It’s easy for us to track the increasing popularity of wood-burning stoves by the demand from our customers, but the trend for installing wood burners has now grown to such an extent that it is making headlines.
The Daily Mail has today reported on the UK’s love affair with the humble stove.
Experts say sales of woodburners began to increase at the height of the recession as homeowners tried to reduce energy bills.
But they have also become a trendy centre-piece in the homes of many families – with new designs featuring bright colours, sleek and modern shapes and big glass windows.
The endorsement of woodburners by celebrities including pop star Lily Allen, celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and the property developer and television presenter Sarah Beeny, have also helped to sustain the stove as a ‘must-have’ in home-decoration.
They are also becoming increasingly fashionable in towns and cities.
Perhaps more importantly, the article looks at the money-saving and environmental benefits of using a wood-burning stove.
Despite the installation costs, wood for a stove can be cheaper to burn than other fuels.
Burning wood costs an average of 4p a kilowatt hour compared with 5p for gas and oil and 15p for electricity.
It also emits less carbon dioxide, a factor that attracts those concerned about the environment.
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