The Avance 400 is the latest wood burning stove from Yorkshire's Dunsley Heat and it has a 5.0kW nominal heat output with an impressive A+ rated efficiency of 82.4%. It is officially listed as a Defra smoke exempt appliance to allow you to legally burn seasoned wood in a smoke control area. Dunsley also provide an optional retro-fit multi fuel grate should you ever wish to burn smokeless mineral fuel and a handy bolt-on log store option which will add a further 300mm (TBC) to the overall height. You also get a choice of five additional colours including Charcoal grey and Metallic Blue.
The design tone and large window are based on the Dunsley's handsome best-selling Avance 500 and although the 400 and 500 both offer you nominal heat outputs of 5.0kW they have significantly different proportions and sizes. In fact you could say that the 400 was the compact version of the 500 as it's some 170mm narrower and 40mm shorter which will make it a popular choice for smaller fireplace openings. Its neutral contemporary looks will ensure that it will also work equally well with a wide range of fireplace or interior styles. Its base is fully adjustable should the hearth be uneven.
The Avance 400's single control provides fast response from high to low burn as well as ensuring that it's always easy to find the ideal setting for maximum comfort and fuel economy. With a practical heat output range from 3.5kW up to 7.0kW (depending on the fuel load) the Avance 400 will deliver plenty of heat for the average to medium sized living space even on the coldest days. Dunsley are renowned for their 'belt and braces' high grade steel plate bodywork and premium cast iron doors and the Avance is no exception. This is a first class British designed and engineered stove that's built to be around for a lot longer than its ten year manufacturer's warranty. It's therefore very easy for us to whole-heartedly recommend this stove – when all's said and done, it's a Dunsley. It's also approved by Hetas.
|Heat Output Range:||3.5kW up to 7.0kW|
|Nominal Heat Output:||5.0kW|
|Efficiency (Net):||A+ rated 82.4% (wood)|
|Defra Smoke Exempt:||Yes|
||Cast iron door with steel bodywork|
|Flue Outlet:||125mm (5") top or rear|
|Fuel Bed:||Wood fuel grate (Mineral Fuel Grate option)|
|Fuel:||Wood (Smokeless Mineral Fuel option)|
|Optional Finishes:||Charcoal, Mojave Red, Metallic Blue, Forest Green and Honey Glo Brown|
|Recommended Log Length (mm):
|Air vent required:||Not usually in pre-2008 houses|
|Direct Air Inlet (DEAS):||N/A|
|Minimum Combustible Distances (mm):||Sides 500 Rear 600|
|Controls:||Single control (wood burning)|
|Overall Dimensions:||H590 W435 D310|
|Options:||Bolt on log store|
|Other models to consider:||Dunsley Avance 500, Esse 575, Charnwood Aire 5|
Dunsley Avance400 data leaflet.pdf
Dunsley Avance Declaration of Performace.pdf