Products designed for the installer, by an installer, that protects the environment and preserves its future
In June 2014 we carried out testing showing the difference between a normal register plate install and The Stove Box installation. This was carried out in a laboratory at Kiwa in Cheltenham and as a result of the findings, Hetas made a new listing in their product book for using The Stove Box as an alternative installation when a wood, multi-fuel or gas stove was required in a chamber. All our installations are now carried out using The Stove Box where possible and we have a growing list of installers using the system.
The Stove Box has changed stove fitting throughout the UK due to its environmental benefits. It is approved by building control and HETAS. Kiwa, a UKAS-accredited company, carry out testing (and often certification) on appliances, construction materials, electrical and water products. They also carry out energy monitoring field trials to carbon verification. The overall effect of the findings described will result in a householder feeling more comfortable and hotter (both quicker and ultimately) in a room with a Stove box installation than one from the same appliance burning under the same conditions in a “conventional” fireplace surround. Assessment 13th June 2014 by Kiwa Cre 60427.
Now an Hetas approved product. See page 228 of the official guide to Hetas approved products 2016.
The Stove Box is designed with a range of finishing touches for interiors, frames and fascias.
A - Adapter
B - Stove Pipe
C - Lintel
D - Top Flange
E - Fixing Brackets
F - The Stove Box
G - Front Flange
H - Insulation
I - Adjustable Collar
J - Interior options
K - Frame options
L - Stove
M - Hearth
Because of ecodesign, stove manufacturers are having to make their stoves 80% plus more efficient but the effect of this will depend on 2 things, 1) the installation, and 2) the customer understanding how to look after and use the stove.
Most stoves fitted into a chamber, (a chimney breast), requires the sealing of the opening above the stove. A closure or register plate is used by most installers, this is usually 1.5mm thick. We have refitted stoves that have had no register plate so most of the heat is going into the atmosphere. With stoves being more popular and some are not installed correctly you can imagine this is having the reverse effect what the government is demanding.
When we carried out the test with Kiwa between this installation against our stovebox install, the difference was 14% warmer and lasted longer between refuelling. That was in a lab, not in a cold environment. As regards the customer understanding the benefits on using the stove correctly.
The Stove Box has changed stove fitting throughout the UK due to its environmental benefits. It is approved by building control and HETAS. Kiwa, a UKAS-accredited company, carry out testing (and often certification) on appliances, construction materials, electrical and water products.
The Stove Box cannot be fitted without a fire resistant interior included. We have a number of adaptors for connecting the flue liner, patented adjustable collars which bolt on allowing a sliding movement for easy access to above the box for connecting to the liner and for servicing.