Choose a wood fire with confidence
Metro is proudly 100% New Zealand made and owned, using the highest quality materials, workmanship and the very latest manufacturing techniques. We are proud to support local industry and New Zealand’s future.
Ongoing investment into research and development is testament to Metro’s commitment to remain at the forefront of the wood fire industry. Trusted, reliable wood fires with style, exceptional performance and longevity at affordable prices to will heat your home for many years to come.
National Environmental Standards (NES) set by the Ministry for the Environment, place stringent emission & efficiency requirements on all wood fires installed on properties with a land area of less than two hectares. Metro offer both clean air approved models and LTD models which operate at very high efficiencies when installed with the Metro ECO Flue system. All Metro clean air approved models surpass the requirements of NES.
Clean air approved models
Clean air approved models have a different design specification to their LTD counterparts, with the emphasis on burning hot and clean.
Metro’s clean air model fireboxes utilise a secondary burn chamber and secondary air supply combination unique to Metro, which eliminates the ongoing and costly replacement of secondary air tubes used by most other brands. All ECO models comply to the NES requirement of 1.5gm/kg and a minimum efficiency requirement of 65%, and the majority of ECO models have also gained NES compliance with wetback fitted.
Metro have two clean air approved Metro’s with Direct Vent (DV) capability (ECO Euro Ped and ECO Euro Rad). This combustion technology enables all of the combustion air to be pre-heated to very high temperatures before it even enters the firebox. This provides greater combustion temperatures, lower emissions and even higher efficiencies. These Metro Clean Air DV models also allow you the option of connecting the combustion air supply to outside the home, further improving your heating efficiency.
LTD models (rural)
LTD Metro’s meet AS/NZS4013:1999 compliance, and although this is still the current Australian & New Zealand emission standard, the National Environmental Standards (NES) takes precedence if installations are on properties with a land area of less than two hectares. LTD Metro’s can only be installed on a property with a land area of two hectares or greater.
A major feature of the LTD Metro’s is their overnight burning capabilities. Independent testing recorded burn times and output which were set at a very low burn rate on a single fuel load of pine blocks. The results were remarkable, with 35kWs of energy being released over 22 hours.