A J Coles Chimney sweep, stove, fire installation and repair

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117 Hall Lane, Chingford, London, E4 8HW

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Alan Coles Chimney sweep. Over 30 years experience. Fully insured and registered sweep servicing: North and East London, E / IG / EN / N postcodes

Stove and log burner fitting and service

Here are the AJ Coles' favourite stoves of 2019

Alan Coles installes the hottest stoves!

A room's focal point

Stoves and log burners are not just great heating devices.

There are hundreds of different stoves on the market these days.

Here, to just briefly introduce you to the different sorts of stove there are, and flag up a few things you might want to be thinking about, I list and describe a few of the classics.

This season's best looking stoves

1. Firefox 5

A good starting point for an average-sized townhouse lounge would be the Fire Fox 5 – a 5kw stove, ideal for occasional use and spells of more intensive use in winter.

Very reasonably priced, very good value for money, consistently well reviewed. 

Firefox 5KW wood burner

You can purchase this from Stove-supermarket

2. Morso Squirrell

In contrast, Morso stoves are the go-to option for 24/7 use.

Stronger build, proven durability.

I have had a Morso Squirrel 5kw stove for 20 years now, used it almost every day in the winters. Still going well.

Morso Squirrel wood burner

You can purchase this from Stove-supermarket

3. Hunter 8 stove

The Hunter 8 stove is similarly durable and suited to hard use, but stronger (8kw).

Ideal for bigger lounges and open-plan areas. Much more reasonably priced than you might expect.

Plus I like it for ease of maintenance.

8 KW wood burner installation London

You can purchase this from Stove-supermarket

4. Hobbit stove

Hobbit stoves are, as the name suggests, small. Around 4kw.

They’re what you want for little Victorian fireplaces, or other situations in which you’d prefer not to lose the original, somewhat constricted fire surround.

Obviously, if they’re going to be relied upon for heating, they’re best suited to small rooms, and ideal for caravans or barges, for instance.

But they can still provide a good supplement to central heating, and all the other delights of stoves, in more roomy settings. 

4 KW Hobbit wood burner installation London image

You can purchase this from Stove-supermarket


One additional thing you may need to bear in mind is that, if you live in a designated ‘smoke control area’, your stove will have to be a Defra-approved model.

Some of the models above are Defra approved

For further help with choosing stoves, please call me on 0800 0076940 or email me at chimdoc1965@gmail.com



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What areas of London do you service?
Yes, we now cover much more of the London area. To see the areas covered, click here

Can you fit a log burner I have bought from somewhere else?
Yes, of course we can. we can offer buying advice too and can service fitted log burners and stoves

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We service and install most types of log burners and stoves in the newly expanded areas

We can service and repair current burners including:
Rope broken on doors
Broken glass
Fire brick replacement

We maintain chimneys and linings all over North and East London. Contact us with your request and we will be very happy to help

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