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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
At the start of a new year, we’re going to take time to reflect on the best-selling woodburners of 2019. Here’s a rundown of the stoves you bought from us last year.
It’s a non-mover at the top of the charts. Once again, the Mazona Rocky 6 kW is our best-selling stove of the year. An affordable price tag, generous heat output and timeless styling help to explain this stove’s enduring popularity. Take a closer look.Continue reading
We’ve got a big Christmas sale on the moment, with discounts on no fewer than 30 woodburners, multi-fuel stoves and electric fires.
If you’re planning on upgrading your fire in 2020, now is a great time to snap up a bargain.
Among the appliances featured in the sale are:Continue reading
Christmas 2019 order deadline
Christmas is nearly upon us, which means we’re once again up against the clock to get everything you need to ensure you have a cosy festive period delivered to you in time.
Woodburners are a bit harder to move around the country than Christmas cards, which means we will need to receive your order by 2pm on Wednesday, December 18, in order to get it dispatched from our warehouse and delivered to you before Santa arrives.Continue reading
One of the questions we’re most frequently asked at this time of year is the best way of sending a letter to Santa Clause using a wood-burning stove.
Using your fireplace and a sprinkle of Christmas magic to send a list of the things you would like for Christmas is a time-honoured tradition.
If you’re used to sending your letter to Santa on an open fire (where you presumably also roasted your chestnuts), then you might have some concerns over using your woodburner. Here’s our suggested method for sending a letter to Santa Claus using a wood-burning stove.Continue reading
Our woodburners pop up in all sorts of locations, but few are as idyllic as the stoves bought from us by the Dale Farm campsite in Great Longstone, Derbyshire.
GBS Mariner multi-fuel stoves provide warmth and cosiness to the comfort bell tent at Dale Farm. Now that’s our sort of camping holiday!Continue reading
To save as much money as possible when buying a woodburner, you will want to make sure you buy an efficient stove. A stove that operates efficiently will require less fuel to run (reducing your fuel costs) and create more warmth with less fuel (reducing your reliance and expenditure on central heating bills).
How do you know if the stove you’re about to buy is an efficient woodburner?
You will find efficiency data on each of the woodburners for sale on Gr8fires.co.uk on the relevant product page. But where do these figures come from and what do they mean?Continue reading