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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.

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

 May 12, 2016    No Comments  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    No 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    One Comment  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    2 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    No Comments  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.

Introducing: The Nordpeis Bergen Wood Burning Stove

 May 22, 2014    No Comments  Advice & Information, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

For those looking for a modern traditional wood burning stove, look no further than the Nordpeis Bergen for a uniquely Scandinavian twist.

Wood Burning Stoves: A Buyer’s Guide

 February 3, 2014    4 Comments  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

If you are currently looking at buying a wood burning stove, this is a useful buyer's guide.

Top five benefits of a free standing wood burner

 January 8, 2014    No Comments  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Find out why a free standing wood burner from Stovax is an excellent investment for your home.

Why choose a cast iron log burner?

 November 18, 2013    2 Comments  Advice & Information, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Cast iron is still a popular choice for log burners due to its heat diffusing properties.

Instant heat from a gas fire

 October 14, 2013    No Comments  Advice & Information, Gas Stoves & Fires, News & Updates

For instant heat from the switch of a button, a gas fire is the perfect choice. Glass fronted versions often have efficiency rates in excess of 80% making them extremely effective at warming your home and an excellent use of your fuel.

Wood burning stove door glass – cleaning tips

 April 19, 2013    2 Comments  Advice & Information

There are several ways to clean your wood burning stove’s glass. This article will provide you with a step-by-step method to ensure that your appliance’s glass is properly maintained.

Top tips for keeping your home warm this winter

 February 13, 2013    No Comments  Advice & Information

Some useful advice to help you cut down on your energy bills this winter and make the most of high efficiency fires and stoves to heat your home.

Top wood burning tips for the cold weekend ahead…

 January 18, 2013    No Comments  Advice & Information

A few simple steps to ensure you are maximising the heat output of your woodburning stove.

Keep your logs dry and burn-ready

 January 26, 2012    No Comments  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

It's reassuring to know that we are now half way through winter and for many it's a cold but bright sunny day. If your stock of logs is running low after a few months of using your wood burning stove or fire, you will be keen to replenish your store.