Stove heaters are a popular alternative to open fires and an efficient and safer way of heating your home. They come in a wide range of designs to suit modern and traditional properties. They can also be inset into an existing fireplace so you can still enjoy the beauty of a mantel surround. One of their most appealing features is that they can be installed in homes without an existing chimney using a sealed twin flue system, making them a welcome addition to any room.

If you’re considering stove installation at your home, here’s an overview at the different fuel types of stoves available.

Wood Burners

Wood burners set the atmosphere and are perfect for those who miss an open fire. Use with well-seasoned wood to provide a good amount of heat with very little ash to clean.

However, the heat dispersal tends to be limited to one room and you need to make sure you have a constant supply of dry, seasoned wood on hand.


These versatile stoves burn wood, smokeless fuels and coal, giving you the advantages of wood-burning flames with the more intense, long-lasting heat of coal.

Multi-fuel stoves are perfect between seasons when you aren’t ready to turn on the central heating but you still want some heat.

They can help save money by reducing fuel bills and you can still burn coal if wood is not available.


Gas stoves are the easiest and quickest way to create warmth and atmosphere. Some models even come with a remote control option. You can choose between a log and coal effect, there’s no messy ash pan to clean out and you don’t need to stock up on logs or coal. You’ll have the perfect fire at the touch of a button.

Sooty and Sweeps offers stove installation in London and Kent.