Waimakariri - Freestanding ultra-low emissions (ULEB) wood fire
Inspired by the beauty of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River, our Waimakariri fireplace is a powerful ULEB wood fire. Offering the latest in Catalytic Combustion technology, our Waimakariri fireplace is leading a new generation of wood burners that produce longer-lasting heat with fewer emissions. Offering the latest in Catalytic Combustion technology, the Waimakariri meets New Zealand’s strictest emission standards and provides an eco-friendlier alternative to older wood fires. Ideal for small to medium homes, the Waimakariri has been designed to deliver consistent warmth and extended burn times, while using less wood. Its built-in, easy-clean ash pan also makes cleaning the large capacity firebox quick and convenient
- Suitable for small to medium homes (2 to 3 bedrooms)
- Ultra-low emission burner. Our cleanest burning range of fires with ultra-low emissions. Approved for all regions in NZ, including Canterbury (ECAN CM1 testing approved)
- Available in pedestal with easy-clean ash pan
- 20 year replacement firebox guarantee
Key Technical Specifications
Space Heat Output Suitable for small to medium homes (2 to 3 bedrooms)
Air Quality Standards Approved for all regions in NZ, including entire Canterbury
Firebox Superior heat from a 6mm steel firebox
Baffle Long-lasting 6mm thick steel baffle
Cook Top Hard-wearing 6mm thick steel radiant cook top
Overnight Burn Provides heat through the night and allows for easy re-ignition in the morning.
Ultra-Low Emission Burners
Over the last decade New Zealand has developed some of the strictest air quality regulations in the world. In keeping with these standards, Masport’s current wood fire ranges produce much cleaner heat than models manufactured in days gone by - but our Ultra Low Emission Burners (ULEBs) go a step further. A new generation of wood fire, Masport’s ULEBs have been specifically designed to further reduce small particulate emissions through the inclusion of a Catalytic Combustor. Masport is the only New Zealand manufacturer using this innovative technology, which provides stable, even heat that lasts overnight and also prolongs the life of your firebox. While some Council authorities have mandated ULEBs for their area, we believe all Kiwis should consider a ULEB for their home.
Quality steel construction
Masport wood fires are crafted in Aotearoa, using locally sourced, New Zealand made steel to guarantee the highest levels of workmanship and quality. Most of our wood burners use 6mm-8mm steel for fireboxes and cooktops, ensuring your fireplace will stand up to the hottest conditions, work more efficiently and last the distance.
Masport radiant wood fires include a 6-8mm steel cooktop to also allow for cooking and warming. Using your wood burner to cook is fun, saves on electricity or gas use, and is a perfect option when there is a power cut. When cooking on your Masport wood fire, the area closest to the flue is the hottest and is ideal for boiling things like water, stews and porridges. By moving your pot further away from the flue, you can obtain a gentler heat that’s ideal for warming and simmering.
Burning renewable wood is a carbon neutral exercise, with no more carbon dioxide (CO2) generated than if the log was left to decompose naturally. Wood is also a naturally renewable energy source and, when obtained from sustainable forestry sources, is a better environmental choice.