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.

Getting cosy this autumn

 October 7, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

It’s officially autumn, and to us, that means cosying up with a good book, comforting food, and curling up in front of the fire. Here are some ideas to get you started on changing your home for winter.

Predicted Coldest Winter in 30 Years

 September 25, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

With one of the coldest winters in 30 years heading our way, you might want to jump the queue on the busy heating season and have a look at heating your home with your very own domestic fire.

Identifying Good Firewood

 September 20, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

Establishing which wood is best for your wood burning stove can be a difficult task for a novice, so we have tried to provide a short introduction into the fundamentals of collecting your own wood, the appropriate wood to burn in your stove, and the difference between hardwoods and softwoods.

5 traditional wood burning stoves

 August 26, 2019    2 Comments  Advice & Information

Are you looking for a traditional wood burner? Here are top five picks from Stovax!

Electric heat for summer evenings

 August 12, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

Are you after a fire that you can switch on or off for instant heat, and the ultimate in ease of installation? It sounds like an electric fireplace is a great option for you.

5 contemporary wood burners

 July 15, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

Are you looking for a contemporary wood burner? Here are 5 top products to help you choose one!

Choosing a traditional electric stove

 June 20, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

Are you in the market for a traditional electric stove? With so many options out there today, we have made it easier for you with three stunning electric stoves for you to choose from.

Wood Burning Cook Stoves for Simpler Living

 June 14, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Mantels, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

There are few things more homely on a chilly evening than the crackle of a fire and the comforting smell of cooking. Our range of Stockton Cook stoves combine these two very things.

How to Clean Your Gazco Electric Fire

 May 31, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires

Electric fires offer breath-taking flame effects with minimal effort – you simply switch on,  sit down and relax. This is one of their main attractions, with beautiful flames often at the touch of a button without the ash and dust of an open fire. But like many things, a little TLC occasionally will keep everything running smoothly and looking great. This blog explains how you can quickly clean out any dust from your electric fire to keep it looking as impressive the day it was installed.

Choosing a contemporary gas stove

 May 31, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information, Gas Stoves & Fires

You may have decided that a gas stove is the best heating option for your home. If you have a modern interior, here are some of Gazco’s contemporary models.

What are the benefits of an electric log burner?

 May 20, 2019    2 Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires

An electric fire has many benefits, from convenience to ease of installation. Here is some advice to help you decide if an electric log burner is for you.

Wood burning and Multi-fuel stoves for Urban Areas

 May 11, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Mantels, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

With the colder months behind us and the warmest yet to come, burning wood is a great way to stay warm at this this awkward time of the year - when turning on the central heating feels a little over the top. But if you live in a smoke control area, it is important to ensure you are using a DEFRA approved wood burning or multi-fuel stove for heating your home with solid fuels.

Get the Look – Opulent living room for traditional stove

 May 6, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

If you are renovating your living space and choosing a classic-styled stove like the Sheraton 5 wood burning stove, you may be looking for ways to restyle your room to suit your log burner. Here’s an idea for an opulent and luxurious look, with top tips from Interior Designer, Georgina Dennis.

Open up your installation possibilities with Stovax Professional XQ™

 April 15, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

Stovax Professional XQ is a twin wall flue system that can be configured to suit almost any stove installation requirement. Here’s a quick fire guide explaining the benefits of this system.

Chimney maintenance – why is it important?

 April 8, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

With spring in the air, you may have read our recent blog post on how to clean your stove, whether you own a wood burning stove, gas stove or an electric fire. If you own a wood burning stove or multi-fuel stove, it is also essential to maintain your chimney each year, as the health of your chimney plays a big part in how your stove functions.

Gazco Reflex 75T-2 and 75T-3 Gas Fires are Multi-sided Masterpieces

 March 29, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Mantels, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

These stunning Reflex multi-sided gas fires let you create a two-sided or three-sided fireplace. Side windows allow the flames to be viewed from different angles, creating a unique focal point in your home.

All-new wood burning stoves: Sheraton 5 Wide

 March 22, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Mantels, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Each Stovax stove is designed to provide both a practical and heating solution and a stunning focal point for your home. But the Sheraton 5 Wide takes things one step further. Read on to find out how the innovative design of these stylish wood burning and multi-fuel stoves translate into stunning flame visuals and high performance heating.

Spring Cleaning Your Stove

 March 11, 2019    2 Comments  Advice & Information

During spring, we tend to refresh our homes. Perhaps you are thinking about a new coat of paint in the kitchen, or perhaps even a renovation of your living room. With a spring clean on the cards, it is also the perfect time to give your stove or fire a service. Your product user instructions will describe the annual maintenance that is required for most products, however here is a basic guide.

The Gazco Riva2 600HL – Elegantly Traditional… or Stylishly Modern

 March 7, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

A stunning inset gas fire with plenty of styling potential, the Gazco RIva2 600HL can be customised to suit classical or contemporary settings.

Wood burning Stove – A New Ecodesign Ready Model Now Available!

 March 1, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Mantels, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Elegant styling, ultra clean burning performance and suitable for urban areas. Look no further than the Huntington 25 wood burning and multi-fuel cast iron stove.

How to light the perfect fire quickly and efficiently

 February 22, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

With the right technique, you can have almost any stove or fire burning perfectly within a few minutes, letting you kick back and relax as your woodburner warms your home.

Can I have a stove in a new build?

 February 11, 2019    2 Comments  Advice & Information

If you have moved into a new property, you may be wondering if you can have a stove or fire in a new build property. We have answered this for you for each fuel type.

Updating your traditional fireplace

 January 28, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

If you have moved into a home with classical features, it is likely that you will want to stay true to your home’s heritage. A period property is often known for its fireplace as a focal point of the room, but your existing one may need updating. Here are some options that will complement your home’s history, whilst also updating your fireplace with the latest in heating.

How can I burn right?

 January 16, 2019    2 Comments  Advice & Information

If you want more information on how to burn right and using your stove or fire correctly, here is a useful guide for how to heat your home with a solid fuel stove, from checking if you live in a smoke control area to the importance of using good quality fuel in an Ecodesign stove or fire.