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.
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.
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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.
We were recently approached at Vesta Stoves to develop a unique custom stove project that really piqued our interest. The request was for a custom wood burning stove that could be used to heat a cabin in Winter as well as a patio heater in Summer. Always up for a challenge our engineers in our Lancashire workshop came up with a design based on our coveted Vesta V4 wood burning stove.
The customer had seen the work that we did recently on Channel 4’s Grand Designs on the HIVEHAUS. In this project we supplied a Vesta multifuel stove to compliment the cell or ‘hive’ design on the HIVEHAUS to provide an efficient but contemporary method of heating the building. Whereas our customer wanted to take it a step further by having the choice to use the wood burner either inside or outside. At Vesta we build garden stoves and we build indoor stoves, but this is the first time we’ve ever combined the two designs together.
This project was a great opportunity to show the diversity of our wood burning stoves. Firstly we had to ensure the door could take the full weight of the wood burner being hung on it. Which basically meant replacing and reinforcing the door completely. Next, to ensure the safety of the stove in use, we designed and built a custom heat shield that backed and surrounded the flue system. We made sure that the custom built heat shield matched the bespoke stove colour and modern curved design of the wood burner itself. We appreciate that safety is a must but there’s nothing wrong with doing it in style! The flue system then neatly goes from the top of the stove out through the back door adding to the classic log cabin effect with a neat chrome finish outside.
The customer is over the moon with the results and we’re happy to have worked on such an individual stove design. We really think the Vesta stove is at home in (and out of) the cabin and we know it’ll be a talking point and centrepiece for many years to come.
If you wish to carry out a DIY installation then click here for our summerhouse kit. We can also carry out your installation from £599.00. Tel 01704 828067
We were recently approached to design and manufacturer a custom built wood burning stove for a customer in Lancashire. He was more than happy with the look and style of our wood burning stoves, but he wanted to customise the dimensions to fit his room alcove exactly. He had brought in a rough sketch of the type of stove he wanted based on our Vesta Stoves V6 Tubular with some bespoke size requirements.
Read on to find out how we built the custom stove.
We were more than happy to help at Vesta HQ as all of our wood burning stoves are handmade. As the stoves are cut, built, welded and painted in-house on site in our factory in Rufford we can customise virtually any aspect of the build. Customising the Vesta V6 wood burning stove design wasn’t difficult to do and it became a very enjoyable project for all involved.
Using the dimensions from the custom stove sketch the customer provided, we began producing working drawings and a bespoke design on our computer aided cutting tool, ready for the customer to approve. Once he was happy that we had produced a stove design matching his drawings, we began the process of building the woodburner. We modified our CNC cutting machine to cut the metal to the desired length and height for each individual section of the wood burning stove.
Once cut, the new sections were then welded and handbuilt together to produce the finished custom wood stove for the customer. Once the rope seals were installed, the wood burning stove was coated and finished in a charcoal colouring to compliment the surround in the customer’s home. Custom glass cut to the stove door shape was added along with the door fixing.
The finished custom wood burning stove
At each step of the build process we tested the wood burning stove to make sure it would still perform and behave as a Vesta Stoves wood burner should. The custom burner actually performed a great deal better than expected and belted out a massive amount of heat. Our customer was really happy with the result and so were the Vesta Stoves team.
As our stoves are hand built we can customise many of the aspects of the build including flue positions on the stove, custom widths, custom heights and much more. We hope to work on many more custom stoves in the future so please get in touch if you have any particular requirements.
Speak to us on 01704 821095 for more information on the custom stove build we created for our customer or use our contact form.