A woodburner fitted in a log cabin summerhouse
September 12, 2014
Vesta install logburners in summerhouses
We were recently approached at Vesta Stoves to develop a unique custom stove project that really piqued our interest. The request was for a custom wood burning stove that could be used to heat a cabin in Winter as well as a patio heater in Summer. Always up for a challenge our engineers in our Lancashire workshop came up with a design based on our coveted Vesta V4 wood burning stove.
The customer had seen the work that we did recently on Channel 4’s Grand Designs on the HIVEHAUS. In this project we supplied a Vesta multifuel stove to compliment the cell or ‘hive’ design on the HIVEHAUS to provide an efficient but contemporary method of heating the building. Whereas our customer wanted to take it a step further by having the choice to use the wood burner either inside or outside. At Vesta we build garden stoves and we build indoor stoves, but this is the first time we’ve ever combined the two designs together.
This project was a great opportunity to show the diversity of our wood burning stoves. Firstly we had to ensure the door could take the full weight of the wood burner being hung on it. Which basically meant replacing and reinforcing the door completely. Next, to ensure the safety of the stove in use, we designed and built a custom heat shield that backed and surrounded the flue system. We made sure that the custom built heat shield matched the bespoke stove colour and modern curved design of the wood burner itself. We appreciate that safety is a must but there’s nothing wrong with doing it in style! The flue system then neatly goes from the top of the stove out through the back door adding to the classic log cabin effect with a neat chrome finish outside.
The customer is over the moon with the results and we’re happy to have worked on such an individual stove design. We really think the Vesta stove is at home in (and out of) the cabin and we know it’ll be a talking point and centrepiece for many years to come.
If you wish to carry out a DIY installation then click here for our summerhouse kit. We can also carry out your installation from £599.00. Tel 01704 821068