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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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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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New Stone Fireplaces from Pureglow

Friday, 9 March 2012 14:58:55 Europe/London

Pureglow Wenlock fireplace, Pureglow Wychbury fireplace, Pureglow Hanley fireplace, Pureglow Knighton fireplace
New Pureglow fireplaces L-R: Wenlock limestone, Wychbury limestone, Hanley marble, Knighton marble

We've just added some beautiful marble and limestone fireplaces from Pureglow to our product range. All are available with or without a fire, giving you the freedom to create the perfect look for your living room.

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Bring Home Comfort to a Small Room with a Wall Fire

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:02:56 Europe/London

Flavel Inspire wall-hung electric fire

Where do you put a fireplace when you don't have room for one? This might seem like a daft question, but there is a distinct trend towards smaller rooms in modern properties. As well as making us feel hemmed in, these restrictions on living space create some real practical problems. How do we fit in enough seating to be sociable with family and friends? Where do we put all our stuff? And how do we make a small place feel like home rather than a rabbit hutch?

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Flueless Gas Fire Facts

Thursday, 13 October 2011 13:45:26 Europe/London

Ekofires 5050 flueless gas fire

Although flueless  gas fires are relatively new to the UK, they have been popular in other parts of the world for many years, especially Japan (approx 40 million in use), the USA (approx 20 million in use) and Australia. Flueless gas fires, requiring no chimney or flue system, offer a unique combination of efficiency, flexibility and safety.

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Stove and Fireplace Fitting in England and Wales

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:12:35 Europe/London

UK Installer Map

Here at Stores Direct, we have been working hard to expand our installation network into more areas of the UK. We now have extensive coverage, detailed below, throughout England and Wales for fitting of solid fuel and gas stoves and fireplaces as well as flexible chimney liners and twinwall flue systems. We can also install woodburning boiler stoves for central heating in some areas - please call our installation team on 01484 434327 for further information about availability of this service.

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Gas Fires - What Are My Options?

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:37:23 Europe/London

Whether you need to replace an ancient gas fire or if this is the first time you have ever had to buy one, the world of gas fires can be overwhelming to someone unfamiliar with it. For anybody wondering what types of gas fire are currently on the market in the UK, this post offers a quick overview of the most common types available.

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No Chimney Gas Fires

Tuesday, 19 April 2011 15:07:32 Europe/London

No chimney? No problem!

Most new build homes in UK don't have a conventional chimney or flue. While this used to limit householders to electric fires, there are now many gas fires available which don't require a chimney. No chimney gas fires are available in both traditional and modern styles to suit any interior. This article is intended to give general information about types of gas fire available for people without a chimney or flue system in their home. To confirm what type of fire you can have you should consult a qualified gas fitter.

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Is Your Home Gas Safe?

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 10:43:35 Europe/London


I am often asked by customers where they should look to find a gas fitter to install their new gas fire or gas stove. If they are outside our installation area I always advise them to look on the Gas Safe Register website. More often than not they have never heard of the Gas Safe Register, but if I mention CORGI it is a different story.


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Welcome to the Stores Direct Fireplaces Blog

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 13:58:58 Europe/London

Brompton Limestone Fireplace

Welcome to the Stores Direct Fireplaces blog, bringing you help and advice about fireplaces and fires as well as news of special offers.

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