Fireplaces & Stoves

ESSE 550

ESSE 550

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Product Measurements
& Technical Specifications

550 woodburning stove dimensions

CE 2022 approved dial and hetas ecodesign compliant

ESSE 550 Technical Manuals

Download PDF Instruction Manual

Energy Rated A+
Nominal Heat Output 5kW
Efficiency 82.9%
Rear convector plate Yes
Flue pipe diameter 5″ (125mm)
EcoDesign Ready Yes
DEFRA Exempt For Use in Smoke Control Areas Yes
Clearances to combustibles
Front 305mm
Left 400mm
Right 400mm
Back 450mm
Top 450mm


ESSE 550

ESSE 550: Where Modern Elegance Meets Efficiency

ESSE introduces a stylish newcomer to its stove range, the ESSE 550. This stove is a sleek and contemporary addition inspired by the proven and super-efficient ESSE 500. It combines cleaner lines, elongated legs, and an oversized clear glass window to offer a captivating view of the natural flames within.

Key Features:

  • Minimalist Design: The ESSE 550 boasts a minimalist and unfussy door design with longer legs, drawing inspiration from the iconic ESSE Ironheart cook stove. This design aligns perfectly with the urban industrial chic trend and is ideal as a focal point in modern open-plan living spaces, studies, or cozy lounges.
  • High Energy Efficiency: The stove carries an energy rating of ‘A’ and incorporates ESSE’s clean burn technology, allowing it to be used in smoke-exempt zones across the UK. This not only makes it environmentally friendly but also economical to run.
  • Precision Control: With both primary and secondary air wash controls, you can precisely adjust the burn rate and create captivating flame patterns. The tall window provides an exceptional view of the flames, enhancing the overall experience.
  • Clean and Contemporary: The ESSE 550 features a clean new door design and a fin top that adds a contemporary edge to its styling. The twin-position riddling grate accommodates both wood and smokeless fuels.
  • Heritage and Quality: The heritage ESSE logo is proudly cast into the door, reflecting ESSE’s longstanding tradition of quality craftsmanship. The stove is made in Lancashire with British Steel and British Castings.
  • DEFRA Exempt: The ESSE 550 is DEFRA exempt for wood burning, further highlighting its commitment to eco-friendliness and clean burning.


  • 5kW: Based on the incredible ESSE 500 firebox with open/close riddling grate
  • Rear Convector Plate: Enhances efficiency
  • 82.9% Efficient: For effective heating
  • Suitable for Decorative 12mm Hearth: A versatile choice
  • Optional Rear Flue Attachment Available: For flexible installation
  • CE EN 13240: Meets European standards
  • Energy Rated ‘A’: An eco-conscious choice

The ESSE 550 effortlessly combines modern elegance with high energy efficiency, making it a stylish and eco-friendly addition to contemporary living spaces.

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
Viv Gleeson
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