Woodwarm Fireview 12kw

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4.5 flames

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Woodwarm Fireview 12kw

Traditional stove available in black or coloured finishes.

1 plain glass.

With or without back boiler.

Log length 483mm

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 5 flames
Ease of lighting 5 flames
Firebox size 5 flames
How well does the airwash work 5 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames

Most Recent Review

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    Ryan Morris 4 years ago

    After careful research I purchased this model for its ability to comfortably burn smokeless fuel. I am unable to store or purchase large dumpy bags of wood due to access at my property. There
    for I am limited to using a local coal merchant. I am extremely impressed with the heat output and control-ability of this stove. Easily heats my space and always has a super clean view of the glass. This stove replaced another 12kw multi fuel stove that constantly required replacement parts such as grates, glass and door ropes. I have learnt that buying a cheaper option is false economy.

    Stove expert replied: Nice comments.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Great stove

    Peter Jeffery 11 years ago

    I have the inline flat top with plinth.The stove is manufactured to impressive tolerances. The casting is by far the best of the others I considered and is on a par with the Jotul and Charnwood
    options. Saying that its not the cheapest of stoves but it is apparent that it is a quality stove and I have no regrets in choosing Woodwarm over other makes I looked at.The design is fantastic and simple to use. Once heated to temperature the airwash works perfectly and despite having sooted it up on experimentation, it clears itself well and has stayed clean with proper use since. It had a few deposits on the glass when slumbering overnight but again on firing up again it has self cleared.On slumbering overnight; it does slumber quite well and I am getting used to mastering it. there is a small bleed valve on the top air inlet which is meant to allow airflow to match the flue flow/o2 demands of the fuel. In our case the stove requires more airflow to stay alight than the bleed valve allows so you do need to fuel the chamber up and run it a tad hot overnight to allow slumbering. That said it does hold its embers well and is easy to light again in the morning.We have the multifuel option and the variable grate works well. We have found that bringing it up to temperature with solid fuel and then using wood for the flame effect works well and reduces the demand on wood fuel - which is considerable to bring it up to temperature/keep it in temperature range.Overall im delighted with the look, engineering and usability of the stove and would recommend woodwarm to anyone.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Woodwarm Fireview 12kw

  • Great Stove, Investment

    Robert Rocheleau 4 years ago

    Recently bought and installed a 12KW Fireview, apprx 10 years old. Bought a few new parts (still easily available) and fired it up.I burn seasoned beech, ash, 14-16 inch logs. Easy to start
    , burns steady at 250c, glass stays clean, eats a bit of wood but I have it in a 32x20x10 very poorly insulated space and it does the trick.The stove is built like a tank, and is exactly what I was looking for. Used or new you won''t find a better one.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Fantastic Stove – so pleased.

    J,A, &TheBear 6 years ago

    We recently had the PLUS 12kw version of this stove fitted - essentially the same specification as the standard 12kw, but with the bigger door and glass from the 16kw stove to enable an even
    fuller view of the fire. In a large open plan conversion of an agricultural building, we were concerned that even 12kw would not provide enough heat for the whole house, but we need not have worried. With no boiler fitted, the Fireview amply heats a double-height living room, the adjacent kitchen and up the open stairs to the bedrooms. Of exceptional build quality and crisp casting, the stove lights with ease and continues to burn at optimum efficiency (using a Valiant stove thermometer) whilst consuming in the region of 3 logs per hour. With a wide previous experience of Villager, Clearview, and Stovax stoves, the airwash is the best we have ever used; we were advised not to let the stove slumber, but simply to give it a quick blast last thing, then shut down completely and the body of the stove is invariably warm enough in the morning to re-light with ease, whilst the glass remains clean to the point where we have not yet had to even wipe it.In answer to the riddling (griddle?) issue in a previous review below; large burnt charcoal lumps are prone to blocking the riddle bars if they are operated to the full extent but all that is needed is to move them less (some 10-20 degrees) to allow ash to fall through, rather than opening them up fully as you riddle, so that larger lumps do not fall.Woodwarm stoves were a pleasure to deal with via our excellent supplier and fitter, to the extent of suggesting further options (we opted for the plinth and straight sides to raise the viewing height to sofa eye-level) and custom-making and detailing a rear baffled heat shield to allow the stove to be fitted adjacent to a dry-wall plasterboard wall surface. Woodwarm's pro-active approach put other well-known manufacturers in the shade. We have absolutely no connection with either the manufacturer or supplier but would have no hesitation in recommending them both.All in all, a fantastic stove which has transformed our already lovely new home. Bring on the winter!

    Stove expert replied: Lovely review, good comments for this manufacturer.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Brilliant piece of kit!!!!

    Colman Burns 9 years ago

    Bought this stove in March after doing a lot of research through google etc.. Fantastic stove! We had a large open fire before we installed the stove and we thought that we would lose the homely
    feeling when we converted but absolutely not! Our stove is great to look at ,eats up less fuel and heats the rooms superbly. Our stairs are in the room that the stove is installed in and it heats both upstairs and downstairs. It is not a boiler stove but is multi fuel. I have burned wooden pallets in it until October when I started burning doubles also. It throws out great heat no matter what we burn in it and, even though we don't leave it running all night, the room is still pleasantly warm in the mornings. I would highly recommend this stove.

    Stove expert replied: Great review, the heart of the home!

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Low quality build

    Godric Elmhirst 11 years ago

    Top thin metal that bows downwards. Top chimney closure leaks. Never able to use the griddle function as it always blocks with very poor design.
    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Woodwarm Fireview 12 kw

    Dyson 12 years ago

    Excellent purchase. Bought a large capacity stove as we live in an old, cold house with lots of doors and windows. It has performed very well over the past 3 months though conditions have not
    been as challenging as last winter so far. We have not tried to keep it in over night as it lights so quickly the next day. The room is always at least 16 degrees the next morning anyway. Very pleased with the air wash and we never have to clean the glass - just a wipe over. The fire box is big and usually we don't need to load it right up but the capacity is there for colder weather. We have a stove pipe thermometer which is very useful and reminds us when to turn it up or down.

    Stove expert replied: Good to hear you have a pipe thermometer, always useful to insure correct operation of a stove.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames