The Stovax & Gazco Blog - Advice & Information

The Stovax and Gazco blog keeps you updated with our latest special offers and promotions, new product releases, brochure updates and general advice and information on our stoves, fires and fireplaces.

An alternative heating system from NIBE

 July 20, 2017    One Comment  Advice & Information

Although a stove or fire has full capability to heat a house, we know that central heating is often the main port of call for warming the home. Here's why a NIBE heat pump is a great alternative to mainstream gas central heating.

Time to spring clean

 April 27, 2017    No Comments  Advice & Information

It’s that time of year when we’re packing away our winter clothes, enjoying longer days, and spring cleaning our homes.

Spring into 2017’s trends

 March 29, 2017    No Comments  Advice & Information

Our Interiors Expert, Hannah Stone, gives advice for how to keep up with this year’s interior design trends with your stove or fire.

Our Hearth Warming Moments: Roundup Part Two

 January 25, 2017    No Comments  Advice & Information, News & Updates

In our second installation of our Hearth Warming Moments Roundup, we meet Artist Residence's Owner, a beautiful Water Tower in Yorkshire and James' Smart House in Oxfordshire, all of which have installed one or more of our log burners.

Our Hearth Warming Moments: Roundup Part One

 January 19, 2017    No Comments  Advice & Information, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

We have gathered together some of our most recent case studies from our Hearth Warming Moments submissions and interviews with homeowners and interior designers. In this roundup we have our 'Loo with a View', Anouska's beautiful Victorian home and a peek into owner of Velvet and Dash's home in Dorset.

Stovax features on Martin Roberts’ ‘Home Rule’ radio show on Virgin’s Talk Radio

 January 17, 2017    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Stovax’s Associate Sales Director Martyn Allen spoke to ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ presenter Martin Roberts on his Saturday home improvement programme ‘Home Rule’.

How to identify good firewood

 January 16, 2017    No Comments  Advice & Information, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Stovax takes you how to identify the best firewood to burn in your wood burner to make sure your fire burns effectively and efficiently.

How to burn wood efficiently

 November 21, 2016    No Comments  Advice & Information

We've put together some top tips on how to burn wood efficiently this winter.

Wood burning and Multi-fuel Made Easy – Vol. 2

 June 13, 2016    No Comments  Advice & Information

In the second of our series of ‘Made Easy’ blogs, we’ll be explaining terms that will crop up before and during your fire or stove installation. These are all things that need to be considered, but we’ll explain some of the key areas and take away some of the mystery behind some of the topics you’re likely to come across.

Wood burning and Multi-fuel Made Easy – Vol. 1

 May 12, 2016    One Comment  Advice & Information

In the next few months, we'll be looking at covering a range of heating terms and expressions that you may come across while you research your wood burning or multi-fuel stove or fire purchase. This blog will focus on some popular phrases and features you may find during your search. They should help you break through some of the more technical terms and help you get a better understanding of the details.

Spring Cleaning Your Wood Burning Stove ~ A Quickstart Guide

 April 25, 2016    No Comments  Advice & Information

If you’ve been using your stove this winter, you’ll doubtless have been on the receiving end of some wonderful hearth warming moments and enjoying some seriously good heat. Over the next few weeks, the time will be right to give your wood burning or multi-fuel stove a good maintenance check up. Here’s just some of our top tips to ensure you make the most of your wood burning stove’s downtime.

Should You Consider Electric?

 April 14, 2016    4 Comments  Advice & Information

Despite their popularity, the wood burning lifestyle isn’t for everyone. So, what are your options if you prefer an easier way of life? If you’re unsure, choosing an electric stove or fire may well be the answer.

Top reasons why wood burning stoves are better for our environment!

 March 24, 2016    No Comments  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Wood burning stoves have many benefits – they are cheap to run, provide an efficient source of heat and offer a beautiful focal point for a room. However, perhaps the main advantage of modern woodburners that has been put forward in recent years is how good they are for the environment.

Why We Love Classic Fireplaces (and you should, too)

 March 15, 2016    No Comments  Advice & Information

A wood burning stove can give a warm heart to your home, but sometimes, a property's hidden depths need to be uncovered. And what better way to breathe new life into a room than by reclaiming that chimney breast and installing an authentic classic fireplace.

Kiln Dried or Seasoned Logs?

 February 1, 2016    2 Comments  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

A common question, but first, what is the difference? Technically, there should be no difference, because well-seasoned logs should be properly dried to below 25% moisture content. But in reality, when one buys ‘seasoned firewood’, it often has a much higher reading. How many times have you heard your local supplier saying that the wood has been ‘down’ for over two years, so very dry, but when you burn it, the stove glass blackens and it struggles to burn? This is because the wood has not properly dried

How A Wood Burning Stove Can Add Style To Your Home

 January 8, 2016    No Comments  Advice & Information

With fuel costs rising across the board, it’s no wonder that people are opting to install a wood burning or multi-fuel stove in their home. Taking advantage of the lower cost of wood fuel, instead of relying on gas and electric, makes sense if it’s a viable option.

Enjoy a Glowing Hearth this Christmas – by Sarah Beeny

 November 27, 2015    2 Comments  Advice & Information, Mantels, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

TV Interior Design expert Sarah Beeny discusses some of the key benefits of today's high efficiency wood burning stoves and fires, as well as key tips on styling your fireplace.

The Perfect Time To Reflect On Your Gazco Gas Fire!

 November 27, 2015    No Comments  Advice & Information

With the launch of the new Black Glass linings earlier this year, Gazco introduced a stunning, reflective alternative to the existing lining options for select gas fire ranges. Now, these striking linings are available for even more models!

Wood Burning Stoves: Live Greener by Burning Cleaner

 April 2, 2015    No Comments  Advice & Information, News & Updates

Nothing beats relaxing in the warming, flickering glow of a wood burning stove, whilst knowing that you are helping to reduce your carbon footprint.

Dress your fireplace to impress this Christmas

 December 9, 2014    No Comments  Advice & Information, Mantels

With Christmas fast approaching, many of us will be decorating our homes in the next few weeks. Here at Stovax, we have gathered our creative team for some advice on how to create a fiery focal point this festive season.

Log burning stoves – 5 tips to consider before you buy!

 November 12, 2014    3 Comments  Advice & Information

Autumn is a time for brisk walks, large cups of teas and a warm fire waiting for you at home. Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing heating appliance or simply need some advice on choosing the perfect log burning size or style for your home, Stovax has a wide range of log burning stoves and useful advice that will get your home ready and warm before the start of the winter.

Go Pro with Professional XQ™: A twin wall flue with a difference

 July 14, 2014    No Comments  Advice & Information, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Professional XQ™ is an innovative twin wall flue system that can be configured to suit virtually any installation requirement, opening up new possibilities for you and your wood burning fire or stove.

Everything You Need to Care for Your Wood Burning Appliance

 June 23, 2014    One Comment  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Learn which products work best to keep your wood burning appliance clean and efficient

Riva Vision Medium Electric Now Available!

 May 24, 2014    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, News & Updates

For many consumers, a wood burning stove or gas fire may not be a viable option for their home, aesthetically, practically or architecturally. The contemporary Riva Vision Electric stoves offer an alternative way to heat your living space.