Fuel Types

Different fuel types explained

It is important to think about the type of fuel you wish to burn as stoves are available as wood only, multi-fuel or gas appliances. The choice is for is for you to make that suits your lifestyle. Stoves come in all shapes, sizes and finishes so please do call us if you need any advice or assistance in selecting your stove.

Explaining The Different Fuel Types

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Designed to burn logs or processed wood fuel blocks only. Some designs have an ash tray or ash pan, some don’t. Ash is removed roughly at two to four week intervals.

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Multi Fuel

Designed to burn logs, processed wood fuel blocks or smokeless solid fuel. All have a grate and an ash pan. The ash pan is emptied roughly at two to four week intervals for wood and daily if burning solid fuel.

Pellet Burning Stove


Will only burn processed pellets, a hopper load can last between 1 to 2 days. The ash is removed roughly once or twice per season.

There are boiler versions of all three types of stove which can heat a whole house, or just your hot water depending on the model chosen.

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    There are boiler versions available of all three types of stove and they are all perfectly capable of heating your entire house or only the hot water, depending on your requirements. Many stoves – of all three types – are approved for burning wood in smoke control areas. Get in touch with us to find out whether that affects your particular situation as it varies by location.

    We recommend that logs are seasoned, cut to length and split to a size roughly between 100 and 150 millimetres. You should store them under cover for at least one summer but longer times may be required for harder woods like oak, or if there’s a particularly wet summer. If stored in an unventilated outbuilding like a garage, the logs won’t season properly, so this isn’t recommended.

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    At Focus Stoves, we look after our customers and enjoy a lot of repeat business because of it. You can trust our professional opinion and benefit from our unique aftersales support. We are determined to give you the best stove or fireplace that exactly suits your needs, with no compromises.

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