What is a log burning stove?
A log burner is a heating appliance proficient in burning wood and biomass fuel, such as wood pellets. Usually the appliance comprises a firm cast iron or steel enclosed fire chamber, a brick base and a changeable air control.
Through the combustion of the wood, the wood stove produces hot air to heat the room where it is installed and, depending on the models, also the adjacent rooms (through the corresponding pipes).
Types of log burners
Log burning stoves generally range from £400 to £5000 and there are lots of different types to choose from. Below we have listed the main types of stove:
Range cooker stoves:
Traditional cooker with a stove built in. Logs burnt then produce heat that can be used for cooking.
Central heating stoves:
Normally a stove with a back boiler fitted to pump hot water to radiators around a house.
Stand alone/regular wood burning stoves:
Simplistic stoves that just heat the room that they are placed in. See our top 21 best wood burning stoves.
Double sided stove:
A stove that can heat 2 rooms at the same time. These stoves usually have doors each side, so logs can be inserted from both rooms. Double sided stoves normally sit centrally within a fireplace without a dividing wall.
Below is a list of the top British manufacturers: