I followed Stovefitter's Manual to achieve an easy installation of this stove using the Duraflue liner and fitting kit self-certified with building control. Whilst getting used to using this stove I had reservations until I realised two things:
1) This stove needs a large amount of kindling to heat the flue and establish sufficient draw because the high efficiency means the flue takes a while to heat up (as most energy is extracted from the exhaust).
2) The stove needs a considerable ash-bed; perhaps more than is suggested in the Burley manual. Once the ash has accumulated, it is a lot easier to maintain a good fire.
With those two details in place, we have an excellent result from this stove. The single lever gives good control over the ferocity of the flame and the Burley swirling fireball effect is easy to achieve. The stove radiates an impressive amount of heat and seems efficient, as claimed.
Occasionally we have noticed that the ceramic glass collects ash or soot when the fire is left to go out. Burley claim that this is normal and the glass can be easily cleaned with the supplied wire wool, ash & water or even P1000 wet & dry paper. During normal firing the airwash keeps the glass pretty clean. Overall I am pleased with the Debdale - it is well engineered. Both Burley & Stovefitter's Warehouse give good technical support with the latter offering a six-month guarantee for exceptional reassurance.
What a marvellous stove, works well, dancing flames, lots of heat, easy to get going, and looks great. I chose the Burley Debdale for it's efficiency rating, its looks, and because its British made.
Purchased external air kit/room sealing kit with it.....though at the £105 it cost not sure it was worth it.
I chose Stovefitters to purchase stove and air kit from after reading good customer service reviews. Stove was delivered fairly quickly though I had to wait some time for the air kit.
Stovefitters were at all times polite, friendly and helpful, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Thanks to all at Stove Fitter's Wharehouse for supplying our Burley Debdale. The stove was at a great price, was delivered without any issues, and looks amazing. All the tradesmen on-site (the stove was installed during a renovation project) commented on how good it looks. I was originally going to buy a slightly bigger model, but we lined the chimney recess with brick slips, meaning we lost width and depth and had to go for the smaller Debdale. The first few firings have also shown what an excellent stove it is, and the fireball flames are really hypnotic! Highly recommend both the Burley Debdale stove and Stove Fitter's Warehouse to anyone reading this review.
Took delivery of a Burley Debdale today and from the moment I started unpacking I knew I'd made the right choice. Carefully packed with much padding and secured to a pallet, even the most careless of delivery drivers would have to go to great lengths to damage it. The stove it's self has the feel of a quality product and looks tremendous! Very happy with the whole experience of dealing with Stovefitters, thank you so much!
5 Star service all round. Product excellent and assistance from Stovefitters staff first class, thank you.