cracks in the ends grain, smell it (you will over time be able to smell wet wood), use a moisture meter. Or buy in cheap wet logs in the spring/summer and store them somewhere dry where the wind can get at em and you should have something useable by the winter.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Stovax Stockton 8 stove

  • Not very efficient

    Matthew Hayden 4 years ago

    This stove is used to heat a big room ( 6m x 6m x 3m high) however I cannot get the door tight (even with new rope) we have a two door version and it rips through wood like there is no tomorrow... []

    Stove expert replied: As the flue has been lined I would suggest a flue draw test be undertaken to ensure that it meets the manufacturers guidelines, if too high a damper or stabilizer fitted to the flue should provide more control and reduce the fuel being used. It will then allow the generated heat to stay in the stove longer which in turn will provide more output to the room.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Very disappointed, heading for scrap!

    4 years ago

    Having had a wood burning stove ( Jotul No 3 ) for over 20 years we decided to upgrade our system and install a new stove with a boiler system to assist heating our house and water. Chose the... []

    Stove expert replied: If you are only using wood I would suggest investing in a wood tray as this will provide the best conditions for burning wood effectively and efficient and should overcome the problem of ash falling out when you open the door. A boiler stove will behave differently to a room heater only as the heat needs not only to heat the room but water as well, so getting used to the difference will take time to get to know the stove and settings required. Use wood that is dry and seasoned only (with a moisture content of less than 20%) damp wood will not give a good performance.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Stockton 8

    Nick Everall 5 years ago

    I have just installed my Stockton 8 stove and its superb. It replaced my 4kw Chelsea Villager which I found to small for the size of logs I burn. Nothing wrong with the Villager stove I might... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Brilliant stoves, 1/2 the price of a Clearview-and as good

    Miss C. Thompson 8 years ago

    Ummed and Aahed between the Clearview and this - found the Clearview company to be very rude and unhelpful when I asked a few questions and the dealer could not give me a delivery time - somewhere... []

    Stove expert replied: Good seasoned fuel is a must to insure you get the best from your stove. This customer has found out how much difference it makes.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Stockton 8

    Aston Coleman 9 years ago

    This is a good stove and boiler system if used correctly. Having read other peoples reviews on it I believe some of the comments to be a little hash. We have had ours installed just before the... []

    Stove expert replied: What a great review, customer understands how to get the best from the stove and system. Thoughtful comments for boiler stove users. Thanks

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Stovax Stockton 8 - get what you pay for

    Neil Goodwin 9 years ago

    Stockton 8 now in its third winter. Never the easiest to control, poor airwash (air hits glass door cold and leaves brown fingers down the glass from where the glass has been cooled), doesn... []

    Stove expert replied: Great to be able to compare two stoves in one dwelling, fair feedback as obviously disappointed with this model.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Stockton 8

    Carl Pickup 11 years ago

    We chose this stove because it suited our budget but also the combination of steel body & cast doors is the same as clearview and others but around half the price. Overall it is a good stove... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • con

    D.Peppiatt 11 years ago

    Latest wraparound boiler seemed to prevent heat transfer to both room andcentral heating.Good hot fire but could hold both flow and return pipes atrear of stove!Freezing12 days over xmas & new... []

    Stove expert replied: sounds like a combination of problems to me. A boiler stove does not generally give much heat to the room. Most boiler stoves are fairly simple in that they have a firebox surrounded by a water jacket. Even if one had been very badly designed (which is not the case with a Stovax) it is more or less a matter of how hot the firebox gets that determines how hot the water in the system is. Now when it is very cold the heat load of the house will be huge. The boiler stove will have a hard job keeping up with it and because it have to heat up the whole volume of water in the heating system this can take a very long time indeed. A solution to this is fitting a load unit which will get the boiler stove up to temp fast and keep it there - raising efficiency and responsiveness. The fuel may also be partly to blame if it is badly seasoned wood as this will not give out good heat. The fact that this user has rated the airwash as low does suggest wet wood to me - it would also reduce uncontrollability. The main cause is probably that it has been very very cold. A gas boiler generally has a high output - ie 30-40kW is not uncommon. People have been reporting gas and oil usage of at least twice the normal rate in this cold snap so no wonder a boiler stove may not be able to keep up.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames