Stove Reviews

The 5KW Evolution 5 Woodburning Stove

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The Evolution 5 is a compact, reliable and efficient wood burning stove yet it is also rather stylish. You get a really nice sized screen allowing you to gaze into the fire, while it’s made of cast iron. The screen is the standout feature and the good news is that it can be easily cleaned with your standard household products. This system doesn’t take up a great deal of space yet the downside is that there is no storage for wood, and you will have to buy a wood storage bin. The flue pipe can be provided in different sizes, depending on where you shop but the system itself is one that many people have installed and it’s perfect for those who are not looking to splash out significant sums […]

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Bringing your old Cast Iron Stove Back to Life

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A dusty old stove can soon be a magnificent centrepiece in your home and it only requires a bit of maintenance work. You have to be prepared to get your hands dirty though because you need to first clean the chimney, and perhaps move the stove outside for a proper scrub down. Ashes should be cleaned out while any rust should be brushed off or perhaps even sandblasted. You then need to clean all the surfaces thoroughly before you apply high temperature paint and sealers. Once painted in the colour of your choice, leave the stove to dry, you can then make sure the bolts are all tightened or replaced if they’ve become too damaged over time. You’re likely to require a new seal in the door and you’ll need […]

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Modern Wood Stove Designs

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It’s normal to think about a traditional source of heat when you think about a wood stove but there are many contemporary options. Stoves used to always be big bulky fixtures in a home, but many modern designs are compact, while they don’t have to be purely made of cast iron. There are also stainless steel concepts and many variations in terms of colour. There are also more and more curvy styles, and some of which have multiple screens to give you even better views of the roaring fire. There’s nothing quite like relaxing in your home next a blazing fire, but contemporary designs just seem a lot more efficient, and they fit more comfortable in modern properties. You don’t even have to have an inset fireplace to fit your […]

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3 Woods Suited for your Woodstove

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Not every piece of wood you find is going to be well suited to throw on the fire. Some can spit, burn too fast and release harmful toxins. This is why we’re going to let you in on three of the best. Rowan: Thisis good firewood that burns hot and slow, making it more than suitable for a woodstove. It’s the type of wood you can use without fear, and it never looks as though it’s going to get out of control. Eucalyptus: This is packed with oils but that’s what makes for its pleasant smell, and again this is another wood that doesn’t spit. It’s also hard to split but many people will cut a log of Eucalyptus into rings and burn it unseasoned. Holly: This is a wood […]

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Contemporary Wood Stoves

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Contrary to what many people believe, traditional methods can be contemporary and there are many quality wood burners out there which flaunt a modern style. An inset modern wood burning stove can be a stunning feature of a wall, and if you want to bring some character to your outdated fireplace then it can be a really good option. There are many different types of coloured stoves out there that burn wood and you don’t always have to go for that black cast iron style, which is found in many traditional properties. A contemporary wood stove could have sleek lines, a dazzling glass screen and designer handles, while they can be quite compact too. So many people will automatically think of a big chunky stove when the phrase ‘wood burner’ […]