Early prototype testing
The FHT Stove design has been successfully demonstrated on several different commercially available convector stoves.
Many hundreds of hours of operation have been monitored and recorded in detail. Safe and effective operation has
been demonstrated for a wide range of operating scenarios and simulated failure conditions. The design has been patented
in relevant regions - see IP page
for more details.
The FHT Stove components could be fitted to many convector stoves and some people have asked for retrofit kits,
but the need to show a legal and competent installation would require qualified fitters and close cooperation with the
manufacturers to maintain warranties on products. This is not likely to be successful.
The route to market could be via one or more manufacturers offering the FHT Stove functionality as an option on one
or more existing convector stove models with only small adaptations to the design in many cases. Although this
possibility is open, to-date, despite some serious interest in the technology, the focus of most manufacturers
Specific FHT Stove
prototype on test
currently appears to be on achieving compliance with 2022 regulations throughout their product ranges.
We have concluded that the best way forward is to form a new stove business, manufacturing initially only
one model of stove. This stove model is specifically aimed at the emerging mass market for smaller output,
more controllable stoves to operate in better insulated homes and to work seamlessly with renewable heating
systems. Click on the design concept image above to see outline parameters for the proposed stove design.
A detailed Business Plan will be made available to potential investors, partners and collaborators shortly.
An outline of the proposed business arrangement is given below.
A new company, FHT Stoves1 Limited, will be formed by Redford-Tech Limited (R-T) and new investors
FHT Stoves will have rights to R-T intellectual property, know-how and stove designs
Funding will be raised to complete specific design and drawings for manufacturing,
testing, provide working capital for manufacturing and to establish sales channels
Grant funding related to Low Carbon product development will be investigated but will
not predicate company formation or operation
FHT Stoves will promote and control sales channels and manage the supply chain
Manufacturing and Distribution will be contracted out
Longer-term development of additional FHT Stove models and additional functionality which may include
limited electrical power generation and further integration with sustainable heat and power systems
1 ‘FHT Stoves’ is currently used as a trading name of Redford-Tech Limited