Fireplaces & Stoves

ESSE – 525

ESSE – 525

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Product Measurements
& Technical Specifications

525 woodburning stove dimensions

CE 2022 approved dial and hetas ecodesign compliant

ESSE 525 Technical Manuals.

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Flue Pipe Diameter 5” (125mm)
Approved for use on decorative hearths? Yes
Additional Room Vent Required? No
EcoDesign Ready Yes
DEFRA Exempt For Use in Smoke Control Areas Yes
Clearances to Combustibles
Sides 400mm
Top 450mm
Front 305mm
Rear 400mm
Efficiency Test Data
Energy Rated A+
Nominal Heat Output 5kW
Efficiency 82.9%
CO Emissions Corrected to 13% O² 0.51 / 0.428
Fuel/Hr Kgs 1.1 / 0.8
Flue temp Mean °C 225 / 242


ESSE – 525

ESSE 525: A Contemporary Masterpiece

The ESSE 525 is more than just a wood-burning stove; it’s a captivating piece of contemporary design. It marries the timeless and comforting appeal of a traditional British-built wood-burner with a stripped-down, minimalist, and almost Scandinavian styling that results in a stunning fusion.

Key Features:

  • Cubist Flame-Box View: The ESSE 525 offers a unique “cubist” flame-box view that sets it apart, and its highly distinctive cylindrical pillar design ensures it’s a true eye-catcher. ESSE has created a stove that’s not just a heating appliance but a work of art, even by their own high standards. You can even choose whether you prefer the pillared legs in matching black or contrasting stainless steel.
  • Performance: With a 5kW heat output and an energy-efficient design, the ESSE 525 is perfectly suited for a wide range of living spaces, whether rustic or urban. What’s more, it’s approved for use in smoke control areas, ensuring it can be enjoyed in various settings.
  • User-Friendly: ESSE has made sure that the 525 is as easy to use as it is beautiful. It features primary and secondary air control sliders, along with a twin-position riddling grate that accommodates both wood and mineral fuel settings, providing you with versatility in how you use it.
  • Flexible Installation: You have the option of installing the ESSE 525 with either a top or rear flue, allowing for flexible installation in your home.

EcoDesign Ready and DEFRA Exempt: Just like its predecessor, the ESSE 525 is designed with environmental consciousness in mind. It is EcoDesign Ready and DEFRA exempt, meeting high standards for eco-friendliness.


  • Weight: 51kg
  • Clearances to Combustibles: 400mm on sides, 450mm on top, 305mm at the front, and 400mm at the rear

The ESSE 525 transcends the traditional idea of a wood-burning stove. It’s an embodiment of contemporary design, warmth, and environmental responsibility, making it a remarkable addition to any home.

Customer Reviews

Hi James A big thank you to you and your wonderful team we are so pleased with our Insert Stove that you suggested, the team where so professional and extremely tidy 👍
Brian Martin
Brian Martin
James was great on giving you his expertise advice on what would work best for your home. I am thrilled with my stunning log burner and Mark and John did an excellent job and I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Alythea Synnott
Alythea Synnott
Had my new stove installed recently. Extremely happy with the whole process, from my first meeting with James to the installation by Mark and John. I highly recommend this company. Ann
Riddlesann C
Riddlesann C
James and his crew did an excellent job, prompt and tidy and made a bespoke fire and stove. Delighted with the finish.
phillip coey
phillip coey
Had my stove fitted last week very happy with it. I met james in the showroom he talked me through my options and recommended what stove would suit me best. It was fitted in just a few hours the guy's did a great job. I would highly recommend wicklow fireplaces and stoves if your thinking of getting a stove.
Darren Lang
Darren Lang
The dream team James and John, from James's advice and help,to knowing what suited me, to one being installed in an extension,and one in a log cabin. I now have two lovely pieces of kit that look great not even lit, and very cosy and romantic lit. Hardly knew they were in the house,and some seriously classy work done...even the flues look great. Definitely a very happy customer 🔥
Caba Roig Costa Blanca
Caba Roig Costa Blanca
Absolutely brilliant to deal with from start to finish and much better value than the other quote we got. Delighted with the fireplace
Ciarán Casey
Ciarán Casey
Fantastic service; Absolutely gorgeous result; Highly recommended; Thank you James!
Martin Stellnberger
Martin Stellnberger
Just got stove installed with Wicklow Fires and Stoves. James is very knowledgeable and dependable. Highly recommended.
Conor Fahy
Conor Fahy
We met James in January after months of looking at options to fit a new fireplace & inset stove in our home Within a week the work was complete From the moment we met with James I knew that we had found a company who knew what they were doing James visited our home to check measurements & his attention to detail was second to none The installation went superbly The fitting team were extremely neat & clean in their work They made the whole process on the day a great experience & we are delighted with the end result I can highly recommend James & his team If only more businesses conducted their work like James the world would be a better place Well done Wicklow Fireplaces
Viv Gleeson
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