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.

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

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’.