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Take a look at our new videos!

Thinking of investing in a pellet stove for your home? Watch our three short videos and hear from two of our customers about the many reasons why they chose a Cola pellet stove to heat their homes. You can also meet the Cola team in our Burton-upon-Trent showroom and find out about the many benefits of owning a pellet stove.

Martin, who lives in a hard to heat barn conversion in Bristol, had grown tired of the effort involved in keep his wood burning stove running and found that a pellet stove, with its automatic ignition and timer, was so much easier to look after and operate. He was also attracted by the fact that Cola stoves are eligible for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme which pays him back for the clean, renewable heat that his stove produces. Martin’s stove is the Termo Charme Plus hydro stove in ivory.

Edward from Liverpool wanted to find a new way of heating his detached bungalow that didn’t use fossil fuels, so the sustainability of a pellet stove really appealed. He chose Cola because it’s one of the very few stove manufacturers that have the DEFRA certification that allows the stove to be installed in a smoke control area. He finds the warmth the stove provides is cosier and more comfortable than central heating but the operation is just as easy, plus it’s a very attractive addition to the room. Edward’s stove is the Smart air stove in black.

Cola Stoves wins three awards at Hearth &Home 2017!

It was our first time at the Hearth & Home Exhibition in Harrogate this June but it won’t be our last – we’re thrilled to announce that we have come home with not one, not two, but THREE Hearth & Home 2017 Awards!

Our Diamond pellet air stove won Pellet or Wood Chip (Non-Boiler) Appliance of the Year with our Vision HR stove being awarded a place as a Finalist, and our Termo Perla Plus pellet hydro stove won the award for Pellet or Wood Chip (Boiler) Appliance of the Year.

The stoves were judged on four criteria – innovation, general design, construction & quality and retailer, installer & customer advantages. Our three stoves scored highly in all these areas with stand-out features being high efficiency levels, Italian build quality, safety features, self-cleaning ability, retail pricing and the two year warranty & service back-up.

Over the three days of the exhibition we welcomed many visitors to our stand and made some great contacts who we look forward to trading with in the future. The atmosphere was buzzing all day as the leading names of the industry swapped news and displayed their skills and new products – it really was the place to be for any business wanting to succeed in this market.

Pictured above is the award-winning Termo Perla Plus pellet hydro stove; the Cola Stoves team and friends on the Cola stand; and Cola Stoves ASM Ben Firth receiving his award from Erica Royle, editor of Fires & Fireplaces magazine, which is published by Fireplace Marketing, organiser of the Hearth & Home Exhibition.

Come & see us at Hearth & Home, Harrogate

Hearth & Home 2017 logo10th April 2017

Whatever the weather is doing outside, it’s going to be a guaranteed blazing June this year at the Hearth & Home Exhibition, so make sure you come along and visit our stand A31. It’s taking place at the Harrogate International Centre, 11-13 June.

We’re very excited to be at Hearth & Home for this first time this year and are looking forward to showing you a selection of our beautiful, energy efficient pellet stoves. On our stand we’ll have two full working pellet air stoves, the Vision HR and the Diamond, plus the Ambra and Antigua air stoves and the Termo Charme Plus hydro stove.

The ongoing development of the technology of pellet stoves means that this is a growth sector of the heating market and will continue to appeal to more homeowners who are both concerned about the environment and keen to keep up with latest trends in interior design.

At Cola Stoves we believe that pellets are the fuel of the future for many reasons, so make sure you come along to stand A31 for a chat – we look forward to seeing you there.

Visit the Hearth & Home website for full details about the event www.hearthandhome.co.uk.

Easy-peasy pellets – why everyone loves a Cola pellet stove

19th August 2016

Everyone loves the comfort of a wood-burning fire but no-one’s too keen on dealing with the hassle that goes with it. That’s just one of the reasons why the range of pellet stoves from Italian manufacturer Cola Stoves are proving so popular and now they are available in the UK.

Ease of use and controllability are two of the criteria that rank highest with potential customers when considering the purchase of a stove and if they can get that as well as a wide range of designs to choose from that make a stylish decorative addition to their home – well, it’s an easy decision to make.

The beauty of a pellet stove is that it can be turned on and off instantly which allows for the most efficient use of what is already a highly energy efficient and sustainable source of heat. All of Cola Stoves air and hydro stoves and removable inserts can be operated using the Darwin Communication App so there’s never any need to waste heat for a home that is unexpectedly empty. The App can be used to programme up to four lightings and shutdowns a day for one week, adjust the temperature and fan speed and check the status of the unit in real time.

Easy is important these day – an appliance that requires too much effort to operate and maintain will lose its appeal despite being eco-friendly and an object of desire. Cola Stoves are quick to install, simple and safe to operate, easy to clean and demand minimal maintenance. If running continuously, the stove would need refilling once a day but otherwise once or twice a week is usually sufficient. With automatic ignition and no close contact with the live flame, pellet stoves are also a safe option for families.

As opposed to wood, pellets don’t need a large storage area and consequently more and more people are realising a pellet stove is a possibility for their homes after all. Increasing numbers of garden centres and DIY stores are selling manageable bags of pellets and because they have a low moisture content and don’t need to dry out they can be stored pretty much anywhere.

Versatility is another key driver in the success of Cola pellet stoves. They make the ideal heating solution for a room or outbuilding that is unsuitable for central heating, for example a conservatory, summer house or converted garage, because they are standalone appliances that work independently of the existing heating system of the property.

The ongoing development of the technology of pellet stoves means that this is a growth sector of the heating market and will continue to appeal to more and more homeowners who are both concerned about the environment and keen to keep up with latest trends in interior design.

Cola Stoves UK is the new UK division of the original Italian company Cola that has been developing the technology behind pellet stoves since 1963. Cola Stoves UK is now established in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, where a range of stoves is on display, including fully working models.

See our brand listing page on Fireplace.co.uk