25% of new woodburner owners aren’t told how to use their stove correctly

A quarter of people buying their wood-burning stoves are not told how to use their stove safely and effectively, according to a survey by Which? magazine.

The survey found that one in four of the 1,413 respondents did not feel they had been given enough information on how to use their stove. Some 7% of stove owners said they had not been given any information at all. Continue reading

Recommended smokeless fuels for multi-fuel stoves

A question we are often asked is: what are our recommended smokeless fuels for multi-fuel stoves?

We try to steer clear of pointing people towards a particular brand. There are too many options, regional variations and competitors of varying sizes to start picking one or two out and saying, ‘these are the ones for you’. And some fuels seem to work better in particular appliances.

So, what we can offer instead is a set of ground rules that if you follow them should lead you to a smokeless fuel that would be worthy of our recommendation. Continue reading

7 recommended inset stoves

There are several advantages to installing inset stoves if the circumstances in your home are right.

Inset stoves slot straight into standard fireplace openings. If you currently have an open fire, gas fire or electric fire sitting in a regular fireplace, an inset stove offers an opportunity to switch to a logburner of multi-fuel stove without having to undergo major structural work.

That also means an easier (and therefore cheaper) installation process. Assuming everything is structurally sound, installing your inset stove shouldn’t be much more complicated than connecting your stove to a flue liner. And sometimes you can install even without a flue liner if your chimney is in a good condition. Continue reading

Which stove rope do you need for a Mazona Rocky 6 kW multi-fuel stove?

Mazona Rocky stove rope

Do you own a Mazona Rocky 6 kW multi-fuel stove? If so, at some point you will need to buy replacement stove rope for it.

The rope that helps to form a seal around the door and the glass is one of the consumable parts of a woodburner than will be subject to wear and tear over time. When that happens to the rope in your Mazona Rocky, make sure you buy the correct thickness of rope. Here’s what you need… Continue reading

5 reasons to buy the Mazona Seattle 5 kW Smoke Exempt Multi Fuel Stove

The Mazona Seattle 5 kW Smoke Exempt Multi Fuel Stove is one of the more recent additions to the Mazona range. It is yet to become as well known as some of its stablemates, such as the Mazona Rocky 6kW and the Mazona Signet 4kW, the Seattle is well worth considering when you’re looking for a stove.

In this article, we are going to outline 5 reasons why you should buy the Mazona Seattle. Continue reading

Wood Burning Stoves Ban: why Michael Gove’s plan gets the thumbs up from us

You’ve probably seen media reports in the past few days suggesting that Environment Secretary Michael Gove is introducing a wood burning stoves ban. It’s also been called a ban of wood burning stoves and a log burner ban.

Well, we’re in full support of the so-called ban.

If that sounds a bit like turkeys voting for Christmas given that we are a retailer of wood burning stoves, it’s not. Continue reading

2019 interior design trends and the woodburners to match them

Are you redecorating your house in 2019? If so, we’ve picked out a selection of woodburners that will be very much at home within some of the most popular 2019 interior design trends.

Sustainability

Responsible interior design is a big trend for 2019. That means considering the environmental impact of the purchases you make for your home. How does that translate to woodburners? Well, the first thing you can do is to make sure you buy one of the latest appliances to ensure it’s equipped with the latest and greenest technology. Continue reading

Best-selling woodburners of 2018

As usual, at the start of a new year we’re going to take an opportunity to look back at the best-selling woodburners of 2018. This helps to show which of our wood-burning stoves and multi-fuel stoves are most popular, including emerging trends, new appliances and those that are perennially popular.

So, here are last year’s best-selling woodburners.

1. Mazona Rocky 6kW Multi-Fuel Stove (-)


There’s a non-mover at the top of the 2018 charts. Our always popular Mazona Rocky 6kW multi-fuel stove retains its spot as our best-selling stove. It regularly gets rave reviews from our customers, who are won over by a quality cast iron construction, a sizeable 6kW heat output and a very attractive price tag (£189 at the time of writing). Click here to buy. Continue reading

Photos of festive fireplaces (Christmas 2018)

As usual, we have been asking our customers and social media followers to feed our twin loves of fireplaces and the Christmas period by sharing photos of their festive fireplaces with us.

And as usual, lots of you have very kindly obliged by showing us how you’ve got your hearths, mantelpieces and surrounding areas decked out for a cosy Christmas.

We’ve received photos of woodburners, multi-fuel stoves and electric fires adorned with a variety of Christmas decorations for the festivities. They look great.

So light the fire, put your feet up and enjoy a well-deserved mince pie as you browse through a selection of festive fireplaces.

From Tricia Edwards. Looks like some festive viewing atop the festive fireplace.
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