Just a quick update to make you aware of the latest changes to our services due to the coronavirus pandemic.
From today, our phone lines will be closed because all office staff are now working from home.
Please send any enquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
That’s the only change to our service at this stage.
Orders will be processed and despatched as normal, so you can continue to shop on gr8fires.co.uk.
If additional restrictions are introduced by the Government that halt the postal and delivery network, that will obviously impact our services further. So if you think you are likely to need any replacement parts in the coming months (particularly things like stove rope, baffle plates and ashpans) or you need something urgently, we would advise placing your order as soon as possible.
We hope you’re continuing to stay safe and well in these challenging circumstances. Thanks for your support.
We get asked – and always do our best to answer – a lot of questions by people who are considering buying a wood-burning stove. A significant proportion of those questions start, “Can you install a wood-burning stove…?”
With plenty of myths, misconceptions and misinformation floating around, many people are left wondering whether or not installing a woodburner in their property is even possible.
So, with that in mind we’re trying to answer as many of those “Can you install a wood-burning stove…?” as we can in one blog post. Here we go.
Can you install a wood-burning stove if you don’t have a chimney?
You could be forgiven for wondering whether your wood-burning stove is about to be rendered useless given some of the headlines that have appeared in the days since the Government announced its plans to phase out the sale of house coal and wet wood.
Are your planning on decorating your home in 2020? If so, why not incorporate a wood-burning stove into your new decor scheme.
As ever, there are loads of great ideas floating around social media and in interior design magazines. We’ve picked out some of 2020’s hottest interior design trends and paired them with a perfectly suited woodburner.
Let’s explore the top 2020 interior design trends and the woodburners to match them.
A woodburner should make a big impact on the warmth and cosiness of your home. If you’re not feeling that impact, and you don’t think your woodburner is giving off enough heat, it can be very frustrating.
So, why isn’t your woodburner giving generating much heat? Let’s look at some possible reasons.
Lifestyle and interior design blogger __itslucy___’s Instagram account is always worth a visit if you’re a fan of beautifully decorated homes. And taking pride of place in may of the photos she shares is the Mazona Rocky 6 kW multi-fuel stove she bought from us.
Wood-burning stoves are seen as being homely, desirable and useful. They’ve got that reputation for good reason; for the most part it’s true. But it’s not all plain sailing as a wood-burning stove owner. Here are some of the things people don’t tell you about owning a woodburner.
When they are operated correctly, wood-burning stoves are a very safe way to heat your home. But given that operating a stove involves burning wood or solid fuel, they are not without risk. Perhaps the greatest of those risks is a chimney fire, which could put your family and property in jeopardy.
What causes chimney fires?
Wood-burning stove chimney fires are usually started when a flame, spark or ember from the stove ignites a creosote deposit in the chimney. Creosote is created when flue gases cool, condense and settle in the chimney before they have managed to exit the flue as intended.
The good news is that it is easy to take precautions that will minimise the risk of a chimney fire. Here’s how to prevent chimney fires from your wood-burning stove.