Coal and wet wood ban: what the Government’s proposals mean for wood-burning stoves and our customers

You could be forgiven for wondering whether your wood-burning stove is about to be rendered useless given some of the headlines that have appeared in the days since the Government announced its plans to phase out the sale of house coal and wet wood.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that sales of wet wood and house coal in England will be restricted from next year, ahead of a total ban by 2023, as part of efforts to tackle tiny particle pollutants known as PM2.5.

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Top 2020 interior design trends (and the perfect woodburners to match them)

Are your planning on decorating your home in 2020? If so, why not incorporate a wood-burning stove into your new decor scheme.

As ever, there are loads of great ideas floating around social media and in interior design magazines. We’ve picked out some of 2020’s hottest interior design trends and paired them with a perfectly suited woodburner.

Let’s explore the top 2020 interior design trends and the woodburners to match them.

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How to prevent chimney fires from wood-burning stoves

When they are operated correctly, wood-burning stoves are a very safe way to heat your home. But given that operating a stove involves burning wood or solid fuel, they are not without risk. Perhaps the greatest of those risks is a chimney fire, which could put your family and property in jeopardy.

What causes chimney fires?

Wood-burning stove chimney fires are usually started when a flame, spark or ember from the stove ignites a creosote deposit in the chimney. Creosote is created when flue gases cool, condense and settle in the chimney before they have managed to exit the flue as intended.

The good news is that it is easy to take precautions that will minimise the risk of a chimney fire. Here’s how to prevent chimney fires from your wood-burning stove.

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Top 10 best-selling woodburners of 2019

At the start of a new year, we’re going to take time to reflect on the best-selling woodburners of 2019. Here’s a rundown of the stoves you bought from us last year.

1. Mazona Rocky 6 kW Smoke Exempt Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove (-)

It’s a non-mover at the top of the charts. Once again, the Mazona Rocky 6 kW is our best-selling stove of the year. An affordable price tag, generous heat output and timeless styling help to explain this stove’s enduring popularity. Take a closer look.

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Christmas 2019 final order deadline and Christmas holiday closure at Gr8Fires.co.uk

Christmas 2019 order deadline

Christmas is nearly upon us, which means we’re once again up against the clock to get everything you need to ensure you have a cosy festive period delivered to you in time.

Woodburners are a bit harder to move around the country than Christmas cards, which means we will need to receive your order by 2pm on Wednesday, December 18, in order to get it dispatched from our warehouse and delivered to you before Santa arrives.

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Sending a letter to Santa Claus using a wood-burning stove

One of the questions we’re most frequently asked at this time of year is the best way of sending a letter to Santa Clause using a wood-burning stove.

Using your fireplace and a sprinkle of Christmas magic to send a list of the things you would like for Christmas is a time-honoured tradition.

If you’re used to sending your letter to Santa on an open fire (where you presumably also roasted your chestnuts), then you might have some concerns over using your woodburner. Here’s our suggested method for sending a letter to Santa Claus using a wood-burning stove.

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