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Masonry Stoves

Beauty, History and Efficiency: the Masonry Stove

Masonry Stoves are a Swedish refinement to the fireplace, capable of producing even and long-lasting warmth for the home in a sustainable and beautiful way. Their 300-year-old technology is astonishingly efficient – more so than even the most advanced steel woodburners. And their rustic yet elegant appearance makes them a stunning centrepiece to the modern environmentally sustainable home.

Masonry Stove Heaters in Edinburgh
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Beauty: A part of your home

Masonry stoves are built rather than installed, their largely traditional designs complementing the converted farmhouse or Edinburgh period property as they form a striking centrepiece to family life. Heated seats, benches and pet snugs can be incorporated so that everyone can enjoy these wonders of Scandinavian design.

Masonery stoves

History: The 17th Century ecologists

The masonry stove was developed to improve the efficiency and heat storage capacity of traditional open fire places. Masonry stoves originated in Sweden around the 17th and 18th Centuries. At that time, Scandinavians were eating through their pristine woodlands in order to heat their homes and realised that to keep as much of their forests as possible, fireplaces would have to become more efficient.

Warm cosy sitting room with a Masonry stove heater

Efficiency: 90% heat where you want it

The modern masonry stoves we supply at Gondwana Green Heat offer an efficiency rate of 90% and give off heat for up to 20 hours after burning. As the original Swedish designs were not that far behind, it is hardly surprising that there is still so much forest in Scandinavia!

About Masonry Stoves

The secret to the highly efficient heating achieved by masonry stoves, which surpasses even most modern systems, is their ability to store heat…

Considerations & Savings

Masonry heaters have significant advantages over other kinds of woodburning stove, and at Gondwana Green Heat we believe that more British households and business should consider opting for these beautiful, highly efficient heating systems if they can…


Gondwana Green Heat has installed masonry stoves in many rural homes across Britain, in Georgian town houses in Edinburgh, and in stunning villas in sea side Gullane and North Berwick…

Masonry stoves are normally located on the ground floor and ideally centrally located to allow heat to permeate throughout the ground floor before escaping to the next level.

…Gondwana are proud to now be authorised installers and retailers of the innovative and exclusive British made silicone carbide wood fuelled stove.

I have had a love affair with Tigchelaar tile stoves ever since a spell living and working in southern Holland. Our home had a pink Tigchelaar tile stove and she was a cracker. She heated the whole property with only 2 burns per day.

Gondwana Green Heat is delighted to be the first to offer the amazing La Castellamonte ceramic stoves in Scotland. This artisan company has been making traditional tile stoves in the hills of Piedmonte since 1975, building on a long tradition of this craft in the area.