The Stovax & Gazco Blog - wood burning fires

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.

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.

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.

Guide to burning good quality wood and smokeless fuel following Government update

 February 21, 2020    2 Comments  Advice & Information, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

As part of the Clean Air Strategy the government will ban the most polluting fuels – wet or ’fresh’ wood and coal – next year, and has made clear there are no plans to ban wood burning stoves. Read on to find out how you can easily burn the right wood and mineral fuels.

New Studio 1, 2 & 3 Ecodesign Ready Wood Burning Fires

 November 8, 2019    6 Comments  News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Stovax Studio Ecodesign Ready fires balance extraordinary presence with high efficiency heating performance. Designed to offer the ultimate in wood burning flame visuals and controllability, this peerless range of contemporary fires will add gravity and style to your interior. Now Ecodesign Ready, they offer a low emission heating solution that surpasses forthcoming air quality requirements.

What are the benefits to purchasing a wood burning stove for your home?

 October 25, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Perhaps you are someone that is interested in the idea of a wood burning stove or fire, but are not sold on the idea just yet? Well, we have put together some reasons as to how and why a wood burning stove can benefit you and your home.

Predicted Coldest Winter in 30 Years

 September 25, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information

With one of the coldest winters in 30 years heading our way, you might want to jump the queue on the busy heating season and have a look at heating your home with your very own domestic fire.

5 Stylish wood burning and multi-fuel Ecodesign stoves

 August 30, 2019    No Comments  Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

These designer Ecodesign Ready wood burning and multi-fuel stoves offer stunningly contemporary and traditional designs. Each exceeds 2022 Ecodesign air quality standards and will bring a modern and practical heating solution to your home, when burnt with Ready to Burn wood. Thanks to their high heating performance, each is exempt from DEFRA Smoke Control restrictions in towns and cities. Read on to find out more about these elegant, high efficiency stoves.

Top 4 Wood Burning & Multi-fuel Nordic Stoves Exclusively From Stovax

 July 19, 2019    6 Comments  Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Looking for a designer Nordic wood burning or multi-fuel stove? Stovax are the exclusive distributor of Dovre, Lotus, Varde and Nordpeis stoves in the UK. Check out these top four Scandi woodburners.

Lighten your living room with the Ivory Huntingdon gas range

 June 29, 2019    4 Comments  Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Mantels, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires

Looking for a tasteful twist on the classic stove aesthetic? Our Ivory enamel Huntingdon gas stoves provide style and elegance in equal measure. Stunning flames and true-to-life log-effects combine with realistic glowing embers. The result is all the ambience of a wood burner, at the touch of a button.

Boiler stoves – top 5!

 June 25, 2019    No Comments  News & Updates

Homeowners looking to supply their own domestic hot water and central heating requirements or augment their existing heating system can choose from a range of contemporary and traditionally styled boiler stoves.

PLEASE NOTE: Stovax no longer produce any boiler stove models, but we do have other wood burning stoves available. Visit our product finder.

Wood Burning Cook Stoves for Simpler Living

 June 14, 2019    2 Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Mantels, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

There are few things more homely on a chilly evening than the crackle of a fire and the comforting smell of cooking. Our range of Stockton Cook stoves combine these two very things.

Wood burning and Multi-fuel stoves for Urban Areas

 May 11, 2019    No Comments  Advice & Information, Electric Stoves & Fires, Gas Stoves & Fires, Mantels, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

With the colder months behind us and the warmest yet to come, burning wood is a great way to stay warm at this this awkward time of the year - when turning on the central heating feels a little over the top. But if you live in a smoke control area, it is important to ensure you are using a DEFRA approved wood burning or multi-fuel stove for heating your home with solid fuels.

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    4 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.

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.

Wood burning stove or Inset Fire – 5 Reasons why you need them in your life!

 January 24, 2019    No Comments  Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Adding a wood burning stove or fire to you home not only creates a warming heart for friends and family to gather, there are some other great benefits too! Read on to find out what a log burner can bring to your life…

Festive Fireside Competition 2018

 November 28, 2018    No Comments  News & Updates

We are giving you a chance to win a luxurious hamper, all you have to do is send your best festive fireside photo.

Looking for a Classic Fireplace?

 April 9, 2018    2 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.

Top Five Reasons to Consider a Stovax Vogue Wood Burning & Multi-fuel Stove

 February 13, 2018    8 Comments  News & Updates

Vogue wood burning and multi-fuel stoves are designed around three core principles: magnificent flame visuals, ultra-clean burning that is suitable for towns and cities, and easy to use controls.

Wood burning fires – find the perfect Studio for your home!

 January 29, 2018    No Comments  Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

The Studio range of cassette and freestanding fires has been designed to create a striking feature in your living space with their enticing widescreen flame visuals complemented by an extensive array of frames and styling options. Browse our Studio Fires and Freestanding Stoves brochure.

Inset Wood burning Fires – Introducing the Elise Glass Range!

 September 22, 2017    One Comment  Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Our award winning Elise wood burning and multi-fuel range has recently introduced a sparkling alternative to the existing Steel models; the new Elise Glass range complements their magnificent flame visuals with a sophisticated one-piece glass exterior.

