Worried About Particulates Emissions From A Stove?
There has been growing speculation about stoves, particulates emissions and their impact on the environment. We would like to take this opportunity to help clarify some of the main points. This has become even more topical due to the recent announcement from DEFRA about their Clean Air Strategy. It has again raised a lot of questions about wood burning stoves and their ‘green’ credentials.
To be clear, the government have not said they want to ban stoves! What they would like is to improve air quality by ensuring that the right appliances with the right fuels are being used. A clear distinction was also made between burning wet wood and burning dry wood and the aim would be to remove wet wood and house coal as fuels from the market place.
A distinction was also made between rural and urban areas as emissions disperse more effectively in rural areas therefore measures which are needed in urban areas may have a disproportionate impact in rural areas.
DEFRA has stated that “we will ensure that only the cleanest stoves are available for sale by 2022”. SIA EcoDesign Ready stoves, of which our suppliers have many already available, are the cleanest stoves available.
These models have up to 90% less emissions than an open fire or older stove.
So modern woodburning stoves can be part of a solution to the problem rather than being the problem as long the right fuels are used – there is no point in buying an EcoDesign Ready stove and then cutting a tree down and burning fresh wood. If you have any questions or concerns on this subject, please feel free to call us at The Fire Side on 01968 660219. We can advise you on which stoves would be right for your requirements and are SIA Ecodesign ready.Read More »
It’s finally summer– but don’t forget about your stove!
You may be surprised to hear your stove can get damaged over the summer months if you don’t look after it. As the temperatures warm up, the air flow in your chimney can reverse leading to moisture build up in your stove resulting in rusting and deterioration of the baffle and bricks.
We suggest you take the following steps if you are unlikely to be using your stove for an extended period:
- Remove all ash and tars from within the stove,
- Leave the ash pan out.
- Remove the baffle, clean it and leave it out.
- Remove bricks and grate parts if possible.
- Spray inside of stove with WD40
- Check rope seals and replace if necessary.
- You may want respray your stove if it is not an enamel finish.
- Get your chimney swept.
Should you need any replacements, or if you have questions on what to look for, call Jacqui or Neil on 01968 660219. We can talk you through what you need to check.Read More »
Spring IS a good time to install a stove…….
If you’ve been thinking of installing a wood burning or multi fuel stove over the winter but are now in the mind-set that there’s no point until the autumn, it’s worth having a re-think. Especially given the recent weather in Scotland!
Apart from creating a warm centerpiece in your house, installing a stove is an investment. You will recoup the cost by the significant reduction in your gas, oil or electricity heating bills. For example, in Spring and Autumn, when the evenings are cooler, how often do you put your heating on throughout the house just to take the chill off the room you are relaxing in? With a stove, just burn a few logs for a much more cost effective (and prettier) way to stay cosy.
Why not call us or drop into The Fire Side to discuss your requirements and view the ranges of stoves we have on display. We can give you a reasonable idea of costs involved there and then. We’ll can then follow up with a home survey (no cost) if you would like a detailed estimate.Read More »
Want to Keep out The Cold in 2018– Install a stove!
We are now well into winter weather so now is the time to install a stove. Apart from creating a beautiful centrepiece in your room and keeping you very cosy, it will save you, on average, a third of your central heating bills. Even more if you have a supply of logs available to you. And should you get a power cut, you won’t be left shivering!
You will also be surprised how much you would use it from April through to October. Our customers tell us how they can just put a log on in the chillier evenings and save switching on the central heating. The quote we keep hearing is ‘My stove is the best thing I have ever done in my house, I wish I’d done it years ago!’
Why not pop into our showroom and have a chat about your requirements. Bring along dimensions of your room and photographs if possible. We can advise you on what’s possible and provide you with a rough costing for the complete job. You can have a good look at the 20 different stoves we have on display to get ideas on which model would suit your needs. We can then follow up with a site survey if you’d like a detailed estimate, at no cost or obligation to yourself.Read More »
Get Your Stove Ready For Autumn and Winter.
If you have a stove, now is the time to make sure it is ready for the colder months.
Here is a checklist of things to do:
1. When did you last have the chimney swept? It should be done at least once a year. There is a list of local chimney sweeps on our links page. They are all very helpful and will advise you on the state of your stove.
2. Check the baffle or throat plate protecting the top of the stove. If it has any holes in it, it should be replaced. Remember to clean behind the baffle or throat plate every 4 to 6 weeks to help ensure a clear air flow.
3. Check the bricks protecting the side of the stove. They may have cracked, which is fine but if they start to crumble and expose the side of the stove, they need replacing.
4. Check if the rope around the door and/or glass need replacing. If it has worn down too far, your ability to control the air flow will diminish and the stove will burn too hard.
5. You may want to give your stove a ‘makeover’ by repainting it with stove paint, it will come up like new!
If you need any advice or would like to order any parts for your stove, give us a call on 01968 660219
If you want to have a cosy home this autumn and winter without incurring spiraling fuel costs, why not invest in a wood or multi-fuel stove? Industry studies have shown you can save at least one third on your heating bill by installing a stove. Not only that, but it will create a beautiful centre piece that will make your home much more desirable.
Interested in finding out more? Then why not come into our showroom or give us an initial call? Either bring in or email some photos of where you are considering an installation in your home and we can discuss your requirements. We can also give you an idea of the likely costs involved.
We look forward to meeting you.
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We have the following ex display stoves on offer:
1. Charnwood Bembridge Wood Stove in Almond with Stand
Reduced from £1201.90 to £895
2. Charnwood Country 4 Stove
Multi Fuel Reduced From £858.00 to £700
Wood Only Reduced From £726.66 to £600
3. Esse Diamond 301 SE Inset Multi Fuel
Reduced From £959.00 to £595
If you’d like more details, just call us on 01968 660129
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also access technical specification for these models from our stove page.
We recently installed the new Charnwood ARC at a delightful family home in Stow. Alistair installed the ARC on a riven slate hearth with a twin wall flue system. Our customers are delighted with the stove and can’t believe how little wood they are burning for so much heat!
They sent us a lovely email saying;
“Thanks again. Finally met a company and people that was a pleasure for us. Great work, great service and a great price. All the best, The Collins”
You can find more picture of the installation on our Facebook Page
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We have to say a big thank you to Debby Strain for the photo and positive comments about the installation of her Charnwood C5 stove. We really think it looks fantastic!
Alistair fitted the stove and twin wall flue system on to a Riven Slate Hearth. He built a block wall behind the stove to protect the plasterboard from the radiant heat at the rear of the stove. Another alternative would be to fit a heat shield on the C5 but Debby wanted to make a feature with the wall.
Debby wrote on Facebook…”Can’t thank the team at The Fire side enough for our stove .. Great service and professionally fitted .Going to be nice and cosy this winter on our return from Australia!”Read More »
If you want to have a cosy home this autumn and winter without incurring spiraling fuel costs, why not invest in a wood or multi-fuel stove? Industry studies have shown you can save at least one third on your heating bill by installing a stove. According to the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA), a wood burning stove is 77% cheaper per kilowatt hour (kWh) to run than an electric fire, 29% cheaper than a gas fire, and around 43% and 50% cheaper than an oil and LPG fire respectively. Not only that, but it will create a beautiful center piece that will make your home much more desirable.
We are an independent retailer with over 20 years experience. In our showroom we stock a wide range of good quality stoves including Charnwood, Morso, Stovax, ACR. Euroheat and Hunter.
So if you are think you’d like to find out more about installing a stove, why not come into our showroom or give us an initial call? We can discuss your requirements and give you an idea of the costs involved.Read More »