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Posted on: 23rd March 2020

Due to the COVID-19 and social distancing measures set out in government guidelines we had decided to close our doors as the well-being of our customer as staff is paramount . We are still trading offering new gas fire installations and service/repairs for the elderly and anyone with underlying health issue as through this period we don’t want anyone left without a main heating source and we will be taking the correct produces when entering homes Please contact us for emergency‘s only between 9am-5pm on 07966977361 or email us at rotherhamfireplacecentre@outlook.com. If you have any future projects you would like to…

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How to Clean Glass-Fronted Fires & Stoves

Posted on: 23rd December 2019

Over time, the glass of your glass-fronted fireplace may develop a hazy white film that obstructs the view of the fire. This is a normal occurrence that can easily be resolved in a few simple steps.   Dust is a common culprit of foggy fireplace glass. Dust will collect and build up if a fireplace is not regularly cleaned/maintained. The best way to prevent the white haze from developing is to clean your fireplace once a week, especially if you use your fireplace regularly and for long periods of time. To remove white haze and make your fireplace look as good…

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The Clean Air Strategy

Posted on: 25th November 2019

The government released a new air clean strategy earlier this year, detailing their plan to tackle air pollution in the UK over the next decade. One chapter of the publication focuses on emissions in the home, stating that “Burning wood and coal in open fires and stoves makes up 38% of the UK’s primary emissions of fine particulate matter”. In response to their findings, the government included one aim directly concerning the sale of stoves. In this article, we will be explaining the government’s position and explaining the steps Rotherham Fireplace Centre are taking to comply with upcoming legislation.   How…

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Why You Should Use an Accredited Fireplace Installer

Posted on: 29th May 2019

Getting a new fireplace is an exciting purchase, an addition to a home that is both luxurious and practical at once. However, there are risks associated with the purchase of a fireplace; namely the use of an unaccredited installer. While using an unaccredited installer may save you some money up front, the long term consequences could end up costing you a lot more. In this piece, we’re going to look at why you should use an accredited fireplace installer. What accreditations are there? There are a few accreditations that installers can achieve, and looking for these when choosing an installer can…

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Wood Burning Stove Safety Tips

Posted on: 1st April 2019

Wood burning stoves can be an idyllic way to keep warm in the colder months. The idea of sitting in front of a crackling stove is a lovely one, and if you’ve got a wood-burning stove then you’ll know first-hand how good they can be. However, although it looks beautiful and creates a fantastic ambience in any room, you’re still dealing with fire, and that means that there are a number of safety considerations to keep in mind. Safe installation The installation of a wood burning stove must be done to the letter. Firstly, it’s recommended that your stove is installed…

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The History of the Fireplace – a Timeline

Posted on: 20th February 2019

The evolution of the fireplace has been staggering since they first started appearing in homes hundreds of years ago, so the team at Rotherham Fireplace Centre have decided to collate the various iterations of this beloved feature into a timeline. The History of the Fireplace – a Timeline Medieval Era: Fire pits As the caption suggests, Medieval buildings used a fire pit for heat. Built in the middle of a room, there was a hole cut in the ceiling to allow the smoke to escape. 1185: The development of the chimney As two-floor buildings became more popular, homeowners moved their fireplaces…

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How to clean your fireplace and surrounds

Posted on: 18th January 2019

A home is said to be a good reflection of your personality and so, think about what your surroundings say about you. How do you like to live? Do you enjoy natural, earthy colours or do you prefer vibrant pops of colouring? How do you like to decorate? Are you clean and tidy? For many, the heart of your home is where the fireplace is, if you would agree then it’s likely that you will want to know how to maintain its beauty and how to keep it working to its full capacity. Whatever type of fire you have and whatever…

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Creating a Child Safe Fireplace

Posted on: 2nd November 2018

The fireplace may be the heart of the home – a place we gather in the late afternoons and straight through to the evenings – but, for our little ones, it’s an alluring display of flickering lights. Unfortunately, children are unaware of the dangers a fireplace presents and therefore will not hesitate to explore further until the heat or flames cause serious harm. To ensure your family are safe and protected from your fireplace, child safety measures are a must. This month, Rotherham Fireplace Centre are here to offer you security tips to keep your children safe and your fire in…

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Reasons to choose a limestone fireplace surround

Posted on: 1st November 2018

Deciding on your favourite fireplace is hard enough, so it’s more than normal to feel stuck for ideas when it comes to choosing fireplace surrounds and fireplace mantles. With such an extensive range of products to go through, it can be difficult to know what’s the most durable, stylish and suitable for your home. The Rotherham Fireplace Centre are here to offer some simple advice to help you make your decision. This article will offer you insight into our most popular, multi-faceted material, limestone. Limestone fireplace surrounds are elegant and warm Limestone fireplace surrounds and mantels provide homes with a warm…

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Bedroom Fireplace Ideas

Posted on: 1st August 2018

Older houses, particularly Victorian ones, traditionally feature a fireplace in the bedroom. This is because the fireplace was considered to be the heart of the home and not to mention, a wholesome and attractive characteristic that was embraced by the affluent. In large Victorian properties, the fire would provide an immediate source of heat in bitterly cold winters, and although a bedroom fireplace may seem unusual today (what with central heating), there’s no reason why it can’t still be a ‘wow’ factor within your home. Whilst it can be tempting to block fireplaces up or disguise them, why not try working…

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