Focal Point in your home

A log burner make great focal point for interiors, are cleaner and more efficient than open fireplaces, and can even save you money on your heating bills. If you’re dreaming of installing one as the winter chill sets in, you’re in good company – 175,000 are installed each year in the UK.

To enjoy using a log burner safely and responsibly, it’s important to do your research. Think first about the size of area that needs to be heated (as a rule of thumb, 1kW of heat output for every 14 cubic metres of space is needed to make your room 21C when it’s 1C outside). You’ll also need to factor in the cost of installation and maintenance, as these can change the final price quite dramatically. It’s a good idea to check the size and cost of logs you’ll need and whether you can buy them locally.

Wood burners are a great way of bringing the comfort of a real fire into your home, even if you don’t have a vast amount of space. If you live in an urban area that is smoke-controlled, you’ll need to check the stove you are buying is approved by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) or go for one that has the option of burning smokeless fuels as an alternative. Read more

Wood Burning Stoves – Perfect for your home

Wood burning stoves – an ecological system creating a unique atmosphere

Wood burning stoves have been riding the crest of the wave in the past few years and have proved extremely popular in the UK where people have simply fallen for this type of heating system with significant benefits. Both efficient and practical, stoves have become veritable heating solutions. Their owners are also able to make real energy savings.

Wood burning stoves function with the leading renewable source of energy in the UK: wood. This heating system is ecological and creates a unique atmosphere, with a gain in thermal comfort.

For all those who have left the grid behind and are making a go of it on their own, wood stoves are one of the best options available anywhere on the home heating scene.

It’s also a fact that a home with a professionally fitted stove can be worth up to 5% more than one without. Read more

Heat your home

Great way to heat

A stove can be a great way to heat your home cheaply, especially if you can get logs for free. Stoves are generally used to heat just one room, rather than as a way to heat an entire home. The majority of homes in the UK have a stove as well as a central heating system.

Stove costs and savings

How much a stove could cut your energy bill depends on various factors, including: how you use your stove and how often you use it also how well your home is insulated. Also, think about how much a stove might cost to install – it could be anything between around £750 and £2,000. A lot of factors can affect the installation price. For example, if you need a new chimney built or an existing one relined. Once you have installed your stove the savings will start, make sure your supply of wood is of a good quality and at least 2 years matured. Read more

Benefits Of Owning Your Own Stove

Stove benefits

There’s nothing better on a cold winter’s night than breaking out the logs and cranking up the wood burner. Stoves come in all shapes and sizes and there is sure to be one to match your wishes. Energy prices are on the rise, installing a wood burning stove could be an answer to keeping them under control.

Here are a few things you should know before you get one. Read more