Under the spotlight today we have the hugely popular Stovax View 5. Available as a wood only or multi-fuel stove in standard, mid-line and tall configurations there is a View 5 to suit any home. If an alternative nominal output is required, the View 3 (3kW) and View 8 (8kW) variants have the bases covered.
As the name suggests, the Stovax View 5 has a large glass frontage with minimal metal framing to offer excellent views of the firebox and dancing flames therein. A glass top option also offers some customisation and a touch of class to really finish off this contemporary looking stove.
A Goval Stoves favourite, the View 5 is an easy stove to work with and its 5” top or rear flue outlet ensures it is straightforward to install. Apart from the mid-line models, which are raised off the floor, all View 5 stoves required a full 125mm thick constructional hearth.
Our only gripe with this model is the slam shut door design which requires the stove to be bolted to the hearth or in some other way braced to prevent it creeping backwards with use. We’ve also heard reports that consistent over-firing (user error) can cause the door mechanism to swell and jam. These downsides – which can be easily mitigated or avoided – notwithstanding, the Stovax View 5 stove is one of the best looking and highest quality contemporary stoves in this price range.
The View 3, 5 & 8 models are all DEFRA Exempt for Smoke Control Areas and have Airwash controls and Cleanburn technology as standard. The View 5 has a 5kW nominal output and is up to 85% efficient.
Best Suited For: Homeowners seeking contemporary design with a great view of the firebox and flames
Our Price: £795
* Base model: wood-burning
Goval Stoves have installed several View 5 wood burning stoves in Aberdeen but our favourite installation is Mr Gleason’s View 5 in Glenrothes. This external chimney with a structural gather proved to be something of an engineering challenge. Thankfully, we were able to created a lovely big inglenook which was tiled with beautiful oyster split-faced mosaic tiles. We are really looking forward to the finished pictures after all decorating works are complete.