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The Barrington 8kw

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The Barrington 8kw

A larger 8kw, ivory finish stove from London firm, Chesney.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Most Recent Review

  • Peeling paint, but still happy.

    Mrs Buchanan 8 years ago

    Stunning looking stove, though as was the case with another review the paintwork on the door began to peel within a month of using stove. We are now on our third door - chesneys were happy to replace and used the 'bad batch' excuse with us. Having said that, we are really very happy with the performance of the stove. It is easy to use, and bangs out a lot of heat. Lovely large viewing window, and great to be a subtle individual colour rather than a heavy black stove.

    Stove expert replied: Disappointing re-occuring problem with this stoves' door, probably not cleaned / prepared correctly before painting takes place. A great shame!

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Barrington 8 kw

    Chris Bowen 8 years ago

    Well, how can I say this? In a nutshell we bought this log burner in question and all I can say is that the heat out put is incorrect, the stove seems to lose heart all up the flue. When I try to slow the burn down it seems to lag in the burning process. We had this installed in November , and in my view we are struggling to heat a signal room and have to sit on top of it to get some heat out of it. My thoughts on this stove is it is not fit for the propose if you want a thing that looks nice but does not work very well and are you are not bothered about it working and giving off heat then this is the stove for you Do not buy this, if you have to contact the company they are not helpful at all and all they say is it is working to spec.

    Stove expert replied: It sounds very much like you have an over-drawing flue system that is sucking the heat out of the stove before it can heat the body and radiate into the room. I would suggest you contact the installer to see if a damper or stabnilizer can be fitted which will given you better control and should impriove the heat out put into the room. I doubt the problem is the stove!

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

More reviews for The Barrington 8kw

  • Barrington 8kw

    Terry 9 years ago

    Its early days at the moment as we've only had the stove installed a week ago so I can only comment on the experience so far. We have found the build quality good though personally I think the dual fuel lever could have been a little more aesthetically pleasing when initially designed. Having said this I think the fire is fab, just cant believe how easy and quick it is to control and light. I have had to clean the glass but the airwash system works very well and the black glass has been more my fault than the manufacturers as I have run the fire at lower temps than recommended on occasions. Our living room so 32ft x 19ft and for the first time since moving in a year ago we can now sit in the room with the door open and not feel cold. The fire not only keeps the living room warm it also raises the temp in the hallway and kitchen which is a massive plus as initial expectation was we would still need to keep the gas central heating on to keep this part of the house warm. I think the burn time is as good as any of the more prestigious ranges on the market and after months of debating which fire to buy we finally came down to the Chesney and Clearview. The Clearview is also a fab piece of kit which was very impressive so the final decision to buy was based purely on looks as the spec between both were very similar. So one week on my verdict is as follows:- I LOVE MY FIRE...........THOUGH BEWARE IT IS LIKE A NEW BORN CHILD.....IF YOU GO OUT WHEN ITS LIT YOU KEEP LOOKING AT YOUR WATCH AS YOUR AWARE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO GET HOME TO FEED IT. It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made and cant wait for the next real winter to arrive. Hope this helps

    Stove expert replied: Great feedback, enjoy this new baby feeling!!!

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Chesney Barrington 8KW

    Guy Payne 9 years ago

    Terrible, the paint on our first door flaked off in 4 months, Chesney told me I had done something to the door and reluctantly replaced the door. Hey presto after 3 months of use the second
    door has flaking and bubbling paint on the door. The spray paint they provide for you to touch up you stove is not their own as they have a simply applied a cheap wrap around label to a standard can of spray paint that makes no mention of even being heat resistant!!!!!! The stove itself is very average-avoid.

    Stove expert replied: it sounds like a batch of cast iron doors might have either been a little dusty or perhaps damp when they were painted. Various companies to provide 'white labelled' stove paint - there are in fact only a few manufacturers of stove paint but many more brands.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames