Stoves For Summerhouses and Log Cabins

Wood burning Stoves for summerhouses and log cabins

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It's never been trendier to have a cosy cabin in your garden with a log burner inside. Vesta Stoves specialise in creating Stoves for garden rooms and small spaces. Our stoves can be installed with a short 2 metre flue system making them perfect for garden rooms, boats and conservatories. Installing a wood burner in your summerhouse not only creates a wonderful garden escape, somewhere to relax and unwind, but is also a very practical and environmentally friendly way to heat your log cabin. Perfect for a Garden office, working from home in the winter months. It's also never been easier! Our helpful team members are happy to come and install your stoves for our installation price. We specialise in the most complex of installations so no task is too big or too hard for the vesta stoves installation team!​

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Of Course You Can! Even though a garden room is made of timber, it’s still possible to safely install a log burner. We have designed full kits of parts that can be delivered with your stove, and makes it safe and easy to install a stove in your cabin. Wood burning Stoves are a great addition to any summerhouse or log cabin, providing a beautiful focal point and heating solution.

Many standard stoves on the market require a minimum of a 4 metre flu cooperate correctly. However, the vesta range of garden stoves have been designed to work on a short flue system. To avoid the need of a long due stickling out of the garden roof, upsetting the neighbours! 


Yes, if you are competent at DIY and follow our instruction set carefully it can normally be completed within 3-4 hours. Easy as that! 


However if you don’t feel as confident we can do a perfect job for £599 nationwide.

For the majority of garden rooms up to 6 metres by 3 metres, the vesta V2 or the bushmaster summerhouse kits will suffice. However, for extra large cabins we would recommend the V4 kit or the heritage 5KW. Only relatively small stoves are usually needed.

Not to forget our Bushmaster stove is Multi fuel equipped, meaning it can run on wood and smokeless fuels. Either way you are guaranteed a clean burn.


Choosing a stove for your Log Cabin

If you’re looking for a way to heat up your summerhouse or log cabin, a wood burning stove may be the perfect option. Not only do they look great, but they can also be a practical and efficient way to heat up your space.

When looking for a stove for your summerhouse or log cabin, there are a few things to consider. First, think about the size of the space you want to heat. If you have a larger cabin, you may want to look into larger stoves or log burners, whereas smaller stoves may be more suitable for a summerhouse or smaller cabin.

Another thing to consider is the placement of the stove. Depending on the layout of your cabin or summerhouse, you may want to place the stove against a wall or in a corner. You’ll also want to ensure that there is enough space around the stove for safety reasons.

When choosing a stove, it’s important to consider the materials it’s made of. Look for stoves that are made of high-quality materials, as these will be more durable and last longer. You’ll also want to consider the design of the stove and whether it fits the aesthetic of your home or cabin.

In addition to wood burning stoves, there are also small stoves that are designed specifically for use in garden sheds, garden offices, or small rooms. These stoves can be a great option if you have a smaller space to heat up.

When it comes to using a wood burner or log burner in your home or cabin, it’s important to follow safety guidelines and to use them responsibly. Make sure that you have a fire extinguisher nearby and that you are regularly cleaning out the stove to prevent buildup of creosote.

In summary, choosing a stove for your summerhouse or log cabin can be a great way to add warmth and comfort to your home. Consider the size of your space, the placement of the stove, the materials it’s made of, and the safety guidelines before making your final decision.

Stoves for summerhouses and log cabins

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Installing a stove in your summerhouse or log cabin

Installing a stove in your summerhouse can be a great way to provide heat and create a cozy atmosphere. Here are the basic steps to follow when installing a stove in your summerhouse:

  1. Choose the location: The first step is to choose the location where you want to install the stove. You’ll need to make sure that the location is safe and that the stove is not too close to any combustible materials. You may also want to consider the layout of your summerhouse and where the stove will provide the most heat.

  2. Install a chimney: Once you’ve chosen the location for your stove, you’ll need to install a chimney. The chimney will be used to vent the smoke and gases out of your summerhouse. You’ll need to make sure that the chimney is the correct size and that it’s installed at the correct angle.

  3. Install a hearth: A hearth is a fireproof area around the stove that will protect your flooring and provide a safe area for your stove. You can choose to purchase a pre-made hearth or create your own using fireproof materials.

  4. Install the stove: Once the hearth and chimney are in place, it’s time to install the stove. You’ll need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation, which may include connecting the stove to the chimney and securing it to the floor or wall.

  5. Test the stove: After the stove is installed, you’ll need to test it to make sure it’s working properly. You may want to start a small fire and make sure that the smoke is being vented outside and that the stove is heating your summerhouse properly.

  6. Maintain the stove: Finally, it’s important to maintain your stove by cleaning it regularly and checking for any signs of wear or damage. You’ll also want to make sure that the chimney is cleaned and inspected regularly to prevent any buildup of creosote.

Overall, installing a stove in your summerhouse can be a great way to provide heat and create a cozy atmosphere. By following these basic steps and using caution, you can safely install a stove in your summerhouse and enjoy the benefits of a warm and inviting space.

Heating your summerhouse with a logburner

Heating a summerhouse or home office with a log burner is not only a great way to create a cozy atmosphere, but it’s also better for the environment. Let’s take a closer look at why using a log burner in your summerhouse or home office can be an eco-friendly option.

First of all, log burners are fueled by wood, which is a renewable resource. Unlike fossil fuels, which are finite and contribute to climate change, wood can be sustainably harvested and replanted. This means that using a log burner in your summerhouse or home office is a carbon-neutral option, as long as the wood is sourced responsibly.

In addition, log burners are an efficient way to heat a space. They are designed to burn wood at a high temperature, which means that they can produce a lot of heat with very little waste. This is much more efficient than electric or gas heaters, which can be costly and use a lot of energy.

Furthermore, log burners are a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. When you use a log burner, you’re not relying on electricity or gas, which are often produced using non-renewable sources of energy. By using a log burner, you’re reducing your reliance on fossil fuels and contributing to a cleaner, more sustainable future.

Using a log burner in your summerhouse or home office is also a great way to support local businesses. Many companies that sell wood for log burners source their wood locally, which means that you’re supporting the local economy and reducing the carbon footprint of transportation.

Overall, using a log burner in your summerhouse or home office is a great way to create a warm and inviting space while also being mindful of the environment. By using renewable resources, reducing your carbon footprint, and supporting local businesses, you can feel good about the impact you’re making on the planet. So, consider installing a log burner in your summerhouse or home office and enjoy the many benefits that come with this eco-friendly option.

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Choosing the right size stove for you summerhouse or log cabin

Choosing the right size stove for a room is an important step in ensuring that your space is properly heated and that you are using your stove efficiently. Here are the basic steps to follow when calculating the size of stove required to heat a room in metric units:

  1. Measure the summer house: The first step is to measure the room you want to heat. You’ll need to measure the length, width, and height of the room in meters. Multiply these numbers together to get the cubic meters of the room.

  2. Determine the heat output: The heat output of a stove is measured in watts. The heat output you need depends on the size of the room and how well-insulated your summer house is. A general rule of thumb is that you need 60-80 watts per cubic meter of space.

  3. Calculate the stove size: To calculate the size of stove required to heat your room, you’ll need to multiply the cubic meters of the space by the number of watts required per cubic meter. For example, if your room is 4 meters long, 5 meters wide, and 3 meters high, the cubic meters of the room would be 60 (4 x 5 x 3). If you need 70 watts per cubic meter, you would need a stove with a heat output of 4200 watts (60 x 70).

It’s important to note that this is just a general rule of thumb and other factors can impact the size of wood burning stove you need. For example, if your summer house has high ceilings or large windows, you may need a stove with a higher heat output. Additionally, if your room is poorly insulated, you may need a stove with a higher heat output to compensate for heat loss.

By following these steps, you can ensure that you choose the right size stove to heat your room and keep your summer house warm and comfortable.

Logburners are provern to promote wellbeing

In addition to providing a cozy and comfortable atmosphere, some people have found that the orange light produced by a wood-burning stove can also help alleviate symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

SAD is a type of depression that typically occurs during the fall and winter months when daylight is shorter. Symptoms of SAD can include feelings of sadness, low energy, and difficulty sleeping. One theory behind the effectiveness of wood-burning stoves for SAD is that the orange light produced by the flames can help regulate the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle.

Research has shown that exposure to orange light can help reset the body’s circadian rhythm, which is the internal biological clock that regulates sleep and wake cycles. The orange light produced by a wood-burning stove is similar to the light produced by a sunrise or sunset, which can help signal to the body that it’s time to start winding down for sleep.

In addition to the potential benefits for SAD, heating your home with logs has several other advantages. It’s a renewable and sustainable source of energy, unlike fossil fuels such as coal and oil. Burning wood also produces less carbon dioxide than burning fossil fuels, which can help reduce your carbon footprint and support efforts to combat climate change.

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