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Have you ever stared into your fire, the dancing flames casting a spell on you and making you wonder where they came from? The difference between your cosy indoor fireplace and a primal, outdoor campfire in the wilderness is vast and we often forget how......

Do you find yourself going to friends’ houses and spying their fireplaces in envy? Maybe the magazines you read have been boasting them, teasing you. Many homeowners dream of having a fireplace, and those that inherit one are often disappointed when they find them unusable.......

Having a fireplace in your home can provide you with many benefits, from heating your home to increasing your energy efficiency, but there’s one particular up-side to them that you should know about! A fireplace can do wonders for the style of your room, providing......

There’s nothing better-looking than a fireplace sitting proudly in your home. Even during the summer months, a flickering fire to take the edge off that evening chill can be all the ambience you need. But owners of a listed building may be wondering, what are......

With the winter months coming to an end, there is no need to leave your fireplace to become a dormant dust collector. It has the ability to remain a statement focal point within your home all year round – not just during winter! Interpret some......

When we think about chimney sweeping, many minds are transported to the soot-covered workers of the Industrial Revolution. However, chimney sweeping is a long-standing trade, dating back to the 16th century, which has only risen in professionalism and is still utilised in many homes to......

Choosing to install a new fireplace into your home can spark a handful of questions and queries. “Which one is right for our property?”, “how safe are they?”, “which one is most energy-efficient?” and “can it be made to match our home décor?” are a......

With the year of 2021 now upon us, many homeowners are looking for a way to adapt their properties, such as with the installation of a brand-new fireplace. With a wide range of options to consider, each with their own benefits that suit various homes......

With the new year fast approaching, many homeowners are beginning to consider a change for their properties, such as the installation or upgrade of a fireplace. With so many to choose from, each with their own benefits, narrowing your choice down to one can often......

Throughout the year, your fireplace has the ability to act as an attractive statement piece within your home, whether it is being utilised or not. During winter, it can bring the family together into a bubble of cosiness that allows you to shut off the......

With the miserable winter weather fast approaching, the desire for a cosy home is ever increasing. After your crowded commute, soggy walk home or long day on your feet, what better way to relax then to fall back onto your sofa in a home warmed......

Unfortunately, the summer is nearing its end, but to many, this brings a positive new season to our homes. One that allows us to curl up on the sofa each evening, watching the newest episode of your favourite series with the fire heating up your......

When choosing the right fireplace for your home, it is important to consider all factors, from the safety, to the maintenance and appearance. A common question we find among customers of our own is “Do we go with a gas stove or a wood burner?”......

Throughout the winter, your fireplace would have worked hard to keep you warm and toasty, but now that the summer is here, it is highly likely that you won’t be relighting yours for a while. Now is your time to repay your gratitude and take......

Along with their eye-catching statement designs, fireplaces add a great level warmth to your home throughout those bitterly cold winter months, but many people leave them unattended and overlooked once the summer arrives, allowing them to look lifeless and dreary. Allow yours to become a......

Fire is one of the most important forces on Earth and has been an integral part of humanity since it was accidently discovered by humans nearly 4000 years ago.  Through the ages it has given light during the night, heated houses during winter, cooked food......

Fireplaces – an interior luxury and undoubtably one of the main focal points within your home. Your guests and visitors will endlessly compliment the elegant look and stylistic feel that it radiates… but did you know that it could also be adding to the value......

Fireplaces are a stylish addition to your home and one of the main focal points which you are undoubtably proud of, but it is important that you don’t forget the safety which must be carried out when installing and using yours. Although rare, it is......

If you are looking to create a stunning focal fireplace that complements an existing tiled Victorian fire surround, or you want to create a more modern-looking insert that incorporates a period style but harmonises with your modern living space, then our selection of cast iron......

The rules about burning fuels are changing. Beginning in February 2021, there will be a ban on the owners of stoves, wood burners and open fires buying wet wood or house coal. Amid the rumours, we set the record straight and are here to inform......

Fire has been a fundamental tool of mankind throughout history, and civilisation would not have been possible without it. Since the earliest times, human beings have used fire to keep warm and cook their food. But how much do you really know about fire? Here......

Your fireplace is the heart of your home. Well-chosen fireplace accessories combine function with aesthetics, allowing you to maximise your enjoyment of your fireplace while keeping you and your family safe. With just a few carefully chosen accessories, you’ll be all set for cosy winter......

Nothing beats the cozy warmth of a wood burning stove on a cold winter’s day. However, if you’ve never used one before, you’ll need some basic knowledge to get a fire going. We have all the tips you need right here: Inside the wood burning......

The lintel is a horizontal beam placed across the fireplace opening to support the chimney. Sometimes you might see an arch in place of the lintel, which does the same job. Lintels are more common than arches because they are easy to construct and install.......

