Its all about getting the best from your wood burner

As we all know the dreaded winter months are approaching fast, so if you have a wood burner NOW is the time get prepared. Ask yourself this, when was the last time you had your stove cleaned and serviced? If the answer is more than a year ago acting now to rectify this situation could be very beneficial for the warmth of your home.

Wood burning stoves are now a very popular way of space heating homes and sales are increasing month on month as alternative fuels rise in price.

What does the traditional wood burner offer?


  1. Much more efficiency

Open fireplaces are great but they are not very energy efficient, at only around 20%. Wood burning stoves are much more efficient, at around 80%, so you get all the benefits of a real fire without most of your money going up the chimney in smoke! Read more

Stove Sales still increasing

In total, over 200,000 wood-burners were installed last year, according to the Stove Industry Alliance. This is up from 182,000 in 2015.

Wood-burning stoves are generally installed for a reason, such as a secondary heating supply or to save money. There is a percentage who have them installed because they are fashionable and these days this combination is normal.

Fuel costs as we all know are increasing rapidly with electricity and gas prices leading the way.

Why are they so popular?

Wood-burners have become a sought-after design statement during the past decade.

They can provide a sense of charm and ambience to a property. Modern wood-burning stoves give your home that warm heart as you sit around with friends and family on winter evenings.

A professionally installed burner can increase the value of your home, estate agents will tell you that a home with a log burner is very sought after. Read more

Keeping your home warmer this winter

Keeping warmer

With the weather turning and the days growing shorter, attention is shifting to the darker months ahead and keeping our homes warmer. One way of making a home cosier this winter and saving money along the way – is installing a wood-burning stove.

After installation costs are taken into consideration they can reduce your fuel bills. Also adding a wood burning stove to your home is very fashionable, installed professionally it will increase your properties value.

With the cost of gas and electricity rising at an alarming rate a wood stove could be the answer to reducing your heating costs.

Why have sales risen in the past decade?

Wood-burning stoves were traditionally found only in countryside homes, which had a shed of wood close by and draughty rooms to keep warm. A decade ago, wood-burners were just not found in towns and city homes, but they’ve since gained ground in urban areas as well which has increased sales considerably. Read more

Getting ready for the Winter

Winter is now I’m afraid on its way and our wood burning stoves will soon be working again heating our homes to the maximum. The trouble is with our busy lifestyles we tend not to check what is important to us until it goes wrong or its too late.

Here are some very easy ways to ensure your stove is working too maximum efficiency.

 Most important – door Seal

The stove door should fit tightly to keep the heat of the fire concentrated inside and not leaking. To check it, you can lay a five-pound note across the door gasket lengthwise and then close the door with the note still in it. If you can pull the note out with a quick tug, your door is too loose and you will want to tighten the latch described in your manufacturer’s instruction manual. If your gasket shows signs of wear or damage, you will need to replace it immediately. This one simple fix can save you a great deal of money over the winter months by reducing to amount of timber you will burn. Read more