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Hamlet Solution 5 Wood Burning Stove 44 x 55cm

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About the Hamlet 5 SC

Replacing the Hamlet 5 SC this is the very latest version of the UK-manufactured (Devon) and very popular Hamlet Solution 5 with full SIA Eco Design credentials and DEFRA-Approved to burn wood in a smoke control area.

The stove is multifuel as standard. A rear heat shield is also available (see "Customer's Also Bought on this page).

An excellent ten-year guarantee on the stove body provides reassurance.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Hamlet Solution 5 Wood Burner Order #10211
Excellent stove and excellent service

Output & fuel

Multifuel (can burn wood and smokeless fuel)
Nominal 5kW.
Max. 6.65kW

This stove will run happily at 2-6.65kW depending on fuel load.

This stove can burn wood or smokeless fuel without any modification.

What size stove to choose? Advice here

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.



Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine.

Stoves with 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter chimneys.


Height: 550mm
Height with log store: no log store available this model
Width: 436mm
Depth: 387mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 144mm

Which fitting pack for my liner? Advice here


Viewing area (from outside stove looking in).

Width: 27cm
Height: 26cm


Flue size

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


External air NO

No, this stove cannot be fitted with an external air kit. Usually this option is not relevant unless an air vent is required and the property owners are aiming for an airtight space.

To add the kit see "Customers Also Bought" on this page.

Air vent advice here

Body and 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.


This stove can, if sited outside of a fireplace recess, be sited on a 12mm thick hearth.

If in a fireplace recess, a full 125mm thickness constructional hearth is required. This will usually be in place as part of the recess design.

Hearth regulation advice here

Air gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 550mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 750mm
Distance to combustibles REAR WITH HEATSHIELD: 500mm (350mm if twin wall all way to stove)

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

Julian's thoughts

Really works beautifully. I tested this stove at length and was very impressed. Great that a rear heat shield is available to buy if required. Top favourite.

Internal firebox

Max. log length 30cm

Max. output: 6.65kW

  • Delivery promise (14 days to report any damage)
  • Exceptional six-months guarantee (even if stove used)
  • Price match
Buying online is a little disconcerting for some. What if I get a lemon? What if I'm happy when I unwrap it?
If your stove's retail price is under £1300: Should you not be happy with your stove for any reason, within the first three months from purchase, we will arrange to have the stove collected from your premises (we pay first £48 delivery collection cost, covers most UK postcodes, you pay additional in rare situation cost rises above £48 for any reason). Stove installed and has been used? No worry. We will pay you up to £100 to have it removed by a Hetas registered installer.
As soon as the stove is back with us we will provide a FULL REFUND of the cost of the stove. We will even post you a pallet and straps as required (you will need to prepare it ready for our driver). This exceptional guarantee lasts for a full three months from date of delivery EVEN IF THE STOVE IS USED as long as normal wear and tear.
Between three and six months, we offer exactly the same but without the £100 stove-removal offer.
On this, you have my word.


Julian Patrick
Managing Director Stove Fitter's Warehouse and Author of The Stove Fitter's Manual


*The "exceptional money-back guarantee" applies only to black stoves or stoves that have a retail value inc. VAT of £1,300 or less. INSET OR CASSETTE STOVES ARE NOT INCLUDED. STOVES NOT ADVERTISED ON are NOT INCLUDED.

We will happily strive to match any price you may have from any other supplier.

Offered an "ex-display" or "shop soiled"? We will strive to offer you a new stove for the same price.