Cornwall LivingIssue #100
Blazing a trail
Combining Nordic style with excellent eco-credentials, we discover the Aduro Hybrid range of woodburners available at Wendron Stoves.
With over 30 years’ experience, Wendron Stoves knows more than most about wood-burning stoves. With an intimate knowledge of the industry, coupled with super customer service, the team are best-placed to advise on a wide range of stoves, range cookers and barbeque heaters. With one of the largest stoves showrooms in Cornwall at their flagship store in Helston, you can happily wander around this relaxing environment, seeing stoves in a home-from-home setting. With over 90 stoves to look at, in both traditional and contemporary styles, there is something to suit every taste and home.
With new government regulations meaning that any new wood-burning stove must meet the latest, stringent eco design we learned with interest about a new stove that is combining a traditional wood burn with environmentally friendly heating from wood pellets. The Aduro Hybrid range offers the aesthetics of a wood-burning flame combined with a vastly more controllable heat source from an integral pellet burner. If you want to use the stove with firewood, you can just add wood as with a normal stove and the stove will automatically shut off the pellet function. If you require a more controllable heat, then you can just fire up the pellet burner.
The look is Nordic contemporary with a modern cylindrical body and stainless steel handles. But these stoves are far more than just being visually appealing. The Aduro Hybrid reduces emissions significantly compared to conventional wood burning stoves: with the pellet function, the CO emission is reduced by 97%, the OGC emission by 91%, and the dust emission by 59%. While the pellet function is active you have a stove that can safely and happily run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will stay in overnight and with the addition of a very clever app, you can even turn the stove on from your smart phone when you are not at home.
Imagine it… gone are those chilly mornings when you come down to get ready for work and school and the stove’s gone out. Simply set the timer when you go to bed and the stove will offer you a lovely warm welcome each day. Similarly, if the weather takes a turn for the worse while you are out, light it from the app on your phone and there’ll be no more getting home from work to a cold, dark house. The app will also allow you to regulate the temperature and keep a track on the combustion once the stove is alight. Aduro currently has more than 7,000 stoves registered via the app, where they are tracking more than 4,000 stoves operating every day.
The Aduro range are great for heating large spaces and, as they comply with the necessary regulations, they can also be used to heat conservatories. Such is its innovation that in 2018 the Danish company Aduro A/S was awarded the prestigious European Business Award for the Environment on a national level in the category ‘Sustainable Products and Services’. The Aduro Hybrid offers flexibility and functionality far beyond that of a normal stove and with its low emission and clean burning it is one of the most environmentally friendly methods of wood heating ever designed. Why not pop into one of Wendron Stoves’ showrooms in Helston or Truro, where you can talk to an expert and watch the stove in action.
If you decide to buy one, which we think you will, then you can rest assured that Wendron Stoves will take care of everything. They offer an initial, no-obligation site survey and can provide a competitive quote for a complete installation. As a HETAS approved retailer and installer all advice and installation complies with Building Regulations and British Standards and the team can also keep your stove burning brightly and safely with a recommended yearly service.
So, all that remains for you to do is light your fire, pop your feet up and relax in front of the warmth and ambience of your new stove.
Don’t just take our word for it. James and Mads from Constantine were delighted with the service they received from Wendron Stoves: “The installers were great, very hard workers and surprisingly quiet. They did a brilliant job and were so good cleaning up after themselves. Thanks again for a great job.”
Helston: 01326 572878
Truro: 01872 520010