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Stûv lifestyle

To see only fire

The current context has led many of us to invest more in our living space. Spending months confined indoors has changed how we see our homes and considerably deepened our desire for softness and inspiration. This crisis is motivating us to turn our living environment into a space where comfort, safety and well-being are a priority.

Stûv stoves and fireplaces are designed to meet these now-essential criteria. Belgian in design, these appliances offer performance and efficiency in addition to a wide range of installation possibilities. From the family room to the living room and from the condo to the cottage, there is a Stûv for every lifestyle and every home. Find out more about them!

Simplicity and experience prioritized
All Stûvs have a refined design that showcases the dancing flames as well as a wide opening for abundant heat distribution.

Their various features are hidden for an enhanced experience. For example, Stûv 16 wood stoves and inserts do not have any handles or convection grids. A removable handle is used to open the door. The heat is returned to the room via a simple space between the combustion chamber and the casing around it.

Stûv 21 wood-burning fireplaces have no frame at the bottom of the guillotine window so as not to obstruct the view of the fire. The door mechanism, insulation box and convection kit used to heat your space are also hidden.

Made with only high-quality materials, Stûv stoves and fireplaces are built to last. From the welded combustion chamber to the precision assembly, every detail ensures their long useful life.

Balance between enjoyment and performance
Stûv’s combustion technology optimizes its appliances’ performance while eliminating their environmental impact.

Stûv 30 are EPA-certified wood stoves that offer the possibility of slow combustion as well as a multitude of features: open or closed fire, heating better adapted to today’s needs, generous view of the fire, heat accumulator, 360° rotation and even year-round BBQing.

In fact, Stûv wood stoves and fireplaces are certified to meet the environmental standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which requires a fine particle rate of less than 2 grams per hour.

To learn more about the standards governing fine particulate emissions, consult the simplified version of the EPA article.

Functional design and aesthetics
Stûv stoves and fireplaces have a host of practical elements that ensure their smooth operation all while making them a beautiful addition to any home. The Stûv 21-clad fireplaces and inserts are a perfect example of this.

This model is equipped with a steel casing to make it easy to install, quickly integrate into a room and showcase the fireplace. It has been designed differently. It doesn’t need to be built into a wall and doesn’t require any special finishing since it is freestanding!

Beyond the design, careful thought has been put into Stûv appliances to make your daily life easier. Several mechanisms make daily cleaning and future maintenance quick and easy.

Think globally, act locally
At Stûv, we firmly believe that a product’s warranty begins well before its acquisition.

That’s why we invest heavily in research and development, prioritize innovation, respect environmental standards and encourage global thinking while taking local action. We’re committed to sourcing only quality raw materials, selecting the best local suppliers, working with expert partners and offering available and efficient customer and after-sales service. That is the Stûv commitment!

To find out more about the Stûv warranty, visit the Warranty and Product Registration page.

All Stûv appliance owners agree that you only have to experience Stûv products once to be convinced that they offer an exceptional experience. Let yourself be charmed by the many possibilities Stûv offers by consulting our recent catalogue.

Case studies

Oak Residence

Étienne Bernier Architecture (EBA) – QUÉBEC

The vision
For our team, this architectural project was much more than simply designing a building, it was creating a living environment. From this particular perspective, we wanted to give meaning to the architecture, from the general layout to the smallest details, to create an inviting setting for all its users, in harmony with its environment. We create distinctive, signature projects that make people the focus.

Oak Residence
This single-family residence on Oak Street in Québec City brings a breath of fresh air to the Sillery district’s landscape. The challenge was to figure out how to integrate the modern design with clean lines into the existing residential context, with its established greenery. The L-shaped block plan conveys a modernity that fits easily into the neighbourhood and complements its charm. As the residence is located in a setting with abundant vegetation, the team opted for a delicate design. To echo the subtleties of natural materials, stained natural wood, dark bricks and steel were chosen for the cladding.

