The ‘steam punk’ Hobbit stove – A new and unique finish for our tiny stove

We are really proud to announce we now have another unique woodburning stove finish for our tiny woodstove, ‘The Hobbit stove’!

Developed by Ray Parker at his forge and workshop in Blackburn we now have a version of our small stove which has a real urban industrial feel. Gleaming with the finish of a well polished gun metal this stove finish is perfect for those wanting something eye catching and unique.

It really suits a location where brick, brick slips or an ‘industrial’ material has been used in the past (or now) to form the fireplace or perhaps as part of free standing stove installation in a ‘loft apartment’ scenario, for example.

“If I had a small open plan ‘studio’ loft that had been developed from an old industrial building , then this ‘steam punk’ aesthetic would be the perfect choice.”

Check back into this post after Easter as we have a 360 photo shoot planned (click the link – now updated!) so you can really zoom into the personality that this finish gives our little stove.

The ‘steam punk’ Hobbit is a tiny stove that is stripped back to enhance the beauty of the raw cast metal.

Each cast iron component and every cast iron stove panel is first hand fettled and then each is hand sand blasted, before being carefully honed and polished.

The result is to give the stove a ‘gun metal’ glimmer . Metal in the raw, as nature intended but with the addition of being lovingly worked over to reveal it’s deeper beauty.

A ‘ steam punk’ industrial finish which is unique to The Hobbit stove.

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The finish is protected by a heat resistant lacquer which under heating reveals a myriad of elemental colours.

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Choose something different – The ‘steam punk’ Hobbit stove.

STEAM PUNK Hobbit stove

 STEAM PUNK Hobbit SE stove


Please call us for details about finishing your Hobbit stove in the ‘steam punk’ style.

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With +400 likes on the facebook pic above it seems that we are not alone in thinking this finish looks great.

Our small Hobbit stove is already available from our Devon stove workshop in a wide range of stovebright colours.

You can also colour your own wood burning stove or your Hobbit small stove, as the process of spraying your stove is straightforward enough.


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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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