Updated 26 May 2017
Bottom line: This freestanding woodburner produced 8.7 kW when NES tested. It has a predominantly radiant heating mode and is NES (clean-air) approved for urban areas. It has good emissions performance (slightly above average for a NES compliant woodburner) and good efficiency (slightly above average for a NES compliant woodburner).
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Testing for emissions, efficiency and power output using AS/NZS 4012/4013 was carried out by an independent lab in New Zealand.
We analyse data from National Environmental Standards (NES) testing to generate scores out of 10 for emissions and efficiency, along with an overall score. This gives us a clear picture of the performance, features and specifications for almost every model on the market.
Where available, we've also included the NZHHA output results. These results reflect the absolute maximum heat output you could achieve in your home.
Price is from the manufacturers’ survey and is without a flue kit unless stated otherwise.
Overall score includes:
23 Jul 2017, Richard S.
The top on our fire has cracked from the flue outwards towards the front slowly increasing all the time. Despite Mitre 10 being rung as the supplier they quickly passed onto Metro. Metro blamed lack of firebricks in fire which they were clearly shown are in the fire. Metro would only work with a warrenty if we had the fire removed sent to Timaru for shipping to North Island for repairs.
No customer service or backup from Mitre 10 or Metro. Unpleasant to deal with and dont recommend as suppliers. No point in 10 year warrenty on firebox when top is part of it and not covered from cracking.
No, this product has too many drawbacks.
12 Nov 2015, Hamish W.
Product use: 6 months or more
It's very easy to light and get going; warms up really fast - and so does the kitchen. It's fitted with a wetback and in winter we get all of our hot water from it, unless we're away and it's not lit. Even though it's a wetback model it produces enough heat to keep the whole house warm unless it is severely cold. The dogs absolutely love it!
None at all
Yes, I recommend this product.
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