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March 2018

  • Winter warmers

    Winter both sides of the channel continues to deal us (almost daily) - lashings of rain or snow so the onset of spring is welcome.

    Our wood burning stove has been in use constantly as has those of our many customers, some reporting the wood burning stove was their "savoir" keeping them warm particularly during power cuts.

    To celebrate the onset of spring we are offering generous discounts off all stoves and ESSE cookers ordered by month end as our "Winter Warmers" offer draws to a close ahead of indicated price increases.

    Contact us here with your enquiry stating your contact number and post code, we will reply by return with our best offer.

    ESSE 100 DD
    ESSE 100 DD pictured
  • ESSE Ironheart EW "Super Saver Offer"

    Our ESSE Ironheart EW "Super Saver Offer" as advertised in February attracted much interest and the factory despite the weather have ensured all cookers ordered have been manufactured and dispatched on schedule.

    We have ONE Ironheart EW now available as part of our "Winter Warmer" offer - contact us now to secure at best price.

    ESSE Ironheart EW
  • Selkirk twin wall promo

    Selkirk twin wall flue pipe This month we are offering from stock "Selkirk Twin" wall flue pipe in 5" and 7" diameter at "trade price" while stocks last.

    Contact us here with either your requirements or plan of chimney, we can then determine your requirements.
  • Studio opening times

    Office hours Tuesday - Friday 10.00h - 16.00h.
    All Studio visits by appointment.
February 2018

  • ESSE Ironheart "Super Saver Offer"

    From 1st February to Friday 16th February 2018 inclusive.

    Our offer is limited to 3 ONLY ESSE "Ironheart EW" cook stoves on supply and delivery only basis as part of our 2018 "Super Saver" best price initiative.

    Terms of offer;

    Cookers must be paid for in full with order and delivery taken no later than 29th March 2018.

    Please send your enquiry via the Wood Stove Studio website including contact telephone number and post code for delivery; all enquiry's will be replied to within 24 hours. Offer is strictly limited to 3 units on first come first served basis.

    Cuisiniere cooking eggs
  • Pipes and parts

    Following our annual stock take we have surplus stocks of flexible flue liner and solid flue pipe, (mostly 125mm and 150mm diameter) for sale at vastly reduced prices.

    Flex liner is offered at 25€ HT per liner meter - buyer collects.

    Contact us now with your enquiry

  • Charnwood Feb offer

    Charnwood 16kW Cove 3 Ex Display

    Manufacturer's recommended retail price 3130.00 € HT + delivery and TVA. store stand option (or) standard on base* 2990.00 € HT + delivery and TVA.

    Our offer price (1 only) *1900.00 € + delivery and TVA.

    Contact us here, stating "Cove 3 offer"
  • Studio opening times

    Office hours Tuesday - Friday 10.00h - 16.00h.
    All Studio visits by appointment.
January 2018

  • Looking back, looking forward

    When looking back at our lead article in our January 2017 News and Events it's difficult to see what progress has been achieved other than "in principal agreements" by the UK government and Europe in terms of Brexit negotiations and its implications for us as Ex pats.

    For our customers we repeat our mandate to offer you "the best products and services we can at our most competitive prices".
  • A sneak preview

    So enthusiastic about taking delivery of their two electric ESSE cookers one customer asked if we could arrange for some photos of the cookers to be taken during manufacture, and our partners at the factory were pleased to oblige. Pictured just prior to being crated for dispatch is the ESSE 990 EL and Plus 500 (colour "Oxford Blue") - destination Paris.

    ESSE Oxford Blue

  • Raw materials

    With some certainty we know there are price increases due to come into effect in the 1st quarter of this year by some of our suppliers due to the rising cost of raw materials. To ensure you get the best deal on stoves and cookers in advance of price increases contact us now with your enquiry
  • Studio opening times

    Office hours Tuesday - Friday 10.00h - 16.00h.
    All Studio visits by appointment.
December 2017

  • Seasons Greetings

    On behalf of the Wood Stove Studio team Julie and I wish our customers a very happy Christmas, good health and prosperity in the New Year.
  • Stove review

    For those who regularly read our News and Events column you will be familiar with us annually reviewing our top 3 selling stoves.

