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Gas Safety Week Starts Today

Monday, 10 September 2012 14:01:51 Europe/London

Gas Safety Week runs from 10-16 September, with the gas industry joining forces with consumer organisations to increase gas safety awareness among the general public and encourage people to take good care of their gas appliances. This post looks at the main safety issues addressed by the campaign and gives information about locations of Gas Safety Week events.

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Free Fire Safety Reminders with Press The Button

Friday, 31 August 2012 12:35:08 Europe/London

CO alarm

Testing your smoke alarm or CO alarm is one of those things you know you should do regularly, yet it is easy for it to slip your mind. South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have come up with a great way to help people keep their smoke alarms in working order.

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How to Choose the Perfect Wall Fire

Thursday, 23 August 2012 15:55:38 Europe/London

Crystal Sunrise hole in wall gas fire

It's easy to get excited about the idea of buying a new wall fire with so many stunning designs to choose from. However, it's a good idea to think carefully about the practical aspects first to make sure your new fire really suits your needs. Hopefully this post will help you narrow down your options and quickly home in on something that's a great fit for you and your home.

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Stove Owners - Are You Ready For Winter?

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:10:04 Europe/London

The burning season will soon begin. If you have a wood burning or multi fuel stove it's time to make sure it is ready to keep you warm through the winter. To help you get organised Stores Direct have produced this checklist of essential tasks.

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Have You Got Firewood?

Friday, 10 August 2012 14:28:15 Europe/London

Forest Garden log store

At this time of year chatter among seasoned wood burning stove and fireplace users turns to firewood, with everybody talking about whether they have enough stockpiled for the winter. If you're new to wood fired heating or planning to get your first woodburner or open fire this year you may not be thinking about your fuel supply yet, but we recommend you start thinking about firewood well before you need it.

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Dimplex Fires Come Up Trumps

Friday, 18 May 2012 14:32:00 Europe/London

Dimplex Bach electric wall fire

Dimplex fireplaces have achieved an enviable reputation for producing electric fires with realistic flame effects. So it comes as no surprise that the developers of the new Trump International Hotel in Toronto have chosen to install Dimplex fires in most suites to add ambience to the building.

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Stove or Hearth? Bringing the Real Flame into the Heart of your Home

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:22:33 Europe/London

Villager C woodburning stove

Guest Post Author Bio: John lives in the countryside and is weighing up alternative methods to heating up his cottage.

Whether you are renovating or selling your home, some additional features could help to add value or sell your property. One of the homeliest of these is the hearth or stove. Whether you go for an open fireplace or a wood burning stove* you are guaranteed to bring a warm glow into your home.

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Small Woodburner Suggestions

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:05:45 Europe/London

Village Puffin Wood Burning Stove

There are so many woodburners and multi fuel stoves on the market that it can be hard to work out what stove is best for you, especially if you have very specific requirements. One common problem scenario is finding a suitable stove for a small living room, a boat, a caravan, a mobile home or even an outbuilding. To help you along the way this post rounds up suggestions for tiny woodburners with a heat output of 3-4kW. I've picked a mixture of top sellers in this output range and lesser known models.

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What Does a Fireplace Hearth Do?

Friday, 23 March 2012 11:29:14 Europe/London

Gallery Cranbourne marble fireplace with Neon fire basket

Working in the fireplace industry there are certain facts about fireplaces I tend to see as so obvious they don't need to be explained. Every so often someone asks an unexpected question, which of course makes me wonder how many other people are unsure about the same thing. Recently one of our customers asked what a fireplace hearth does, and I decided to share the answer in case anybody else is wondering.

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Wood Stove Safety Tips From Fire Service

Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:18:40 Europe/London

Villager Chelsea Duo multi-fuel stove

Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service recently issued some safety guidance in the wake of a number of house fires linked to wood burning stoves. Substantial energy price rises in recent years, coupled with the struggle to cope with recession, have made woodburners a popular way to save money on home heating bills. The trouble is that the pressing need to save money can tempt people to cut corners when installing their wood burning stove, increasing the risk of a house fire.

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