Norwegian TV station NRK broadcasts 12-hour wood burning programme

It seems that we might be living in the wrong country!

Norwegian TV viewers were treated to a marathon broadcast dedicated entirely to wood and the process of wood-burning. Broadcaster NRK showed the 12-hour show Hel Ved.

The title translates as Strong Character, but is also a pun on the Norwegian word for firewood (which is also ved). Continue reading

Meet the manufacturer: Evergreen Stoves

Evergreen Stoves

In the latest installment of our series exploring some of the main stove manufacturers stocked by Gr8fires, we’ll be looking at a few of the key appliances in the Evergreen Stoves range.

Evergreen makes multi-fuel stoves that are notable for the ornate decoration that is a common theme across all its stoves.

It is also renowned for offering great value for money. Evergreen stoves are among the most reasonably priced on the market, providing great heat output throughout the range. So, no matter what size of room you need to heat, you’ll find a great option that won’t break the bank.

Let’s have a look at three stoves that will give you a taster of what Evergreen offers. Continue reading

Which wall hung electric fire should you buy?

Which wall hung electric fire should you buy

Wall hung electric fires are among the most popular forms of heating at the moment. Given that they are relatively inexpensive to buy, very easy to install and take up virtually no space in your living room, it’s not hard to see why.

Throw in the fact that you don’t need to pay for a fireplace and that you’re guaranteed 100% heating efficiency at the point of use and you’ve got even more reasons to buy a wall mounted electric fire.

But what should you be considering before purchasing one? Continue reading

Proof that wood-burning stoves really do help you out in times of crisis

Proof that wood-burning stoves really do help you out in times of crisis

We frequently use this blog to tell you that a wood-burning stove is a vital thing to have in your home in times of emergency. Only a couple of weeks ago, we wrote a blog post explaining why a wood-burning stove is perfect in the snow.

We always profess that bad weather is a great technological leveller and that it’s always best to have a backup you can trust in case a boiler breaks, a pipe cracks or a delivery gets cancelled. It’s all very easy for us to say, you might think. Continue reading