    This year is no exception, however whereas we numerically tally how many of each model we have sold to determine the top 3 this year has been a complete mixed bag, so to be fair there is no outright numerical winner, interestingly though electric ESSE range cooker sales have become very popular. Watch this space!
  • Economic climate

    It's always controversial commenting on political situations so to be politically correct we won't, suffice to say our personal predictions on the effects of the Brexit vote and volatility in exchange rate has definitely impacted upon Ex pats ability and/or willingness to commit to medium to large purchases.

    Our fear is people will compromise on product quality and safety by cutting corners on installations to save on expenditure.

    Remember the cheapest price is not always the best value!

    At Wood Stove Studio we will ONLY offer products from leading brand suppliers and where installations are undertaken by us safety is paramount.

    We will continue to offer these leading brand products at the most competitive prices we can without compromising the service we offer and quality of workmanship.

    A quality stove or range cooker will last for many years (20 years is not uncommon) so a little bit extra for quality, peace of mind and longevity must be worth a little extra initial investment.
  • Longevity

    Just to reinforce our point about quality, we recently spotted this beautiful old stove, still loved and still working.


  • Stock clearance

    Why wait for the January sales when we have (a limited number of) "in stock stoves", loads of flue pipe, Selkirk twin wall pipe and flex liner in stock at vastly reduced prices to clear in advance of year end stock taking.

    Contact us now with your requirements, trade and retail enquiries welcome.
  • Trading times

    Our office and showroom will be closed from 4pm on Friday 22nd December reopening 10 am Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

    Enquiries during this period by email only please.
November 2017

  • Get switched on

    We are finding an increasing number of customers are choosing electric ESSE range cookers, in particular the ESSE 990 EL and Plus 500 companion.

    Our customers stating they love the traditional ESSE design but want to just "switch on the cooker".

    We have found the most difficult decision for most purchasers is colour choice, with 20 + beautiful colours to choose from.

    We are here to help our customers as we have the full range of ESSE cast iron enamelled colour plaques in our studio.

    With just 2 x 13 Amp supply cables to plug in - installation couldn't be easier.
  • Do you know?!

    You can add an electric "companion" cooker beside an ESSE wood fired cooker, this giving the ambience and economy of wood fired and convenience of electric. Contact us now for our year end offers on ESSE electric range cookers.
  • Charnwood Arc 5 and 7

    Looking for something a little different to the main stream stove styling, then take a look at the contemporary lines of the Charnwood Arc 5 and 7.

    Available now from Wood Stove Studio.

    Charnwood Arc 5
    Charnwood Arc 5 (picture courtesy of Charnwood archive)

  • ESSE Ironheart testimonial

    We received the below picture of our customer's recently installed ESSE Ironheart with comments:
    "it keeps our country place snug and warm and so far it's behaved impeccably, we have cooked bread and various other dishes, we are very much looking forward to sampling other dishes cooked by the ESSE over the forthcoming Winter season"

    ESSE Ironheart
  • Studio opening times

    All studio visits by appointment please, normal trading times Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm.
October 2017

  • ESSE W35

    We have added the new ESSE W35 to our portfolio as our 2017 live display cooker.

    Our W35 wood fired range cooker is not only a focal point, but runs our central heating system, produces the domestic hot water and of course is our cooking source.

    Visitors to Wood Stove Studio love it, it's cosy, homely and functional.
  • ESSE Ironheart Special Autumn-Winter Offers

    For the month of October we are running an extra special promo on all ESSE Ironheart WN models ordered and paid for during the month of October.

    This classic and much sought after wood fired range cooker is a customer favourite. With its glass fronted firebox door you can always enjoy a view of the fire.

    Remember ALL ESSE cookers are hand crafted to each customer order, for orders placed in October delivery is assured by year end.

    Ironheart display stove
    Customer's ESSE Ironheart with view of fire
  • Stovax Studio 1 now in stock

    Stovax Studio 1 Our September stove of the month is now in stock and available at the discounted price of 1895.00 € HT + delivery + (installation if applicable) and TVA.
  • Buzzy things!

    For maison secondaire owners visiting their properties after the summer break ensure chimneys are swept by a competent and registered sweep before lighting up.

    We have found out wasps and frelons (hornets) are attracted to nesting in chimneys and soon come to life when a fire is lit!
  • Studio opening times

    All studio visits by appointment please, normal trading times Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm.
September 2017

  • Autumn beckons

    With most summer holidays now over and an Autumnal feel to the evenings it's time to ignite the fires / wood burning stoves and settle down to watching our favourite TV programmes, or just be mesmerised by the flickering flames. For those with a Wood Burning Stove evenings have never been more cosy, for those still pondering changing from an open fire to a Wood Burning Stove then contact Wood Stove Studio. For best stove offers and great service make Wood Stove Studio your supplier of choice.
  • Stove Efficiency

    Not only is a quality wood burning stove more efficient (about 80% efficiency compared 20% for an open fire); it's safer, environmentally more friendly and will save you money on fuel.
  • Stovax Studio 1 Freestanding
    Stovax Studio 1 Freestanding.
    Bench optional - price on application.
    Picture courtesy of Stovax archive.

    Stove of the Month: September 2017

    We have picked the Stovax Studio 1 as our Stove of the Month.

    This 5kW Freestanding stove with clean contemporary looks and a quoted efficiency rating of 75% makes a statement in any home, with its large unobstructed glass door the view of the fire is quite mesmerising.

    Our September 2017 offer price for this stove (one only) is 1895.00 € HT.

    A massive saving of 547.50 € HT of the manufacturer's current RRP.

    Available first week in October for delivery or collection.

    Delivery, installation (if applicable) and TVA must be added to the above HT figure.

    If you are interested then contact us here stating "September stove of the month offer".

  • Charnwood Cove 3
    Charnwood Cove 3; 12- 16kW multifuel stove.
    Optional base / stands available - price on application.
    Picture courtesy Charnwood archive.

    Charnwood Cove 3 Ex display (standard base)

    1 only - new and unused.

    Manufacturer's current RRP 2990.00 € HT.

    Offer price 2195.00 € HT.

    A beast of a stove at a snip of its full RRP.

    Contact us here stating "Cove 3 offer".

    Delivery, installation (if applicable) and TVA must be added to the above HT figure.

  • Our usual office hours

    Tuesday - Friday 10.00 am - 4.00pm.

    Showroom visits strictly by appointment only.

    Special note: Due to work commitments in September our office will not always be manned so please send us your enquiry via email and we will reply as soon as possible.
  • What's new in October?

    New "live display" will be unveiled early October.

    ESSE Ironheart seasonal offer.
August 2017

  • Twin wall modular chimneys

    July in particular for us was a very busy month for installing twin wall chimneys. Finding a practical, safe and cost effective solution to properties with no suitable masonry chimney or no existing chimney is a speciality for Wood Stove Studio. With our "in house" design capability and stocks of Selkirk twin wall product we have found the right solution for many clients.

    One client (near Cherbourg) recently awarding us the contract to install two new stoves and 3 twin wall chimneys replacing poor and unsafe existing installations.

    Selkirk twin wall chimney Selkirk twin wall chimney

    Selkirk twin wall chimneys exiting roof via bespoke lead flashing terminating with storm collar and anti-downdraft cowl
  • ESSE cookers now on 10 week lead times

    Following the summer break and big Q2 order intake ESSE range cookers are now on a 10 week lead time from date of order placement.

    All ESSE cookers are "hand crafted" to order, with 20 colour choices and several fuel options each and every ESSE range cooker is built to the customer's specific requirement, this is one reason an ESSE cooker is so sought after and cherished.

    Contact us now with your requirements
  • Prices continue to rise

    Many of our suppliers have raised product prices in the first half of this year stating that raw material, transport cost and in some cases exchange rates have made an increase necessary.

    We will always offer the stove of your choice from our extensive portfolio at the best price so contact us now with your requirement.
  • Internet rules!

