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Beginners Guide to Buying a Wood Burning Stove
Beginners Guide to Buying a Wood Burning Stove
We've put together this list of articles to help you in the process of buying your stove. We hope you find it useful. If you have any immediate questions, please call our fire experts on 0121 271 0221. .... Read More
Wood-Burning Stoves and the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Wood-Burning Stoves and the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
A wood-burning stove brings a great deal of warmth and joy to your home. But just like all forms of heating, it can bring some dangers. Perhaps the biggest of those risks is carbon monoxide. Accidental carbon .... Read More
Find the Best Wood-Burning Stove Manufacturer for your Style and Budget
Find the Best Wood-Burning Stove Manufacturer for your Style and Budget
Choosing the right wood-burning stove for your home is no different than any other aspect of interior design. You need to establish the look you’re going for in your room. Whether you want to find the pe.... Read More
What Sizes Do Wood-Burning Stoves Come In?
What Sizes Do Wood-Burning Stoves Come In?
The size of a wood-burning stove is usually given by its heat output in kilowatts (kW). The figure you’ll see displayed prominently in relation to a stove is the maximum heat output of which it’s ca.... Read More
What is The Best Fuel for Multi-Fuel Stoves: Coal or Wood?
What is The Best Fuel for Multi-Fuel Stoves: Coal or Wood?
Traditionally, wood-burning stoves were intended to burn wood and wood alone. But buying a multi-fuel stove opens up the possibility of heating your home with either coal or wood. The question is, which of thes.... Read More
How Much Does a Wood Burning Stove Cost?
How Much Does a Wood Burning Stove Cost?
We’ll try to steer clear of any ‘piece of string’ related rhetorical questions, but the honest answer is that the price of a wood-burning stove varies considerably..... Read More
Which Wood Burning Stove Accessories Do I Need?
Which Wood Burning Stove Accessories Do I Need?
Once you’ve bought a wood-burning stove there are a few essential bits-and-bobs that you’ll also need to pick up. These wood-burning stove accessories will make your life much easier, improve your e.... Read More
The Beginners Guide to Wood Burning Stoves
The Beginners Guide to Wood Burning Stoves
You’re thinking of buying a wood-burning stove or perhaps you’ve already bought one and now you’re faced with the task of actually getting it to work. Like most things in life, it’s easy.... Read More
How Not To Install a Wood Burning Stove
How Not To Install a Wood Burning Stove
A poorly installed wood-burning stove will not only cost you more in the long-term, it can also put your life and the lives of your loved ones at risk. If common sense doesn’t dictate getting the job don.... Read More
Wood-Burning Stove Maintenance: How to Make Sure Your Stove Lasts
Wood-Burning Stove Maintenance: How to Make Sure Your Stove Lasts
A wood-burning stove is like any piece of engineering: show it lots of TLC and you’ll get the most out of it. While we might get lots of repeat custom if you decided to wreck your stove, we’d rathe.... Read More
What are the Differences between Conventional Stoves and Modern Stoves
What are the Differences between Conventional Stoves and Modern Stoves
What are the differences between Conventional Stoves and Modern Stoves? Wood-burning stoves, like any piece of engineering that has been in existence for more than 100 years, have gone through considerable cha.... Read More
Creosote and Wood-Burning Stoves
Creosote and Wood-Burning Stoves
What is Creosote? and how can it affect my Wood Burning Stove? Creosote is a fairly unhelpful by-product created during the burning of wood. It is a flammable and corrosive substance. It builds up in the chim.... Read More
Common Problems with Boiler Stoves and How to Solve Them
Common Problems with Boiler Stoves and How to Solve Them
Following our article on problems with wood-burning stoves, we’re now turning our attention to boiler stoves. These are all problems that occasionally crop-up with boiler stoves. Where possible we’.... Read More
Common Problems with Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves and How to Solve Them
Common Problems with Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves and How to Solve Them
If you’re not an expert in using wood burning or multi-fuel stoves, sometimes the problems or little quirks that happen from time to time can seem quite daunting. More often than not, it’s very eas.... Read More
How to light a fire in your Wood-Burning or Multi-Fuel stove
How to light a fire in your Wood-Burning or Multi-Fuel stove
How to light a fire in your Wood-Burning or Multi-Fuel stove It doesn’t matter what sort of stove you’ve got. The tips that follow will stand you in good stead for lighting inset stoves, multi-fuel.... Read More
Choosing the Right Heat Output for your Wood-Burning Stove
Choosing the Right Heat Output for your Wood-Burning Stove
The heat output of any stove you’re looking at will usually be featured in its name or prominently somewhere in its description. It is the figure followed by ‘kW’. What that tells you is the n.... Read More
The History of the Modern Woodburning Stove
The History of the Modern Woodburning Stove
Benjamin Franklin is probably best-known as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. But to Gr8fires.co.uk, he will always be most appreciated as the founding father of the modern day stove..... Read More
Why the latest rise in oil prices means there has never been a better time to fit a wood burning stove.
