Going off-grid with a wood-burning stove

With the cost of living constantly on the rise, the major energy companies all increasing their prices and industry experts predicting they will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, the prospect of living ‘off-grid’ has never been more enticing.

The phrase off-grid has rapidly increased in popularity and so has the lifestyle choice itself, although the concept of sustainable living is a much longer-established one. Continue reading

Why a wood-burning stove is perfect for the snow

Why a wood-burning stove is perfect for the snow

Whenever the UK experiences any significant amount of snowfall it usually leads to beautiful scenery… and chaos.

For some reason we just can’t seem to cope when that blanket of white covers our country. With the temperatures below freezing, the last thing you want to be affected is your heating. That’s when a wood-burning stove becomes particularly useful. Here’s how… Continue reading

A wood-burning stove will help landlords to attract tenants, says property expert

A wood-burning stove will help landlords to attract tenants, says property expert

Installing a wood-burning stove can give landlords the edge in the competitive UK property rentals market, according to one property firm.

Shirley Kenyon, lettings manager for Edinburgh based property consultancy CKD Galbraith, says that rental properties fitted with wood burners are highly sought after as tenants aim to ensure they can stay in control of their heating bills during their tenancy.

She said: “Wood burning stoves are in demand by tenants. We have witnessed an increase in tenants asking for properties in rural areas with wood burners as they believe these offer energy efficient heating systems beyond standard central heating. Continue reading

The obligatory New Year diet, wood-burning stove style

The obligatory New Year diet, wood-burning stove style

No New Year is complete without a trendy diet or two. With that in mind, we’ve come up with the Wood-Burning Stove Diet – the perfect way to keep your stove in shape for the year ahead.

Plenty of exercise
All diets are aided by regular exercise and the Wood-Burning Stove Diet is no different. Get out and about to collect free wood from fallen trees and branches. Not only will you have fun and get some great physical activity, you’ll also ensure your heating bills are slimline in no time at all. Continue reading