So cute! The Salamander Hobbit small log burner is a traditional, petite cast-iron stove and probably the most famous small, multifuel stove on the market. During late 2015 the Hobbit was featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces
This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas).
Material: Steel with a steel door
(max approx: 5.16kW)
(max. approx: 4kW)
Value for money
Top seller. Great little stove and never any quality problems. Very well crafted.
*Can cause delays of many weeks depending on supply. Note that stove spray is so very easy to use - why not just spray your own?
Back boiler - factory-fitted option for heating small radiators (contact us for more info).
Heat shields - Can reduce distance to combustibles from 400mm to 100mm. Factory fitted.
Multifuel (can burn wood and smokeless fuel/coal)
Max. 3.4kW - 4kW
This stove will run happily at 1kW - 4kW 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).
75% (as a rough guide 75% of heat goes to the room with 25% 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).
This is a factory-fitted option and a special order (approx. £250 extra). Please contact us for delivery timescales.
Cast-iron 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 thickness: minimum 12mm non-combustible material (can include floor thickness).
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.
Height with log store: 618mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 170mm
Flue outlet: 4" (100mm)
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)
Can be installed with a 5" chimney liner on the DEFRA version of this stove, otherwise choose 6".
We recommend using a 4" to 5" vitreous adaptor and using 5" vitreous pipe). If using twin wall flue pipe (insulated) and wish to take the twin wall all the way to the stove then use a 4-5" twin wall adaptor.
4" top or rear connection.
Distance to combustibles SIDE: 400mm (150mm with heatshield)
Distance to combustibles REAR: 400mm (100mm with heatshield)
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.
Hobbit heatshields greatly reduce the distances that your stove can be placed next to combustible or non-combustible surfaces. If your Hobbit stove is equipped with this heatshield option, then your small wood burner can be placed 150mm away from combustible materials at the sides of the stove, and 100mm away from combustible materials at the back of the stove.
Max log length: 200mm
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.
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).