You will notice that RAIS products on this website are now being described as ‘ecodesign ready’ and are accompanied by the special logo shown above.
But what is ‘Ecodesign’?Ecodesign is a Europe-wide program to lower emissions. The regulations which underpin Ecodesign come into force in 2022 and from that date all stoves will have to meet very strict new performance criteria.Many stoves on the market will need to be completely re-designed to comply.However, we are delighted to report that all except one (RAIS 2:1) of the current range of RAIS wood burning stoves already meet the ecodesign criteria!You can be absolutely sure when you purchase your ‘ecodesign ready’ RAIS stove that it is future proof and already incorporates the most advanced combustion technology available.
The Stove industry is now being extremely pro-active to ensure that wood burning is as efficient as possible and with the minimum of environmental impact.
Even though wood burning stoves are a relatively low source of emissions, a new Environmental Initiative is being led by the Stove Industry Alliance, the trade body for the stove industry. The SIA feel it is important to reduce emissions from wood burning stoves even further and are launching an environmental standard, committing manufacturers to start meeting stringent new green laws six years ahead of schedule.
From this Spring, the industry’s main manufacturers will ensure that all newly-designed wood burning stove models will meet European environmental standards, which are not due to be enforced until 2022.
We have such a variety of clients at The Stove Room that no two installations are the same. Take a look at our Gallery for our installation work, there’s everything from classic traditional fireplaces to unique contemporary finishes.
Our customer Becky had a very specific look she wanted to achieve so head installer and Stove Room owner Mark ensured that the tiles and surround Becky had sourced came together perfectly with the Clearview Pioneer 400 stove and brick board chamber we supplied. Take a look at these before and after images, they’re possibly our favourite since the business opened nearly 5 years ago! Of course we can’t take all the credit, see more of Becky’s style on Instagram: @beckyfashionstylist, Twitter: @becky_bowyer & Facebook @becky bowyer.
The Stove Room’s commitment to achieve the look you want is just one reason to purchase and install your stove with us. There is another really important reason that not many people are aware of….
We wouldn’t blame you for thinking that a wood burner was just a luxury item, as they really are the icing on the cake when it comes to interior design and comfort. However they’re certainly more than a trend. With experts speculating that there’s a bitter winter just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to consider ALL the benefits of installing a wood burner. As well as providing the ultimate festive ambience, a wood burner can SAVE YOU MONEY and HELP THE ENVIRONMENT!
HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY?
A wood burner is 77 per cent cheaper to run than an electric fire, 29 per cent cheaper per kW than a gas effect fire, and 43 per cent and 40 per cent cheaper than an oil and LPG fire respectively. Gas and electricity costs are still rising (21%, in the past year, according to uSwitch.com) but two months supply of seasoned hard wood, typically 1m3, can cost as little as £80, less if buying in larger quantities, how does this compare to your energy bills? Having a wood burner as an alternative source of heating will reduce your dependence on gas or electric and can cut your overall spend!
“Using wood as your heat source costs 2.5p per kw/h compared with gas at 4p and electricity at 11p” HETAS, the solid fuels industry body. (link http://www.hetas.co.uk/)
The High Street attracts people all week long with it’s shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. The past year has brought us lots of new independent neighbours and it’s an exciting time to call Burton Road our home.
As much as the street has evolved, so has our showroom. We’ve been here for four and a half years now and over that time we have fine tuned all that we offer. We really do believe we have the best of British and Scandinavian brands on the market today and we have something for everybody, be it a charming traditional install or to achieve the latest contemporary look, we love the challenge and our showroom reflects this diversity!
Well, we finally finished all the work on our new showroom, and opened our doors on 19 May 2012.
We’ve had such an extraordinary level of support from the other independent businesses on Burton Road with Helen and Pete at Didsbury Life and Wearelife helping us to get organised with our Brand, Website and Twitter account to mention just a few of the things they do. We certainly didn’t need to go anywhere else in order to refurbish our showroom beautifully with Matt from David Gavin Interior Design supplying our stunning wallpaper, Hazel from Moth supplying the most amazing chandeliers and Gregg at Cactus Design doing a sterling job with our signage – why go beyond Didsbury!?!
To top it all we have the best eateries and bars around us with Burton Road Bakery across the road being a bit too handy, Love 2 Eat, Folk, The Rose Garden, Dish Ran Away with the Spoon and the lovely, newly opened The Violet Hour – all frequented by us probably a bit more than planned in these few weeks that we’ve been open!
So we opened our door over 2 months ago now and already we’ve had lots of great customers. As promised here are a few examples of the work we’ve been doing and you can see just what can be achieved in your home.
The Merlin multi fuel stove with full chimney preparation
The wall and chimney space opened up, boxed in the opening with fireboard, tiled the back half with matching handmade tiles sourced by The Stove Room, plastered and the flue liner installed.
We’ve have been hearing tales of woe from our customers that have invested in their beautiful wood burning stove and then employed an installer that isn’t HETAS approved only to find that the job has been left half completed or that their stove just isn’t working properly. We are now being asked to go and put the job right and we’ve come across some real horrors.
In order to help with the general understanding around HETAS and why it’s so important we’ve answered some of the main questions we’ve come across below:
It all started when I joined Pinterest the virtual pinboard site where you create visual boards of things that interest you, that you love or that inspires you. The Stove Room was being formed in Manchester and we really wanted wood burning stoves that were cutting edge and beyond the norm.
I saw an image of a really funky looking ceramic stove posted from California Home & Design magazine and fell in love with the Stack stove there and then. I traced the creators of Stack to La Castellamonte and Adriano Design in Italy, contacted them and opened up conversations about representing Stack in the UK.
Since then we have visited the factory at La Castallamonte where Stack are created, each one taking 4 to 6 weeks and hand finished to perfection with amazing skill and an injection of passion. La Castellamonte have been around for 35 years with owners Roberto Perin and Silvana Blacks making beautiful, traditional ceramic stoves for the global market.
The last few months have been really busy with installations and surveys across Manchester and Cheshire and a very busy showroom.
Couple this with us gaining two much coveted wood burning and multi fuel stove brands, Clearview Stoves and Harrie Leenders, this has made us extra busy.
So, what’s so special about these two brands of stove?