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Peripheral vision - two and three-sided stoves

Building an excellent single-sided stove is difficult enough, but manufacturers are increasingly treading new ground with stoves that can be enjoyed from two or even three aspects, creating a true centrepiece for open spaces.

Contura have just released their new i8 inset stove, built off the frame of their highly successful single-sided i7 (a landscape-aspect inset woodburner). The i8 is available as either a two-sided or three-sided model.

Barbas already produce a similar product in their Unilux range:

The 3-sided Contura i8 with fully-glass door:

The Barbas Unilux-6 270:

Barbas have also recently expanded their free-standing Box range to offer 'Panorama' models, like this wall-hung Box Panorama 65:

or the more conventional Box Panorama 55, pictured here with a log-box.