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February 2021 

Coming Soon - The New Saltfire Scout!


A compact 4kW stove with a low distance to combustibles thanks to its rear and lower 

heat-shield fitted as standard.

Being one of a tiny handful of compact EcoDesign Ready stoves fitted with a direct air intake as standard 

it satisfies many requirements of modern Eco-Designed buildings, new builds and small living spaces such as boats, yurts or cabins.











February 2020

Stove Industry Alliance welcomes new regulations on most polluting fuels
The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) has welcomed the announcement by Defra today that it plans to encourage the use of cleaner fuel and phase out the sale of coal and wet wood for domestic burning.
Coal and wet wood are the two most polluting fuels and these will be phased out between 2021 and 2023.
The SIA would like to emphasise that modern Ecodesign compliant wood burning stoves burning the correct fuel continue to be a very sound environmental heating solution. Ecodesign ready stoves produce 90% less emissions than an open fire and are a very low carbon method of heating using a totally renewable and sustainable fuel.
Do not believe all of the misleading and simply incorrect news headlines today. Woodburning Stoves are NOT going to be banned at all. In fact, switching to our modern EcoDesign stoves and burning quality dry wood is part of the solution for improved air quality:

September 2019

New Widescreen version of our most popular model:
The Saltfire ST-X Wide will come as standard as a dedicated wood-burner, but will have the option of a Multi-fuel grate (to allow burning of suitanle smokeless coal) and also an option for Bio-ethanol fuel.
Available in standard height (click image below for more info):
and Tall height (click image below for more info):

 February 2019

Wood stove technology and the understanding of wood stove designers and engineers has moved on a lot in recent years. Most stoves may look like similar black boxes, but what goes on inside the burn chamber can be very different –

The Saltfire and Ekol Stoves Group is at the forefront of innovations in wood stove combustion and The Peanut range is the result of Saltfire’s latest developments in clean-burning, high efficiency stove technology.

Created at Saltfire Stoves Group Innovation Centre in Wareham, Dorset, they are designed to be very easy to operate, install and super easy to keep clean and maintain.

With a broad range of outputs on each model, you will have fingertip control to enjoy a slower ‘lazy flames’, or  hotter ‘roaring flames’ fire, and anywhere in between – All whilst maintaining high efficiency using fewer logs but giving more heat when you need it.

Available in several sizes and rated outputs, each with regular ‘short’ and ‘tall’ height options.

The Peanut range features all-cast-iron construction for maximum heat-retention and ultra-clean-burning, by keeping the belly of the fire hot even during ‘low & slow’ burning. Cast Iron construction also makes for an extremely rugged stove with long life.

January 2019

It’s Official SIA Ecodesign Stoves Reduce Emissions.
The publication of the Defra Clean Air Strategy confirms that Ecodesign stoves will play a central role in the government’s plan to reduce emissions from domestic combustion and commends the SIA for releasing the stoves ahead of the 2022 target date.
Recent publicity has tended to equate emissions from wood burning with emissions from wood burning stoves. Government statistics have indicated that nationally 40% of wood is burnt on open fires. This rises to 70% when it comes to London, despite the fact that burning wood on an open fire is not permitted under the current Clean Air Act. The Clean Air Strategy clearly recognises that all wood burning is not the same. SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves are designed using improved burn technology, developed by the stove manufacturers to produce 90% fewer emissions than an open fire and 80% fewer emissions than a stove manufactured 10 years ago. Users of wood burning appliances can make a significant improvement to air quality by installing a SIA Ecodesign Stove compared to older appliances.
Key to the Defra strategy is also educating homeowners to only burn wood with a moisture content below 20% and having their chimney swept on a regular basis by a registered chimney sweep. Following this advice will maximise the environmental benefits of a SIA Ecodesign Ready stove. Wood burning stoves also have strong green credentials, as the CO2 produced by SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves, when the logs are burnt, is absorbed by growing trees making them carbon neutral. In the government’s energy efficiency indicator logs have a significantly lower carbon factor than gas, oil or electricity.
Morley Sage, Chair of the SIA said, “Owners of an SIA Ecodesign Ready stove can be confident they are reducing their carbon footprint and helping to improve air quality, by using the best emissions and efficiency technology available.”
When buying a new stove, the message is clear, choose a SIA Ecodesign Ready stove and use Ready to Burn logs.


