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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.

Keep warm for less this Winter with zonal heating

 October 4, 2022    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires

Owning and running a Gazco gas or electric stove or fire doesn't have to be an expensive endeavour. In fact, when utilised as part of a zonal heating solution one of these state-of-the-art stoves or fires could actually save energy and lower your heating costs this winter. In this blog post we cover the topic of zonal heating and what you need to know.

How to decorate your home for autumn 2022

 September 14, 2022    No Comments  Advice & Information

Autumn is here, and with it comes cosy knits, a warm colour palette, and a change in décor. We’re starting to reach for blankets on chilly evenings, and the log burner takes centre stage once more. Check out our ideas for how to introduce autumn into your home this season.

How to get cosy on International Hygge Day

 February 28, 2022    No Comments  Advice & Information

If you’re passionate about making your house a cosy home, we’re almost certain you’ll have heard of ‘hygge’. On International Hygge Day, we’re celebrating ways to bring more hygge to your life.

Top tips for starting a fire in a cold fireplace

 February 14, 2022    One Comment  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

If cold weather is making it difficult to light your log burner, here are our top tips for starting a fire easily every time, even when cold outside.

Can I have a stove in a new build?

 January 7, 2022    14 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.

How to Decorate your Fireplace for Christmas

 December 3, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

Eight simple ways to create a festive fireplace to wow your guests this Christmas

Why now is the perfect time to consider a wood burning stove

 September 29, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

If ever-increasing energy costs have got you wishing to live a little more off-grid, a wood burning stove could be the perfect way to achieve more self-sufficiency when it comes to heating your home. We've rounded up some things to consider in order to get the most out of your wood burning stove.

Minimalism: an art-deco style

 September 20, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Minimalism as an interior design trend is very popular at the moment. We break down what it means and how our range of stoves and fires can help you to bring a minimalist touch to your interiors.

Convector Stoves and Fires: The Complete Guide

 August 25, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

If you're considering upgrading your fireplace and have heard about convector stoves and fires, you might be wondering what exactly that means. In this guide we break it down and explore what you need to know to help inform your decision.

How to get the Cottagecore style with a log burner

 August 23, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Whether you live in the countryside or in the middle of a city, one design trend that’s not going away is the Cottagecore style. If you’ve heard of it and are wondering what it is, you’ve come to the right place.

Real homes, real fireplace inspiration

 August 5, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

Looking for inspiration for your own fireplace renovation? We’ve collated a round-up of some of our case studies from real homeowners to give you a few ideas of the kind of centrepiece design that can be achieved with a Stovax or Gazco stove or fire.

Best Designer Gas Fire

 June 24, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

Are you looking for a contemporary gas fire, and can’t choose between the Gazco Riva2 750HL and the Gazco Reflex 75T? In this article, we’ll compare these two favourites to help you in your decision making when choosing a gas log burner.

County 5 and Stockton 5 – two of the best traditional wood burning stoves?

 June 23, 2021    8 Comments  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

If you’re looking for the best traditional wood burning stove for your home and can’t decide between the ever-popular Stovax Stockton 5 and the new County 5 wood burning stove, you’ve come to the right place! Read on below as we roundup the best features the two.

What’s the difference between an eStudio and eReflex electric fire?

 June 9, 2021    4 Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires

If you’re having difficulty deciding between an eStudio and an eReflex electric fire, we’re here to help! Read on to discover the differences between these ranges.

Gazco Yeoman Contemporary Gas & Electric Stoves

 June 4, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

If you're looking for a contemporary stove with the convenience of gas or electric. The Gazco Yeoman CL gas stove range and CL electric stove range could be just what you're looking for. Read on below to find out more.

Stovax Slimline Stoves – Impressive flames without the extra heat

 June 3, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Stovax’s slimline wood burning stoves give you all the presence of a big log burner, whilst providing a manageable heat output for standard-sized or well-insulated rooms. Read on to find out more.

Saving space with a cavity wall gas fire

 May 28, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

If you are looking for convenience from gas, and also want to save space, a cavity wall gas fire makes installation simple and minimises the footprint of the fire – as well as the building work.

