Five great wood-burning stoves that can be used in Smoke Control Areas

It’s a common misconception that there are great swathes of the country where you’re ‘not allowed’ to have a wood-burning stove.

Many UK households do live in Smoke Control Areas, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t have a stove.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) certifies exempt appliances that can be used in Smoke Control Areas. These are stoves that have been tested to ensure they meet certain criteria in relation to the soot and particles that are given off. After all, Smoke Control Areas were originally setup to stop pollution in areas that were suffering from poor air quality. Continue reading

Five reasons why it’s the perfect time to install a wood-burning stove

Five reasons why it's the perfect time to install a wood-burning stove

With winter just about behind us and the prospect of summer on the horizon, if you haven’t already got a wood-burning stove then installing one might not be high on your list of priorities.

But it’s actually a very good time to prepare for next winter. Here are five reasons why you should act now and install a wood burner. Continue reading

Meet the manufacturer: Villager Stoves

Villager Stoves

Just like the Aarrow Stoves we’ve previously showcased, Villager Stoves are the work of British company Arada Ltd.

Each Villager stove is hand-finished to the highest standards of workmanship. Every part of the stove, including the smaller details like the door hinges, are made on site. So Villager stoves have a consistent level of quality throughout the production process.

Let’s take a look at a handful of stoves in the Villager Stoves range. Continue reading