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Marble vs Limestone Fireplace Surrounds

Posted on: 23rd March 2018

By choosing the perfect material for your fireplace surround, your fireplace can become the heart of your living room. No matter what kind or style of fireplace you have – whatever manufacturer, fuel type or size – your surround should be the ideal complement to your chosen appliance. You’ll find that marble and limestone are two of the most popular materials for fireplace surrounds, so in this article we’re looking at both to see if there’s a clear winner between them. Limestone fireplace surrounds In terms of interior design, limestone surrounds are the versatile choice. Limestone is elegant, smooth and neutral…

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Electric Stoves vs Wood burners

Posted on: 25th September 2017

Wood burners and electric stoves are two fireplace solutions that are on opposite ends of the heating spectrum. Both have their own unique considerations, from the way they’re installed and how they function, to the kind of atmosphere they instill in your home and – most importantly – how effective they are at keeping you warm. Choosing between the two can be tough, which us why we’ve put together this article to see how electric stoves and wood burners weigh up against each other. Fuel to the fire Starting with the obvious difference between the two: the presence of fire itself….

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Choosing the right Fireplace Grate

Posted on: 20th June 2015

Fireplace grates are a necessary addition to open fires, providing a wealth of benefits in terms of functionality and safety as well as improving the fire’s aesthetics. When choosing a grate for your fireplace, there are various things to take into consideration in terms of functionality, style and price. Here, we help explain a little more about what differentiates various types of grate from one another. Weight & Thickness If you are a household who rarely use their open fire, there is no need for a high grade, heavy-duty grate, a simple, lightweight grate will work just fine. If, however, you…

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The Importance of having a Carbon Monoxide Detector in your Home

Posted on: 27th April 2015

If you are lucky enough to have a real fireplace or stove in your home that burns either gas or solid fuel, carbon monoxide will be released into the room and the house’s atmosphere. An extremely dangerous substance in any space, this toxic gas is made even more menacing and hazardous by the fact that it is colourless, odorless, tasteless and non-irritating to begin with; meaning households, offices and public areas can go about their day-to-day lives without being aware of its presence. For this reason, it is vital that you are able to detect high levels of this substance in…

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Mantelpiece Decorating Ideas

Posted on: 25th March 2015

If you are lucky enough to have an open fire with a mantelpiece in your property, use it to your benefit and create something that will lift your space and make whatever room it’s in seriously special. Decorating your mantelpiece is a simple and cost effective way to instantly revamp your room and make a stylish impact. Here are some ideas for decorating a mantelpiece that may provide you with food for thought for your own home. Your favourite painting, mirror or ornaments What better place to put your favourite decoration for all to see above your mantel? Whether a striking…

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How to Build & Maintain a Wood Fire

Posted on: 19th January 2015

As the coldest season of the year is upon us, it is important to keep your house as warm as possible for the winter months. If you are lucky enough to have a wood burning stove at your property, make the most of it and have a real fire this winter. You will not only benefit from the warmth and attractiveness that real fires bring to a room – and indeed a whole house – but you could save a lot of money on heating bills, too. Starting and maintaining your wood fire is as easy as can be, provided you…

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