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Portway Flavel Arundel 5 Wood Burning Stove 43 x 58cm

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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

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.

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