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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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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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New - Gardeco Garden Incinerators and Braziers

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 10:12:56 Europe/London

Gardeco medium garden incinerator

We've just added some new Gardeco garden incinerators and braziers to our website. Whether you need to efficiently burn garden rubbish or want an attractive patio fire with a barbecue grill, the Gardeco range of tough steel garden braziers and incinerators is sure to offer something suitable. Prices start from £39 including VAT and delivery.

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Clay Chimeneas - Are They Right For You?

Tuesday, 26 April 2011 14:44:42 Europe/London

Gardeco Azteca Yellow Chimenea with Cooking Cradle

Although steel and cast iron chimeneas are a familiar sight in UK gardens, the chimeneas first developed in Mexico were made from clay. Clay chimeneas, also known as chimineas, were derived from the traditional stone fireplaces which were used for both heating and cooking. Clay chimeneas are available in a wide range of sizes so you can be sure to get one that is suitable whatever size patio you have (if you have a very large patio consider getting two chimeneas to place at either end as this will give more even heating).

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Guide to Cast Iron Chimeneas

Tuesday, 15 March 2011 16:28:48 Europe/London

Gardeco Billie Small Grey Chimenea with Grill

Cast iron chimeneas, also known as chimineas, are essentially wood burning stoves for your patio. A chimenea is a freestanding unit which combines an enclosed fire chamber with a short flue to vent the smoke at the top. Chimeneas originated in Mexico - traditionally they were made from clay but are now also made from cast iron and steel. Cast iron chimeneas are more durable than their steel and clay equivalents, and will last for years provided they are used and maintained according to the manufacturer's instructions.

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Welcome to the Stores Direct Outdoor Blog

Tuesday, 8 March 2011 13:07:05 Europe/London

Hello, and welcome to the Stores Direct Outdoor blog. This blog will feature help and advice about outdoor furniture, heating, cooking and lighting, as well as news of special offers.

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