Wood Burning Stoves

Energy costs seem to be forever on the increase, with Gas, Electricity & Oil prices spiralling at double figures, balancing the energy budget becomes a greater challenge each year!  The benefits of installing a complementary heating option, such as a wood burning stove or the more versatile multi fuel stove, will provide a greater flexibility to your budget, an extra heat boost on those long winter nights with the ability to maintain a constant heat source when those inevitable power cuts occur, plus the soothing pleasure that comes from admiring a real fire…. Which is hard to beat!Wood burning stoves are literally “HOT” when it comes to demand, with over a million UK homes now using log burners or multi-fuel stoves, ranging from traditional canopy styles popular in traditional farm-houses, right through to the ultra modernistic unfussy kind, favoured by the water fronted apartments. However, with so many sizes, styles & colours available  making the right choice for your property can prove a little daunting but don’t let that put you off. Ask any wood or multi fuel stove owner and they will happily let you know… YOUR STOVE will become like a warm welcoming friend and a treasure to have!

GW of St.Clears carbon-neutral-energyThe current green energy source!….Green fuel? This is the big “ECO” question? Answer…Wood Burning Stoves are carbon neutral. How can that be? Well… wood is the original carbon neutral fuel; carbon dioxide is released when it’s burnt, at a rate equal to the amount stored by the tree when it was growing.

What is the difference between Wood only or Multi fuel?

Wood Only stovesLogs are best burnt on aFlat Bed of ash, with air for combustion coming from above.

Multi Fuel stovesWill take wood, coal or other smokeless fuels. These are best burnt on a “Grate”  with air entering from beneath the fire and the cinders dropping into an ashpan below.

Why a Wood Burning or Multi Fuel Stove?

There are many advantages to owning an efficient stove; they provide the cheapest per Kw (Kilowatt) of energy at just 5p per KW (Figures obtained from the solid Fuel Institute 2011), you can still have heat at all times of power loss, durning those long and hard winters and of course they make a beautiful centrepiece in your room.

A typical open fire would be about 25% efficient, where a modern stove could be as much as 80% efficient!

What do you need to know before you make your choice.

  • Do you have enough space?
  • Do you need a hearth?
  • The internal dimensions of your fireplace?
  • How large is the room you want to heat?
  • Are you in a smoke control area?
  • Do you have a suitable flue?
  • Has your chimney been lined?
  • Can you comply with safety and building regulations?
  • Do you need planning permission?

If you are not sure on any of these points then we recommend talking to one of GW’s experts. You can use the link below to send in a question they will always try to answer your questions as soon as possiable.

“Make the right choice & make it a safe choice”

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GW of St.Clears Stovax Riva Studio Wood Burning Stove

Stylish for the modern living space

GW of St.Clears New Vintage Range of Wood Burning Stoves from Dovre

The Latest range from Dovre

Gw Of St.Clears Stovax Stockton 5 Wood Burning Stove

The traditional Stockton Stove

GW of St.Clears Stovax Regency Large  Wood Burning Stove

The Regency is large enough to also be used for cooking

GW of  St.Clears stovax stockton 11 double sided wood burning stove

Stovax Stockton 11 Double Sided

GW of St.Clears & “HETAS”

GW have supplied & installed Wood burning stoves  for over 30 years. The wealth of knowledge and experience gained will ensure you make all the right choices when selecting your new Wood Burning Stove.

GW of St.Clears Hetas registered installer and retailerBeing HETAS registered which is the  trade association for solid fuel heating systems, guarantees you of  compliance  with all current regulations and safety practices.

All our work comes signed off with a HETAS Certificate of Compliance.  This ‘self certification’  takes the place of a Local Authority Building Notice which could can cost  you a significant amount of money.

Safety Notice” It is important to know that a wrongly installed wood-burning stove can be dangerous, you may also find out that your insurance company will not pay out. Always make sure your installer is qualified!

GW of St.Clears Premier Survey Service

  • Arrange a premier home visit with our Experts
  • We are  “HETAS” registered.
  • Professional assessment to the suitability of installing a wood burning stove.
  • A quotation specifying product, Flue & Chimney requirements and costs.
  • This service is only available in the following locations:-
    • Carmarthenshire
    • Pembrokeshire
    • Ceredigion
    • Swansea

We would always recommend a visit to our showroom first to see the stoves and speak to our experts, which will help you make the right choice of stove for your home.

We will be introducing a survey fee of £55 inc VAT in January 2012.

Contact 01994 230384 to book

Your Survey Today

GW of St. Clears Showroom

At the showroom in St. Clears West of Carmarthen, you will find a large range of wood burning stoves & fireplaces on display, all carefully presented in decorated setting to inspire!

At hand you will find an experience team, ready to advise and answer all your questions when choosing the right wood burning stove for your home.

If you can bring with you, the dimensions of your fireplace and maybe a photo taken from your phone, it will help us give you a guide price prior to a survey being carried out.