Five Myths about Electric Stoves and Fires

 May 21, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires

Considering a new electric stove or fire, and wondering if it’s right for you? We’ve debunked some of the myths surrounding them to help inform your decision.

What’s the difference between a Sheraton 5 and Chesterfield 5 wood burning stove?

 May 13, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

You might be looking for a wood burning stove and can’t quite choose between the Sheraton 5 and Chesterfield 5, from Stovax. Read on to find out their key differences!

Burning the right wood and mineral fuels on your stove or fire

 May 12, 2021    One Comment  Advice & Information, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

The Government has finally put a stop to the sale of polluting fuels such as wet, unseasoned wood and house coal. This fantastic news means that more stoves and fires across the UK will be burnt the way they should, with correct fuels such as good quality dry wood or authorised smokeless mineral fuels.

Can I have a stove or fire in a kitchen?

 May 7, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

While you plan your kitchen renovations, you may be thinking about installing a wood burning stove or gas log burner. Here’s our expert advice on what to remember when planning either option in a kitchen renovation.

Gas Stoves offer Warmth and Convenience

 May 3, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

Looking for a log burner that offers warmth and cosiness in an instant? A Gazco Yeoman gas stove could be exactly what you're looking for. Read on below to find out the options available.

How to get the coastal look in your home

 April 30, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

As summer approaches, you may be reminiscing about some of your past holidays by the sea. Our home interior is often linked to vacation memories, and recreating the same ambience in our own property. One firm-favourite is the coastal vibe. Read on to find out more about how to recreate the coastal look in your own home.

Where to buy your Stovax and Gazco stove or fire

 April 12, 2021    8 Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

The best place to purchase your new Stovax or Gazco stove or fire is from your local, expert retailer. Not only can they show you a range of wood burning, multi-fuel, gas, and electric products from our range, they will also be able to help you pick the right stove or fire for your home and take care of the installation process. Read on to find out more.

All the look of a traditional stove, with all the ease of gas

 April 3, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

Looking for that traditional and authentic log burner look but with the convenience of gas? A Gazco Yeoman gas stove could be an ideal choice. Read on below to find out more.

3 Ways to Style Your Home with an Electric Stove

 March 30, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires

A stove forms the centrepiece of an interior, drawing the eye and forming an anchor for everything else to work in harmony. But if flueing and other installation considerations leaves you reaching for a cup a tea, relax. Gazco electric stoves quite literally plug and play. Keep reading for a rundown of different styles available.

Fuel Flexibility: Should I Choose a Multi-fuel Stove?

 March 29, 2021    2 Comments  Advice & Information, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires

Many of our stoves are available in both multi-fuel and dedicated wood burning versions. We’ve put together this quick rundown to explain how a multi-fuel stove is different from a dedicated wood burner and the benefits of having a fuel-flexible stove.

How to keep your pets safe by your stove or fire

 March 19, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

Here at Stovax & Gazco we love our pets, especially cats and dogs. It’s no secret that dogs especially can be extremely inquisitive by nature, so if you’re one to enjoy a nice warm fire on a cold winter’s night, you may be wondering how you can let your pet do the same while keeping them safe. Read on for some of our top tips!

How to Spring Clean Your Stove or Fire

 March 17, 2021    No 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.

Choosing a Wood Burning Stove or Fire for Your Home

 March 15, 2021    6 Comments  Advice & Information, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Thinking of adding a new stove or fire to your home, but don’t know where to start? Read on to find out a little bit about each type.

Media Walls Explained

 March 12, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires

One of the latest popular trends in interior design are media feature walls, often just called media walls. But what is a media wall, and how can you build one in your home? Read on to find out.

No Space for A Designer Gas Fire? No Problem!

 March 10, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Gas Stoves & Fires

Landscape gas fires bring many things to an interior. Stunning flames, superb styling and high efficiency heat, to name just a few.

Want Cosy with Convenience? Choose a Gazco Gas or Electric Stove

 March 8, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires

Thinking of adding a new stove to your home, but like the sound of complete convenience at the touch of a button? Gas and electric stoves may be just what you’re looking for. Read on to find out which of these fantastic log burner alternatives meets your needs.

Doing our bit for the environment

 February 25, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

At Stovax & Gazco we’re passionate about the environment and doing our bit to secure a bright future for the next generation. Read on for a rundown of things we’re doing to protect our planet.

