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How to choose the right gas fire for your home

How to choose the right gas fire for your home

If you are looking for a heat source that is the focal point of your home at the push of a button then a gas fire is a good option. But, which one? Here we give an overview of some of the key points to think about before having a gas fire installed.

1. Do you have gas?

Before you choose..

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Time to close that open fire – and replace it with an EcoDesign wood burner

Time to close that open fire – and replace it with an EcoDesign wood burner

New generation wood burning stoves are now so clean and efficient. Not only can you clearly see the flames, but the radiant heat comes straight at you. It looks and feels just like an open fire.
Whilst traditional open fires do allow you to see the flames, they have now been identified as a..

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10 things you can do with wood ash from your wood burning stove

10 things you can do with wood ash from your wood burning stove

Wood burns better on a bed of ash as it helps combustion of the new wood so no need to empty everyday. However, now and again you will need to empty the ash (how often depends on how often you burn your wood burner.) Take the top layer away and rather than throwing it in the bin, why not try some..

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Gas fired wood burner – the look of a wood burner with the convenience of gas

Gas fired wood burner – the look of a wood burner with the convenience of gas

One of the main reasons for choosing a gas fired wood burner is convenience. Sit back, and at the click of a button it bursts into life!  Every Chesneys gas stove is controlled by a hand-held remote-control device that allows you to control the flame height and heat output from the comfort of your..

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Don’t be underwhelmed by underfloor heating

Don’t be underwhelmed by underfloor heating

If you are considering your own grand design or buying a new property with underfloor heating, it might be worth combining this with a wood burner. A stove will give you fast radiant heat and creates a beautiful focal point in your main living area.
Underfloor heating has become the heating..

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The Fire Engine joins national stove alliance

The Fire Engine joins national stove alliance

Local stove and fireplace retailer, The Fire Engine, is among the first in a group of independent retailers to become members of the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) as part of its new retail scheme.
The SIA Retail Group was formed earlier this year and membership is open to independent retailers..

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Aike Pellet stove or design classic?

Aike Pellet stove or design classic?

Beautiful clean lines and simple design of the Aike pellet stove. Surely a design classic?
The Aike pellet stove from MCZ has no front vents, made with a structure entirely made of painted steel. The new firebox features curved lines and is equipped with ceramic spark plug ensuring ignition..

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12 steps for lighting your wood burning stove

12 steps for lighting your wood burning stove

Well, the nights are certainly cooler now and we lit our wood burner for the first time in six months. So, here are 12 steps to help you with lighting your stove.
1. Only use firewood that has been stored in an airy place under a roof during the summer.

2. Place two slightly larger logs..

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How wood burning stoves can contribute to a decarbonised future.

How wood burning stoves can contribute to a decarbonised future.

Not only does a wood burning stove look great in your home, burning wood is also a highly environmentally friendly way to keep warm. There is still some confusion around the use of wood as a heating source. Some people believe that if we cut down trees for firewood there will eventually be no wood..

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Beautiful radiators to fill your home with warmth and style

Beautiful radiators to fill your home with warmth and style

There is something so classically stylish about cast iron radiators, they add a touch of timeless elegance to a room. They are a throwback to another era; to a time when the Industrial Revolution was in full swing. We are delighted to be stockists of Castrads radiators who see the past and the present..

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Chesneys Heat and Grill ~ cook outdoors and stay outdoors

Chesneys Heat and Grill ~ cook outdoors and stay outdoors

Quality wood burner manufacturer, Chesneys, have launched a unique high performance dual-function heater barbecue. It is made for those who love nothing more than firing up the barbecue when the sun shines but who want to stay outside when the sun goes down.

The unit comes complete with flue..

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Swedish stoves design centre now in Bideford

Swedish stoves design centre now in Bideford

We are very proud that The Fire Engine has been chosen by the Swedish stove maker Contura to open a Contura Design Centre within our showroom. The Chief Designer visited the showroom earlier in the year and then the shop fitting team from Sweden set to work in May – the Contura Design Centre..

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Heat from wood is good

Wood is good, wood is a renewable energy source and helps to contribute to a low carbon economy. As a secondary heating source it will reduce the use and reliance on your domestic boiler. Most heating systems are fossil fueled oil or gas. Dry wood in a modern Eco Design 2022 wood burning stove is..

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How to light your wood-burning stove

How to light your wood-burning stove

Making the stove responsible for part of your heating costs is wise from both an environmental and financial point of view. If you light correctly it is a cheap heating method and kind to the environment.

Six hot tips for greener and more efficient firing

Replace your old stove with..

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