Working from our showroom in the heart of the New Forest, we have been supplying the very best wood burning and multifuel stoves for the last thirty six years. We can offer a wealth of knowledge which comes from long experience.

The New Forest Woodburning Centre was launched in 1978 by passionate woodburners, and advocates of self-sufficiency, Peregrine and Fiona Bruce, who still run the business today.

Starting on a shoestring budget, the Bruces initially sold Norwegian, Belgian and Danish wood burning stoves from their garage. The global energy crisis, coupled with the decimation of the UK’s tree population by Dutch Elm disease, proved fertile ground for the nascent British market in stoves. The company quickly outgrew the garage, and moved into an old coach house adjacent to Brockenhurst train station and then to a converted Victorian schoolhouse in Sway.

British companies soon started to design and manufacture ‘home-grown’ stoves, and a revolution in efficient stove design was pioneered by Clearview Stoves. This transformed the market, and ushered in an era of highly efficient and clean wood-burning appliances which could now be legally installed within “smokeless” areas. Whereas the early adopters of wood burning had largely been those living in the countryside on smallholdings, farms and estates, stoves were now increasingly being installed in suburban, town and even city homes.

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