Your guide to 2021 interior trends

 February 17, 2021    One Comment  Advice & Information

We can’t escape the fact that external environments affect homes and interiors trends. Like it or not, COVID-19 has had its own effect on home design trends, as we spend more time indoors re-evaluating what determines our comforts. Here’s a round-up of the interior design trends for 2021, and how to incorporate them into your home.

How to make the most of a lockdown Valentine’s Day

 February 12, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

We all know that no one is going anywhere this Valentine’s Day, so we’ve put together some ideas on how to make it special while staying at home.

Five Gas Stoves to Keep You Warm this Winter

 February 5, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Gas Stoves & Fires

Cosy and convenient, gas stoves give you all of the charm of a wood burner at the touch of a button. Read on for a quick roundup of five gas stoves that bring style, warmth, and realistic flame visuals to your home.

Six Small Wood Burning Stoves with Plenty of Character

 February 4, 2021    2 Comments  Advice & Information, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Need a bit of heat for a cosy corner? Or maybe there isn’t a lot of space in your chimney opening? If you’re looking for a small wood burning stove for a tight spot, read on and relax. We’ve put together a quick rundown of compact yet characterful stoves to suit any setting, from cabin to conservatory or home to houseboat!

What to do if you don’t have a chimney

 February 2, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

If you want a log burner and don’t have a chimney – don’t worry! You may still be able to have a stove in your home. Read our advice below for what to do if you don’t have a chimney.

What to look for in a Gas Fire or Stove

 February 1, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Gas Stoves & Fires

When looking for your perfect gas fire or stove there are a few things to consider depending on your needs and your home. Here we cover the important things to check for when beginning to look for a new gas stove or fire.

Pantone of the Year 2021

 January 28, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

Here at Stovax & Gazco, we love to keep up with the latest interior trends and ideas, and we’re loving PANTONE’s choices for 2021 – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. We’ve put together some ideas for how to bring grey and yellow into your décor this year.

Understanding Smoke Control Areas

 January 25, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information

Wherever you live, it’s important to understand any local regulations in place. If you live in a town or city, it’s more than likely that you live in a Smoke Control Area. Read on to find out more.

Designer Fireplaces to Transform Your Home

 January 22, 2021    One Comment  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

With many of us spending more time at home, whether working or relaxing, it’s never been a better time to get your surroundings looking their best. Read on to find out which fires and stoves can make any lounge or living area a place you and your family want to be.

Top 5 Gazco Electric Stoves and Fires

 January 20, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires

With a wide range of electric stoves to choose from, including contemporary electric fires and traditional electric stove models, here are our top 5.

How to Light and Refuel Your Wood Burning Stove

 January 19, 2021    No Comments  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

The colder months are well and truly upon us, and if you’re feeling a little out of practice lighting your wood burning stove, don't worry! We’ve prepared an easy guide to give you a quick warm up! Puns aside, below you’ll find a rapid start-up method useful to get your log burner going as quickly as possible and burning effectively. This guide is also great for burning logs on your multi-fuel stove.

Off-Grid Living with a Wood Burning Stove

 December 29, 2020    No Comments  Advice & Information

Whether it’s the ever-rising tariffs of energy suppliers, the desire to feel a little more in control of your life or just the pull of a more self-sufficient lifestyle, wood burning stoves are an enticing way to live off the grid in the comfort of your own home. Read on for a few tips on how to get the most out of your stove.

Making Britain a Greener Place

 October 21, 2020    2 Comments  Advice & Information, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

We’re passionate about the environment and making Britain greener. That’s why we’ve partnered with Certainly Wood, a nationwide Woodsure firewood supplier, to plant more new trees across the UK mainland through our #GreenBritain scheme.

What fuels should I burn on my multi-fuel or wood burning stove?

 September 30, 2020    2 Comments  Advice & Information, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

As the colder months approach, many of us will be adding a new wood burning stove to our home, eager to enjoy the cosiness and relaxing flames they offer. We’ve put together this informative fuel guide to help you choose the right wood or mineral fuels for your multi-fuel or wood burning stove, to ensure it burns beautifully without impacting air quality.