Years and Years: Woodburners in an unpredictable world

Years and Years (BBC)

Have you watched BBC drama Years and Years? It paints the picture of a British family living in a dystopian near-future. Some of the real-life political, social, technological and environmental concerns of recent years are played out to imagined (and often terrifyingly believable) conclusions.

One thing that provided at least some comfort while watching disaster after disaster unfold was the reassuring presence of our wood-burning stove.

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Get a gas stove that looks just like a woodburner

Gas Stove Looks Like A Woodburner

If you’re looking for an appliance that creates the cosy atmosphere of a wood-burning stove but instead burns gas, you need the Ecoburn Plus Natural Gas Stove in your life.

Perhaps you want the interior design aesthetics of a woodburner, but do not want to part with mains gas. Or maybe you are unable to install a solid fuel stove in your property due to the layout, proximity of neighbouring properties or legal restrictions.

The Ecoburn Plus Natural Gas Stove ticks all the boxes if you find yourself in any of those situations.

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Introducing the Arizona A05 5 kW Smoke Exempt Multi Fuel Stove

We’re delighted to introduce to the Arizona A05 5 kW Smoke Exempt Multi Fuel Stove, one of our newest woodburners in our range.

This appliance is a great option if you are in the market for a multi-fuel stove that’s suitable for a normal-sized living room, boasts a modern design and is suitable to use in cities. It is also available at a very reasonable price.

Let’s learn a bit more about the Arizona A05…

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Assembling and refitting the internal parts on a Mazona Rocky 6 kW multi-fuel stove

Part and parcel of being a wood-burning stove owner is taking your appliance apart in order to clean it properly or replace parts that have become worn or warped over time.

Removing all the internal parts is the easy part; replacing them can be a little more difficult if you’re not sure about what you’re doing.

With that in mind, we have put together this video guide to assembling one of most popular stoves, the Mazona Rocky 6 kW multi-fuel stove, to help you put it back together quickly and easily.

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Gr8Fires Bauhaus fire fret completes 1990s fireplace upcycle

If you want to give your fireplace a refresh without breaking the bank, buying a new fire fret is a great way of completely changing the look of your fire for a very small price.

Laura Campbell, of the pocket_home_renovation Instagram account, used our Bauhaus fire fret to do just that.

With little more than the new fire front, which is available from our online shop for just £32.50 at the time of writing, and a can of spray paint, Laura upcycled her dated 1990s fireplace to give it a much stronger and more modern appearance.

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Comparing the cost of running a woodburner with the price of oil, gas and electricity in 2019

Price is a major factor for many people when they are considering buying a woodburner.

Yes, there is significant outlay in order to buy and install your stove, but will it save your money in the long-term?

To answer that we need to look at running costs in comparison to other forms of heating, which is easier said than done for a few reasons… Continue reading

Which woods shouldn’t you burn on a woodburner?

It goes without saying that a wood-burning stove can be used to burn wood (the clue is in the name). But what isn’t immediately apparent is that there are some woods that you shouldn’t burn on a woodburner.

For a variety of reasons, there are woods that are best avoided when you are choosing the fuel for your stove. Here are some types of wood we would advise you not to burn on a woodburner. Continue reading