    In the 10 years we have traded in France we have witnessed an ever increasing number of customers making their stove choice via our internet site (www.woodstovestudio.com) from the comfort of their own home. Less than 10% of customers now visiting our Studio showroom. With this in mind we have vastly scaled down our showroom inventory and showroom visits starting from 1st August will be strictly by appointment only.

    We will of course offer all the technical expertise required from initial enquiry to installation (where applicable).
July 2017

  • Special offers snapped up

    Our Ex display special offers have been snapped up by discerning clients, we only have the Charnwood Cove 3 and the Stovax Studio 1 freestanding stoves remaining so if one of these is of interest to you then contact us now to take advantage of these unrepeatable offers.
  • ESSE W35

    ESSE W35 (colour "shadow") supplied by Wood Stove Studio to clients in department 27 near Pont Audemer.

    Picture below showing the cooker (partially in wraps) pre installation.

    ESSE W35 - Shadow
  • Longer "lead times"

    Remember many factories will shortly be taking their summer breaks so "lead times" (delai) on product will be longer. We know from previous years after the summer break product availability and deliveries can be two or three weeks longer than on orders processed in June and early July.

    If you have a specific stove, cooker or chimney requirement then contact us now to beat the delay (delai).
  • Studio opening times

    Due to our summer workload ALL Studio visits by appointment please.
    We prefer enquiries via email where possible.
June 2017

  • Ex display stove offers

    For limited period only we are offering the following new stoves at greatly discounted prices;

    • Charnwood Cove 3 (16kW) with store stand
    • Stovax Stockton 6 (6kW)
    • Stovax Studio 1 freestanding (5kW)
    • Stovax Studio 2 freestanding (9kW)
    • ESSE Ironheart EW cook stove

    Please contact us here requesting best price on the stove(s) on which you are interested - our offer is strictly limited to one example of each stove listed and are offered on 1st come 1st served basis.

    ESSE Ironheart EW
    A great cook stove at a great price - due in stock soon
  • Elections

    By the time this edition of our News and Events goes to press the UK elections will be well underway, hopefully by month end with elections in France and the UK concluded we can all look forward to the summer months with some political certainty.
  • Busy times ahead

    July and August traditionally are two of our busiest months for installations, customers wanting their stoves installed in readiness for Autumn, yes we are talking Autumn already.

    If you are in the market for a new stove or range cooker then contact us NOW, it's never too early and with some great ex display stove offers up for grabs now is the time to bag great stoves at rock bottom prices.
  • Safety FIRST

    We continue to hear of stoves and chimneys being installed by unqualified individuals sometimes in ignorance others because the price offered was cheap. In many cases the customer is putting their home and family members' lives at risk, remember a poorly installed stove or flue could leak poisonous fumes - Carbon Monoxide (CO) - it's odourless so will not be detected by smell, in the trade it's referred to as the "silent killer". Fire is a more obvious risk often with devastating consequences.

    Here at Wood Stove Studio safety takes absolute priority, we make no compromises, we always supply (if not existing) a CO monitor / alarm, we respect the manufacturer guidelines for installations and are insured for the works we undertake. Think before you make a decision on a "cheap" offer, does the product being offered meet safety standards? Is the installer; trained, qualified and insured, are we getting value for money?

    We ONLY supply stoves and chimney systems from leading brand manufacturers, we undergo regular product training from our main suppliers, and we are insured. Our installations are carefully designed and installed to ensure our customers get a safe, efficient and value for money job. Contact us now with your enquiry - for your peace of mind and security. "Life is priceless"
  • Stovax Stockton - a customer favourite

    Pictured - Stovax Stockton 8 two door flat top traditional style wood burning stove recently supplied and installed by Wood Stove Studio to clients in dept. 61 near Couterne.

    Stovax Stockton 8
May 2017

  • Snow Alert!

    Just when we thought spring had arrived with temperatures over Easter well above 20 degrees C then the end of April both sides of the channel night time frosts and snow in the daytime with temperatures in low single figures, nature has a habit of catching us all out.

    So the wood burning stoves come to the rescue yet again, don't you get caught out by the cold, its never too soon to make that stove purchase. Don't delay till the Autumn especially with great offers available NOW at Wood Stove Studio.
  • Ex-Display Discounts

    Ex Display stoves from 5kW > 16kW now up for grabs at discounted prices. After our annual stock take we always review our current display to make way for new stocks.

