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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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Flat Wall Fireplace Solutions

Thursday, 10 November 2011 14:22:55 Europe/London

Be Modern Stanton electric fireplace

Once upon a time every new home would be built with fireplaces for cooking and heating, but the proportion of houses built without any fireplace or chimney has been steadily increasing since the advent of central heating and introduction of anti-pollution legislation in urban areas. Many people feel there is something missing from a living room without a fireplace, and need a practical and affordable way to fill the gap.


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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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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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