Woodford Lowry 5 Multifuel Wood Burning Stove 5kW (small, standard, widescreen models)

Model

Available in three different sizes the Lowry is a great stove at a great price. A thick steel body and cast-iron door ensure longevity.

Customer Reviews

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Susan Brewer
Log cabin stove

Excellent service from start to finish. Andy is a true professional.

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Bruce Coker
Excellent experience

Couldn’t have been mmore helpful, from trying to resolve my delivery requirements to patiently answering my many questions.

Excellent communication, always prompt and friendly – and the website is a mine of information for anyone contemplating a DIY stove installation. I’ve fitted a lot of stoves, in a lot of different situations – houses, vans, trailers, boats – but I still learned a vast amount from SW’s extensive documentation.

As a bonus, I really appreciated being able to get everything I needed for my current project from one place.

Would definitely use again.

DEFRA Approved Logo

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)

Eco Design 2022

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)

Ecodesign & myths about pollution

Heat Output

MATERIAL & Output

Material: Steel with a cast-iron door

Output: 4.5 - 4.9kW
(max approx: 5kW)

Material & Output

Material: Steel with a cast-iron door

Output: 4.5 - 4.9kW
(max approx: 5kW)

Stove Dimensions

DImensions

Body

Lowry 5
Width: 388mm
Height: 487mm
Depth: 355mm

Lowry 5X
Width: 496mm
Height: 585mm
Depth: 396mm

Lowry 5X Wide
Width: 561mm
Height: 654mm
Depth: 377mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

Dimensions

Body

Lowry 5
Width: 388mm
Height: 487mm
Depth: 355mm

Lowry 5X
Width: 496mm
Height: 585mm
Depth: 396mm

Lowry 5X Wide
Width: 561mm
Height: 654mm
Depth: 377mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

Key selling points

KEY SELLING POINTS

Lifetime body guarantee

Available in 3 sizes

Excellent price

Key Selling Points

Lifetime body guarantee

Available in 3 sizes

Excellent price

Stovefitters' opinion

Julian's Thoughts

Not tested this one as yet but have heard good things from installers and somebody I know has one and says performs beautifully and better than his last two stoves. Review arriving soon.

Julian's favourite stoves

Julian's Thoughts

Not tested this one as yet but have heard good things from installers and somebody I know has one and says performs beautifully and better than his last two stoves. Review arriving soon.

Julian's favourite stoves

Description

About the Woodford Lowry 5

Available in three different sizes the Lowry is a great stove at a great price. This lovely little stove is multifuel so can burn wood and smokeless/coal.

A thick steel body and cast-iron door ensure longevity.

The Lowry has a lifetime guarantee on the stove-body. On a stove this price that is quite astounding.

Specifications

Output & Fuel

Multifuel
Nominal 4.5kW (Lowry 5) & 4.9kW (Lowry 5X and 5X Wide)
Max. 5kW

This stove will run happily at 2-5.9kW depending on model and 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

Lowry 5 75% (as a rough guide 75% of heat goes to the room with 25% going up the chimney).

Lowry 5X 83.2% (as a rough guide 83.2% of heat goes to the room with 17.8% going up the chimney).

Lowry 5X Wide 81.5% (as a rough guide 81.5% of heat goes to the room with 17.8% 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.


External Air

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).

Rear vent for external air is 3" diameter. No kit is available so it is a case of "make your own". Buy 3" aluminium ducting tube from a builder's merchants or DIY store. Also buy a wall vent and suitable Jubilee Clips.

Air vent advice here


Body & Door

Steel stove (lifetime 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 125mm non-combustible material (can include floor thickness).

If freestanding outside of a fireplace then this stove can be placed on a 12mm hearth

Hearth regulation advice here

Dimensions

Dimensions

Lowry 5

Height: 487mm
Height with log store: n/a
Width: 388mm
Depth: 355mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 190mm

Lowry 5X

Height: 585mm
Height with log store: n/a
Width: 496mm
Depth: 396mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 190mm

Lowry 5X Wide

Height: 654mm
Height with log store: n/a
Width: 561mm
Depth: 377mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 190mm

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)

Lowry 5

Width: 248mm
Height: 266mm

Lowry 5X

Width: 319mm
Height: 335mm

Lowry 5X Wide

Width: 380mm
Height: 345mm


Flue

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

Top or rear connection


Air Gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 500mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 600mm

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: 300mm

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.

Guarantee

Manufacturer's Guarantee

The manufacturer offers a 5 year body guarantee

Glass

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.

Performance

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.

£ PRICE MATCH £

We will happily strive to match any price you may have from any other supplier as long as the other supplier has it in stock.
Offered an "ex-display" or "shop soiled"? We will strive to offer you a new stove for the same price.

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.

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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).

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