Discreet and private in the front, the residence opens up in the back with big windows overlooking the yard and a large terrace. The back is all glass, bathing the living areas on the ground floor in natural light. Sober and minimalistic, the front façade was created by nesting the house’s volume with the garage and entrance. To maintain the elegant sobriety, the garage is hidden on the side of the residence, encased in black brick. It extends to the front and includes the main entrance door.

The minimalism of the front façade’s composition showcases the quality of the materials and the shadows cast by the vegetation, while offering a more complex volumetry at the back with a play of levels and a cantilevered awning that covers the outdoor terrace. Inside, the residence is adapted to the clients’ family life: comfortable, practical and contemporary.

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New owners of a Stûv 16-cube stove, this young couple from the south shore of Montreal has brilliantly designed their common area to combine comfort, warmth and panoramic views.

« For us, 3 elements confirmed our purchase was a wise choice : The simplicity of use, the heat output that is beyond what we could have imagined in addition to embellishing the room’s decor as well as the outside view.»

– B & C-O Family – Canada

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Les Grandes Horizontales

Inspiration for this home comes from the majestic landscape of the St. Lawrence River estuary, visible from the rocky headland on which it is located. Built on a steep slope and unobtrusive on the street side, the house is completely open to the river, unfolding toward the horizon.

Spatially, rooms are organized around an inverted plan that locates bedroom suites at the garden level. Set in concrete, they are anchored in the site’s topography. At ground level, living spaces panelled in light wood, each one leading into the next, are characterized by different heights that allow definition of different uses. The dining room, airy and full-windowed, pulls away from the main building as it soars toward the horizon. Massive, vertical concrete chimneys provide a striking contrast with transparent openings and the lightness of wooden volumes built on an overhang.

The long horizontals unfurl to accentuate the landscape.

Thellend Fortin Architectes
Photos: Charles Lanteigne

Tips and techniques


What is the EPA standard and do I need to comply with it? 

In the 1990s, wood-burning appliances on the market emitted a huge amount of fine particles per hour. In 2004, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deemed it necessary to regulate the wood-burning stove and fireplace industry by requiring all manufacturers to reduce their appliances’ fine particle emissions to 7.5 grams per hour. In 2009, the standard became stricter, allowing only 4.5 grams per hour and in 2018, Montréal passed a by-law to reduce such emissions to 2.5 grams per hour. On May 15, 2020, a provincial law will require that any new wood-burning appliance installed be either a decorative fireplace or an EPA-certified appliance that emits less than 2.5 grams of fine particles per hour.

What are fine particles?

Fine particles are microscopic specks of dust that are released into the atmosphere when wood burns. When there is a large quantity of such particles, they form smoke.

What is the difference between a new EPA-certified appliance and an old uncertified appliance? 

Old uncertified wood-burning appliances can emit between 70 to 100 grams of fine particles per hour. An appliance with a fine particle emission rate of 7.5 grams per hour does not emit visible smoke or odour. When an appliance emits between 2.5 and 7.5 grams per hour, the reduction of emissions is not detectable by humans and can only be calculated in a laboratory. The difference between the previous generation of wood-burning appliances and new models is 96% fewer fine particles released into the atmosphere per hour!

What are the characteristics of a non-EPA-certified appliance and can I install one?

Appliances that have more than 500 square inches of glass and do not have an air vent to slow their combustion time are considered decorative fireplaces. “Decorative” because they are only used on occasion, since they burn too hot and quick to act as supplementary heating. For these reasons, the EPA standard does not apply to decorative fireplaces. Most cities in Quebec permit their installation and use.

The facts: true or false

It is no longer permitted to install wood-burning stoves or fireplaces in Montréal. —False. The city does not permit the installation of decorative fireplaces, but allows EPA-certified appliances if their fine particle emission rate is less than 2.5 grams per hour.

