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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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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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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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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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Get Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 16:48:02 Europe/London

Gallery Chiswick marble fireplace with Gloucester cast iron arch

When the weather turns cold and the nights draw in there's nothing like the warmth of a real fire. If you have a working fireplace the time has come to make sure it is ready for use when winter sets in.

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Simple Wooden Fireplace Surround Ideas

Monday, 12 September 2011 13:50:03 Europe/London

Pureglow Stanford wooden fire surround
Simple fireplace surrounds combine understated appeal with the versatility to enhance a huge range of interiors.
 Some incorporate elements of historic fireplaces while others draw on modern design. This post gives examples of some of the most popular types of simple wooden fireplace surround currently available in the UK.

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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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Guide to Modern Wooden Fire Surrounds

Thursday, 21 July 2011 10:36:29 Europe/London

Be Modern Kansas fireplace surround
Contemporary wooden fireplace surrounds broadly fall into two categories - updated versions of traditional designs which have a timeless appearance, and designs directly inspired by modern aesthetic movements such as minimalism. Although some modern fireplaces are made from solid wood, wood veneered finishes are more common. Wood veneer finishes give a more consistent grain pattern and colour which is better suited to modern designs than the unique knot formations of solid timber. Wood veneer fireplace surrounds can be used with gas or electric fires, but are not suitable for use with solid fuel fires.

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