October 2018

Are wood-burning stoves "green" / environmentally friendly?

Yes they certainly are - when used correctly with seasoned wood.
Recently there have been some false news reports regarding further controls on the use of wood-burning stoves - we have had a number of customers ask us questions such as "are wood burners polluting?".
All burning of wood will result in some particle emmisions, however, a modern EcoDesign Ready stove typically produces 90% less emmisions than an open fire and 80% less emmisions than an average 10 year old stove model.
Wood burning stoves are carbon-neutral way of heating your home - the carbon released to the atmosphere when burnng the wood is equal to the carbon taken out of the atmosphere by the trees when they were growing. There is enough wood from well managed forests to ensue this is sustainable.

August 2018


Following certification of the ST3 and ST4 models this month we can now proudly announce that the entire range is now fully EcoDesign 2022 Ready:

ST1 Vision

We believe we are the fist manufacturer to have a complete range of EcoDesign models as standard – this will make it easier for the end customer to understand. It will remove any confusion as to whether a particular model is EcoDesign or not. 

As we get closer to the new legislation coming into force customers are becoming increasingly aware of EcoDesign and many retailers tell us customers are already specifying EcoDesign compliance as a requirement. Retailers and end users can be confident that Saltfire have invested in the development of ultra clean-burning and efficient stoves that will be supported for many years to come.

July 2018

What is EcoDesign?
Ecodesign is the European-wide programme to lower emissions. It is due to come into force for stoves in the UK in 2022. SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves will meet the Ecodesign requirements and are available now. The PM emissions limit for Ecodesign is 55% lower than for DEFRA exempt stoves.

See more information here:


July 2018

Saltfire Stoves are now a full member of the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA). The Stove Industry Alliance was formed in 2008 to promote the benefits of wood-burning stoves and biomass appliances.

The SIA is an association of stove manufacturers and distributors, wood fuel suppliers, flue and glass manufacturers and industry supporters like HETAS and Kiwa.

From the outset, the SIA has sought to inform the public and the government about the carbon saving benefits of wood burning stoves. More recently the SIA has successfully shown DEFRA that modern clean burning stoves can reduce particulate emissions (PM) from wood burning compared to open fires and older wood burning stoves, through the Ecodesign Ready scheme.

Ecodesign Ready stoves have been welcomed by DEFRA, as a significant way to reduce emissions. DEFRA has included the Ecodesign Ready scheme in its plans to improve air quality. In order to secure this endorsement, the SIA has carried out independent tests to support / validate the industry viewpoint.
Saltfire now have many models that are EcoDesign ready - have a look here.

April 2018

News from the Stove Industry Alliance:

Mayor of London acknowledges that not all wood burning is the same.
After being widely misquoted as calling for a ban on wood burning stoves, the Mayor of London is urging Londoners who burn wood in their homes to use the right kind of equipment and fuels to help reduce emissions.

Recognising that the burning of wood on open fires is a major source of PM emissions in London, Sadiq Khan is advocating the replacement of open fires with Ecodesign Ready stoves.

A SIA Ecodesign Ready stove can reduce emissions by 90% compared to an open fire and 80% compared to a stove produced ten years ago.

The Ecodesign regulations, which have PM emission limits that are 55% lower than the current Clean Air Act limits are due to come into force in 2022 but the SIA has introduced the stoves now under the Ecodesign Ready label.

The SIA Ecodesign Ready label will help the consumer more easily choose those stoves that meet the lower emission levels.

Burning suitably dry wood also lowers the emissions produced.  Ready to Burn fuel is guaranteed to have a moisture below 20%.

The press release below was issued by Sadiq Khan on 28th February.

Mayor backs drive to tackle emissions from most polluting wood burners

28 February 2018

Campaign to help consumers make the right choice 
In a week which has seen temperatures plummet across the capital, Sadiq Khan is urging Londoners who burn wood in their homes to use the right kind of equipment and fuels to help reduce the harmful emissions contributing to air pollution.

Burning wood or other solid fuels like coal releases PM2.5, widely acknowledged as the air pollutant which has the greatest health impacts, increasing risk of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. In January 2017, pollution from wood burning was a major contributor to  the highest levels of pollution recorded in London since 2011, resulting in a winter smog lasting for nine days. 
The Mayor believes that, as we work to tackle the capital’s filthy air, emissions from wood burning should be reduced as much as possible. He wants to ensure Londoners have the right information to make the correct choices if they already have a wood-burner, or are considering purchasing one in an upgrade from an older, more polluting appliance or switching from an open fire. 

