Gr8Fires.co.uk Winter Sale

GR8 Fires Winter Sale

We hope you enjoyed Christmas Day. The presents keep coming because today we’re launching a Boxing Day sale at Gr8Fires.co.uk.

You’ve probably got better things to do than trawl the website in the hope that something catches your eye, so we’ve tried to keep as simple as possible. Rather than discounting specific appliances, we’re offering discounts across the board (excluding appliances by a small number of manufacturers).

The Sale

The deals are as follows:

  • Enter code sale5 for 5% off all baskets over £100 (excluding Ezee Glow appliances)
  • Enter codes sale10 for 10% off all baskets over £500 (excluding Dimplex, Invicta, Ezee Glow and Arada appliances).

Both discount codes expire on January 8, 2018.

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Gr8Fires customers’ Festive Fireplaces (Christmas 2017)

A fireplace provides a cosy and comforting focal point of home life at any time of the year, but never more so than at Christmas.

For the festive period, often our fireplaces become adorned with ornaments and other Christmas decorations to spread a little more festive cheer.

As big fans of fireplaces and the role they can play in bringing families together, we love to see how people choose to decorate their fireplaces for Christmas.

Fortunately, many of our customers and friends have been getting in touch on social media to show us their festive fireplaces. You will see below a selection of photos we have received. To submit yours, feel free to connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy Christmas!

Carl Beardmore
Carl Beardmore
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Gr8Fires Christmas Opening Hours & Guaranteed Christmas Delivery Dates

Gr8Fires Christmas Opening Hours

Our phone lines and warehouse will be closed from 12noon on Friday, December 22, 2017, until 9am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

If you have any queries or questions, please contact us before midday on December 22.

The Gr8Fires.co.uk website will remain open for browsing and shopping throughout that period, but orders will not be processed and dispatched for delivery until we reopen.

Guaranteed Christmas Delivery Dates

Order before 12noon on Monday, December 18, for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

We will continue to dispatch items until we close for Christmas, but we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas for orders placed after midday on December 18.

Any orders placed after Friday, December 22, will be dispatched on or after Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Happy Christmas to you.

Black Friday 2017 Deals at Gr8Fires.co.uk

Happy Black Friday, bargain-hunters.

As in recent years, at Gr8Fires.co.uk we have some great Black Friday deals for you. Whether you’re in the market for a woodburner or an electric fire, you’ll find a bargain on our website today. Without further ado, here are the deals.

Friday5: 5% off all appliances

Our headline Black Friday 2017 deal is 5% of all orders over £100*. Whether you want a wood-burning stove in your home for Christmas or an upgrade on your electric fire, today you can get an extra 5% off our already low prices. SHOP NOW and use the discount code Friday5 during the checkout process.
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Storm Ophelia: Gr8Fires closed on 16/10/17

Our phone lines and office will be closed from 12.45pm due to Met Office storm warnings as Hurricane Ophelia approaches the UK.

This affects our warehouse and Irish call centre offices, which will be reopen tomorrow as normal.

Deliveries may be affected due to transport disruptions throughout the UK.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. Feel free to send us a message on Facebook or via our website contact form, and we will get back to you tomorrow.

Of course, you can shop as normal on the website during the temporary closure and orders will be processed as normal tomorrow.

Photos of festive Christmas fireplaces

A nice fireplace is a great feature in the home at any time of year, but it really comes into its own at Christmas. The fireplace becomes a real focal point over the festive period: it’s where Santa Claus arrives to deliver our presents, it is often a key part of our decorations and, of course, we value its warmth during the cold weather and during our days spent relaxing in the comfort of our own home.

At Gr8Fires.co.uk, we’re lucky to have customers who are just as passionate about their fireplaces as we are. Over the year, many of them have shared photos of their festive fireplaces with us so that we can see how they’ve the Christmas spirit to their hearth and mantel.

Here is a collection of those images, which we will add to over time. If you would like to share a photo of your festive fireplace with us, the easiest way is to publish your picture to the Gr8Fires Facebook page or Twitter account. In the meantime, enjoy these festive Christmas fireplaces.

From Angela Fulton-Naylor

From Ben Morgan

From Cheryl Green

From Cheryl Rigby

From Clare Tufton

From Donald Allonby

From Donna Jordan

From Geoff Wizz

From Gill Donkin

From Heather Sneddon-Lindsey

From James Carthy

From Janet Lamb-Grindrod

From John Clarke

From John Nowell-Fenna

From Josie O’Donnell

From Julian Sherry

From Kev Overan

From Kim Robinson

From Kim Robinson

From Lynsey McAuley

From Margaret Kennedy-Hamilton

From Micky Finn

From Pam Stevenson

From Pamela Martin

From Patrick Mountford

From Sue Walker

From Toby Didier’serre

Important: Gr8Fires Christmas delivery information

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Christmas dispatch cut-off date

Are you planning on buying something from us to make your home a bit cosier this Christmas?

If so, please get your order in sooner rather than later.

The deadline for pre-Christmas delivery is this Friday, December 18.

Subject to stock availability, orders placed on or before the deadline should arrive before Christmas.