Wood burning & Multi-fuel Promotion – Riva Fever returns with up to £250 off!

 August 10, 2017    2 Comments  News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

As the summer draws to an end, you are probably planning on ways to keep warm indoors in the coming cooler months.

SIA Ecodesign Ready Wood burners

 February 20, 2017    No Comments  News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Stovax have embraced the SIA Ecodesign standards, making wood burners which are more environmentally friendly than ever.

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.

Care for your chimney this Chimney Fire Safety Week

 September 5, 2016    One Comment  News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Owning a stove or fire is one of life's pleasures, but as with many things, its important to make sure your appliance is installed safely and maintained well. It’s Chimney Fire Safety Week, a week created to raise awareness of the importance of caring for your chimney, so we have put together some top tips from our experts on how to best avoid damaging your chimney, how to keep safe and enjoy the colder months ahead!

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

Enjoy a Glowing Hearth this Christmas – by Sarah Beeny

 November 27, 2015    2 Comments  Advice & Information, Mantels, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

TV Interior Design expert Sarah Beeny discusses some of the key benefits of today's high efficiency wood burning stoves and fires, as well as key tips on styling your fireplace.

Elise Inset Fires – Designed For Our Environment

 November 20, 2015    No Comments  News & Updates

A wood burning stove or fire can really make a room, giving it a wonderful focal point, a homely atmosphere and a sustainable and carbon neutral source of heating. But is it as environmentally friendly as it could be?

All New Wood burning cassette fire range – The ELISE!

 September 25, 2015    No Comments  News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Advanced engineering and stylish aesthetics combine to bring you the Elise, a wood burning and multi-fuel cassette fire range that leads the way to a greener future.

The Return of Riva Fever!

 October 9, 2014    No Comments  Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Until 30th November 2014 you can benefit from up to £200 off suggested retail prices on our fantastic Riva inset fires and freestanding stoves!

Bring Period Charm to Your Property with a Spectacular Fireplace Insert

 September 26, 2014    One Comment  Gas Stoves & Fires, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Stovax's range of stunning insert fireplaces can bring period charms to traditional and contemporary homes alike.

Bask in the Glow of Fire Baskets

 July 23, 2014    2 Comments  Gas Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

If you love the look of an open fireplace, find out about Stovax and Gazco fire baskets, available in a range of authentic styles.

Northern Lights: Nordpeis launches new wood burning cassette fires

 July 17, 2014    2 Comments  Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Nordpeis launches two new wood burning cassette fires with complementary concrete surrounds that are easily customised.

Go Pro with Professional XQ™: A twin wall flue with a difference

 July 14, 2014    No Comments  Advice & Information, Multi-Fuel Stoves & Fires, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Professional XQ™ is an innovative twin wall flue system that can be configured to suit virtually any installation requirement, opening up new possibilities for you and your wood burning fire or stove.

Everything You Need to Care for Your Wood Burning Appliance

 June 23, 2014    3 Comments  Advice & Information, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Learn which products work best to keep your wood burning appliance clean and efficient

Introducing: The Nordpeis Bergen Wood Burning Stove

 May 22, 2014    4 Comments  Advice & Information, News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

For those looking for a modern traditional wood burning stove, look no further than the Nordpeis Bergen for a uniquely Scandinavian twist.

Varde Ovne Wood Burning Stoves

 February 7, 2014    2 Comments  Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

The pinnacle of Danish design, Varde Ovne wood burning stoves, distributed by Stovax Limited in the UK and Republic of Ireland, combine not only contemporary aesthetics and quality materials, but also functionality.

Top 10 reasons to purchase a wood burner

 November 7, 2013    No Comments  News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

If you are looking to purchase a wood burner, this blog will give you the top 10 reasons to buy one!

Double sided wood burning fires!

 October 8, 2013    4 Comments  Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Today most homeowners buy a wood burning fire not only to create a wonderful atmosphere and ambience but to make the most of their economic and environmental advantages.

Free Smoke Control Kits Available with Stockton Stoves!

 May 7, 2013    2 Comments  News & Updates

For a limited time only, Free Smoke Control Kits available with Stockton Stoves

Wood burning stove door glass – cleaning tips

 April 19, 2013    15 Comments  Advice & Information

There are several ways to clean your wood burning stove’s glass. This article will provide you with a step-by-step method to ensure that your appliance’s glass is properly maintained.

Stovax wood burning fireplace on display at the Ideal Home Show!

 March 22, 2013    No Comments  News & Updates, Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

Watch out for our Classical Arched Wood Burning Insert Fire at the Ideal Home show 2013!

Riva Fever is back and for a limited time only!

 March 21, 2013    No Comments  News & Updates

Offering up to £200 off suggested retail prices across all Riva Insets and Stove ranges.

Top 5 reasons why you should buy a wood burning stove

 March 15, 2013    No Comments  Wood Burning Stoves & Fires

If you haven't invested in a wood burning stove, here are Stovax's top 5 reasons!