"The Danish HETA Ambition 5 wood burning stove follows on from the best-selling Inspire 45 with a large glass being the primary differentiating feature. A single air control adds simplicity. High quality throughout."
This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas).
This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas)
This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations)
Material: Steel with a steel door
(max approx: 6.64kW)
Material: Steel with a cast-iron door
(max approx: 7kW)
Made in Denmark
Best selling stove
Made in Denmark
Best selling stove
Customers tell us that this a great stove. That's good enough for me. It's about time we tested it in our office!
Follows on from the Heta Inspire 45, Heta's best selling 5kW stove. Larger glass is the main differentiation.
I really like both stoves - it's really about aesthetics. Which do you like?
Here at Stovefitter's we took a vote and the outcome was that we like Denmark. We all mentioned Lego when making our decision and Bang & Olufsen was also cited as an example of Danish quality - as were Vikings, hygge, and colourful houses.
The HETA Ambition 5 wood burning stove (not multifuel) follows on from Heta's very successful "Inspire 45" and the Danish designers have obviously taken note of the trend towards a larger viewing window and the move away from coal/smokeless fuel.
The stove is manufactured in Denmark and quality is excellent as with all stoves in the HETA range.
The Ambition, due to the single air control, is very easy to use (we like simple controls) so full marks for this.
Excellent controllability and efficiency are as standard ;-)
This stove will run happily at 3-7kW depending on fuel load.
This stove burns wood only.
85% (as a rough guide 85% of heat goes to the room with 16% going up the chimney).
Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine and 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter or difficult chimneys.
Yes, this stove can 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).
Find "metal "slinky pipe", Jubilee clips and wall vents (all you need) at your local builder's merchant.
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.
Height with log store: 920mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 180mm
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
Viewing area (from outside stove looking in)
5" (125mm) collar top or rear (can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner)
Top or rear connection
Distance to combustibles SIDE: 400mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 200mm
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.
Max log length: 450mm
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.
The manufacturer offers a 5 year body guarantee
Why do we sell glass insurance (pre-ticked box close to ADD TO CART button)? Because glass is classed, in the stoves industry, as a consumable item and not covered under ANY guarantee by any manufacture for any reason whatsoever. If it breaks or cracks on day one or day twenty it is not covered. If the inside of the glass goes cloudy or gets any kind of surface coating or etching then it is not covered (it will be to do with what you are burning according to manufacturers and glass makers). Glass usually costs £30-£60 plus postage but can be more on higher end models.
Defra-approved or/and Ecodesign stoves are designed and thoroughly tested before being allowed onto the market and every stove sold is identical. In the rare event a stove does not perform as well as expected it is always down to the installation, the chimney or circumstances unique to the property (pressure imbalances caused by local conditions, down drafts etc.). Here at Stovefitter's we have taken stoves back on a number of occasions for testing on our chimney and in every situation the stoves performed as expected (we may of course find a faulty stove one day but never as yet). We may, at our discretion, take a stove back once it has been used and in this situation a 50% refund would be provided (stove would be sold as second hand). We would, however, offer a 33% refund on a replacement stove.
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).