In a bid to raise awareness amongst Londoners, Sadiq has invested £20,000 in an industry information campaign, including newspaper advertisements today, encouraging people who currently use an open fire to switch to a cleaner, ecodesign-ready wood-burning stove, and use the best wood possible.

Even stoves or fuels that meet legal requirements can emit toxic pollution. The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) and Woodsure, the UK’s woodfuel accreditation scheme, launched their voluntary “ecodesign-ready” and “Ready to Burn” labels for stoves and fuels last year, to help consumers make the right choice in London and other smoke control areas.

The campaign, run by the Stove Industry Alliance and Heating Equipment Testing and Approval Scheme (HETAS), highlights how ecodesign-ready stoves, approved by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), can emit up to 80 per cent less pollution than a normal Defra-approved appliance, and ‘ready to burn’ dry wood emits around 50 per cent less pollution than wet wood.  

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “During this cold weather, we want to ensure that air pollution caused by wood burning across the capital is kept to a minimum. The industry is already doing great work in developing less polluting ‘ready to burn’ wood and low-emission stoves, but increased effort needs to be made in raising awareness of these new designs, so Londoners have the information they need to make the right choice. That’s why I’m supporting this campaign, and the industry’s efforts, to clean up our filthy air. If you have to burn wood this winter, make sure you use the right fuel and the right kit– you can make a huge difference.”
The ‘ready to burn’ wood has a low moisture content, and the lowest level of pollution emissions, compared to other types of wood including: 

Defra-approved ‘smokeless fuels’ – emits ‘medium’ levels of pollution emissions
‘Wet’ wood that has not been kiln dried or seasoned – emits ‘high’ levels of pollution emissions
Found, or unpurchased wood, for example from gardens – emits ‘high’ levels of pollution emissions
Waste wood – emits ‘very high’ levels of pollution emissions and should not be used at all, as it can contain other dangerous elements.
The campaign will also see leaflets and signage provided at HETAS-approved suppliers of wood-burning stoves. 

Bruce Allen, Chair of Woodsure said: “Woodsure is pleased to be working with the Mayor of London. The Woodsure Ready to Burn scheme provides a recognisable logo to help customers to recognise the right fuel to buy and use, at the same time as reducing environmental impact. This, along with the right appliance choices, like eco-design ready wood burning stoves, will make a real difference. It’s great to see the Mayor leading in key areas of environmental importance like this.”  

 March 2018

The Saltfire ST1, ST1 Vision and ST2 models are tested and certified for the EcoDesign 2022 standard.

January 2018

The Ekol Crystal 5 and Clarity 5 models are tested and certified for the EcoDesign 2022 standard.

 June 2017

The full Saltfire ST-X range has now been tested and certified for the EcoDesign 2022 standard.


 May 2017

New The Ekol Clarity Vision has now been tested and certified for the EcoDesign 2022 standard. Over the next year we plan to test all of the Ekol range for the new standard. 




April 2017

New European legislation has been passed meaning in the future wood-burning stoves will have to meet stricter limits for emissions. This legislation is called the EcoDesign Directive (also known as Lot 20 or the Energy Related Products (ErP) Requirements). The legislation comes into force in 2022. Although this is 5 years away some progressive manufacturers including Ekol are beginning to label stoves that meet the requirement in advance as EcoDesign Compliant now.
The requirements mean significantly lower maximum emissions limits on Carbon Monoxide (CO), Organic Gaseous Compounds (OGC), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Particulate matter (e.g. dust/smoke), compared to current limits, and also mean a higher minimum Efficiency standard for the appliance.
All Ekol stoves have been designed to be highly efficient and clean-burning, emitting minimal pollutants to the environment so will be able to meet and exceed these future requirements. A new set of official testing is required to demonstrate this.
The first of the models to be tested has been the Ekol Adept Range (soon to be launched) so this is now badged as EcoDesign compliant. Further Ekol models are already scheduled for the new testing over the summer. 
Ekol promote burning wood - when burned in efficient stoves like ours - this is an environmentally friendly way of heating your home. Ensure your logs come from sustainable and properly managed resources. These modern stoves will help to improve air quality across the country.
Further updates to follow as more models are passed - please contact us for more information.

