Stovax Stockton 5

Based On 15 Reviews

Heat Output: 5kw Flue Diameter: 125mm (5") Fuel Type: Multifuel Stove Material: Steel Flue Exit Options: Top or Rear Height: 544mm Width: 469mm Depth: 335mm

Stovax Stockton 5 Wood/Multifuel

Stovax Stockton 5 Stove Review

This model has a squarer shape than the Stovax Stockton 3 or Stovax Stockton 4 and is now manufactured with a multi-fuel riddling grate. The Stockton 5 incorporates the very latest cleanburn technology. Burning wood or solid fuel with outstanding efficiency, resulting in more heat delivery into the room and less going up the chimney. It works by using three separate airflows: primary air to burn solid fuel in the conventional way, plus airwash air to keep the window clean and pre-heated secondary or cleanburn air to burn excess hydrocarbons in the smoke.

Stovax Stockton 5 Wood/Multifuel, 8.6 out of 10 based on 15 ratings

15 Reviews to “Stovax Stockton 5 Wood/Multifuel”

  1. T Pewter

    June 7th, 2011
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    Having moved from an open fire to a stove I initially found the log size to be a problem. Due to the angle of the baffle plate the interior is compact so only the smaller logs would fit. I have moved onto compressed saw dust logs and these are far better sized for use with this type of stove. I do find that the glass blackens quite quickly and requires frequent cleaning. The heat output of the stove is superb and very controllable. Depending on the fuel it is possible to leave logs overnight and still have the fire alight in the morning.

  2. nick gibson

    June 7th, 2011
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    An excellent all-rounder at a good price. Installation was a couple of hours, service only once a year.

    Will burn anything, gets hot quickly and stays hot.

    Fiddly to control at first but once mastered it is a doddle – I would certainly recommend.

  3. Fiona Laing

    June 7th, 2011
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    Brilliant purchase great heat easy to use and a great investment. I saved £178 on electric bill as this stove heats all my rooms if I leave doors open. Wish I had got one years ago. Also a brilliant focal point for any sitting room.

  4. g barnard

    June 7th, 2011
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    Stove was very easy to install and has worked well from day one, after getting used to the controls. I’ve found it best to leave the airwash mostly open and control via the lower slider otherwise the glass does blacken quickly especially with solid fuel. I bought this stove as a woodburner only but soon added the multifuel kit which was a bit fiddly and required some adjusting to make the door close.
    The output once it gets going (30mins) is amazing but it does get through the fuel quite fast, or if turned down seems to go too cool, as said, it takes some getting used to.
    Overall I’m very happy with the stove and wouldn’t be without it now!

  5. benjamin

    June 7th, 2011
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    never had a stove before so nothing to compare it with. was looking at a morso squirrel stove but they are more expensive and the fire box is smaller so only take smaller logs.

    initially had a problem with fire not drawing properly but this was due to our chinmey. The fitter came back and put a cowl on the chinmey pot to make draw more regular.

    now works fine, heats our living room in winter – victorian terrace – and looks nice too

  6. Jane Frances Jones

    June 7th, 2011
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    We use it solely as a woodburner and find it performs very well. It was chosen because of the large glass area in the door which gives an excellent view of the fire. The only problem we have had is with a hinge pin which rises out of its housing a tiny amount each time the door is opened.

  7. T Barrow

    June 7th, 2011
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    This was my first stove, but we have friends with stoves to compare it to. We’ve been using this stove for two winters now and it’s been brilliant. 30 minutes after lighting it, the central heating goes off and stays off. Gets our 20′ x 13′ living room up to about 23 degrees with the living room door open.
    Burning good dry oak and ash, and with the airwash fully or almost fully open keeps the glass nice and clean, but it did soot up badly when I tried it with coal and the airwash closed.
    Quite a small firebox (as others have mentioned) and a bit fiddly, I might have done better to save some money and bought the “just wood” version as I understand you get more space with the woodburner.
    Lights easily and burns well, we have never tried to keep a fire lit overnight and usually just use it after work in the evening and as needed at weekend. Using it like this means I only have to empty the ash out once a week, which is a lot less than I was expecting. £110 worth of oak (plus a couple of broken up pallets to get it started)lasted me all winter.
    I would recommend this stove to anyone with a similar sized living room

  8. Hannah

    June 8th, 2011
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    Our first stove so nothing to compare it with but definitely a great purchase. I am now addicted to having a fire, and start wishing for colder days just so that we can have the heating off and the fire on!

    Pros: This stove looks great and provides a real focal point for the room. It is quite square for a stove of its size which is aesthetically pleasing in a large chimney recess. Large window allows you to see the fire well. Gets very hot very quickly and has good heat output. Will burn pretty much anything (as long as its dry) with the multifuel kit fitted. Has really helped to keep our heating bills down. Like others we struggled with getting a fire going for the first few weeks, though this may have been due to our inexperience rather than anything else. We can now get a roaring fire going in about 5 mins, and good heat output within half an hour. The stove will burn overnight if packed with coal which is a lovely feature in cold winters.

