The Dunsley range of woodburning and multifuel stoves has increased dramatically in recent years. It is fair to say that the Dunsley Highlander stove range has been popular and continues to attract the attention of consumers. This is a company which is very proactive, client receptive and forward thinking with regards to regulations especially those involving the environment. So, what makes the Dunsley Highlander stove range so popular?
Before we take a look at the new additions to the range, it is worth reminding ourselves of exactly what this range of stoves has to offer.
Dunsley Highlander design
It is only when you begin to look at the design in more detail that you appreciate the doffed hat to the traditional look with a modern twist. This is a skilled that few stove companies have managed to perfect, the ability to offer the best of both worlds to those who are looking for tradition and those looking for modern. One thing is certain, the steel body and the cast-iron door ensure heat is distributed as efficiently as possible. Then we have the large glass viewing area, which is the predominant focus of anybody who will come across your stove.
The opportunity to watch the flickering flames and the burning embers should not be underestimated. The chance to sit back, kick off those shoes, relax and enjoy the ambience is priceless.
Dunsley Highlander efficiency rating
Those who follow the stove market will be well aware that efficiency ratings have increased dramatically in recent years. All of the stoves we will cover in this article have efficiency ratings in the high 70s/early 80s. When you bear in mind that a coal fire has an efficiency rating of between 20% and 30%, this says everything.
We also live in a world where eco-friendly technology is emerging all the time, regulations are tightening and consumers and governments keep demanding more and more. It is fair to say that Dunsley stoves certainly keep up with the times and are making their mark amongst UK consumers.
Ecodesign and DEFRA
While Ecodesign regulations, discussed and agreed before the UK left the EU, do not come in until 2022, these stoves already abide by Ecodesign Ready regulations. This means that they are more efficient, produce fewer emissions and maximise your spending on fuel. When it comes to DEFRA regulations, the vast majority of these stoves can also be used in smoke control areas. Slowly but surely the number of smoke control areas has been increasing. This is a trend likely to continue for some time to come.
Dunsley stove quality and durability
While the latest additions to the range of Dunsley stoves have been in the offing for some time, it is most certainly a case of quality coming first. As we touched on above, the designs give a little to everybody, those looking for a traditional look and those looking for a modern twist. Then there is the durability element. The steel body and cast-iron door are not only critical when radiating heat in an efficient manner, but they are very important when it comes to durability.
Many people will notice that when you buy a new Dunsley Highlander stove you receive a one-year warranty on parts and a 10 year warranty on the body. Unfortunately, you will experience some wear and tear on parts as a consequence of the excessive heat to which they are exposed. However, offering warranties for parts and the body shows a high degree of confidence in their products.
Additions to the range of Dunsley Highlander stoves
Now that we have covered the main elements of the Dunsley Highlander range, let’s take a look at some of the new additions and what they have to offer. As you will see from the list below, ranging from 3 kW up to 8 kW, there is something for everybody and every room size.
Dunsley Highlander 3 Enviroburn SG Solo Multifuel Stove
Many people make the mistake of believing that a relatively small stove such as the Dunsley Highlander 3 Enviroburn SG Solo Multifuel Stove will not pack a punch. Well it does!
The heat capacity on this particular model will actually peak at 3.9 kW and it has a relatively large viewing area so that you can watch the flickering flames and the burning embers. The ability to incorporate, as we mentioned above, elements of traditional design with a modern twist has gone down extremely well. This model is perfect for relatively small rooms although it will also take the chill off a medium size room.
Dunsley Highlander 5 Enviroburn Multi-Fuel / Wood Burning Stove
As the name suggests, the Dunsley Highlander 5 Enviroburn Multi-Fuel / Wood Burning Stove offers a maximum heat output of 5 kW. The fact it also comes in multifuel and woodburning variations has again expanded the marketplace from the very start.
This particular model only has one door for refuelling and removing ashes, helping to prevent over firing. This can be a problem with some stoves, impacting efficiency, heat output and in some cases the durability of the parts. It seems that Dunsley have thought of everything!
Dunsley Highlander 5 Enviroburn Solo Multi Fuel / Wood Burning Stove
The relatively compact design of the Dunsley Highlander 5 Enviroburn Solo Multi Fuel / Wood Burning Stove has become a very strong selling point for many consumers. The power is there, heat is there and you can feel it and due to the compact design you can place it just about anywhere in your room.
We know that many of our customers enjoy watching the flickering flames and the burning embers, so they will be interested in the airwash system. Unlike the vast majority of stoves, this system is controllable which impacts the size and flicker of the flames. In many ways this addition reminds us of electric stoves, where you can change the ferocity of the flames in an instant. That will certainly give you something different to think about.
Dunsley Highlander 5 Enviroburn SG Solo Multi Fuel / Wood Burning Stove
It is safe to say that the first thing you notice about the Dunsley Highlander 5 Enviroburn SG Solo Multi Fuel / Wood Burning Stove is the colour of the stove, slightly different, and the impressive design. The black metallic finish perfectly complements some subtle yet imaginative variations on the traditional design. This is why Dunsley stoves are so popular; the company has an ability to think outside of the box.
The stove itself offers heat output of 5 kW which is again more than enough for a small room, or to take the edge off a medium-sized room. As the heat output is no more than 5 kW, additional ventilation is not required when installing this product. This is another one to put on the “must look at” list.
Dunsley Highlander 8 Enviroburn Solo Multifuel / Wood Burning Stove
We are now getting towards the larger more powerful end of the Dunsley Highlander range of stoves with the Dunsley Highlander 8 Enviroburn Solo Multifuel / Wood Burning Stove. You can immediately spot the enhanced viewing area, the automatic door safety device together with the easy clean throat plate.
The heat output of 8 kW is perfect for medium to large size rooms with two relatively simple controls giving you complete command over the stove. It is not easy to incorporate the highest levels of safety with the greatest efficiencies, traditional and modern design twists and complete control over heat output. Somehow with the Dunsley Highlander 8 Enviroburn Solo Multifuel / Wood Burning Stove, the company have succeeded again.
Dunsley Highlander 8 Enviroburn SG Solo Multi Fuel / Woodburning Stove
Last but by no means least we have the Dunsley Highlander 8 Enviroburn SG Solo Multi Fuel / Woodburning Stove which offers a quirky attractive design. The fencing pattern towards the bottom of the glass viewing area will catch your eye and certainly enhances the look. The viewing area itself is more square-shaped than many of the other models.
The heat output of 8 kW is perfect for medium size rooms and will also help heat larger rooms. Those who have yet to experience a multifuel or woodburning stove do not know what they are missing. Quality and durability, efficiency and improved environmental credentials are just the start, there is much more to offer.
Dunsley stoves have a very impressive track record and reputation within the industry. As you can see by the range of stoves covered above, they can read markets, keep ahead of the regulatory curve and deliver exactly what consumers require. There are still many people who are yet to experience the deep-seated heat created by a woodburning or multifuel stove. This range of Dunsley stoves offers exceptional value for money, whether you are new to the industry, looking to buy another stove or upgrade your existing machine.
Here at Bowland Stoves we have a very strong relationship with Dunsley stoves. While we have deep knowledge of the products, we can contact the company if any issues need clarification. So, if you would like to discuss the benefits of a particular Dunsley stove, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you.