The Beaumont 5kW
The Beaumont 5 series is DEFRA exempt and has a high efficiency rating of 84.5%
- Height: 552mm
- Width: 535mm
- Depth: 307mm
Most Recent Review
't let that fool you, it gives off some serious heat! So I literally read all the ways to start a fire, watched the on line videos but it's been so easy. I cured the paint as per the guidelines by three burns increasing in temperature, the door open a little to prevent the rope sticking to the paint...the fumes take about three or four burns to go and you need to ventilate the room well. The air wash system works really well..just make sure the logs are at the back of the fire, and the ash base begins to build. I used fire lighters, kiln dried kindling and wood for the first five burns or so but now use locally sourced seasoned wood. Whatever you use the burn and flames are fantastic and once the stove is up to temperature you get loads of heat and burn through a log every 50 minutes or so. So far I can't fault this stove but its early days. Five stars so far.
Stove expert replied: Good comments, stove performing well.
Most Popular Review
use it maybe 5 or 6 times each winter (similar to the open fire that this replaced). But we soon discovered that the Beaumont is so easy to light and so clean to use, that we are using it 4, 5 or 6 evenings a week!I light it by putting a flat piece of timber (say 200 x 80 x 15mm) on the floor of the fire box, and a split log right at the back, but resting on the edge of the flat piece. I break off a small piece of fire lighter (maybe 50 x 30 x 20mm) and put it on top of the flat timber, but touching the split log, then lay maybe 5 or 6 short pieces of kindling on top of the fire lighter. Light the fire lighter, shut the door, and pull the regulator control all the way out. That''s all there is to it. Just remember to add more wood and adjust the regulator before the fire burns itself out.We quickly discovered that the glass stays reasonably clean if we avoid allowing any timber from touching or getting too close to the glass. Keep the wood to the back of the fire.Our lounge is roughly 4.2 x 4.2 x 2.4m high. After the fire has been burning for about 60 to 90 minutes, we normally have to open the lounge door to allow some of our lovely heat to spread around the rest of the house. A smaller wood burner with a lower output power rating would probably be fine, but I think you want to be able to use reasonably sized logs, and the Beaumont has a single wide door with an opening up to approx 350mm. A higher power burner (above 5kW) probably needs a proper air inlet, so I think you would need a much larger room to justify.The fire came with a kinky pair of black Chesney''s gloves. You need these because the door handle gets very hot, but they are also useful for placing wood onto an already hot file. You really need to place the wood on the fire, not throw it on, because you don''t want to break the fire bricks and you want the wood away from the glass, and stable so it wont roll forwards as it burns.Kiln dried wood: I just don''t get this. We keep most of our firewood outside, so what is the point in buying the kiln dried stuff? Within a month or 2, the moisture level of any stored wood is going to stabilise to its local environment. But please let me know if I''ve missed something.Spare parts are readily available.