    Cons: The size and shape of the stove, coupled with a high log guard means that only smallish logs can be used (we often have to split our logs further after delivery because they don’t fit into the stove otherwise). This means that we seem to get through logs quite quickly, or else use coal to slow down the burn rate. Like others we have found that the airwash only seems to work effectively when the stove is burned at high output. When burning coal or on low output the glass blackens very quickly. Easy enough to clean, though a messy job. Ash removal can also be a bit messy as the ash pan is slightly too small for the bottom of the stove so does not collect everything (though we use a vacuum cleaner to clean the stove – once cool! – anyway so this is not too much of a problem). We also have the problem with the door pin mentioned by someone else. Its an annoyance rather than a major problem, as it pops back in with a tap from a hammer. After 18 months of use, parts of the stove look like they could do with refinishing with stove paint.

    Overall – best purchase in our whole house renovation. I can’t imagine living in a stove free house now. I would purchase this stove and recommend it to a friend. If I was replacing it, I might look for a slightly larger model to be able to burn bigger logs.

  9. Jill

    June 8th, 2011
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    This was out first stove, we have lived with open fires for years so it was a bonus to be able to close the door on the stove and leave the house knowing the fire was safe. It is absolutely brilliant, we use this stove to heat kitchen, dining room and study. We have saved so much on gas bills. We love it so much we installed a Stovax 7 in our sitting room and that really packs out the heat!
    Would recommend to anyone, it is easy to use and yes the glass does blacken but if you use really seasoned wood this isn’t so much of a problem and it is easy to clean with newspaper and if that doesn’t work Stovax Glass Cleaner.

  10. Tracey

    June 8th, 2011
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    This stove is great, small in size it gives out plenty of heat. We burn wood logs and have no problems at all. The glass blackened after initial use but left alone it self cleaned and is now fine. Highly recommend buying one!

  11. Steve Ball

    June 8th, 2011
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    Not the first solid fuel burner that we have purchased. Generally a good all round solid fuel burner. As already mentioned the firebox capacity is reduced by the top baffle this reduces the size of logs that can be burnt. This firebox is also not that wide and can only take one decent log.
    The fire is more than capable of heating a large room and some heat spills out into the hallway. If you are looking for a stove that will provide more than this buy a larger model. Although rated at 5kw which is easily achieveable using coal it will not achieve this level of output using logs. Similiarly it will only stay in all night on coal. The glass self cleans reasonably well and our top hinge pin also rises up as the door is opened and closed??
    I would recommend this fire but only to heat an 18ft x 14ft room.

  12. Sharon Taylor

    June 8th, 2011
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    One of the best things we have ever bought for the house and worth every penny (even though it wasn’t that expensive in relation to some stoves we had looked at).
    It is aesthetically very pleasing and having a fairly small room the output is just right.
    We struggled at the start to stop the glass blackening but the self clean system is ace and the glass is very clear.
    I particularly liked the fact there is a large viewing window on this stove.
    Overall an excellent purchase, definately value for money, and would recommend this stove and the supplier to a friend. (and indeed we have!)

  13. Melanie Burch

    November 19th, 2011
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    This little stove has become the heart of my house and would not be without it, bring on the cold weather is all I say!!

    Came well packaged and build is of high quality. Easy to install and is so easy to light.

    I bought just the woodburner on recommendation of a stove dealer, is very aesthetically pleasing with the large viewing window and takes a fare sized log to. After a month of owning it, fills me with confidence to leave it burning when going to bed, or leaving the house.

    A Great Investment and money well spent!!

  14. C Staples

    December 7th, 2011
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    Great stove. Had a more limited choice as it needed to be Defra approved, which this one is if the optional extra is purchased (must say, it doesn’t look any different to the ‘non Defra’ part though!).
    Great looks & a better sized grate than some other 5kw stoves, so logs don’t have to be too tiny.
    Lights easily & we’ve found the glass stays quite clean if running on high (glass is easy to clean though in any case). Have the multifuel version, but we haven’t yet tried it with anything other than wood, so not sure if it would keep alight all night.
    We’ve the same problem as some others re the ‘pin’ on the door hinge, but it’s no big deal. Also noticed a funny smell, but instructions say this will wear off with use (we’ve only had it in use for @10 days).
    Would definitely recommend this to anyone – just regret we didn’t get one sooner!!

  15. Iestyn Davies

    June 12th, 2012
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    We have two wood burning stoves, the first a clearview, the second a Stovax View 5. It seems like I am comparing Fords with Ferraris.
    The stovax isn’t a patch on the ClearView and I am cross with myself for going for a modern look instead of sticking with the function of the ClearView.
    The door handle – What handle its a bent stick! This looks “modern” not having a handle but refuelling, which is required a lot due to the small firebox isn’t easy. You ALWAYS have to put on a glove, even to drop in a sweet wrapper or bit of paper as you can’t close the door with the stick you have to give it a slam with a gloved hand. This slam has to be a strong one and causes to stove to move slightly and over time (less than 3 months of use) the fire cement around the flue has broken up and the stove now rocks!

    It not easy to maintain a constant temperature due to the controlls – The ClearView is child’s play -although I must say never let a child play with the fire!!

    All in all a disappointment from Stovax.

    Might stick it on Ebay in the Winter and see if I can get a ClearView.

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