Ekol were one of the very first companies to concentrate on clean-burn technology.
This stove will run happily at 8kW 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 usually replaceable.
This stove can burn wood and smokeless fuel/coal without any modification.
What size stove to choose? Advice here
This stove meets and exceeds the new 2022 Ecodesign regulations.
This stove is approved by DEFRA to burn wood in a Smoke Control Area.
Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine.
Stoves with 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter chimneys.
Viewing area (from outside stove looking in).
5" (125mm) collar top or rear
Can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner.
No, this stove cannot be fitted with an external air kit. Usually this option is not relevant unless an air vent is required and the property owners are aiming for an airtight space.
Cast-iron stove (5-year body guarantee) with cast-iron 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.
This stove can, if sited outside of a fireplace recess, be sited on a 12mm thick hearth.
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.
Distance to combustibles SIDE: 375mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 400mm
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.
Technical info pages and manual (distance to combustible materials and non-combustible materials on page 84/85 of Installation manual).
Ekol were 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.
Max. log size 30cm
Max. output 8kW