No other heating source can beat the comfort and delight of a blazing wood fire on a chilly Melbourne winter day. Wood heaters provide efficient heat and create a warm ambiance in any home. A wood heater draws people close and becomes a natural gathering spot.
Finding the perfect wood heater for your home depends on the size of your space, whether your home is insulated, how big your windows are, and whether you have any other heat sources. With so many excellent wood heaters available, the selection process can be daunting. We will guide you through the options and help you select what is sure to become a much loved focal point of your home.
Melbournes Woodheating Centre have an extensive range of wood heaters in-store, or click to view our range of inbuilt wood fires, freestanding wood fires, wood stoves, and fireplace accessories, online. Our range includes; Coonara, Eureka, Jetmaster, Masport, Nectre, Regency and many other brands online and instore.
Freestanding or Inbuilt?
Freestanding wood heaters are available in a range of styles, finishes and colours. Traditional designs and classic shapes are the perfect complement for traditional homes, cottages and country style interiors. For a modern, contemporary feel, a minimalist style fireplace can create a sleek visual focal point. View our selection of freestanding wood fires here.
Inbuilt wood heaters save on floor space and provide exciting installation opportunities. Some units can be placed within an existing fireplace to increase the efficiency of heat output. Other units are suitable to be installed within timber framing. These can be placed in different positions within your home to complement your floor plan and maximise heat distribution. View our selection of inbuilt wood fires here.
Some wood heaters are large enough to heat entire homes entire homes. Other units are designed for smaller spaces, such as a single room. The size of your house and your heating requirements will determine the size and efficiency of the unit you need to stay cozy and warm, without overheating through the winter months.
Wood heater heating capacity is measured in squares (Builders Square), in which 1 square is roughly equal to 10m2. For example, a house that measures 190m2 is approximately 19 squares. We make the process of choosing the best wood heater for your home as straight forward as possible with our heating capacity guide.
The efficiency of a wood fire is measured by the unit’s ability to convert fuel (wood) into heat. The average wood heater on the Australian market has and efficiency of 60%. Melbournes Woodheating Centre have wood heaters that range from 55% right up to 85% efficiency. Highly efficient heaters can save you up to 3 tonne of wood per year. However, to make the very best choice for your home, other factors must also be taken into consideration including initial purchase price, the quality and expected lifespan of the wood heater, and the visual style which will most suit your décor.
Zero clearance wood fires are insulated fireboxes which do not need a brick fireplace. They can be installed directly into stud and plaster walls. A timber or metal framed surrounded is constructed and the wood heater is then inserted and flued to create a seamless inbuilt finish.
You can view our range of zero clearance inbuilt heaters here.
Enjoy the romance and delicious results of cooking on a real wood stove and baking in a wood fired oven. View our range of indoor wood stoves here.
For alfresco cuisine, nothing creates a party atmosphere like firing up your very own pizza oven. See our range of wood fired pizza ovens and grills here.
Melbournes Woodheating Centre will install your wood heater to the manufacturer’s standards. We will ensure the unit is expertly fitted to give you years of safe, reliable and efficient performance.
Our highly experienced installation team will professionally prepare, install and finish all aspects of the wood heater installation, including framing and tiling work.
Look through some images of recent installations here.
We stock everything you need to keep your fireplace safe, clean and performing efficiently. From fire screens, log holders and an extensive array of fire tool sets, see our full range of fireplace accessories here.