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"Firewire" 5kW Wood Burning Stove | 41 x 53cm | 45 x 50cm | 49 x 59cm

Width

Please note that the small retainer that prevents ash falling from the stove no longer has the slots shown in our images. The small bar was re-designed to prevent fine ash seeping through the slots.

Customer Reviews

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A.S.
Great stove & easy fitting!

Order no. 12475
Firewire + fitting kit
We are really pleased with our firewire stove, it gives out great heat and is really easy to light, we were swaying between the medium and large size stove and ended up going with the medium and are pleased we did as it is just right for our room and the box fits more logs than we thought. We ordered the full fitting kit and fitted it ourselves using the website guides which were invaluable and made the fitting straight forward and stress free! I would definitely recommend anyone fitting themselves to use the guides.
Thank you again for a great looking and reasonably priced stove.
Amy

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D.A.
All round good experience and stove

Order # 12537
Stove arrived, beautifully packed, and fast considering covid and Christmas. So was very impressed. My stove fitter was impressed with the stove, and even asked for the model name to recommend to his other customers, as he says there's an increased demand for big window stoves. The window is indeed lovely and has really made us feel more at home in our new house. Puts out great heat, easy to light, and control. Super easy to sweep out and empt. All in all a great little stove. Highly recommended.

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)

"Firewire" is Stovefitter's name for this stove range.
The stoves are sold in the UK by Mi-Flues and registered for DEFRA and Ecodesign under different model names

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)

"Firewire" is Stovefitter's name for this stove range.
The stoves are sold in the UK by Mi-Flues and registered for DEFRA and Ecodesign under different model names

Ecodesign & myths about pollution

MATERIAL & Output

Material: Steel with a cast-iron door

Output: 5kW

Material & Output

Material: Steel with a cast-iron door

Output: 5kW
(max approx: 8kW)

DImensions

Three different sizes available. Please see full dimensions below.

Dimensions

Three different sizes available. Please see full dimensions in "DESCRIPTION".

KEY SELLING POINTS

One of our Top 10 Eco Design Stoves

Three different sizes

Our favourite stove at this price point

Single control

Key Selling Points

One of our Top 10 Eco Design Stoves

Three different sizes

Our favourite stove at this price point

Single control (major benefit)

Julian's Thoughts

There are a few stoves on the market worth buying at this price point and the Firewire is certainly fighting it out at the top of the list. An excellent stove.

The others worth looking at under £700? Flavel Arundel, Hamlet 5 SC, Peanut 5, Saltfire ST-X5.

Julian's favourite stoves

Julian's Thoughts

There are a few stoves on the market worth buying at this price point and the "Firewire" is certainly fighting it out at the top of the list. An excellent stove.

The others worth looking at under £700? Flavel Arundel, Hamlet 5, Peanut 5, Saltfire ST-X5.

Description

About the Firewire 5kW

"I thought i would write a small review of this stove as it has surpassed my expectations.
We have quite a few stoves from various manufacturers in use and have far more expensive units which do not work any better than than this.
Great viewing window which has stayed spotlessly clean,large log size can be used and the heat out even the small model is superb."

Martin (see reviews)

Firewire

During the winter of 2018/19 Stovefitter's went in search of a modern, large screen, Ecodesign stove that we could retail between £599 and £799. We tested numerous models and it was the range that you now see that came out on top. The "Firewire" is a wood-only stove with a large viewing window and simple yet effective single control.

When we tested the stove we were particularly impressed by how clear and clean the glass remained - like new after five full working-days of heating our office in North Wales. A cleaner glass during testing we have yet to find even amongst £1000+ models.

Firewire - a range of high-quality products at a very reasonable price point.

Following our five weeks of testing (five days a week, eight hours per day) we are confident in our verdict: there is no finer stove at this price point on the market today. Arran (Stovefitter's Sales Manager) has just installed the Firewire in his new house in North Wales (he has been without fire for a while so is super excited). Due to this Arran is your man for a detailed analysis!

Note that these stoves require 40cm of hearth in front of the stove (big glass and high heat output).

Firewire dimensions

The Firewire is also available with a more contemporary curved door (door is curved, glass is flat) and this model is appropriately named the Firewire Curve.

Aside from the curved door this stove is the same as the standard Firewire.

Firewire Curve

Single air control

Specifications

Output & Fuel

Wood-only (can only burn wood)
Nominal 5kW. Max. 7.5kW

This stove will run happily at 2kW - 7.5kW 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

85% (as a rough guide 85% of heat goes to the room with 18% 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 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

Hearth thickness: minimum 12mm non-combustible material (can include floor thickness).

Note that, due to large glass and high forward-heat output, this stove requires 40cm of decorative hearth in front of the stove door).

Hearth regulation advice here

Dimensions

Please see image higher on this page.

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 x height

400: 30cm x 34cm
450: 34cm x 30cm
500: 38cm x 38cm


Flue

5" (125mm) collar top or rear (can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner)

Top or rear connection


Air Gaps

400 Model Distance to combustibles SIDE: 400mm
400 Model Distance to combustibles REAR: 250mm

450 Model Distance to combustibles SIDE: 400mm
450 Model Distance to combustibles REAR: 300mm

500 Model Distance to combustibles SIDE: 400mm
500 Model Distance to combustibles REAR: 250mm

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

Max Log Length: Approx. 300-400mm depending on model

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.

Downloads

 

Manufacturer website

Operating and installation instructions: please contact us

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