The efficiency savings of swapping an open fire for a wood-burning or inset stove

The efficiency savings of swapping an open fire for a wood-burning or inset stove

Some people recognise the joys of having a real fire in their home but, because they’ve already got an open fire, they see installing a wood-burning or inset stove as an unnecessary expense.

But it’s an investment worth making because it offers significant and immediate efficiency saving. That means you’ll get a warmer home, spend less on fuel and spend less time tending to your fire. Continue reading

Put a heart in your home with a wood-burning stove

Put a heart in your home with a wood-burning stove

Installing a stove or fireplace usually means you soon have a hearth in your home, but it also puts a heart in your home.

The joke goes that the television was invented so that households had something at which to point their sofas. While the gogglebox certainly has the habit of bringing the family together, it also tends to cause disputes and disagreements. And is time spent in front of the telly really quality time? Often it’s not, we’d suggest. Continue reading

Why a stove could be behind Ukraine footballer Andriy Shevchenko’s dramatic Euro 2012 performance

As one of the best footballers of his generation, Andriy Shevchenko was already a national hero in his native Ukraine.

But the veteran player’s stock can rarely have been higher in his homeland than it is this morning after he scored two goals to earn Ukraine victory over Sweden in their opening match of Euro 2012, a tournament they are co-hosting.

The 35-year-old is now in the twilight of an illustrious career, but Shevchenko’s success can be traced back to a stove. That’s according to Andriy’s uncle Volodymyr. Continue reading

Could a wood-burning stove help to sell your property?

Could a wood-burning stove help to sell your property

The UK property market is still far from making a full recovery and many people are struggling to find buyers for their homes. So, could the humble wood-burning stove be the answer to their problems?

According to one estate agent, yes, a wood-burning stove might be the way to get your property sold.

Estate agent Tom Deville, of Savills, believes that the addition of a wood-burning stove can help to sway potential buyers towards making an offer for a property. Continue reading