BZR Woodburners

BZR Woodburners are based in Teignmouth. They are HETAS registered installers who work throughout the south west of Devon, providing a friendly and professional service!

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Grace works here at Salamander Stoves, so when she moved house, she could not imagine life without a small wood burning stove! Grace contacted Thomas Brazier from BZR Woodburners to arrange a stove installation. She already knew what stove she wanted – it had to be a Hobbit stove! Here, our small wood burning stove has been customised with a log store stand, brass fittings, Almond coloured doors, and an Almond airflow wheel. You can click here to see the full range of colours that you can choose from when customising your small stove.

Due to the layout of her house, a wall exit kit was the best way to get the stove installed. Grace also used our rear flue wedge to exit from the back of our tiny wood burner. This created more space for a kettle or some cookware to go on her stovetop.

Incorporating a length of 100mm/4″ single wall flue pipe enabled extra heat to be radiated out into the room, and this was cheaper than using more twin wall insulated flue parts. Our supplier Midtherm provided all of the flue parts that we needed for the safe evacuation of smoke out through the wall and above the ridge of the roof.

Tom and his colleague Tim began their work by discussing the positioning of the stove. They carefully considered every aspect of the installation and made sure that Grace was completely satisfied with where the stove was going to be sited.

Next, they laid down plenty of dust sheets to protect the carpet and any other surfaces that were exposed. After that, they brought in the tools that were required for the job, took the measurements they needed, and used a level to ensure that everything was going to line up correctly.

After sketching a hole on the wall, the pair used a multi-tool to remove a section of plasterboard, exposing the brickwork behind. A wall sleeve was offered into position before they began drilling a series of holes through the masonry, creating an elliptical hole in the side of the property.

Next, the flue parts in the lounge were roughly assembled to confirm that everything would line up correctly. Tom and Tim then got to work outside, fixing a series of support brackets into the masonry before connecting the remaining flue parts and finishing the joins. Black powder-coated twin wall flue was used instead of stainless steel, as this prevented any sunlight from being reflected at drivers using the adjacent road.

Overall, our experience with BZR Woodburners was flawless from start to finish, and we would highly recommend using their services. Make sure you checkout their website here, and do not hesitate to contact them if you need any stove-related work to be carried out at your property!

BZR Woodburners also offer a number of other services, which includes:

  • Bespoke installation – BZR Woodburners provide a service tailored to your requirements. They can help you choose the right stove for your space and budget, and they can provide detailed advice when it comes to your stove installation.
  • Liner replacement and installation – from break out and chimney clean to being fully plastered and signed off. Their team can fit a new stove into your existing fireplace or they can carry out a full breakout and fireplace remodel – plastered and ready for you to paint. BZR Woodburners have over 10 years of experience in the build and plastering trade. They can also provide and fit oak mantels, fireplace surrounds, and slate hearths.
  • Design and renovation – BZR Woodburners have an in-house architectural and interior designer. They can help you choose the aesthetics of your wood burner, but they also offer whole-room design. Their team can also design and build bespoke internal and external solutions for storing your fuel.
  • Aftercare services and maintenance – the team can service your stove and sweep your chimney, enabling you to safely enjoy the warmth of your fire for many years to come.

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Our Hobbit Stove Has Been Fitted!

"We had a Hobbit stove fitted this week by Alex Reay from Flues and Fires, and I just wanted to get in touch to say it is AMAZING and we love it! We have a lovely cast iron tiled fireplace which I was desperate not to lose when we installed a small wood burning stove, but until I found the Hobbit on Google, everyone told me it would be impossible to keep the fire surround. The Hobbit is perfect - not only does it fit very snugly, but it looks fantastic and the blue door complements the tiles very nicely. We are sitting enjoying a fire now and absolutely loving it! Thanks for creating such an amazing product."

Nicola Williams

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The Best Stove Ever!

"It’s the best stove ever! It’s easy to light, very efficient, burns anthracite and stays in overnight (ours has been in for three weeks now). It even keeps a kettle of water at the ready for a cuppa! What more can I say, we love it! Just the thing to make our Yorkshire home cosy, and the cat loves it too!"

Lynn and Andrew, West Yorkshire

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First Small Stove Installation

Was looking for a small stove for my first self-install. Found Mark very helpful. Knowledgeable, friendly service. Stove burns well and generates lots more heat than the previous open fire. What is not to like?


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A Huge Thank You!

"Dear Mark and Gill, a huge thank you for designing and making the Hobbit stove! We had two different London-based fireplace companies tell us that we simply had to knock out the old cast iron and tile fireplace to fit in a woodburning stove, and that there was no other option! Then we found you online. We are delighted with our little Hobbit, which swallows up logs and kicks out a good amount of heat. Perfect for the winter! I will also be writing to the London-based fireplace companies to put the Hobbit on their radar. Best wishes."


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Delighted With Our Hobbit Stove!

"Mark, Gill, thank you for your assistance, we are delighted with our Hobbit! I fired it up this evening after taking all afternoon making a register plate to fit the opening."


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It's Brilliant!

"Hi Mark, here's a photo of the Hobbit installed in my Yorkist grate. It’s brilliant! It also throws out a lot more heat than the grate did."

Roger T

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Just to Say Thank You!

"I just had a chat with Gill saying how delighted we are with our little Hobbit stove, and to also thank you both for your attention to detail and excellent customer service!"


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The Little Hobbit Has Stepped Up To The Challenge!

"We just wanted to say how impressed and how much of a life saver our little Hobbit has been! It was fitted a few months ago in our holiday home in Rhu, Scotland, which is a large open plan conversion in a Victorian house. This weekend our boiler decided it was not going to play ball. The little Hobbit has stepped up to the challenge, providing heat to a very large area, about twenty eight foot by twenty four foot with a high ceiling of about eighteen foot, keeping the room reasonably warm, warm enough for us not to use cardigans!”

Alan W

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Very Pleased With Our Hobbit!

"We are very pleased with the stove and think it looks great! We restored our fireplace (it was hidden under plaster!) and the whole look is better than we hoped!"


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Absolutely Delighted!

"Just had our Hobbit SE installed in our Victorian fireplace and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. We felt passionate about preserving our lovely fireplace!"


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Our Pride And Joy!

"What a fantastic fireplace with the beautiful Hobbit stove. It fits perfectly into the small space and throws out a lot of heat. Here's a photo of our little stove, now our pride and joy and much admired by all who see and feel the warmth."

Chris and C

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"Just to bid you all a Happy New Year and to say how much we’re enjoying having our Hobbit stove! It was easy to fit with the help of your excellent ‘how to’ videos and we’re just awaiting our inspection by building control for the certification. The Hobbit has fitted neatly into the hearth vacated by the old gas back boiler (with a little cosmetic rendering) and never ceases to surprise us how much heat it can deliver to the point that the new condenser boiler is having an easy life, thereby saving us on gas bills too! Everyone loves having a ‘real fire’ in the living room."

Philip Baird

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A Brilliant Little Wood Burner!

"The stove we bought from you is really starting to come into its own as the weather cools down. Here is a photo showing how much one of our dogs is enjoying it!"

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Brilliant Product!

"Just wanted to share a picture of our newly installed Hobbit. Absolutely delighted with it, and so pleased we were able to retain our existing fireplace as well. Brilliant product, thank you!"



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