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Saltfire ST2 5kW Wood Burning Stove 40 x 54cm

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Customer Reviews

Based on 61 reviews
Second stove

Bought our second stove off Stovefitters to add a little heat into a back room. We fitted this one ourselves using the instructions on the website. It was worth planning things out and thankfully it all went in nicely. The fitting kit was great as it had all the parts we needed and we used the whatsapp service to check any bits. If we need another fire we'll certainly go back.

Saltfire ST2 5kW

This was my first woodburner, i was recommended to stovefitters warehouse by a friend who had excellent service. The stove and service was excellent and faultless.

I ordered on the Sunday afternoon and it was here all in one piece on Tuesday afternoon. Two days ahead of schedule.

The burner is fantastic as it has a good sized window and is a more modern look. Highly recommend stovefitters warehouse who kept me up to date on my order. Plus the free fan to go on top is well worth it.

Can't thank them enough and will definitely be recommending.

DEFRA Approved

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


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: Steel with a steel door

Output: 5kW
(max approx: 6kW)

Material & Output

Material: Steel with a steel door

Output: 5kW
(max approx: 6kW)


Width: 414mm
Height: 540mm
Depth: 350mm

5" (125mm)


Width: 414mm
Height: 540mm
Depth: 350mm

5" (125mm)


Efficient and clean burning

Dedicated wood-burner

Large viewing window

Air-wash clean glass system

Key Selling Points

Bestselling stove

Large viewing window

Amazing value for money

Julian's Thoughts

One of the first brands of stoves I sold, way back in 2013 in my small shop "The Wood Stove Hut". I have met the owners (Dorset based) many times and find them to extremely knowledgeable and professional. You cannot go wrong with Ekol, or their other brand, Saltfire.

Julian's Thoughts

One of the first brands of stoves I sold, way back in 2013 in my small shop "The Wood Stove Hut".

Best selling stove during 2017/18


About the Saltfire ST2


Budget stove that has often topped our best-sellers list.

"We were so impressed with our first St2 and twin wall flue fitted some 18 months ago that our choice when refurbishing our lounge was easy, so number two Saltfire ST2 complete with 5" twin walled flue was duly purchased from the Stovefitters Warehouse and fitted just in time for Christmas. The stoves clean lines and contemporary style make a real feature, efficient and economical, providing ample heat output and a real fire. The fixing kit, and adapters are high quality and the fitting instructions on the web site are amazing, so easy to follow.

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this stove and liner combination and the service provided by Stovefitters warehouse." Martin Walker


Output & Fuel

Wood-only (can only burn wood)
Nominal 5kW. Max. 6kW

This stove will run happily at 2kW - 6kW 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


81.3% (as a rough guide 81.3% of heat goes to the room with 18.7% 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 (3-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 thickness: minimum 12mm non-combustible material (can include floor thickness).

If in a fireplace recess, a full 125mm thickness constructional hearth is required. This will usually be in place as part of the recess design.

Hearth regulation advice here



Height: 540mm
Width: 414mm
Depth: 350mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 186mm

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


Viewing area (from outside stove looking in)

Width: 260mm
Height: 320mm


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

Top only connection

Air Gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 450mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 500mm

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

Max log length: 255mm

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.


Manufacturer's Guarantee

The manufacturer offers a 3 year body guarantee


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.


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.


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