Why the latest rise in oil prices means there has never been a better time to fit a wood burning stove.
As the cost of oil continues to soar, many people are opting for cheaper, easier and more dependable ways to heat their homes. Wood burning stoves are providing a timely solution, saving consumers money and hel.... Read More
How to operate my wood burning stove to achieve maximum burning efficiency.
How to operate my wood burning stove to achieve maximum burning efficiency.
Installing a wood burning stove either on its own or as part of a central heating system can be a great way to cut down on fuel bills and carbon emissions. However, the savings that you make will depend on corr.... Read More
The importance of using properly dried wood in a multi-fuel stove.
The importance of using properly dried wood in a multi-fuel stove.
Like any heating device, your wood burning or multi-fuel stove depends on careful operation in order to work efficiently. This means taking care to find out how your stove works and choosing the right materials.... Read More
Using a wood burning or multi-fuel stove for central heating.
Using a wood burning or multi-fuel stove for central heating.
A wood burning stove or multi-fuel stove can be part of a central heating system to keep your house warm and provide hot water. While there are several ways to achieve this, the basic principle is generally the.... Read More
The social benefits for a family that gathers around a wood burning stove.
The social benefits for a family that gathers around a wood burning stove.
A wood burning stove is not just a popular choice because of the economic and environmental benefits. Installing a stove can enhance your family life in all kinds of unexpected ways. Here are just a few of them.... Read More
Why heat your whole home? Save fuel by switching off your heating and using your stove.
Why heat your whole home? Save fuel by switching off your heating and using your stove.
Let’s face it. Economically speaking, it has been a tough couple of years. As the public purse tightens and businesses struggle to stay afloat, most of us have been working hard to reduce our living expen.... Read More
What type of stove should be used in a smokeless area?
What type of stove should be used in a smokeless area?
There are many factors that will influence which brand and model of wood burning or multi-fuel stove that you decide to buy, such as aesthetic appeal, heating requirements and budget. An additional aspect that .... Read More
Is my flue suitable for a woodburning or multi-fuel stove?
Is my flue suitable for a woodburning or multi-fuel stove?
When installing a wood burning or multi-fuel stove, it is important to ensure that your chimney meets the standards set out by relevant building regulations (Document J). These building regulations determine th.... Read More
Building regulations Document J for the installation of wood burning and multi-fuel stoves
Building regulations Document J for the installation of wood burning and multi-fuel stoves
When you decide to buy a wood burning or multi-fuel stove, there are certain safety regulations that must be adhered to. Most importantly, the stove must be fitted to a suitable chimney or insulated pipe to ens.... Read More
Carbon monoxide detectors must be fitted with all newly installed stoves. (new regulation)
Carbon monoxide detectors must be fitted with all newly installed stoves. (new regulation)
Wood burners and multi-fuel stoves can provide an efficient, attractive and economic way to heat the home. Indeed, in an economically and environmentally conscious era, they are proving to be a popular and rewa.... Read More
Use an Inset Multi-Fuel Stove to Improve Efficiency.
Use an Inset Multi-Fuel Stove to Improve Efficiency.
There can be no doubt that an open fire enhances the atmosphere of its surrounding location, transforming lifeless spaces into vibrant, welcoming living rooms. Indeed, as open fires create the focal point of ma.... Read More
Using a Wood Burner or Multi-Fuel Stove with a Hot Water Thermal Device.
Using a Wood Burner or Multi-Fuel Stove with a Hot Water Thermal Device.
In recent decades, as society has become increasingly aware of the environmental impact of our energy-rich lifestyles, more and more people have started looking for cheaper, more efficient ways to stay warm. Th.... Read More
Unsure about wood burning stove installation?
Unsure about wood burning stove installation?
Wood burning stoves and multi-fuel stoves can transform any home. Not only are they a cost-effective solution to the problem of soaring gas and electricity bills, they emit fewer carbon pollutants than other en.... Read More
Which Stove Should I Buy?
Which Stove Should I Buy?
This is often the big question that needs answered. You have made the decision that you want to fit a stove or wood burner but which one should you choose? Below are the questions that you need to ask your.... Read More