Choosing the best heating solution is one of the most important decisions you can make for your home. A wood fire creates a focal point in your living space that becomes the heart of your home, whether you choose a freestanding, insert, or built-in model. With over thirty wood fires to choose from, we have a model to suit all New Zealand homes. Our comprehensive range of clean air approved, ultra-low emission, and LTD rural models operate at very high efficiencies when installed with the Metro ECO Flue system.

Our fires are designed with clean-burning technology to deliver impressive heat output with very low emissions. A Metro wood fire is an excellent environmentally conscious heating choice and will make your home warmer, drier, and healthier. Most Metro wood fires can also be fitted with a wetback to assist with your water heating requirements. The addition of a Metro heat transfer system will maximise heat usage and spread warmth throughout your home providing a warm, dry healthy environment for your family. You can’t beat the natural warmth, comfort, and ambience of a crackling fire while the cold weather batters your home during winter.

Using wood for warmth has been a practice for over a million years. Unlike non-renewable fossil fuels, wood is a renewable energy source and when harvested from sustainable forestry, is a better environmental choice. As trees grow in their natural ecosystems, they capture carbon from the atmosphere and store it in their biomass. Wood is a natural, carbon neutral fuel when burned efficiently and cleanly, generates no more carbon dioxide (CO2) than if the tree was left to decompose naturally.

So if you love warmth, love wood.

Make a heating choice both you and the environment can feel good about.

Our wood fires are designed to heat up quickly and reach their peak output within an hour of lighting.  Peak outputs are detailed in kilowatts (kW) and is the maximum amount of heat that a fire is capable of producing during the burn cycle. Heat output varies for each model and is also dependent on the quality and amount of fuel used and how frequently the firebox is reloaded during operation.

We have included a heating area guide with each model to help you work out the heating capacity required for your home. This is based on a 2.4m ceiling height in an average climate with insulation to current standards. Talk to your Metro specialist for advice on the best model to deliver the heating capacity your home requires.

Peak outputs (kW ratings) are based on the NZHHA test method using dry pine with testing undertaken by independent International Accredited New Zealand (IANZ) testing facilities. IANZ accreditation provides assurance that the independent testing facility operates effective quality processes, providing a professional service through expertise and technical competence that is recognised as world-class.

Clean air approved wood fires

LTD rural (2ha+) wood fires

Ultra low emission wood fires

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11kW - 21kW peak heat outputs

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Heat open areas 120m2 - 250m2

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Wetback capable models

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Energy efficient ECO Flue Kits

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Compact installations

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Designed and made in New Zealand

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Premium firebox warranties

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Genuine parts supply 25 years

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New Zealands largest range

New Zealand Made Fires

Superior build quality, extensive research and development, rigorous quality control and a guarantee of workmanship go into every single Metro fire

Superior build quality

All Metro fireboxes are fabricated from superior quality New Zealand made steel plate

Impressive flame views

Large German made Robax ceramic door glass provides the best flame view

NZ's largest range of fires

Key models are offered in three configurations with legs, pedestal base or wood stacker options

Fires

Single and twin baffles

New Zealand steel baffle plates with engineered high temperature calcium silicate board

Solid radiant cooktops

Firebox tops, single or twin layers of 6mm, 8mm or 10mm quality New Zealand made steel

Robotic welds

Appliances are welded using the latest robotic techniques to stringent quality control standards

Impressive heat output

Our fires are designed to heat up quickly and reach peak output within a short time of lighting

Peak output is detailed in kilowatts (kW) and is the maximum amount of heat that a fire is capable of producing during the burn cycle. Independent IANZ accredited testing resulted in a Metro Wee series firebox reaching its 15kW peak output within an hour of lighting. Peak output times and heat output varies for each model due to appliance mass, fuel quality, the amount of fuel used and how frequently the firebox is reloaded during operation.

Advertised peak outputs (kW ratings) are based on the NZHHA Maximum Output test method which is undertaken by independent International Accredited New Zealand (IANZ) testing facilities. IANZ accreditation provides assurance that the independent testing facility operates effective quality processes, providing a professional service through expertise and technical competence that is recognised as world-class.

A specific loading method is used with specific fuel to obtain the results, which includes using dry 150mm x 50mm pine and the appliance being loaded and operated on the high setting for an extended period of time. During this time the appliance is periodically refuelled until the appliance reaches it’s peak output. It is not recommended that the appliance be continually operated at it’s peak output as this could increase the chance of damage to the appliance firebox and associated parts.

Choose the best fire

The label below is applied to all Metro display models to help you choose the best fire for your home and heating requirements. A quick fire guide which makes it easy to compare a models peak heat output, heating area in both m2 and approximate home size.

Peak heat output

The maximum amount of heat that a fire is capable of producing during the burn cycle. Peak heat output varies for each model due to appliance mass, fuel quality, the amount of fuel used and how frequently the firebox is reloaded during operation.

Heating area and home size

As a guide, 1kW of heat output = 10m2 of heating area. For example a 15kW fire would suit a typical 150m2, 3 bedroom home. Based on a home with a 2.4m ceiling height in an average climate with insulation to current NZ standards.

NZ Home Heating Association

The NZHHA plays an active role in the development of appliance and installation standards both nationally and internationally. It also plays a major role in the development and promotion of clean air standards, and energy and resource conservation.

IANZ accreditation assurance

IANZ accreditation provides assurance that the independent testing facility operates effective quality processes, providing a professional service through expertise and technical competence that is recognised as world-class.

The benefits of Metro

  • Clean air approved models meet NZ’s stringent clean air requirements
  • LTD models feature longer burn times and the larger capacity wetbacks for water heating
  • Premium 10 year firebox warranty and 1 year parts warranty
  • Manufactured in 6, 8 and 10mm NZ carbon steel cooktops with fire brick lined fireboxes
  • Big on features, massive on performance, small on price
  • Proudly 100% New Zealand made
  • Trusted, reliable heat for your home

The benefits of using wood to heat your home

  • A wood fire is relatively cheap to run, even if you have to purchase firewood.
  • If you have access to free firewood, your running costs will be close to zero.
  • Burning wood from sustainable forests is considered carbon neutral. While trees are growing, they capture carbon dioxide from the air. This carbon dioxide is released either when the wood is burnt, or when the tree dies and rots. While some emissions are produced in the transporting and processing of the wood, this is only a very small amount per unit of heat produced.
  • Wood is renewable and sustainable. New Zealand has extensive areas of forestry. Generation after generation of trees can be successfully harvested to produce firewood.
  • Metro wood fires will work during power cuts and can provide heat, hot water and also cook food on.
  • Most Metro models can be equipped with a wetback to heat household hot water.