December 2016 

Our best selling models - the Saltfire ST-X5 and the Saltfire ST1 Vision both now back in stock - ready for immediate shipping. These models sold so well in the Autumn that we couldn't keep up enough finished stock. We have now built up good levels of both, along with all other ST models.

 August 2016

Now in stock - the Mini Air Vents to provide ventillation for solid fuel appliances.
These are much easier to install as the tube diameter is only 3" (compared to 5" for the older versions).
See here in our shop:
Mini Air Vent
See the installation video here:


July 2016

Our latest model - the extra wide 5kW Ekol Clarity Vision - now on sale

New for 2016, the Clarity Vision is designed to give the widest width and view of the fire whilst keeping the nominal rated output at 5kW. As one of the widest 5kW stoves available in the UK, there are few rivals in this category. 

Based on the width and height of it's big brother the Clarity 12, the depth is reduced allowing for easier insertion into shallow fireplaces or less intrusion into the room when used free-standing against a wall. 

At the same time the wide firebox is retained allowing for long logs to be used. 

A 5" diameter flue can be used making installation easier.


Ekol Clarity Vision

Ekol Clarity Vision


June 2016

The full ST-X range now available for immediate dispatch - click the images for more info:






March 2016

See our new videos (lots more coming soon):

Ekol Clarity Double-Sided Stove:



Ekol Clarity 5 With Hand Burnished Door:



February 2016

 New Saltfire models coming soon:


Premium quality at an affordable price


January 2016

Special Offer on the Saltfire Sturminster Inset model

Our excellent 8kW Inset stove - fully DEFRA Approved for use in Smoke Control areas. Currently £100 off the normal price. Now just £499 including VAT and Free Delivery to mainland England/Wales.



 October 2015

We are now an official retailer for Termatech Stoves

The Termatech TT20 range are free standing stoves designed for open plan rooms, extensions, kitchen & dining rooms and conservatories.
Their Scandinavian contemporary design creates a modern heat source with exceptionally high efficiency (83%). Available in black or grey this clean lined appliance compliments any modern living space. With an output of 5kw the Termatech range can provide either background heat or a primary heat source for a room up to 70 cubic metres.


Termatech TT20


Painted colour doors for the Ekol Clarity range - looks great in Ivory - call for details.


 Ekol clarity with painted door


New Option for the Ekol range - a lovely hand burnished door. Call for details or if you would like one! - looks good with a stainless steel flue pipe.


Ekol clarity with burnished door


September 2015


Ex-display models sale!


We have 30-40 ex display / demo models at huge discounts off the normal prices. Stoves from £199. Visit us in Wareham, Dorset, to see our stoves and take away on the day.


Extended Guarantee - All Saltfire Stoves now come with a 3 Year Guarantee as standard!




September 2015


Early season SALE!

For a very limited time some of our most popular models have a further discount on the already excellent prices:

At £279 - The Furzebrook5kW, The Tyneham 5kW and The Lytchett 7.5kW stoves.

At £284 - The Devon7kW, Hannover 5kW and Vienna 5kW stoves.

At £399 (with £50 of the normal price) - The Grande Purbeck 12kW and Hampshire 12kW stoves.


August 2015


We are now a retailer for the Salamander Hobbit Stove - this is an excellent choice for a small space / boat / caravan / log cabin / garden building etc. A top quality cast iron stove in a neat compact design taking up very little floor space but still capable of providing good warmth. Rated at 4kW and available in both standard and DEFRA Approved versions (for smoke control areas). Also available with a log store extended height base:



August 2015


Special August offer:

The amazing Ekol Clarity Double-Sided High version available fro same price as the standard (low) height version. This month only.



July 2015


The Saltfire ST range is now available in 4 more colours in adition to the standard metallic black finish. Please allow an extra 48 hours for these other colour options as they are sprayed to order at our site here in Dorset:



April 2015


Saltfire ST3 and ST4 models now available.

Larger output versions of the very popular ST1 and ST2 DEFRA Approved stoves.


Click images below for more info:


March 2015

Saltfire ST1 Vision now available.

Same high specification and output as the ST1 Woodburner but now with an extra large window for full view of the fire inside.

Click image for more info:


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