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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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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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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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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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Get Creative With Fireplaces

Monday, 21 February 2011 11:28:00 Europe/London

Do you like to think outside the box when it comes to your home decor? Eclectic design offers unrivaled scope to express your individual style. A good eclectic interior combines diverse elements which are related by features such as shapes, colours, textures and patterns. A fireplace is a natural focal point in any room, and a fireplace for an eclectic room may need to stand out in order to fit in.

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