A modern wood burner is more efficient than many central heating systems and far more appealing to look at than a traditional white radiator.
According to the National Association of Chimney Sweeps, the number of stoves being installed each year has more than doubled over the past decade.
The appeal is not just about installing a fashion statement.
According to reports, regular use of a wood burner can knock a third off fuel bills, providing savings of at least £650 a year.
There is a huge range of stoves to choose from, ranging in price from £500 to more than £2,000.
A key consideration is how much heat it will pump out. Years ago you had to live in the countryside to enjoy a wood burner, but technological improvements mean they can also provide a great heating solution in many town and city homes. Read more