O’Neill Brickwork Ltd

Wood burning stove and chimney specialists covering Stockport, Manchester, and the surrounding areas.

Salamander Stoves The Hobbit Small Wood Burning Stove Installed In A Victorian Fireplace By ONeill Brickwork Ltd 1

O’Neill Brickwork Ltd is a small, well-established, HETAS registered company that’s based in Stockport, Cheshire. They specialise in the installation of wood burning stoves, open fires, and twin wall flue systems.

The company has been operating for many years, and you can see some of the Hobbit stove installations they’ve carried out in the pictures below! You can also visit their website to find out more.

Our small wood burning stove is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a modern, efficient way of heating your home. The Hobbit stove also offers the perfect blend of traditional and more contemporary styling, and it enables you to retain any decorative features of a Victorian or Edwardian fireplace, or fire surround. Our small multi-fuel stove has been specifically designed for this very purpose, allowing you to replace an inefficient open fire with ease.

You can take a look at our fireplace distances document to see how you could incorporate a Hobbit stove into your household fireplace. If you’re installing our small wood burning stove into a Victorian fireplace, then you will only need to have 75mm of space between the rear of the stove and a brick wall! You will just need to make sure that the stove is pulled out of the recess slightly, so that there’s still a good flow of air around the appliance.

If you’re looking to install your Hobbit stove near a combustible fire surround, such as one made of wood, or if the stove is going to be sited near any other flammable materials, then you can take a look at the distances that you will need to comply with here.

If you add our heat shield option to your small wood stove, then the Hobbit stove can be positioned just 150mm away from combustible materials at the sides, and 100mm away from combustible materials at the back of the appliance.

Although our small wood burning stove was originally designed for household fireplaces, it has found its home in a number of small spaces! Our tiny wood burner is perfect for shepherds’ huts, cabins and studios, campervans, horse boxes, tiny homes, bus conversions and more!

This led to the design of our stove cooking range, which is perfect for off-grid applications and larger kitchen inglenooks. Say goodbye to rising energy prices and power cuts by installing an appliance that can burn local, sustainable and more affordable fuel. The Little Range Cook Stove can heat your home, cook your food, or power a hot water supply!

📸 By O’Neill Brickwork Ltd

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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

Small Stove Review 10

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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