BTU to kW conversion for boiler stoves and Woodburning Stoves

How to convert BTU (British Thermal Units) to KW

We get asked this all the time by customers looking to purchase a boiler stove such as the Vesta V12 DUO So we decided the best way would be to create the following simple calculator so customer and heating engineers can do it right on the fly with no room for error.The definition of a BTU is  a traditional unit of heat; it is defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit

BTU to KW Calculator

Use this simple form to convert BTU to KW

Kw to BTU Calculator

Use this simple form to convert KW to BTU
We hope that you found this form useful. If you need any further assistance please do contact us or checkout our range of boiler stoves here     

Stoves fitted in conservatories

2kw stove fitted in conservatory

Vesta Stoves are the Nations leading specialist at installing woodburning stoves in conservatories

If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory in your house, you’ll know just how pleasant it can be during the summer. As the sun pours in and floods the room with light and warmth, it can be the perfect place to relax; serving as an in-between room joining the garden with the home.

But come winter, it’s a different story:

While it can still provide a relaxing place to sit, it’ll more than likely be cold. Uncomfortably cold.

Many of the heating options you have will be costly and inconvenient, but can you use a wood burner in your conservatory?

Well, it turns out you can…

Wood Burning stove installed in a conservatory
Stove fitted in a Conservatory

We manufacture a range of stoves that are perfectly suited to use in a conservatory. When installing a wood burner into a conservatory there a few extra considerations that must be taken into account and we have them all covered.

  • Size of the stove required to heat the space
    • We have made this easy by creating this simple form that will help you get the correct stove for the space
  • The position of the stove
    • The flue requires natural draught to work. If the flue is too close to the main house then downdraught could occur and cause the chimney to reverse. Therefore its best to site the stove as far as possible away from thr main house. Min 3 meters. If less then the flue will have to extend aove the main house level.
  • Polycarbonate or glass roof
    • Polycarb roofs can be modified on site during the normal installation of the fire. For glass roofs please contact us as we may need to have a special glass panel made to include a hole for the flue.
  • Combustible materials
    • Stoves should be fitted away from combustible materials. Normally around 400mm  Blinds, curtains and window ledges will need to be kept away from the stove area or heat shields used were necessary.
  • Installation cost for a stove in a conservatory
    • Again in an attempt to make this easy please use the caluclator below to get a instant quote.
Stoves fitted in conservatories
Stoves fitted in conservatories nationwide
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Surrey – Woodburning Stoves install in Summerhouses nationwide

 

We install our woodburning stoves in Logcabins and Summerhouses in and around the area of Surrey and London. Our installation team cover the whole of the country.

Areas in Surrey we install our stoves

Elmbridge borough,Epsom and Ewell borough,Guildford borough,Mole Valley district,Reigate and Banstead borough,Runnymede borough,Spelthorne borough,Surrey Heath borough, Tandridge district, Waverley borough,Woking borough,Surrey county

Choosing a stove for your summerhouse in Surrey

All our stoves can be installed in Summerhouses in surrey but we recommend the Vesta V2 Summerhouse Kit.

Should you require any further information or assistance with your design please call the team on 01704 821095                                                                                      on 01704 821095

 


Dunster House Log Cabin Stove

Stove installed in summerhouse

We install stoves in summerhouses and log cabins

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.

 

Choose your summerhouse stove kit today!



Woodburner and multifuel stove heating for a narrowboat

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.


A woodburning stove installation for a summerhouse / log cabin

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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.