Owen Thomas creates unique and highly efficient wood burning stoves in a range of exciting designs and sizes; from wood burners with full oven and range capabilities, to central heating and hot water features, to miniature camping stoves that are beyond cute.
We chose for our home in France the Cube. It proved so efficient that we soon removed the oil central heating system and radiators - freeing up valuable space - and have never regretted it. Owen hand-crafted, delivered to France and installed the Cube for £1500. He gave exceptional service and a quality product that will last our lifetime and heats our house through winter. It burns through the night. It doesn't burn excessive amounts of wood. It is simply brilliant.
Most available wood burning stoves are manufactured in China using inferior iron. From own experience we know that they crack and split with just a few years use. They cost a mere half of one of Owen's(hand crafted, made to measure steel stoves but will have to be replaced in 3-5 years. They are badly designed, inefficient and with far too many dials and levers for who knows what purpose. Owen's steel Cube has only two levers, one to let air in, the other to close or open the flue.
And you can cook on the Cube. In winter, when we can leave it for hours to gently burn and keep the house comfy and warm, we also relish the coming home to mouth-watering, slow-cooked vegetable, lamb or rabbit stew.
We heartily recommend Owen's wood burners. We hope many more people hear about them. We were so delighted with our first Cube, bought in 2006, we bought another in 2012 for the workshop. As before, the product and service was impeccable.
There is something to be said for made to measure when quality, efficiency and design is priority.