The Defra Approved Hampton 5 is one of the most up to date and cleanest wood burning stoves sold in the UK. It has been tested and approved to meet the new Ecodesign requirements that will be mandatory for all stoves by 2022, making this a stove for now and for the future.
This model not only meets but exceeds the government’s tough requirements by some distance; many stoves do not pass the test at all.
The Hampton 5 boasts some of the lowest combined readings of NOx, CO and dust of any wood burning stove sold in the UK. In response to the government’s initiatives to lower such emissions from wood burning stoves, you can rest assured that you have one of the cleanest stoves for sale in the UK. This unrivalled clean burn has been achieved by the quality engineering exhibited in all Hampton models. All bodies are made from thick steel plate that is perfectly folded and welded together, ensuring no air can leak into the stove.
The hidden gem of this stove is its internal shell – effectively another stove inside the stove, where air is drawn in from the stove’s rear, fed between these two layers of steel and precisely dispersed over the fire at the rear, through a series of holes inside the chamber. Having the air introduced high up in chamber is an effective way of re-burning the initial smoke and pollutants created by the fire. The air that is not dispersed through these holes speeds up as it rises over the fire and is released like a curtain of air over the glass. This heating effect speeds the air up and is the most effective way of keeping the glass clean. In our attached video you can see the curtain of air descend on the glass as the vent is opened. Practical and truly wonderful to watch. The Hampton 5 is a wood burning only stove therefore does not require a multi-fuel grate or ash pan as wood loves to burn on the base. The stove is however lined with thick 30mm vermiculite boards that protect the stoves shell and its internal steel baffle is removable for sweeping. Under the stove is the simple push pull lever that gives an incredibly accurate degree of control over the fire as the vent plate is mechanically attached to the body. The Hampton has a 30mm thick virgin ore cast iron door that helps retain and slowly release the heat into the room in conjunction with the stove’s thick steel body. Going into the door is the stove’s unique handmade twist handle with wooden lever. As with all parts of the Hampton they are well designed and engineered but not over-complicated. Too often stoves have over-complicated system that do not stand the test of time and can be incredibly expensive and complicated to fix.