    Contact us now with your requirements stating "Ex display stove offers"....

    Wood Stove Studio showroom
  • Pipes and Parts

    We keep in stock; "consumable" parts for the most popular Hunter, Parkray, Stovax and ESSE Stoves, parts such as refractory bricks, rope seal kits, OEM glass, flue pipe, thermometers and Fire box accessories for the ESSE Ironheart.

    Contact us now with your requirements (please state stove make / model and serial number)
  • Seeing Double!

    Double sided stoves always make a statement, we can supply a full range of double sided stoves, styles from traditional to contemporary, flat top to canopy.

    Double sided Stovax Stockton 8 flat top stove
    Double sided Stovax Stockton 8 flat top stove, supplied and installed by Wood Stove Studio
  • Studio opening times

    All studio visits by appointment please, normal trading times Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm.
April 2017

  • Only available in Black!

    No more do we have to say stoves are "only available in black" as ESSE introduce five new colours to their stove range, complimented with new stoves and a "Log Store" base "option" on selected models.

    At Wood Stove Studio we have found an increasing number of customers are choosing a log store type base for their stove as it not only elevates the stove making it more practical to refuel and store some logs but gives the stove more prominence.

    Ask us now for more details or request the 2017 ESSE Stove brochure
  • Automatic Ignition!

    It sounds like something more associated with a car than a wood burning stove, but yes this "Hot Technology" invented in the UK and available on selected ESSE stoves is a remote controlled fire lighting system. Most stove users like the tradition of manually lighting the stove, however on occasions it can be a chore so this ingenious device brings automation to fire lighting, also by preheating the stove and flue the efficiency of fire lighting is improved as the warm flue draws straight away.

    Contact us here for more info on the ESSE Autoblaze system
  • Brexit Bites

    Now article 50 has been officially triggered the Brexit process begins with politicians in both the UK and Europe starting to negotiate terms of the "divorce".

    An uneasy time for all Expats on both sides as our futures ultimately will be determined by the outcome of such negotiations, we can only hope that we are not used as pawns in the process!

    From a business perspective little should change in the next couple of years until trading relationships between the UK and the rest of Europe have been agreed, however the financial experts are predicting potentially volatile exchange rate fluctuations, this can and will impact on any purchases. At Wood Stove Studio we will continue to offer the most competitive deals on all of our products and services.

    Always look out for our monthly special offers.
  • Price rises

    As predicted ESSE have announced a 5% price rise on most of its cooker range as of 1st April 2017.

    Where we have quoted for ESSE cookers our offer remains valid as per validity of quotation for orders confirmed and paid for in full prior to April 1st. After 1st April ALL offers will be reviewed using new pricing structure.

    Hunter Stoves group also have announced price increases coming into effect from April 1st.
  • Stock Clearance

    This month's special offer is on Selkirk twin wall chimney products.

    New Selkirk twin wall chimney in 7" (178mm) diameter comprising nominal 7 metres of pipe, 2 x 30 degree elbows, Tee, wall bands, antidowndraft cowl, adaptor, and lead roof flashing.

    60% off RRP

    Offered as package for 1970.00 € TTC

    Please contact us stating "Stock Clearance offer"
  • Always In Stock

    Selkirk Chimney Parts Selkirk twin wall pipe, flexible flue liner and vitreous enamelled pipe.

    Contact us here with your enquiries, Trade and Private enquiries welcome.
  • Studio opening times

    All studio visits by appointment please, normal trading times Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm.
March 2017

  • Take FIVE

    This month's special offers are on our "in stock" 5>6 kW stoves, with models ranging from the traditional design Stockton 5 and Parkray Compact 5 to the contemporary design Stovax Studio 1.

    All offers are while stocks last - contact us here stating "March 2017 Stove" offers
  • ESSE 905WN

    ESSE 905WN A customer favourite; the ESSE 905WN wood fired range cooker, this one supplied by Wood Stove Studio to clients in Brittany is the focal point of the kitchen, colour "cream".

