Wood Burning Stoves: Advice on choosing and operating

15th Feb. 2012 7.30-9.30pm Emmanuel United Reform Church Cherry Hinton Road CB1 7AJ
(at the bottom of Coleridge Road, on the corner with Hartington Grove, parking available)

Here are some pictures from the event.


Panel discussion

David Ousby from Cambridge Wood Works

Feedback from the event:

  • 65 people came (in addition to Transition Cambridge energy group organisers)
  • 26 feedback forms were returned
  • 26 said the event was very useful (17) or quite useful (9)
  • 21 said they would be interested in similar events
  • Many people commented on the excellent panel - informed and with a range of viewpoints from the sweep, stoves vendor and wood supplier as well as householders.
  • The most popular topics for future events were
    • Controlling your heating system
    • Draught proofing and ventilation

An efficient stove burning locally sourced wood will give you versatile heat beautifully and help reduce your carbon emissions.

Waste wood - Smokeless zones - Airwash - Ceramic heat store - Double skin flue - Cleaning - Paper logs - Fire lighters - Integral fan - Chimney liners -

If you are thinking of getting a stove, or if you have a stove and you have a question about how to make the most of it:

  1. Read our Wood Stoves FAQ
  2. Come on 15th February and ask our panel
  • David Ousby from Cambridge Wood Works
  • Chris Boulton from Ablewight (experienced chimney sweeps)
  • Hugh Baynes from Cambridge Woodburning Stoves
  • Experienced householders

Provisional Programme:

19.10Doors Open (come in and browse stalls)
19.30Introductory talk, an overview of the main considerations and options
20.00Panel will answer questions
21.00Refreshments
21.30End

Downloads: poster or leaflet

This will be the fifth Energy group Forum on home energy topics. We have already looked at: