When you are in the process of buying a wood-burning stove, it is important to give some consideration to the installation costs.
The cost of the stove itself is only part of the deal – you also need to factor into your budget how much it will cost to install your wood-burning stove.
Some people opt to reduce the installation price by fitting their own wood-burning stove. However, even if you do go down the DIY route, you will still incur the cost of an inspection from your local authority’s building control officer. This inspection is compulsory in order to ensure that your installation meets building regulations. Continue reading
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Cleanburn technology is one of the most exciting developments in wood-burning stoves in recent years. Many modern stoves now come equipped with this technology and, as a result, stove owners can benefit from the many advantages that it brings. These largely relate to heating the room more effectively and more efficiently.
Firstly, a quick guide to Cleanburn technology. In a stove fitted with this technology, pre-heated air is supplied to the stove. Since the air is already up to temperature and supplied directly into the firebox, it mixes with the gases that are being released from the fuel and burns unburnt hydrocarbons that would otherwise have disappeared straight up the flue. Continue reading
Lincolnshire-based stove manufacturer Carron Stoves has a history dating back to 1760. In those days, the company was based in Stirlingshire, Scotland, but was engineering and designing stoves and fireplaces even then.
With that proud heritage under their belt, Carron is now producing some outstanding contemporary wood-burning stoves. We’ll explore some of those stoves in this Meet The Manufacturer article, the latest of our blog posts examining the wood-burning stove brands stocked by Gr8fires.co.uk. Continue reading
It seems that we might be living in the wrong country!
Norwegian TV viewers were treated to a marathon broadcast dedicated entirely to wood and the process of wood-burning. Broadcaster NRK showed the 12-hour show Hel Ved.
The title translates as Strong Character, but is also a pun on the Norwegian word for firewood (which is also ved). Continue reading
In the latest installment of our series exploring some of the main stove manufacturers stocked by Gr8fires.co.uk, we’ll be looking at a few of the key appliances in the Evergreen Stoves range.
Evergreen makes multi-fuel stoves that are notable for the ornate decoration that is a common theme across all its stoves.
It is also renowned for offering great value for money. Evergreen stoves are among the most reasonably priced on the market, providing great heat output throughout the range. So, no matter what size of room you need to heat, you’ll find a great option that won’t break the bank.
Let’s have a look at three stoves that will give you a taster of what Evergreen offers. Continue reading
Wall hung electric fires are among the most popular forms of heating at the moment. Given that they are relatively inexpensive to buy, very easy to install and take up virtually no space in your living room, it’s not hard to see why.
Throw in the fact that you don’t need to pay for a fireplace and that you’re guaranteed 100% heating efficiency at the point of use and you’ve got even more reasons to buy a wall mounted electric fire.
But what should you be considering before purchasing one? Continue reading
Struggling to get to grips with all the wood-burning stove jargon. Here’s your one-stop guide to some of the main terminology you’ll come across when buying a wood-burning stove. Continue reading
We frequently use this blog to tell you that a wood-burning stove is a vital thing to have in your home in times of emergency. Only a couple of weeks ago, we wrote a blog post explaining why a wood-burning stove is perfect in the snow.
We always profess that bad weather is a great technological leveller and that it’s always best to have a backup you can trust in case a boiler breaks, a pipe cracks or a delivery gets cancelled. It’s all very easy for us to say, you might think. Continue reading
With the cost of living constantly on the rise, the major energy companies all increasing their prices and industry experts predicting they will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, the prospect of living ‘off-grid’ has never been more enticing.
The phrase off-grid has rapidly increased in popularity and so has the lifestyle choice itself, although the concept of sustainable living is a much longer-established one. Continue reading