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Chesneys HEAT 500 BBQ Patio Heater

Chesneys HEAT 500 BBQ Patio Heater

Chesneys HEAT 500 BBQ Patio heater is now available and Chesneys are curently reporting a two week delivery time from placement of order.

Delivery is direct to your door from Chesneys. A Premium ‘white glove’ service is available. The Premium service provides the complete un-packing of the HEAT 500 BBQ in your chosen position and levelled using the adjustable feet. The flue pipe and optional wooden side shelves will be slotted into place. And all ready to go!

The HEAT 500 BBQ has a grill diameter of 456mm and comes with a stainless steel flue pipe and flue cap. The flue cap is rotated to adjust the furnace temperature therefore allowing for long slow cooking as well as general barbecuing.


The removable grill is rotatable to provide different cooking heights and also allow for Wok cooking. All of the HEAT models come with a digital thermometer so you can maintain precise cooking control, along with an ash pan for easy removal of ash plus an all-weather protective cover. Sturdy removable wooden side shelves are available as an additional option.

And once the food has finished sit back and enjoy the warmth and beauty of the HEAT range as an outdoor woodburning patio heater. Perfect!








Chesneys HEAT Outdoor Living range has arrived

Chesneys HEAT Outdoor Living range has arrived

Chesneys HEAT Outdoor Living range BBQ and outdoor heater appliance have arrived and are now on live display and sizzling in our showroom garden patio.


And our verdict is…WOW! They have brought together what we have all been waiting for: a fantastically controllable BBQ with a real wood outdoor heater that does not stream smoke into your eyes and actually keeps you warm.

Chesneys HEAT Outdoor Living beautifully brings together a sophisticated BBQ cooking appliance with an outdoor real fire heater. The BBQ Cook allows temperature control and has a variety of cooking modes including smoking, baking and Wok cooking.

“I love cooking on the HEAT barbecue. It provides a unique degree of temperature control, ease of use and variety of cooking modes that provides almost limitless opportunities for cooking different recipes. It’s very fast to light and emits very little smoke. Given the choice, I wouldn’t cook on any other barbecue.”

James Martin


And when the sun starts to drop you can continue to sit outside around the woodburning fire and extend these summer days late into the evening. The HEAT range incoprorates Chesneys award-winning stove technology to create an elegantly designed envirnomentally friendly outdoor heater.

There are four models in the Chesneys HEAT Outdoor Living range; HEAT 400 is a circular design with a 375mm diameter grill; HEAT 500 is the largest circular design with a grill size of 456mm diameter; HEAT 600 rectangular model has a grill size of 522mm(w) x 320mm(d); HEAT 700 is the biggest beast in the range with a party-sized 638mm(w) x 384mm(d) grill.

Since the launch at Chelsea Flower there has been a very positive response.. so if you’re intending to sizzle this summer then get your skates on to secure your HEAT.

Kop Hill Climb Festival Fundraising

Kop Hill Climb Festival Fundraising

Petrol Heads and Wood-burners.

Jensen Healey

David and his Jensen

How the year slips past, it only seems a few months ago that we were setting up the stand for the weekend event. It has been firmly on our calendar since 2013 and an opportunity to mix business with pleasure. They say that you should not mix the two !.  But we throw caution to wind for this occasion and I am a firm believer that doing business should be pleasurable.

It is also a pleasure to support local charities in our community. The event has raised just over half a million pounds ( ) follow the link for more details.

This year we will be showing some of our most popular wood burning stoves and showcasing the new Chesney’s Heat, the ultimate woodburning cooker/BBQ and heater for outdoor living.

James Martin

“Chesney’s new Barbecue Heater is brilliant. It’s the most versatile cooking appliance I’ve ever used and afterwards it’s the perfect way to stay warm and create an atmosphere that makes the party last all night. It changes the whole experience of outdoor living.”

James Martin

We would love to see you there, come and have a chat on stand and maybe a bite to eat from our demonstration of the Chesney’s Heat.

Warm wishes

The Happy Forester 🙂

Ecodesign 2020 – What is it, why and what does it mean for woodburning stoves?

What is it?

Ecodesign 2020 is the European Union’s programme for lowering emissions in the atmosphere and will be implemented across Europe from January 2020 (for independent boilers) and January 2022 for room-heater solid-fuel stoves.  DEFRA (the UK Department for Environment Fisheries and Rural Administration) has confirmed its commitment to Ecodesign following Brexit; the Great Repeal Bill will bring the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives into UK law. Therefore all solid fuel appliances will have to meet new Ecodesign 2020 testing criteria to not exceed specific limits of particles, as from 2022.


We all want to breathe clean air and fight against pollution from emissions. The overall aim therefore of Ecodesign 2020 is to lower the particulate matter released into the atmosphere and so improve air quality. Particulate matters include organic gaseous compounds (OGC), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and, for some fuels, sulphur. Energy efficient appliances using quality wood fuels is a way of reducing the amount of partuculate matters discharged into the atmosphere.

What does it mean for wood burning stoves?

Findings from a research project ‘Supergen’ at Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds Universities have shown clearly that old solid fuel appliances emit larger volumes of particulates whilst new clean-burn appliances burning the right fuels drastically reduce particulate emissions.

Recently published figures show that newly designed appliances can produce 90% less emissions than those of 20years ago and in comparison with open fires burning poor fuel. Modern appliances are highly engineered, clean, efficient and effective heating appliances and have improved as recently as 5-10years ago.

And the right fuel is integral to the efficiency and amounts of particulates emitted; laboratory testing showed an open fire burning wet wood produced four to five times the weight of particulates than burning dry wood in a similar open fire.

And so how to choose a stove?

Come into our showroom..

…we have expert staff to discuss the many models of stoves available and the efficiencies that they operate at. Customers can view HETAS approved stoves and Stove Industry Alliance ‘Ecodesign ready’ stoves to make an informed choice of stove that already meet some of the Ecodesign requirements ahead of the legislation.

Wood burning stoves are not all the same, buy confidently and intelligently

Further information can also be found on the HETAS website at

New Season; New Stoves; and a New-Improved Website to Boot

Well a new season is upon us and the tail end of Ophelia has done her best to whip all the leaves from the trees. We have been busy gearing up for the new season over the last few months. We have remodeled the lower contemporary showroom area, put five new wood burning stoves under fire, including the new App driven Hwam 3110. We also have a new and improved website. Lots of small but significant changes. We hope you will like what you find.


Warm Wishes


The Happy Forrester