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.
Read More »
We are taking The Fire Side stove stand to the Peebles Show again this year. The weather is looking surprisingly good for once! Come along and talk to Jacqui or Fiona if you are interested in installing a new stove, if you have any questions about your existing one or are just looking for accessories.
We will even have some special offers just for Peebles Show customers.
Alternatively, just drop by for a warm chat in front of the stoves we will have under fire.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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 »
Don’t forget Father’s Day !
Apart from stoves and fireside accessories, we also stock unusual pieces of gift ware that could make a lovely present for your Dad. So why not come in and have a browse around our quirky showroom. Rumbling Tam’s card shop is right next door so you can pop in and get her a card at the same time. Job done!
Read More »
Spring is a good time to install a stove…….
If you’d been thinking of installing a 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.
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 »
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
Read More »
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 »