Climate Wood Fires

The True Kiwi Way to Heat Our Homes

Wood fires are the most affordable form of home heating in New Zealand. If you have free access to firewood, running costs will be next to nothing. While wood burners are particularly efficient in open-plan homes, a heat transfer system can be installed to distribute heat throughout more traditionally styled homes.

Thanks to the Clean Air Act, wood fires are manufactured to be much more efficient than they were in the past. Freestanding types are the most efficient and the cheapest to install. Another benefit of freestanding units is the ability to cook on them, which contributes to further energy savings.

Wood fires are an environmentally friendly option

Wood fires have less of an environmental impact than other heating sources. This is because wood is the most sustainable fuel in the world and is essentially carbon neutral. It’s important to use dry wood because this decreases smokiness – a smoky fire is less efficient and contributes to air pollution.

Lower your hot water bill with a wetback

When connected to a wetback system, wood burners can greatly reduce your water heating costs over the winter. If you choose to install a solar hot water heating system to heat your water during the summer, you could have access to free hot water year round!

Important notes

Before you install a wood fire you need to get a building consent. Don’t wait until after it is installed, as you are unlikely to get consent at that point. If an illegally installed wood burner causes a fire, it may invalidate your insurance cover.

You should avoid burning chemically treated wood or salt impregnated wood, such as driftwood. These types of wood may corrode your wood burner and shorten its lifespan.

Wood fires & wood burners available at Climate

We are proud to offer some of the most efficient and attractive wood fires available on the market. At Climate, we carry the following brands:

Kent Wood Fires

Designed in New Zealand, the Kent manufacturers understand the important part wood fires play in heating our homes. With a focus on energy efficiency, value-for-money and style, they have been heating Kiwi homes since 1979. Their extensive range of clean air wood burners allows you to choose the fire that’s right for your home.

For more information and installation pricing on our Kent Wood Fire range click here or see Kent at our online shop, www.climateathome.nz.

Metro Wood Fires

Based in New Plymouth, Metro wood fires are well known throughout Taranaki. Their fires are designed and manufactured in New Zealand using quality materials and the very latest manufacturing techniques. These stylish and affordable wood fires can provide a reliable heating source in your home for many years to come.

For more information and installation pricing on our Metro Wood Fire range click here or see Metro at our online shop www.climateathome.nz.

Firenzo Fires

Every Firenzo wood fire is 100% New Zealand made, hand assembled and meticulously checked before being delivered to your home. At Climate, we consider these fires to be the Rolls Royce of wood fires. Built for purpose and style, the inventive and technological refinement associated with Firenzo is captured in each of their cast iron fireplaces.

For more information and installation pricing on our Firenzo Wood Fire range click here or see Firenzo at our online shop www.climateathome.nz.

Warmington Fires

Warmington has a range of freestanding wood fires that range in sizes from small to very large (up to 2m!). They can also customise open wood (or gas fires) to suit nearly any requirement. Warmington also manufacture outdoor open wood fires.

See Warmington fires at our online shop www.climateathome.nz.

Hunter Stoves

Hunter stoves are multi-fuel stoves with a wide range of heat outputs. The most powerful model can be used to power a radiator central heating system that contains up to 10 radiators. Made in the UK, these magnificent stoves benefit from 40 years of heating expertise and classic styling.

Find out if a wood fire is the best choice for your home

To learn more about wood fires or to schedule a free consultation, please contact us today. You may call us on 06 769 6410 or use our contact form to get in touch.

Wood Fires



  • Cost effective to run
  • Option of using a wetback system to heat household water
  • Can be used with a heat transfer system to distribute heat throughout the home


  • Living rooms and lounges
  • Open-plan areas of the home


  • Powered exclusively by firewood.


  • Freestanding (includes vertical flue and floor protector) start around $3,500
  • Masonry insert (includes flexi flue, standard fireplace preparation) start around $4,800
  • Wooden insert (includes flue – does not include fireplace construction) ranges from $6,000 for contained fire to $10,000 for open fire
  • Wood fire permits from Council’s range from $320 dependant on Council and wood fire type (When Climate install your wood fire we’ll handle your wood fire permit)
  • Heat transfer systems from $1,500
* Prices are for budgeting purposes only and are subject to change. They are based on a standard installation and include GST. Price does not include wood fire permit. Once you have chosen the heating system you would like for your home, we will issue a quote based upon your specific requirements. Please see our Terms and Conditions for additional information.
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