Useful Information

All you need to know about wood burning stoves and more

Do you have a showroom I can visit?

Yes we have a large showroom that is easily accessible to all vehicles & has ample free parking.

Find us on the B1429 Scarborough to Driffield Road, on the edge of Foxholes Village.

Wolds Stoves Ltd
Main Street,
North Yorkshire,
YO25 3QE.

The showroom is open from Tuesday to Friday, 10am until 4pm and on Saturday mornings between 10am and 1pm.

We stock and display a large selection of Fireside Accessories, BBQs, Outdoor Ovens & Outdoor burners.

Call in and see our range of contemporary and traditional stoves, from leading UK and Scandinavian manufacturers, all meeting the latest efficiency and emissions requirements.

What is the difference between a wood burning & a multi-fuel stove?

Many solid fuel stoves are designed to be either dedicated wood burning stoves or multi-fuel stoves. It is useful to be aware of the distinction before you decide which would best suit your needs.

A Wood Burning Stove is usually built without a fixed grate, but with a flat base: as the wood burns the ashes are collected and when the fire needs more fuel, fresh logs are placed on top. The effect is hugely positive for wood burning because logs combust more effectively and evenly when resting on a bed of ashes, giving you maximum efficiency and heat output from your wood burning stove. The introduction of air into the firebox of the stove to combust gases and hydrocarbon particles ensures that your fuel is used as effectively as possible meaning greater value for money and wonderful flames to admire.

Woodburning is regarded as a virtually carbon neutral form of energy as during its growth, a tree will absorb roughly the amount of carbon dioxide emitted when it is burned on a wood burning stove or fire.

Multi-fuel Stoves are appliances that are capable of burning a variety of materials other than wood. Apart from logs, a multi-fuel stove can burn smokeless fuels, anthracite and peat/turf briquettes. The design of these stoves is optimised to accept a greater number of types of fuel and to burn them as effectively as possible. Multi-fuel appliances have a raised grate with moving bars or a central riddling grate and ashpan. Both of these options allow the burning fuel to be de-ashed to maintain effective combustion conditions. Ash is then contained in an ashpan below the grate to enable safe removal.

The heat output of a multi-fuel appliance will be similar, if not identical to that of a wood burning stove – and both types are highly efficient.

So, you may well be asking yourself: why should I choose multi-fuel over wood burning? The main advantage is one of convenience: as a multi-fuel stove can burn a range of approved fuels, you will be able to choose from a greater number of suppliers and therefore select the nearest.

What is a chimney liner and do I need one?

A chimney liner, is a flexible tube that is connected to a stove pipe to line the inside of a chimney. It runs up the entire length of the chimney to the top of the pot. Made from stainless steel, it offers an economical solution for lining an existing chimney & is compatible with a variety of wood & solid fuel burning appliances.

Using a class 1 flexible steel chimney liner to line an existing chimney will primarily prevent the leakage of fumes & dangerous gases, into a property whose chimney condition may have deteriorated over time.

Whether the chimney lacks lining, or the mortar joints have eroded over time, by the smoke, tars and acids that pass through it, lining a chimney with the correct sized liner, matched to your chosen appliance, will improve its efficiency, along with ensuring a smooth pathway for its flue gases to escape.


Do you install stoves?

Our complete customer package, offers a full installation service, throughout many areas of North and East Yorkshire.

Along with providing you with the perfect stove for your specific requirement, we can also carry out its installation with the appropriate flue liner or insulated, twin wall, chimney system.

We will talk ideas through with you on stove placement, hearth and surround design along with building works if required.  Our fitting team will do the rest. On completion you will receive your Napit installation certificate for your Hetas approved appliance.

We can also offer advice on your own installations or liase with your fitters / builders on stove related regulations.


I don't have a chimney. Can I still have a stove?

Yes, a wood burning stove can still be installed  into a  property without a chimney.

 A sectional twin wall flue system  can be configured to suit virtually any installation requirement, allowing rooms without chimneys to enjoy the benefits of a wood burning stove.

Contact us for further information on our twin wall installation service.

Do you sell installation parts, flue pipes, liners & fittings, as well as stoves?

Yes we have a large selection of flue liners, flue pipeing, installation parts & fittings, available from stock, for collection or delivered next day. Contact us for availability and prices.

Do you offer a delivery service? or can I collect my order?

Yes, we offer a personal van delivery service to  customers who fall within the 50 mile radius of our showroom. We also offer a drop ship service to all other UK address’. Collections are welcomed and can be arranged by email or telephone. 

Contact us for further delivery advice and costings.

Ecodesign Ready

The Ecodesign Ready label is a Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) initiative which is verified and supported by HETAS.  HETAS and the SIA have worked in partnership to raise awareness of the message to stakeholders, including Government Departments and consumers, that the manufacturer members of the SIA are committed to meeting the future stringent efficiency and emission limits sooner than required for EcoDesign in 2022.

The mark is awarded to wood burning appliances that are verified by HETAS as meeting the five fundamental requirements of the Regulation (EU) 2015/1185 24/5/2015 with regard to Ecodesign for requirements for solid fuel local space heaters. This highlights the commitment to improving appliance design so that stoves are cleaner, more efficient and contribute to improving our environment through lower emissions produced. Click here: Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) to see who currently have appliances, verified by HETAS, which are eligible to display the SIA Ecodesign Ready label.

Hardwood or Sotfwood?

Do you know the difference between hardwood and softwood? Hardwoods are any broad-leafed tree such as Beech and Elm, while softwoods are conifers including Cedar and Fir. When it comes to burning wood in stoves, hardwood is better than softwood as it burns slower. The density of softwood is also around half that of hardwood, which results in it burning twice as fast – meaning you’ll need twice as much!

Ash: Considered the best wood for burning; it produces a steady flame and strong heat output.

Beech: Burns similar to Ash.

Birch: Produces a strong heat output but can burn quite quickly.

Oak: The density of the wood produces a small flame and very slow burn

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