|Dimensions (depth x width x height)||33.5 × 42 × 50 cm|
Top and Rear
Northern Flame Hampton
SIA 2022 ECO-DESIGN READY
This fireplace meets future stove regulations and exceeds the Eco-Design 2022 requirements for burning both wood and smokeless fuel. The Eco-Design scheme is an initiative to reduce harmful emissions and will become mandatory in Europe for all stoves by 2022. Recent studies have found Eco-Design Ready stoves can offer a 90% reduction in particulates released when compared to an open fire and 80-94% reduction when compared to an old fireplace. All test results have been carried out by Kiwa Gastec in the UK. In South Africa it is not a requirement to have an Eco-Design Ready appliance; however those who are concerned by the impact of their consumer choices on the environment are choosing Eco-Design Ready appliances.
DEFRA APPROVED STOVE
A Defra approved stove is an industry term for a SE (smoke exempt) fireplace which has been approved to burn specific fuels in a smoke controlled area that would usually not be allowed (i.e. wood).
The Northern Flame Ecosy+ Hampton boasts some of the lowest combined readings of NOx, CO and dust of any wood burning stove sold in the UK. Its modern design boasts a large window; a handmade, ‘twist’ handle with wood embellishment and a polished steel leaver.
It features a 30mm thick cast iron door; a 10mm thick steel top; 5mm thick steel sides and a removable baffle plate design. The vermiculite lining the combustion chamber is 30mm thick and the chamber comfortably loads 25cm logs. The Hampton 5 is a wood burning only stove and therefore doesn’t require a grate or an ash pan, as wood loves to burn on a flat base. Under the stove is a simple push pull lever that gives you accurate control over the fire and the vent plate is mechanically attached to the body. Adjustable bolts on the legs aid with levelling on uneven surfaces and there is an option to connect to an external air intake. Included are an instruction manual and a glove for adjusting the air inlet and for opening the door.
The Hampton is effectively ‘a stove within a stove’, where the air drawn in from the rear is fed between two layers of steel. The air is then dispersed over the fire from a series of holes high inside the rear of the chamber. This re-introduced Tertiary air re-burns the initial smoke and pollutants created by the fire. The remaining air speeds up as it rises over the fire and is released like a curtain of heat that burns the glass clean (Air Wash technology).
The Hampton is a high end product with a SIA 2022 Eco-Design & DEFRA certification. It is manufactured according to European design in China for the U.K. market. It is CE and British standard approved by KIWA Gastec and comes with a 5 year limited warranty.