Direct Air Intake System

Direct Air Intake System

£245.00 inc.VAT

This option configures your Hobbit stove to allow primary air to be directly piped into the firebox from outside. This promotes more efficient burning, as well as a higher room temperature in passive houses or other airtight small spaces, such as caravans, shepherds’ huts, boats or garden rooms!

We can fit your Hobbit stove with a rear air box at our Devon workshop, and it also has internal paddle controls which allows for independent control of primary and secondary air sources. This can be easily done from the front of your small stove. Our direct air system retains the additional control provided by the bottom door and the airflow wheel, which allows you to have even more control over the burn-rate of your fire.

Direct Air Installation Kit (optional)

You need to connect your direct air box to the outside and this kit has all of the parts you need to do this

The kit includes:

A length of 4′ metal pipe (250 mm)
A round chromed vent for the outside wall.
An 80/100mm metal adaptor and 1.25m length of 80mm flexible metal venting pipe.
2 x securing clips
Heat proof silicone

Tools required: You will need a drill with a 4″ hole saw or jigsaw and a file (These tools are not included)

The stove can be configured with a fitting which allows primary air to be directly piped into the firebox from outside.

Our NEW DIRECT AIRBOX is now available from our range of Hobbit stove options.

This ergonomic upgraded edition is factory fitted here in our Devon stove workshop and allows for direct air to be fed directly into the Hobbit stove.

The NEW DESIGN allows for independent control of both the secondary and primary air sources whilst retaining the additional primary control on the bottom door. This retention of the primary front wheel giving you even more efficient burn rate control. The two sources of airflow are controlled by two additional controls which are cleverly engineered to be operable from the front of the stove using the multi tool. In trials the box has produced better burn and higher room temps, so so far so good!

This NEW DIRECT AIR BOX EDITION is perfect for passive houses or other airtight small spaces such as RV’s, shepherds huts, caravans, mobile homes, boats, motor homes, garden rooms tiny homes and other amazing smalls paces.

You can click here to see a virtual tour of the direct air box and its additional controls.

A Total Direct Air system for the Hobbit stove.

This factory fitted direct air system allows the retention of independent control of both the primary and secondary air. This is a beautifully engineered addition to the many stove options the Hobbit stove has. It promotes more efficient burning and is essential now that our Hobbit multi fuel stove is finding a home in more and more airtight amazing small spaces.

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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 Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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!"


Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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!"


Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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!"

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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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