What stove is right for me?

This is very much a personal choice, here at the Fire Place Chesham we offer a large range of quality wood burning, multi-fuel, gas and electric stoves. If you're unsure then pop in to see us or give us a call. We are always happy to talk about stoves! Contact us.

Stove brands stocked at The Fire Place Chesham.


Wood burning stove

A stove designed to burn wood only. This is the most environmentally sound option as wood is a renewable source of energy, but you are limited to only wood as a fuel source.


Multi Fuel Stove

Many manufacturers make both wood and multifuel options for many of their stove models. This may seem a like attractive option if you wish to burn smokeless solid fuels. You may choose to buy a multi-fuel and burn exclusively wood. Many stoves have an optimised grate system to burn wood efficiently.


Electric Stove

An electric fire mimics a real fire giving the impression of a deep and rich flame. There are a wide range of high quality, superior electric fires available including suites, inset fires and stoves. An electric fireplaces creates a modern and contemporary focal point to any room, as it is electrical there are no limitations to where an electric stove can be installed.


Gas Stove

Gas offers the ultimate convenience with a simple on off switch and often a remote control to adjust heat output

Fully installed or DIY

It is possible to install a wood burning stove yourself and we are happy to supply the stove and a complete installation kit for a DIY installation. DIY installs must be notified to the local authority building control who will approve the installation when complete, they will charge for this service


The most important consideration when purchasing a stove is the required output to heat the room it will be placed within. As a very rough guide, measure the room and multiply width x depth x height (in metres), and then divide this by 14. This will provide the average heating requirements for the room in kilowatts. e.g. For a room measuring 4.9m x 4.9m x 2.4m, multiply these together and then divide by 14. This makes a 4.1kW output.