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.

Benefits of a double-sided stove or fire

 April 20, 2018    No Comments  Advice & Information

A double-sided stove or fire offers a creative way of interconnecting two rooms, while heating two spaces at once. Here are the benefits of installing a double-sided stove or fire in your home.

Looking for a Classic Fireplace?

 April 9, 2018    No Comments  Advice & Information, News & Updates

Many owners of period or traditional houses appreciate the appeal of a beautiful fireplace. A magnificent mantelpiece surrounding an old-fashioned grate with logs crackling and conjuring a dance of flames – it’s a scene to come home to on a cold day that delights and reassures in equal measure.

Which wood to burn?

 March 29, 2018    No Comments  Advice & Information

There is a growing interest in using wood as a sustainable, renewable, low carbon alternative. With the depletion of fossil fuels, wood is being accepted as a viable energy source that is not only virtually carbon neutral, but also economically feasible.But which wood is best for burning? Ultimately, there are many suitable firewoods to choose from that will burn well.

Get your home on trend for 2018

 March 16, 2018    No Comments  Advice & Information

It’s that time of year when we are looking to refresh our homes and keep up with new trends. Here are our tips for how to introduce 2018's interior design trends to your fireplace.

How to spring clean your woodburner

 March 7, 2018    No Comments  Advice & Information

It is important to clean your wood burning or multi-fuel stove at the end of periods of use – a good time to do this is when spring months come about and you are using your stove or fire less. Here are our tips on how to service, clean and maintain your stove.

How a wood burning stove can help you this winter

 February 12, 2018    No Comments  Advice & Information

The latest addition to the Stockton range: the Stockton Cook Stove designed for cold winters, a visual statement, as well as the ability to heat food and drink

Stovax’s Simpler Living: October

 October 9, 2017    No Comments  Advice & Information

This month’s #SimplerLiving looks at Halloween, pumpkin soup, and the brand new Stockton cook stoves.

Stovax’s Simpler Living: September

 September 7, 2017    No Comments  Advice & Information

Get ready this September with Stovax's Simpler Living. The nights are slowly drawing in, the shadows are growing longer, and the colours on the trees are changing. September marks the start of getting ready for the autumn-winter season ahead.

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.