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Portway Flavel Arundel 5 Wood Burning Stove 43 x 58cm

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Customer Reviews

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Great stove, excellent and informative website

We would 100% recomend buying a stove from Stovefitters warehouse. We fitted it ourselves based on the in depth and useful guidance on the website and had no issues at all. We hired a roofer to drop the liner down who said that the tips we used from the website such as tying a rope with a weight on the end was really useful too. Took the roofer about an hour and a half in total and we had the stove up and running by the end of the day. Couldnt recomend more and so glad we gave it a go instead of hiring a fitting company! The stove is really good quality and was more affordable than others kn the market too. Thank you so much for the time and effort put into your website!!

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Great service - Fast Responses

Order Number - 12498. I would absolutely recommend Stovefitters Warehouse to anyone I knew buying a wood burner. It was a great price for the stove we wanted. There was a slight confusion over delivery dates but when I got in touch everything was sorted really quickly, next day delivery was arranged and they were super helpful. The stove arrived in perfect condition and is a beautiful addition to our house! Great service - thanks!!

DEFRA Approved

This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas).

DEFRA
Approved

This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas)

Eco Design 2022

This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations).

Ecodesign & myths about pollution

Eco Design 2022

This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations)

Ecodesign & myths about pollution

MATERIAL & Output

Material: Steel with a steel door

Output: 5kW
(max approx: 5.16kW)

Material & Output

Material: Steel stove with a steel door

Output: 5kW
(max. approx: 5.16kW)

DImensions

Body
Width: 430mm
Height: 580mm
Depth: 332mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

Dimensions

Body
Width: 430mm
Height: 580mm
Depth: 332mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

KEY SELLING POINTS

Value for money

Key Selling Points

Value for money

Fits most recesses

Loved by installers

Julian's Thoughts

Cannot go wrong. Installers love this stove as they consider it "fit and forget"

Spend just a little more? An alternative to the Arundel would be the Firewire 400, Hamlet Solution 5 SC or Saltfire Peanut 5

Julian's Thoughts

Cannot go wrong. Installers love this stove as they consider it "fit and forget"

Spend just a little more? An alternative to the Arundel would be the Firewire 400, Hamlet Solution 5 or Saltfire Peanut 5

Description

About the Flavel Arundel 5

The Arundel stove by Flavel is a DEFRA approved, Ecodesign and very popular cost-effective wood burning stove. The stove installer's secret weapon for customers on a tight budget, the Flavel Arundel is pleasing, basic and well made. Looking for a budget stove? Look no further.
 
2018 saw the release of the Arundel XL, the Arundel with a much bigger viewing window.
 
FREE HEAT GLOVE

Inside the Stove

Specifications

Output & Fuel

Multifuel (wood, coal & smokeless fuel)
Nominal 5kW
Max. 5.16kW

This stove will run happily at 2-5kW depending on fuel load.

Note that running the stove at a higher fuel level than that specified in the manufacturer's manual may cause degradation of stove innards (firebricks, baffle etc.) although these are replaceable (and repairable with beige fire cement).

What size stove do I need?


Eco Credentials

This stove meets and exceeds the new 2022 Ecodesign regulations

This stove is approved by DEFRA to burn wood in a Smoke Control Area


Efficiency

78.3% (as a rough guide 78.3% of heat goes to the room with 21.7% going up the chimney).

Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine and90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter or difficult chimneys.


External Air

No, this stove cannot be fitted with an external air kit (draws air from outside via pipe direct to stove). Usually this option is not relevant unless a room air-vent is required and the property is airtight (by design or choice).

Air vent advice here


Body & Door

Steel stove (5-year body guarantee) with steel door

What to buy steel or cast-iron? Do not overthink. Steel heats fast. Cast-iron takes a little longer but retains heat longer as fire dies.


Hearth

Hearth thickness: minimum 125mm non-combustible material (can include floor thickness).

Hearth regulation advice here

Dimensions

Dimensions

Height: 580mm
Width: 430mm
Depth: 332mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 160mm

Flue outlet: 5" (125mm)

Which fitting pack for my liner? A fitting pack includes all you need except liner and chimney closure plate (also sometimes known as register plate)? Advice here


Glass

Viewing area (from outside stove looking in)

Width: 30cm
Height: 29cm


Flue

5" (125mm) collar top or rear (can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner)

Top or rear connection


Air Gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 375mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 350mm

To non-combustibles there are no hard rules but, around the stove, a 50mm minimum air gap is recommended to brick/stone. This to be increased to 100mm for rendered or boarded surfaces. Prior to purchasing any stove download the installation manual to check that manufacturers do not have any additional requirements.

Distances & heat shield advice


Log Length

Maximum Log Length: 250mm

Delivery Promise

We offer 14 days from delivery to report any courier damage to your stove. If a stove is damaged by the courier we will replace or refund as desired.

Guarantee

Manufacturer's Guarantee

The manufacturer offers a 5 year body guarantee

Glass

Why do we sell glass insurance (pre-ticked box close to ADD TO CART button)? Because glass is classed, in the stoves industry, as a consumable item and not covered under ANY guarantee by any manufacture for any reason whatsoever. If it breaks or cracks on day one or day twenty it is not covered. If the inside of the glass goes cloudy or gets any kind of surface coating or etching then it is not covered (it will be to do with what you are burning according to manufacturers and glass makers). Glass usually costs £30-£60 plus postage but can be more on higher end models.

Performance

Defra-approved or/and Ecodesign stoves are designed and thoroughly tested before being allowed onto the market and every stove sold is identical. In the rare event a stove does not perform as well as expected it is always down to the installation, the chimney or circumstances unique to the property (pressure imbalances caused by local conditions, down drafts etc.). Here at Stovefitter's we have taken stoves back on a number of occasions for testing on our chimney and in every situation the stoves performed as expected (we may of course find a faulty stove one day but never as yet). We may, at our discretion, take a stove back once it has been used and in this situation a 50% refund would be provided (stove would be sold as second hand). We would, however, offer a 33% refund on a replacement stove.

£ PRICE MATCH £

We will happily strive to match any price you may have from any other supplier as long as the other supplier has it in stock.
Offered an "ex-display" or "shop soiled"? We will strive to offer you a new stove for the same price.

Already have a chimney? You need 1. Stove 2. Liner 3. Fitting Pack 4. Chimney closure plate (Hardiebacker board from Builder's merchants or galvanised sheet).That's it!
No chimney? Check out our shed kits or let us design your clip-together chimney design - easy peasy.

Stovefitter's Warehouse is owned and managed by Julian Patrick, blogger and author of The Stove Fitter's Manual. Julian was previously a full-time installer of wood-burning stoves (including solid fuel heating systems). He laid down the tools in 2013 to write his stove manual and open a small shop in North Wales (the Wood Stove Hut, soon to grow into The Stovefitter's Warehouse).

More info about the company and Julian's team here