With several wood burning stove manufacturers available from the showroom, including the very popular Stovax Brand, it is worth baring in mind not all of the stoves are permitted to be sold online. If however you are planning to buy on line, please telephone 01994 230384 for further details.

Some of the Brands available at

GW of St.Clears

GW of St.Clears Recommended Retailer of Stovax & GazcoGW of St.Clears Retailer of yeoman stovesGW of St.Clears Retailer of Dovre Wood Burning Stoves


A Selection of  Traditional Stoves From Stovax

BrGW of St.Clears Stovax brunel wood burning stoveunel Neat, compact and with a choice of enamel colours as well as traditional matt black. Available in 3 sizes. Huntingdon Traditional ‘Gothic’ styling has made the Huntingdon range popular but most models are also offered without tracery. Available in 5 sizes. Regency Designed by Benjamin Franklin, this stove creates all the atmosphere of a traditional open fireplace. Available in 3 sizes.
GW of St.Clears stovax rivaplus wood burning stoveRiva Plus Ultimate performance and design featuring single lever control of the cleanburn combustion and airwash systems. Available in 4 sizes. GW of St.Clears stovax sheraton wood burning stoveSheraton Clean, classic lines make this model ideal for many period properties and even more contemporary homes. GW of St.Clears stovax stockton wood burning stoveStockton Our extensive range of stoves offers numerous models, sizes and options to suit most rooms and homes.Available in 10 sizes.

A Selection of  Contemporary Stoves From Stovax

RivaGW of St.Clears Stovax riva wood burning stove
Three models with a choice of hearth mounting, bench and pedestal
options to suit a variety of modern interiors
GW of St.Clears stovax riva avanti wood burning stoveRiva Avanti Stoves Based on the firebox characteristics of the Riva range, the Avanti differs only by its even more contemporary styling. GW of St.Clears stovax riva vision medium wood burning stoveRiva
Vision Stoves Featuring sparkling black glass doors,
the Riva Vision also offers you the flexibility of plinth and bench options.
GW of St.Clears stovax riva studio wood burning stoveRiva
Studio Stoves The Riva Studio stove is a free standing version of our Riva Studio fires. These stoves are available in two sizes.
GW of St.Clears Stovax view wood burning stoveView
Stoves A contemporary slant on our traditional steel
stoves. The View stove is available in 3 sizes and approved for use in
Smoke Control areas
GW of St.Clears Stovax View wood burning stoveView
8HB Boiler Stove The View 8HB is based on the View 8
wood burning and multi fuel stove, with the added feature of being able
to output heat to water.


Need A New Fireplace or Surround Think ….GW of St Clears

With your new Stove comes the opportunity to change your fireplace or surround and with so many options available from traditional to contemporary, the choice is vast.

At the showroom you will find a selection of traditional Victorian styles with decorative tiles, dramatic pewter finish surrounds that make a bold statement, right through to the clean lined wood finish surrounds with internal lighting and for that age old inglenook, a simple beam shelf!

Importantly, when it comes to marble & slate fireplaces, not many companies can say, that they have their very own stone fabrication facility. For over 30 years GW’s craftspeople have skilfully produced & fitted custom made marble & Stone fireplaces. So, if you want something truly exceptional and unique to you, think…. GW of St Clears and come talk to the Specialists.

GW of St.Clears Fireplaces Stove with a York Beam

A  simple but elegant  “York Beam”

GW of St.Clears for Interiors

Having a new wood-burning stove doesn’t just mean a matt black box sitting in a hole, at GW’s they recognise  & demonstrate clearly at the showroom, how to make your fireplace come to life and the focal point of your room, even when the stove is not a light.

New for Autumn 2011 GW of St.Clears have expanded their portfolio of services to encompass home interiors. Although they have been creating interiors for years, it seams time to spread the word and share the creativity.

So, if you are thinking of changing your old fire for a new wood burning stove, maybe its time to give that chimney breast a room make over.

With exciting new wall papers, fabrics, paint colours & soft furnishings to choose from, from the likes of “Cole & Son” “Osborne & Little”, “Romo”  & “Harlequin” to name but a few. Creating your Perfect Home Interior can be easily achieved with the help of an imaginative hand.

You are very welcome to pre arrange a showroom consultation with the designer. It’s advisable to take along with you as much information as possible, including measurements, photo’s of your room, any examples of things you love from glossy mags etc., anything that you feel is relevant to your project, all this will help you & the designer establish a strong starting point and plan a creative way forward.

GW of St.Clears Cole & Son Egerton Wall Paper

Cole & Son Egerton

GW of  St.Clears Cole & Son Vine Tree Wall Paper

Cole & Son Vine Tree

GW of St.Clears Stovax Studio-2 Freestanding wood burning stove

Stovax’s Studio 2 Freestanding


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Have advice from the experts you can trust with over 30 years in retailing and installing wood burning stoves.