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Our Fireplace Shop, based in North Cheam, services the area of Walton-on-the-Hill, to offer the following:

  • Wood Stove Installation

  • Multifuel Stove Installation

  • Gas Stove Installation

  • Electric Stove Installation

  • Electric Fireplace Installation

  • Gas Fireplace Installation

  • Fireplace Installation

  • Fireplace Surrounds

  • Stove Servicing

  • Gas Fire Servicing

  • Chimney Sweeps

  • Chimney Repairs

Only a short drive from our showroom, our engineers are happy to drive to Walton-on-the-Hill to offer our full range of services to customers in this area.


Simply Grate Stoves & Fireplaces work with experienced, specialist Wood Burning and Multifuel Stove installers, accredited by HETAS and with over 20 years of experience. All of our Stove installations are registered with HETAS, the governing body for Stove Installations and our engineers have undertaken rigorous training to ensure that your new Wood or Multifuel Stove will be installed with care, skill and diligence to all regulations. When you get your Stove installed by us, you can be confident that you will get the most out of your new Stove and that you and your family will be safe.

All of our stoves are now DEFRA approved, which means that they meet the new Eco 2022 regulations for clean-burning and environmentally friendly Wood and Multifuel emissions. It is now more efficient and safer for the environment to have a Wood or Multifuel Stove than ever before and, what's more, they are now approved for installation in smoke-controlled areas such as Sutton, Wimbledon, some parts of Surrey and the majority of London. Walton-on-the-Hill is not currently a smoke-controlled area, so you are not required to have a DEFRA stove or burn clean fuels, however, we only recommend DEFRA stoves and clean fuels as it is much better for the environment.


Wood and Multifuel Stoves and Inset Fires are the most efficient and provide the  highest heat output, making them preferable to Gas Fires or Electric Fires. Additionally, Wood and Multifuel Stoves have higher efficiency ratings, higher heat output and fewer emissions than traditional, open fireplaces. However, if you would like a Gas Fireplace or Electric Fireplace, our experts can recommend highly efficient appliances to suit your every need. Read our guide on the benefits and disadvantages of having a Wood or Multifuel Stove installed in your home.


  • Efficiency - Modern Wood and Multifuel Stoves are very efficient, meaning that they are able to extract the most heat out of each piece of wood or coal and transfer it into the room. Due to the new Eco 2022 DEFRA regulations, Wood and Multifuel stove manufacturers are required to produce their stoves to meet strict requirements, including the need for them to be at least 75% efficient. By contrast, Traditional Open Solid Fuel Fireplaces can be as little as 10% efficient, which means that most of the heat will be lost up your chimney instead of actually heating up the room.

  • Heat Output - As alluded to above, Wood and Multifuel Stoves produce a lot more heat than Traditional Open Fireplaces. A Wood or Multifuel Stove will extract the most heat from the combustion of the wood and waste gases, radiating the heat into the room. The Cast Iron or Steel body of the Stove heats up as you burn your wood or coal, absorbing the heat from the fire inside and emitting the heat even after the fire inside has burned out.

  • Emissions - Higher efficiency Wood and Multifuel Stoves help to reduce the amount of smoke and other harmful particulates that are released from burning wood or coal, by burning it more slowly and by burning of the waste gases. Wood and Multifuel Stoves are therefore much more environmentally friendly than Traditional Open Fireplaces. Manufacturers must provide evidence that a stove has been independently tested and achieved the lower emission mark across four tests. The four tests access particulate matter levels, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and organic gaseous compounds. If a Stove is DEFRA approved, it is safe for use in smoke-controlled areas but, even if you live outside of this area, it is always advisable to purchase a DEFRA approved Stove which is better for the environment.

  • Control - Wood and Multifuel Stoves allow you to have a greater amount of control over the fire burning inside, therefore controlling how much heat is generated. As Wood and Multifuel Stoves are enclosed appliances, the air supply to the fire can be controlled using air vents. This means that you can control the amount of fuel inside the stove and the amount of air accessing the fire, which can be slowed down to ensure that you get as much heat as possible out of each piece of wood or coal.

  • Longer Burning Fires - As Wood and Multifuel Stoves allow you to control the airflow, you can have longer burning fires which are easier to maintain than their Traditional Open Fireplace counterpart. To maximise efficiency and longevity of the fire, you should keep the air vents closed enough so that the fire isn't burning too fast, whilst ensuring that they are not closed so much as to starve the fire of oxygen which can lead to smouldering and smoke. This, in turn, means that you will use less firewood overall, saving you time and money.

  • No Electricity or Gas - Wood and Multifuel Stoves do not require electricity or gas to work. With the rising cost of energy, now is the time to invest in a Wood or Multifuel Stove. Something which may be fractionally more expensive to install, than a Gas or Electric fire, will save you a lot of money in the long run. Furthermore, if you have a power cut, you will still be able to heat your home through use of your Wood or Multifuel Stove.


  • Cost - It can cost slightly more to install a Wood or Multifuel Stove than a Gas or Electric Fire, however, at Simply Grate Stoves & Fireplaces we want to provide our customers with a fair and cost effective price to install your new stove. Speak to us today to see what we can offer you. Additionally, as mentioned above, the cost of running your stove is considerably cheaper than a Gas or Electric Fire and it is therefore an investment that will pay off as they can last a lifetime if properly maintained.

  • Effort - You will need to read up on how to correctly light a fire inside your Wood or Multifuel Stove, to ensure that you get as much efficiency and heat as possible from your appliance. You need to ensure that the vents are being used correctly, that you do not use to much fuel and ensure that you use the correct type of fuel. Our experts can help with this, so contact us today to find out more or ask our engineers for their technical advice when they install a Stove in your home.

  • Maintenance - Wood and Multifuel Stoves need to be properly maintained. HETAS recommends that you have your chimney swept and Stove serviced at least once a year, if not twice. The manufacturer of your Stove will also, more than likely, require this to keep your warranty valid. At Simply Grate Stoves & Fireplaces, we are proud to offer a package Sweep and Stove Service for £150, with discount available to customers whose Stoves we installed. What's more, we will remind you within plenty of time that your annual sweep and service are due to save you time and effort.

  • Hot Stove Body - As Wood and Multifuel Stoves are made of Cast Iron or Steel, they can get extremely hot. The metal body absorbs the heat from within the appliance to prolong heat exposure. If you have young children or pets, it may be a good idea to consider a fire screen or fireguard to prevent them from getting too close to the Stove. One benefit, however, is that the door is shut at therefore the flames are not readily accessible.

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