  • ESSE Installation

    ESSE 200 XK contemporary design 8kW woodburning stove and Selkirk "satin finish" twin wall chimney supplied and installed by Wood Stove Studio in this prestigious newly renovated stone property near to Domfront in dept 50.

    ESSE 200 XK contemporary design 8kW woodburning stove Selkirk satin finish twin wall chimney

  • Prices set to rise

    In recent business news reports inflation and cost of raw materials are set to rise and in some cases as much as double figure percentages.

    We know many of our suppliers have absorbed recent rises in fuel and raw material costs in an effort to keep prices stable, however with double digit increases price rises are now expected.

    If you are considering a new stove or cooker purchase then our advice is not to delay that decision.

    Contact us now for our best offers on stoves and ESSE range cookers
  • Studio opening times

    All studio visits by appointment please, normal trading times Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm.
February 2017

  • Cold Snap continues

    As this winter's cold snap continues with almost daily sub zero temperatures it's been a good test for everyone's heating systems.

    We have been delighted to receive emails and letters from customers who have recently had stoves and cookers supplied by Wood Stove Studio saying how happy and warm they have been with their new appliance. We always appreciate this feedback and customer referrals.

    "Thanks for doing a great job. It is working very well. I have bought a huge load of wood, which is certainly better quality than the cheap stuff I bought in England for the first night."
    ESSE 200XK user testimonial

  • ESSE Ironheart "Super Saver" offer

    ESSEFor the calendar month of February ONLY we have 4 ESSE Ironheart wood fired range cookers on special offer.

    3 of which are Ironheart EW non boiler models and one Ironheart EWB with integral (nominal 9.7 kW) boiler, suitable for domestic hot water and up to 3 radiators*.

    Our offer applies to supply and delivery only sales or supply and installation sales if applicable.

    Cookers must be paid for in full with order and delivery taken no later than 1st May 2017.

    This "Super Saver" offer is strictly limited to 4 units which are offered on first come first served basis.

    Please enquire here and include French post code and contact telephone number. We will reply to all enquiries within a 24 hour period with a formal offer subject to availability.
  • Stovax Studio 1 and Studio 2 offers

    Still in manufacturer's packaging ONE Only;

    "Stovax Studio 1" Freestanding 5kW contemporary design wood burning stove.

    Manufacturer's recommended retail price 2447.50 € HT + delivery, TVA and installation if applicable.

    Offer price 1995.00 € HT + delivery, TVA and installation if applicable.

    Stovax Studio 2"Stovax Studio 2" Freestanding 9kW contemporary design wood burning stove, currently our display model offered at 2250.00 € HT a massive 472.50 € off current manufactures list price. Delivery, TVA and installation cost (if applicable to be added).

    Bench options available at additional cost.
  • Studio opening times

    All studio visits by appointment please.
January 2017

  • 2017 Mandate

    With Brexit in the news on a daily basis the uncertainty of the implications for ex pats and trading partnerships between the UK and Europe are certain to be quite challenging, one can only hope the politicians negotiate the best outcome for all parties - only time will reveal.

    At Wood Stove Studio we have built a well respected brand serving both ex pats and French citizens alike, supplying quality products from leading brand manufacturers complimented with an unrivalled personal service.

    Our mandate for this coming year as we celebrate 10 years of trading is to continue to offer the best products and services possible always at competitive prices.
  • New Product Range

    Wishing to offer our customers the widest choice of quality stoves we are pleased to add "Burley" wood burning stoves to our existing stove portfolio. With some of the best efficiency (rendement) values currently on the market this exciting range of stoves complies with the most demanding technical legislation.

    We love the technology, you will love the efficiency and the "mesmeric flame pattern".

  • ESSE Ironheart continues to be a customer favourite

    The below picture illustrates an ESSE Ironheart EW and Selkirk twin wall chimney being installed by Wood Stove Studio this month in a "passive" new build all timber property in dept 14 near Caen.

    ESSE installation Jan 2017

    Via our February News and Events we will be announcing some very special but limited ESSE Ironheart offers, so make a diary note to check out our website next month
  • Studio opening times

    Office opening times: Tuesday > Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

    All studio visits by appointment please.

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