Hamlet Solution 5 Multifuel Wood Burning Stove 5kW S4 British

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Replacing the Hamlet 5 SC this is the very latest version (Series 4) of the UK-manufactured (Devon) and very popular Hamlet Solution 5

Customer Reviews

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L
L.C.
Peanut 5 stove

I bought both stove and flue liner kit from stove fitters warehouse and in both instances i was very satisfied with the customer service and quality of the products. I had a few questions which were answered in quick response. Safe to say i will use again! With there being a demand over the winter the stock levels had dropped but so had all other stockists. I was made aware of fresh stock straight away and the stove was delivered on my selected day there after.

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M.W.
Excellent Stove with Excellent Price and Service

I have been very impressed from the start with the service I have received from Stovefitters.
Phone calls and emails all answered promptly.
The stove was delivered as promised to ensure the fitting could go ahead as planned.
The performance of the Hamlet Solution 5 S4 has been even better than expected using much less wood than our previous stove.
Overall I cannot fault the product and service received

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

Ecodesign 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 cast-iron door

Output: 5kW
(max approx: 6.65kW)

Material & Output

Material: Steel with a cast-iron door

Output: 5kW
(max approx: 6.65kW)

DImensions

Body
Width: 436mm
Height: 550mm
Depth: 387mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

Dimensions

Body
Width: 436mm
Height: 550mm
Depth: 387mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

KEY SELLING POINTS

Made in the UK

Good value

Installers like them

 

Key Selling Points

Made in the UK

Good value

Installers like them

Julian's Thoughts

Very solid and very British (Devon). The Hamlet is one of our top selling stove ranges. Ten year guarantee on the stove body shows how confident the brand is in its quality.

Widescreen version also available

Julian's Thoughts

Very solid and very British (Devon). The Hamlet is one of our top selling stove ranges. Ten-year guarantee on the stove body shows how confident the brand is in its quality.

Widescreen version also available

Description

About the Hamlet Solution 5 Stove

Replacing the Hamlet 5 SC this is the very latest version (Series 4) of the UK-manufactured (Devon) and very popular Hamlet Solution 5 with full SIA Ecodesign credentials and DEFRA-Approved to burn wood in a smoke control area (most cities and built-up areas).

The stove is multifuel as standard and is perfectly happy burning wood on its own or smokeless fuel.

A rear heatshield is available (see "Customer's Also Bought" on this page) allowing the stove to be placed closer to combustible materials.

An excellent ten-year guarantee on the stove body provides reassurance.

Other models in the range include the Solution 5 Compact and Solution 5 Widescreen.

Specifications

Output & Fuel

Multifuel (can burn wood and smokeless fuel)
Nominal 5kW. Max. 6.65kW

This stove will run happily at 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).

This stove can burn wood and smokeless fuel/coal without any modification.

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

80.6% (as a rough guide 80.6% of heat goes to the room with 19.4% going up the chimney).

Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine and 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter or difficult chimneys.


External Air

Yes, this stove can 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).

See Customer's Also Bought

Air vent advice here


Body & Door

Steel stove (10-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.


Hearth

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.

Hearth regulation advice here

Dimensions

Dimensions

Height: 550mm
Width: 436mm
Depth: 387mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 144mm

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: 27cm
Height: 26cm


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: 550mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 750mm (500mm with optional rear heat shield; 350mm if twin wall all the way to stove and heat shield).

You can find the optional heat shield in "Customer's Also Bought" on this product page.

Tech document sheet

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: 300mm

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 10 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