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