Decorative fireplaces pollute. —False. The wood-burning appliances that pollute the most are those that are more than 20 years old. However, decorative fireplaces are forbidden in some municipalities, including Montréal.

There are no wood-burning appliances on the market that emit less than 2.5 grams of fine particles per hour and also have a sleek design and offer a phenomenal view of the fire. —False! Discover Stûv EPA-certified wood-burning stoves and fireplaces. Stûv creates products that meet a need, beautify living spaces and adapt to all design styles.



Stûv at New-York

Stûv America will be exhibiting at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in NYC March 20-23, 2014.

This year, Stûv America is burning all its glory with the Stûv’tainer at the entrance of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City.

Come live the Stûv experience for real and see all the benefits of a Stûv stove or fireplace into your home.


Please click here to learn more about the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.


Stûv America and the PUR-Z house

The PUR-Z Signature House was unveiled at the 25th SIDIM Show, which was held between May 23 and 26. It is the result of close collaboration between Bonneville Homes and Blouin-Tardif Architecture-Environnement.

STÛV AMERICA, a proud partner in this project, displayed a Stûv 21-85 clad SF2 in anthracite gray masterfully integrated into the unique and visionary design of this house.


An Award for Stûv America!

Three stars were awarded during the evening, which was attended by the Belgian Consulate General, many well-known business people and the Honourable Denis Coderre, Liberal MP for Bourassa.  For several years, the Grand Bal has been an occasion to honour top-performing Belgian and Canadian companies. The nominated companies are chosen from over 70 Belgian branches located in Canada and nearly 50 Canadian branches located in Belgium. After 7 years of marketing throughout North America, and with 28 outlets, Stûv America was awarded the first Étoile d’Or, the Grand Bal’s highest award.

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Fire, essential element since the dawn of time

Why all this fascination with fire? When so many heating options are now available, why is it still important for many of us to integrate a “place of fire” right within our homes? We have to go back to prehistoric time when man began controlling the fire to fully understand the key role it still plays in our lives.

One could say that happenstance is what allowed man and fire to meet more than 400,000 years ago. While humanity was still in its infancy, only Nature used fire, and as it saw fit. It is undoubtedly the fascination of the flames that intrigued humans, realizing that natural fires kept wild animals at bay. Fascinated and always curious, our ancestors approached fire and c ame up with imaginative means to preserve it and to use for protection. Without the mastery of fire, we would probably still have to take refuge in the trees at nightfall to avoid being used as snacks for wild animals.

People then naturally began to gather around the fire to enjoy its protection, and to strengthen the bonds between members of the group. By coming together in this way, they quickly realized that fire was also a source of heat that allowed them to be more resistant to colder temperatures and weather, as well as providing them with a source of light at night.

In the process, men found another use for fire: they discovered that cooking the meat changed it structure and made it more digestible and nutritious. Thanks to fire, people learnt to smoke the meat as a way to preserve it. They kept it in reserve for days when the mammoth was not around. From that moment, they also began gathering around the fire to share meals. In other words, fire, that was regularly maintained, became a central element that proved to be a major socialization vector. The “ fire place ” had just been created, providing people with security and the opportunity to share, rest and recover.

The domestication of fire gave men control over it and allowed them to recreate it when they needed it. Fire then played an increasing role in the evolution of Homo erectus. Everything accelerated and the applications of fire just multiplied. Fire made it possible to make stone tools and to harden the tips of the spikes for hunting, for example. Later, it was used to cook pottery and then to melt metal and much later to make glass from sand. In farming, early humans discovered that burning land made it more fertile. The industrial era gave us the steam engine and later the internal and external combustion engine… Without man’s mastery of fire, none of this would have existed.

Even today, fire continues to play an essential role in our daily and economic activities. At home or at the cottage, whether it is to keep warm, celebrate or simply to take a break and recover from the hectic pace of our lives, fire remains a central unifying element around which we like to gather.

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