Great service from the Stovefitters Warehouse :-)
Now starting to use the stove as the evenings are getting chillier, burning solid fuel with the solid fuel kit.....kicks out plenty of heat and the glass stays clear, I really am impressed by it even though I guess it’s a budget stove. I have the rear heat shield installed too and can state that the wall behind really does stay cool, recommended if you’re installing freestanding with a plastered wall behind, I don’t anticipate the plaster cracking (the back of the stove is 190mm, heatshield 160mm from the wall)
The only problem I have is that the installers apprentice ‘cleared up’ the handle for the ash pan and it has been lost in the depths of his van. I hope to get it back but I’m not holding my breath....🤔
I made my own stand for a 30mm slate slab out of sleepers and reclaimed 4x2, and also made a drawer on mini rollers underneath to store supplies. I’m happy with how it looks and it has made our living room an even nicer place to be.