Having two gas fireplaces share the same chimney can be very convenient. However, having a shared chimney can create unforeseen health hazards if not properly planned. What you need to know about chimneys and flues The flue is a duct or pipe situated inside the......

With the autumn nights starting to draw in and the weather turning cooler, it won’t be long before we turn our thoughts to warming up our homes again. And what better way to do this than with a wood-burning stove? You may have had one......

It may be too warm right now to be thinking about your fireplace or wood-burning stove, but it’s also the ideal time to stock up on logs for the winter ahead. If you are looking to buy now or simply trying to understand more about......

Have you been toying with the idea of hanging your TV above your fireplace? For many, particularly those living in smaller properties, this may be the only option given a lack of space, but is it a good idea? We take a look at this......

Now that the cold weather has given way to spring – and, in turn, to summer soon – has the time come to stop thinking about our fireplaces and stoves? Not at all! In fact, now is exactly the time to be thinking about annual......

We may have had a sudden cold snap earlier this month, but spring is definitely in the air and the need for getting the fire going is getting less and less frequent. Once you stop using the fireplace for the season it is time to......

A couple of months ago, in January this year, the government published a new Clean Air Strategy. Its purpose is to reduce the number of particulates in the atmosphere by 2030 using a variety of ways to tackle their emission. While this strategy may be......

We are bombarded with reports from all angles on a daily basis about the uncertainties of the economy. Will Brexit happen, when, and in what form? What impact will it have on businesses and employment? Ultimately, what homeowners are interested in are some stability and......

Fireplaces and stoves are wonderful for keeping our homes warm and cosy, offering a focal point for families to gather round and enjoy an evening or weekend – particularly when the weather is shocking or freezing cold outside. For our fireplaces to operate safely, though,......

Cold, dark nights are best dealt with next to a warm, bright fireplace. Who doesn’t like to cosy up by a dancing fire or warm up by the smouldering logs – sustainably sourced, of course! – when it’s below freezing outside? With a fire comes......

The nights are drawing in, the cold is getting deeper, and the holidays are approaching faster than you care to think about. Look on the bright side though… It’s time to get the fireplace going in earnest and let the dancing flames and their healing......

With the nights drawing in and the new chill in the air, autumn is here whether we like it or not. While we may not enjoy it after the wonderfully hot summer that we had, we can be prepared for it so that we can......

The summer isn’t quite over yet and if you’re like us, you’ll be clinging on to it with both hands and making the most of the final rays of warm sunshine. But we’re also realists and we like to be prepared so that when the......

A large number of us have a fireplace or wood-burning stove at home nowadays. More and more of us are choosing it for heating either as a primary source of heat in a room, or as a secondary one in our lounges and living rooms.......

The heatwave is upon us and looks set to last. And whilst your fireplace is probably the last thing on your mind, we thought we’d share our top five ideas for easy ways you can keep this focal point a feature in your home throughout......

Air quality is making news headlines once again, and once again wood-burning stoves are being singled out as one of the culprits for our deteriorating air quality. But is that right? Are wood burners really that bad? It is a topic we have looked at......

For a safe fireplace and stove it is important to get yours checked by a professional on a regular basis. Most installation companies will issue reminders to their customers and ours should have received theirs by now. However, it is still important to keep an......

The heavy winter we have had this year has got many people thinking about staying warm and what their impact on the environment is while they do so. You may not have a wood-burning stove right now, but you may be considering one and want......

It may not quite be springtime yet, or the weather may not be warming up as quickly as we would like, but spring and summer are just around the corner. The days are getting longer and the clocks change this month, signalling the new season.......

There’s no escaping the cold weather. It’s been a tough winter this year with plenty of hard cold spells and ice and snow, perfect for sitting around the fireplace to warm up. And there is definitely something about a fireplace… It can be mesmerising and......

With the cold season barely half-way through we have already seen a number of cold spells during November and December and we are sure there is more to come. The Met Office has been working hard to keep on top of the various weather systems......

This is a question that seems to come up a lot lately. It is influenced by the fossil fuel debate, the increased take-up of renewable sources of energy, and the air quality issues that are at the forefront of politicians’ minds at the moment to......

There has been a lot in the headlines lately about air quality. From airports to diesel cars, with a raft of studies and messages to think about air quality and the implications on our health and future. To address the problem there have also been......

Gothic Fireplaces If your home has a traditional feel, or you live in a period property, adding or restoring a gothic fireplace to its position in the heart of your home may be on your wishlist. The Gothic-era fireplace consisted of a pair of jambs,......

It may seem counter-intuitive to think about installing a fire just as the warm weather arrives, but there are some very good reasons to think hard about your heating options long before you actually need them. With the rise of the off-grid movement and interior......

Flueless fireplaces are a wonderful way to enhance the look of your room, adding value to your property in addition to providing a valuable source of heat using an energy-efficient process. Our modern flueless fireplaces in the UK require no flue system or chimney and......

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