Gr8Fires Christmas delivery order deadline and Christmas holidays

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There is nothing nicer than gathering round a wood-burning stove with family and friends at Christmas. If you’re hoping to have your woodburner – or any of our other products – in time for 25 December, it is important that you get your order in as soon as possible.

Last order date for Christmas delivery: 19 December, 2016

To get your items delivered before Christmas, please place your order before Monday, 19 December. We will continue to dispatch items until Wednesday, 21 December, but items ordered after 19 December might arrive the other side of Christmas.

Please note that pre-Christmas deliveries are also at the behest of the weather and any other factors that are out of our control, so please do not delay: order as soon as possible to minimise those risks.

Christmas holidays

After a final day of dispatching products, the Gr8Fires office will close at 5pm on Wednesday, 21 December. Our phone lines will close and will remain closed until 9am on Tuesday, 3 January, 2017.

You will still be able to use the website as usual throughout the holiday period. Orders placed while the office is closed will be processed for dispatch when we reopen on 3 January.

Wishing you a cosy Christmas.

Are Gr8Fires woodburners CE marked and EN 13240 certified?

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Are Gr8Fires woodburners CE marked and EN 13240 certified?

A question we are often asked by customers is are your wood-burning stoves CE marked and EN 13240 certified?

We understand that buying on the internet, especially a high-value item like a woodburner, can be daunting and that it makes sense to check that you are going to get what you are paying for, so we’re always happy to answer such questions and to clarify in this blog post.

The answer is very simple: if our woodburners were not CE marked and EN 13240 certified we would probably be locked up in jail right now instead of writing this article. Both are legal requirements when selling stoves in the United Kingdom.

CE marking is a signal to consumers that the manufacturer has checked that the products meets EU safety, health and environmental requirements and indicates the product’s compliance with EU legislation. Since July 2013, it has been compulsory for wood-burning stoves to bear a CE mark to confirm their compliance with relevant regulations. The Construction Products Regulation, which made CE marks compulsory, compels manufacturers, distributors and retailers to take responsibility for ensuring appliances they sell are compliant.

Similarly, it is a requirement for all wood-burning stoves sold in the UK to be of EN 13240 standard. BS EN 13240:2001 relates to roomheaters fired by solid fuel. It provides a set level of requirements and test methods that an appliance must meet.

And we can confirm that all of our stoves do. That includes our Aarrow, Aduro, Arizona, Carron, Dimplex, GBS, Hamlet, Hunter, Evergreen, Invicta, Mazona, Stovax, Stratford, Thorma, Villager and Yeoman appliances – they are all up to standard, as they must be in order for us to be allowed to sell them.

In short, yes, if you are buying a woodburner from Gr8Fires, it will be both CE marked and EN 13240 certified.

You can click here to see the full range of stoves.