This will be the second stove in our which we chose predominantly for aesthetic reasons, rather than as a main source of heat. Having considered just about every conceivable stove on the market, we found the C4 to be certainly one of the prettiest stoves available, especially with the 'almond' paint finish and the wooden handle really does set it apart. Environmental performance is very important to me and the C4 is an Eco Blu model (DEFRA approved) which meets relevant performance criteria as we live in a smoke control zone. The purchase process through Stovefitters Warehouse was an absolute pleasure with outstanding communication at every step, from order confirmation to delivery on the day. The stove does not come supplied with a pipe, however it does come with a good size spray can of manufacturers almond paint so that you can match your pipe to the stove. This also means that unlike enamelled stoves that may chip with age, the C4 can be simply touched up if it ever becomes marked. I've only had it lit once since the install last week (Due to the summer heat!) but the performance appears good so far and we are absolutely delighted every time we walk past it. Highly recommended!