Frequently Asked Questions at Brighouse Stove Centre

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Stove & Fitting Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions asked in-store, over the phone and via email. Please take the time to read through this list, should you still need our help do not hesitate to call our showroom team on 01484 716966 .. email or fill in our contact form here.

What is the difference between a multi-fuel stove and a wood burner?

Stoves which burn wood, coal and smokeless fuel are known as multi-fuel. Wood burners are for burning wood only. Burning wood sits on a bed of ash as it burns, whereas smokeless fuel and coal requires a grate so that air can filter from underneath, this type of burner may also have an external riddling lever fitted which is use to shake the ash pan.

How long does a stove last?

The average lifespan of a good quality branded stove is in the region of 20 years. Having your stove serviced annually, along with employing a chimney sweep, will help prolong the life of your precious stove.

Can I have a stove in a smokeless area?

Multi-fuel and wood burning stoves can be installed in a smokeless area as long as the stove is DEFRA approved.

DEFRA is an abbreviation of ‘Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs’.

What is DEFRA?

DEFRA Approval means that you can now burn wood in designated smoke controlled zones. All stoves which are DEFRA approved require that the stove is used in accordance with the users manual.

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Am I in a smokeless zone?

Usually built up areas are smokeless zones, but we advise you to contact your local council for further information.

Will you visit and tell us what we can have?

We are always happy to visit you and run through the various applications available to you.

What’s more we offer you a free, no obligation survey by a specialist member of our showroom team.

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Do you install nationally?

Brighouse Stove Centre installers provide a complete fitting service locally and nationally. Our professional teams are fully Hetas and Gas Safe Registered.

Call us today on 01484 716966 to arrange your free, on-site, no obligation survey.

What are your installation costs?

Each installation is unique and priced according to the size of the project. For your free, no obligation survey please call our team on 01484 716966.

Under normal circumstances installations can be arranged and work completed within 2 weeks, at busier times of year this time scale can and will change.

If you require installation sooner than the dates quoted over the phone on any given day, please call into our showroom and speak with a member of our helpful and informative team.

Visit our friends upstairs

Visit our friends who share the same area of Brighouse with us.

Fireplace Studio Brighouse boast one of the largest selections of natural stone fireplaces and many other materials which compliment our stoves and can be installed at the same time as you dream style of heating.