Dunster House provides high-quality log cabins, summerhouses and garden offices. We recently had a request to install a Vesta wood burning stove in a Dunster House log cabin and we’re really proud of the result. We specialise in the design and installation of log burners in timber framed buildings and summerhouses. We sell both DIY Kits and also offer a full installation service.
Vesta install in stoves log cabins nationwide, and this particular stove install included a custom flue with a heat shield fitted into the ceiling. With the chimney sealed from the roof side to protect from the elements.
If you have a log cabin or summerhouse and need advice on installation or fitting a wood burning stove please contact us or telephone 01704 821095.
Here at Vesta Stoves HQ we often get unique requests for stove and woodburner installations. Occasionally our engineers are called onto narrowboats, canal boats and canal barges. As wood burning stoves are a romantic, reliable and economical way of keeping a boat warm and cosy on cold British evenings.
Recently we had such a request and it was a really interesting installation for our engineers. We had to create custom heat shielding and a metal hearth to maintain a safe environment, without detracting from the aesthetics of the boat. Because of the limited space the Vesta engineers installed a fully insulated custom shaped flue, ensuring that the flue gases passed safely through the wooden roof. Along with saving money by using less fuel throughout the year.
On the roof of the boat itself a custom chimney was installed, removable when required (in case you have any tricky branches to go under!) Due to the size of the narrowboat, our 2KW Vesta V2 woodburning stove was more than enough for the task. In these cases we have to ensure that the heat output is matched to the cabin size. The clean lines and slim design of the Vesta fit in perfectly with the surroundings of the boat. Wood burners have been in use on narrowboats and canal boats since the industrial revolution. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t take advantage of modern conveniences and contemporary styling though!
If you’re looking a wood burning stove for your own narrowboat or canal barge. Our range of woodburners are available in a variety of colours to fit any styles or surroundings.
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Warm and inviting, the V2 looks right at home!
Recently the Vesta Stoves team had another interesting summerhouse installation. This time one of our Vesta V2 woodburning stoves was installed in a wonderful Dunster House cabin situated on the outskirts of Chester. Over six hours our stove engineers did some fine work and by the end of the day the wood burner stove was up and running. The Vesta V2 woodburning stove (with log store unit) was selected due to its low KW output, ideal for a small garden room or summerhouse.
The Dunster House cabin is 4 years old and had been used previously just to store garden furniture. Our customers were looking for a new lease of life for the cabin and the Vesta V2 fitted the bill perfectly and transformed the cabin completely. The owner of the summerhouse opted for Vesta engineers to install the stove so he could take advantage of our lifetime warranty. Rather than the three year warranty with our standard Vesta Stove DIY pack.
Because of the nature of the installation the stove engineers surveyed the site to ensure the stove would have optimal and safe placement. With an OK from the customer on their choice of stove location, within a few hours the custom heatshield was installed as well as watertight flashing and a twin wall flue kit. Even in such a small area we have to ensure that the woodburner has sufficient ventilation.
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You can feel the heat from there too!
After commissioning the stove (which included the installation of a free carbon monoxide detector) the Vesta engineers stayed behind to give a full tutorial and a demonstration on how to use it correctly.
The demo included how to light and manage the stove, as well as how to care for the burner and log store long-term. We left a very happy (and snug) customer to enjoy his summerhouse cabin for years to come with a Vesta Stoves woodburner.
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The Vesta engineers specialise in stove installation for log cabins and summerhouses and we cover the whole of the United Kingdom. We have a range of woodburning and multifuel stoves designed for use in summerhouses, log cabins and garden rooms where the flue system has to be kept as short as possible.
We have two kits that are designed for this purpose and these can be found here
Our stove DIY kits come with the complete system to enable the stove to be installed with a working DIY understanding. With everything you need to comply with all current building regulations. Although if you’re not confident in installing the stove, our professional installers and engineers are on hand to answer your technical queries or carry out the installation for a fixed fee.
We recently received an email at Vesta HQ from a very happy customer. We’re always grateful to receive this kind of independent review because it’s great to know our wood burning stoves can have such a dramatic effect on a customer’s home.
Read this independent review of a Vesta Stove
Before his initial order the customer telephoned and explained that his neighbour had a Vesta V4 woodburning stove installed in his home. During a visit over the Christmas cold snap, he noticed that his neighbour’s home was lovely and warm, whereas his own house was quite cold. Although he wasn’t a stranger to the world of wood burners, as he’d already had two stoves previously, but they were just not performing as they should. After ordering and installing a Vesta V4 the following is the email that we received:
Following my recent order of my Vesta V4 I feel I should put a quick email together to let you know that I am thoroughly pleased with it! It all started with my neighbour ordering one about 2 years ago, he often boasts about his lounge being toasty and sitting there in his shorts whilst the thermometer is commanding sub zero temperatures!
I have tried various stoves to heat the lounge, kitchen and the hallway (I am open plan) whilst my lounge is 44 cubic meters the whole area it has to heat is considerably more! And it does! I find initial burn when lighting of an evening requires a nice hot burn around 450 degrees on the thermometer for about half an hour then the heat is in the chimney and refuelling is easy, the air wash is excellent and the view of the fire is amazing this also contributes to heat transference into the room quite considerably.
The stove was well packaged upon arrival and secured to a pallet and arrived pre 09:00 as promised on the courier, a tip to the driver ensured a lift over the threshold and into the lounge upon delivery. I would recommend this stove as it claims a 4.5kw output ensures no need for an airbrick (constant source of external airflow) under the current laws, however it feels like it’s outputting a whole lot more! I can see how you achieve a high efficiency with this stove it is remarkable and made in this country to boot.
Vesta V4 will not disappoint
So if anyone contemplating purchasing a Vesta I can only comment on my experience which is with the v4 which has been remarkable so if this is anything to go by then I expect the rest of the range will not disappoint
If you have any photos, stories or reviews on your Vesta Stove experience please do get in touch. We’re always happy to hear from you.
We’ve been sent through some great photos of a double sided stove installation from Norfolk Stove Installers, one of our retailers based in the South East of England.
Their customer was looking for a double sided woodburning stove that was unique and unconventional. After viewing various wood burners and stoves Norfolk Stove Installers showed them the Vesta V8 Double Sided woodburner. The customer instantly fell in love and it was exactly what they had in mind for their room centrepiece.
The pictures below showcase how the Vesta V8 Double Sided complements the room design and detailed tilework on the fireplace. Creating a distinctive marriage between contemporary and rustic design.