Town and Country Fires is a family run business based in Pickering on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Once farmers, the Thurlow family took the big decision to diversify and as a consequence started the stove business in 1977.
Gaining a wealth of experience over the years and using a combination of old and new techniques has led to the company developing and manufacturing some of the best, energy efficient, solid fuel and wood burning stoves in the world.
The full range of solid fuel and wood burning stoves all carry certified efficiency ratings and comply with EN 13240:2001 + A2:2004 / EN 13229:2001 +A1 +A2 They are also HETAS approved. The Gas stoves comply to EN 613:2001 and are ‘Eco design 2018’ approved.
We have also begun to produce solid fuel and wood burning stoves that are ‘Eco Design’ ready. These stoves are designed and built to ‘Eco Design legislation’ for solid fuel appliances, which is due to take effect in 2022, and requires all new stoves to have Co/Co2 emissions of 0.12% or less. Our ‘Eco Design’ approved stoves beat this target by a considerable margin.
All our stoves have an air wash to the glass, which works extremely well. Most have tertiary air at the rear of the fire box too, which burns off gases at the back of the fire that do not normally ignite, thus giving a very clean burn, causing less pollution in the atmosphere.
Town and Country Fires are one of the very few stove people who actually make the stoves from start to finish. We design and perfect the combustion in the stoves, so that they out-perform some of the very best stoves across the world. We buy best British steel, cut it accurately with a laser cutter, then bend it with a C.N.C. press. The metal formed shapes are then passed to our robot welder which produces high penetration, extremely accurate joints. Once the bodies have been produced in this way, they are finished by hand, which includes shot blasting to enable a good penetration of paint. Some of the stoves are completely hand made, by staff who have worked for us for many years.
A number of our stoves have been put through stringent testing and have been approved for burning wood in smokeless areas.
Clear Skies Mark
Clear Skies Mark is a new industry standard it is a certification mark on stove emissions and efficiency for wood / solid fuel stoves. Level 2 denotes Eco Design Ready, Level 3 means Eco Design Ready and Smoke control approved. The requirement for a stove to be rated at Level 4 is Eco DesignCompliant, Smoke Control approved and 15% overall improvement on level 3. Level 5 is a further 15% improvement from level 4. Ratings are capped at level 5.