We will continue to dispatch orders until Tuesday, December 22, but there is no guarantee that items sent during this period will arrive for Christmas.

Christmas opening hours

You can continue to shop on the website and place orders throughout the Christmas period.

The office will close at 5pm on Tuesday, December 22, and will reopen on Monday, January 4. Any orders placed while the office is closed will be processed and readied for dispatch when we reopen on January 4.

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call on the number at the top of the page.

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Christmas deliveries and opening hours at Gr8Fires.co.uk

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Are you planning on buying something from us to make your home a bit cosier this Christmas?

If so, we don’t want any disappointment, so the message is to get your order in sooner rather than later.

The cut-off date for pre-Christmas orders is 11am on Friday, 19 December, 2014. For our customers in Scotland, it is 24 hours earlier at 11am on Thursday, 18 December, 2014.

Subject to stock availability, orders placed before those deadlines will be dispatched before Christmas.

But please note…

Dispatching before Christmas doesn’t guarantee delivery before Christmas. We’re still at the mercy of the weather with deliveries, so if you are very keen to receive your purchases before Christmas, please get your order in as soon as possible.

What if I want to shop over the Christmas period?

You can shop as usual at Gr8fires.co.uk during the holidays, but the office and our telephone lines will be closed.

The office will close at the end of the day on Monday, 22 December, and reopen on Friday, 2 January. Any orders placed while we’re closed will be processed on 2 January when we return to work.

If you do want an order sent out before the festivities start, you can do your shopping here.

Happy Christmas to you and best wishes for 2015.

Sheffield residents are top crackers of wood-burning stove glass

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People living in Sheffield are the most cavalier wood-burning stove owners in the country, according to one of the UK’s leading online retailers of stoves.

Figures from Gr8Fires.co.uk covering sales since January 2009 show that more replacement stove glass is sold to the Sheffield postcode area than any other part of the UK.

Gr8Fires.co.uk’s customer support manager Adam Fowler explained: “Stove owners have to replace the glass in their appliance when a crack or hole appears.

“One of the most common causes of glass breakage is over-firing, which is when too much fuel is added or too much oxygen allowed into the fire, causing the stove to operate at too high a temperature.

“Cracks can also be caused by adding too much wood, then closing the glass onto a protruding log.

“Burning the wrong sort of fuel on the appliance is another cause.

“For instance, household coal is too volatile for use in the confined space of a multi-fuel stove and can cause mini-explosions that will break the glass.”

Sheffielders appear to be more prone than citizens anywhere else in the country to breaking their stove glass and consequently needing to replace it, but Adam isn’t sure why.

He continued: “Obviously, the old stereotype is of Yorkshire people being tight with their money, so I suppose the idea of over-firing your stove to wring every last kilowatt of heat out of it tallies with that.

“But I’m sure that’s not the case here – it is probably just a bit of bad luck that Sheffield currently tops our charts for buying replacement glass.

“If the people of Sheffield take care with what they burn on their stoves and how they burn it, we will see them drop down the list and keep their stove glass in one piece for much longer from now on.”

The Top 10 Replacement Stove Glass Sales Locations

The top 10 stove glass sales locations
1. Sheffield
2. Newcastle-upon-Tyne
3. Birmingham
4. Cardiff
5. Glasgow
6. Peterborough
7. Nottingham
8. York
9. Swansea
10. Aberdeen

Peterborough is the UK’s wood-burning stove capital

Swansea, Cardiff and Norwich also feature in top 10 list

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Peterborough is the United Kingdom’s wood-burning stove capital, according to one of the country’s leading online retailers of stoves.

Gr8Fires.co.uk has declared the Cambridgeshire city the home of the recent resurgence in the popularity of wood burners, with Swansea, Cardiff, Norwich and Llandudno also featuring prominently in a list of the top 10 locations for stove sales.

Residents in the Peterborough postcode area have bought more stoves than any other part of the country, Gr8Fires.co.uk’s sales figures show.

Gr8Fires.co.uk’s customer support manager Adam Fowler said: “Over the past few years, there has been a huge increase in the popularity of wood-burning stoves and nowhere more so than in Peterborough.

“Since we launched in January 2009, we have sold almost 16,000 woodburners and more of those have gone to properties in the Peterborough area than any other part of the UK.”

Wood-burning stoves sales have grown considerably in recent years, with the opportunity to reduce energy bills and achieve carbon neutral home heating both cited as major reasons for the boom.

But a good old case of keeping up with the Joneses might also be playing a part

Adam continued: “Stoves have certainly become a very desirable item, so it is possible that there is a bit of a domino effect

“When one person buys a woodburner, it is very common for friends, family or neighbours to get one soon afterwards.

“It is possible this is helping to drive wood-burning stove sales in clusters in places like Peterborough, Swansea and Cardiff.”

The Top 10 Wood-Burning Stove Sales Locations

Wood burning stove sales locations

  1. Peterborough
  2. Swansea
  3. Cardiff
  4. Norwich
  5. Llandudno
  6. Tonbridge
  7. Newcastle upon Tyne
  8. Nottingham
  9. Sheffield
  10. York