Updated 26 May 2017

Stovax

Riva Studio 2 NZ

Bottom line: This insert woodburner produced 12 kW when NES tested. It has a predominantly radiant and convective heating mode and is NES (clean-air) approved for urban areas. It has OK emissions performance (though slightly below average for a NES compliant woodburner) and OK efficiency (though slightly below average for a NES compliant woodburner).

Riva Studio 2 NZ
Consumer score
61
Avg price

$7245

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Test results

Overall score
OK
61
Emissions
OK
6.0/10
Efficiency
OK
6.1/10

Good points

  • NES (clean air) approved for urban areas.
  • OK emissions performance (though slightly below average for a NES compliant woodburner).
  • OK efficiency (though slightly below average for a NES compliant woodburner).
  • Can be installed in Hastings Zone 1.

But

  • Can't be installed in most Canterbury clean air zones after 31 October 2017.
  • Can't be installed in some parts of the Nelson Urban Area.

Our assessment

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:
Efficiency (60%)
Emissions (40%)

Key data

Model

Type
Insert
Avg price
$7245

Specifications

Emissions (g/kg)
1.0
Efficiency (%)
66
Power output (kW)

12

Meets NES standards
NZHHA test power output (kW)

-

Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
1020 x 780 x 371
Radiant or convector
Both

Features

Wetback
No
CM1 Emissions (g/kg)
n/a
CM1 Efficiency (%)
n/a
ULEB
No
LEB
Yes
Hastings
Yes
Central Otago
No
Special features
-

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Notes
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