We are delighted to announce that our temporary stock shortages are now over, we have full stocks of all models available once more.
We were delighted to be part of the latest episode of Sarah Beeney’s Double Your House for Half the Money, where our Alpine Eiger was selected to increase the value of the home of Sarah and Jason. There is lots of evidence to show that installing a quality wood burning stove into a house increases the sale value and desirability and it is great to see that this is being championed by a prominent interior designer such as Sarah Beeney and great that she picked one of our range to showcase.
Due to unprecedented demand this season stocks of Alpine Wood Burning Stoves and currently running low and certain models are already out of stock. This is a temporary situation until the end of October when plenty of new stock will arrive and all models will be back in stock and on sale throughout the UK.
This year has seen a dramatic increase in demand for Alpine Stoves, reflecting the rise in awareness and popularity of this unique collection. We have taken steps to ensure that in future we are able to keep up with demand as we continue to grow our presence and word of mouth spreads.
We apologize to customers for any disappointment over the next few weeks caused by the low stock and thank you for your patience and understanding as we replenish our stocks to cope with the highest demand we have ever experienced.
Alpine wood burning stoves are becoming better in an environmental sense due to no small part of the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere being the same as that absorbed by the tree during growth.
It is also a renewable fuel source; this is most effectively so when wood is taken from cultivated woodland. When using your alpine wood burning stove, for the best results, we recommend logs that have been seasoned for 2 years or more. This will give you up to twice the output of freshly chopped timber and help prevent a build-up of tar in your alpine wood burning stoves flue.
Burning wood with advanced Alpine wood burning stoves, a stove that is CE certified makes the flames big and colourful; this makes a huge difference form the dark, ragged flames you would get in an open fireplace.
Not only do the advanced modern alpine wood burning stoves burn much cleaner and more efficiently than older conventional stoves, but the view of the flames are better to boot!
These are some of the benefits of upgrading to CE certified Alpine wood burning stoves, you can save wood (fuel), reduce smoke pollution and enjoy a great view all winter.
The Forestry Commission (recognized by UK government) have begun steps to plant millions of trees to cover an extra targeted 4% of the UK in forest, this equals up to an estimated 29,000 football pitches, they are going to make this a yearly goal to create an increase of 16% the UK’s total land.
A recent study from the Solid Fuel Technology Institute said that logs are in fact the cheapest form of heating fuel. The cost per KW of fuel is now around 4p (estimate). The comparison is 5p for anthracite, 7p for gas, 8p for oil and 12p for electricity. Therefore Alpine wood burning stoves are a great environmental alternative to regular heating solutions.
Are Alpine Wood Burning Stoves an Eco Friendly Choice?
Wood as a fuel is an eco-friendly choice in itself. Sustainable, renewable, and if used correctly and cleanly can become a completely carbon neutral way of heating at living space/home. Wood pellet stoves burn pellets made from recycled wood waste or sawdust; don’t be shy to browse our Alpine Stoves collection. However, the flame effect of a pellet stove is not as good as a log-burning stove.
Size of Alpine Stoves
Wood burning stoves from Alpine push out far more heat than a traditional open grate where nearly most of the heat escapes up through the chimney. Heat output is measured in kilowatts and the stove size as well as the type of chimney, flue used and wood burned are all factors that determine how much heat is radiated. If you place an Alpine stove that is too big for the room, the room will become too hot on standard settings. If you attempt to run the stove continuously on a lower setting to reduce heat output, this can cause a build-up of resin. Over time, this increases the risk of a chimney fire.
Where Can Alpine Stoves be Placed?
Alpine stoves need a flue to take the expelled gases out of the room. In a large fireplace opening or inglenook, the stove’s flue pipe rises straight up the chimney, while stoves set in front of a smaller fireplace have a short horizontal flue leading to the chimney opening.
In a contemporary setting Alpine stoves can sit in the room rather than before the chimney, and the flue can be on view, rising straight to the ceiling instead of up the chimney, but beware if you have a young family, the body of the stove gets very hot so wherever you site it, you’ll need a good fireguard. The stove needs to sit on a ‘constructional’ hearth made from concrete, stone, slate or terracotta.