Fireplaces

What makes a great wood stove?

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We’re sure one of the first words that comes to mind is ‘efficiency’. It’s true, efficiency is very important, no matter what stove you’re looking to buy, and there are many efficient wood-burning stoves and multifuel stoves available today. That said, there are plenty of other features that make for a great stove too. With contemporary log burners, they are generally rather sleek and minimal, but you can also discover traditional stoves that add classic character and charm to a room. different styles work better in different rooms. Size is also an important consideration. You may only want a nice little one which can comfortably heat a small room, that’s easy to clean and doesn’t require masses of wood to run. The bigger the stove is, the more wood needed […]

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When did log burners become so popular?

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Woodstoves, also known as log burners, are incredibly popular in the UK and they have been for a number of years now, however, there has been a particular boom of late. What is it that draws people in and why do some many people buy log burners? Here are a few reasons: Stylish Classy Cosy Warm Adds value to your home Characterful They’re especially great in the UK because the weather can be rather dreadful for most of the year. Even in the summer months, evenings can be rather chilly so it’s nice to be able to throw on a couple of logs and get some desirable heat in just a few seconds. That said, realistically not many people buy log burners for their heat output because most of us […]

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Why do people use fake wooden beams?

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You will have probably seen many ‘fake’ (wooden effect) beams in fireplace stores throughout the UK, but what’s the point in paying out a fair amount of money for a fake piece of wood when you can quite easily buy the real deal? Well, the main reason is that certain stoves do not allow you to position wooden beams to close, and by having a fake beam you don’t have to compromise on the potion. You can have this just a few inches away from the stove rather than a foot. So that’s why fireplace manufacturers decided to start 3D printing their own wooden beams, whilst others have used moulds from real beams! You still get the character, splits and knots, whilst you don’t have to worry about it setting alight! […]

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Fireplaces: The advantages of electric stoves vs. traditional log burners

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Wood burning stoves offer an affordable and tastefully satisfying approach to warming your home while lessening your carbon impression. They are clean an classy on the eye, easy to work, energy efficient and absolutely beautiful, brimming with character. Today houses are equipped with central heating, so it’s not entirely necessary to have a wood burning stove, and they’re instead chosen for their style, character and classy appeal. This is the same for traditional wood burning stoves and electric log burners. Some people just want to have a stove in their living room, which they may, or may not use. If on a rare winter’s day they want to create a cosy ambience they may light it up, but it may not be completely necessary. Electric log burners are very cheap […]

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Why you should clean your chimney annually

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Millions of people who own homes depend on heat from wood stoves and fireplaces. It is quite unfortunate that these very homeowners experience losses worth millions of pounds as it all goes to property damages or injuries which are a result of failure to clean the chimney. Why then should you clean your chimney and how often should you do it? Read below to find out… To keep your family safe During the cooler the months, it is important to keep both your home and family safe as they enjoy the fireplace. Keep in mind that the chimney also acts as a ventilation system, which allows smoke and toxins to escape. The cleaner your chimney is, the safer it is for the members of the home in that there will […]