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Buying a stove? An essential guide to fuel types

By Ian 4 years ago

Buying a stove can be a great way to bring a warming, ambient focal point into your living space. But depending on your needs, some stove options may be better suited to you than others. Read on to find out which Dovre wood burning, multi-fuel, gas or electric stove will make the perfect addition to your home.



If you’re looking for a powerful heat source and love the idea of getting in touch with simpler times – whether it’s chopping wood or making a fire, a modern solid fuel stove is a great choice.

Dovre offer a huge range of traditional and contemporary cast iron solid fuel stoves which burn wood or smokeless mineral fuels and offer a practical heating solution.

Dovre wood burning and multi-fuel stoves meet tough 2022 Ecodesign air quality standards, providing high efficiency heat and breathtaking flame visuals. Many of these advanced log burners feature triple airflow combustion systems, which minimise emissions and keep the stove glass clear.

Wood burning and multi-fuel stoves can either be installed into an existing chimney or if your home doesn’t have a chimney, with a prefabricated stainless steel flue system like the Stovax Professional XQ range.


Choosing a Dovre gas stove is a great option if you want instant, high efficiency heat with all the convenience of simply pushing a button. Dovre gas stoves feature a highly realistic log-effect with hand detailed ceramic logs that look just like the real thing. An innovative gas burner creates dancing flames with a glowing emberwool bed to complete the display.

Dovre gas stoves feature easy to use manual controls, but for ultimate ease, can be upgraded with a choice of remote controls allowing flame height and heat output to be adjusted and even programmable heating.

These advanced gas stoves are offered in a range of versions to ensure they are suitable for almost any home. Conventional and balanced flue models mean they can be installed with or without a chimney, and LPG options mean you don’t even need to be on a gas line to enjoy these superb stoves.


For stunning visuals with the option to enjoy the ambience with or without the heat, Dovre electric stoves provide ultimate versatility. The Veriflame LED flame effect can be independently operated from the heating function, making them the perfect choice for well-insulated homes. Unlike solid fuel and gas stoves, electric stoves do not need to be flued into your home since they do not create combustion gases. This makes them an ideal choice for locations such as conservatories and hallways – requiring just a typical household plug socket to run.


Your local Limegreen can help you choose the right stove for your home and will be able to show you a range of options available, often burning. In addition to providing expert advice, they can also conduct a site survey to offer guidance on heat output and flueing requirements for wood burning, solid fuel and gas stoves.

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