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.

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    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.

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    No 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.

Choosing a gas stove

 January 14, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

Gas stoves and fires make a wonderful heating choice, offering striking aesthetics but without the need to source wood fuel. The very latest gas stoves and fires boast fuel beds that are almost indistinguishable from real wood fires, so you can have the best of both worlds.

Can I have a stove if I don’t have a chimney?

 December 14, 2018    2 Comments  Advice & Information

At this festive time of year, you might be considering the idea of a new stove - especially as we cosy up for Christmas. But if you don't have a chimney, what are your options?

Get your fireplace ready for Christmas

 November 28, 2018    No Comments  Advice & Information

There’s no denying it – Christmas is well and truly on its way. As we become immersed in shopping for presents, it won’t be long before we decorate our homes and get our fireplaces ready for the festive season.

What should you consider when buying a stove or fire?

 September 17, 2018    No Comments  Advice & Information

Are you trying to decide which fuel type you need from a stove or fire? This short guide should help you make your decision.

Why burn dry wood?

 August 16, 2018    No Comments  Advice & Information

Burning the right wood is essential when it comes to getting the most from your stove. Founding member of the Woodsure Ready to Burn scheme, and dedicated to providing firewood from sustainable British woodland, Certainly Wood is a log supplier who pioneered kiln-dried firewood in the UK. We spoke to Nic Snell, Managing Director of Certainly Wood, who tells us why quality wood is important, and why we should burn dry wood.

Ecodesign Ready Wood burning and Multi-fuel stoves

 July 11, 2018    No Comments  Advice & Information, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Whilst many of our stoves and fires feature Cleanburn technology for high efficiency heating in urban smoke control areas, some models burn so cleanly they meet, and in many cases even exceed, future Ecodesign emission and efficiency standards.

Your Guide to Choosing a Stove

 April 24, 2018    No Comments  Advice & Information

Here are a few key points that will help you make your decision on a stove to best suit your lifestyle as well as your property.

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    2 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