fbpx
Phone: 01237 420904 |

News

Vulcanus Grill Pro 730 Masterchef

Vulcanus Grill Pro 730 Masterchef

The Vulcanus Pro730 Masterchef bbq has a luxury patented design. The body of the grill is manufactured from patinated COR-TEN steel and fitted with a slow heat-release lining. This improves the circulation of hot air inside the grill. It also ensures thermal stability and reduces wood consumption..

Posted by Will Lloyd in Home Page, News, 0 comments
Vulcanus Grill Pro730 Chef

Vulcanus Grill Pro730 Chef

Enjoy grilling like the professionals. The Vulcanus® Pro730 Chef (grilling surface 730 x 730 mm) comes with a base that gives you enough space to store wood, kitchenware and food.

Vulcanus® grills come in a luxury patented design with EU food certification. The body of the grill is made of..

Posted by Will Lloyd in Home Page, News, 0 comments
Portable BBQ in a bag – the Nomad from Valiant

Portable BBQ in a bag – the Nomad from Valiant

When we saw these, we thought they were great so we think you will too! From a picnic in the park to an alfresco afternoon at the beach, enjoy an authentic BBQ experience wherever you are. Whether it is on the beach or in a field, the Nomad Portable Folding BBQ is lightweight and easy to carry, with..

Posted by Will Lloyd in Home Page, News, 0 comments
We are offering virtual surveys during lockdown

We are offering virtual surveys during lockdown

We have taken the difficult decision to close our showroom and suspend installations and surveys in customer’s homes during January.  We will be working from home and continue to be available by email and will do all we can to progress jobs during this period with a view to returning as soon..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News, 0 comments
What is a stove fan?

What is a stove fan?

Stove fans are powered completely by the heat generated from your wood burning or multi-fuel stove. They typically sit on top of the stove and do not require any electricity to function, so you don’t need to worry about any extra batteries or electric mains to run.

To function properly, stove..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News, 0 comments
Wet wood to be banned

Wet wood to be banned

Under a ban to be rolled out next year, owners of wood burners, stoves and open fires will no longer be able to buy house coal or wet wood.  Earlier this year the government announced that the two most polluting fuels used in domestic wood burners,  namely house coal and wet wood are to be phased..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News, 0 comments
Lotus Living Cube

Lotus Living Cube

If you are looking for a real ‘wow’ in your living room why not take a look at the Lotus Living Cube. A contemporary freestanding wood burning stove that really is a centre piece to your home.  It is all about contemporary tones and a strong sense of style. So, when combined with the..

Posted by Will Lloyd in Home Page, News, 0 comments
Spring SALE now on

Spring SALE now on

Why not come along and grab a bargain in our Spring Sale?  We have a range of end of season, ex demo models of wood burning stoves in the showroom – save up to 70%. Here are just a few but there are lots more in our Bideford showroom so come along and take a look.

 

Hwam..

Posted by Annette in News, 0 comments
Top tips for keeping your stove in good condition

Top tips for keeping your stove in good condition

As this year’s wet winter draws to a close and thoughts turn to spring, it might be time to start thinking about servicing your stove. A clean stove that has been thoroughly checked over is a safe stove and also a stove that is better for the environment. A modern wood burning stove can be a..

Posted by Annette in News, 0 comments
Watching flames is good for your well being

Watching flames is good for your well being

In these anxious times, did you know that staring at flames is good for your well being?

The trance-like relaxing ­effects of a campfire are well known but scientists have found that staring at flames reduces blood pressure – the longer people sit in front of a roaring fire, the greater..

Posted by Annette in News, 0 comments
Guest Blog by Nic Snell, Managing Director of Certainly Wood

Guest Blog by Nic Snell, Managing Director of Certainly Wood

As we continue to move through a difficult period in terms of wood burning and some of the negative press that it’s receiving, there is a lot going on within the industry to ensure that wood burning becomes part of the solution rather than a perceived problem. After all, it must be remembered..

Posted by Annette in News, 0 comments
How to choose a wood burning stove

How to choose a wood burning stove

Well our winter seems to continue to have plenty in store for us this year. Have you managed to keep warm and cosy? It can be hard to stay upbeat when the weather is so wet and windy and there is little daylight.  One way is to curl up in front of a wood burner with a good book. If you don’t..

Posted by Annette in News, 0 comments
What wood for my stove?  Some top tips

What wood for my stove? Some top tips

Burn dry wood – Logs that aren’t dry will result in a fire that smolders and creates lots of tars and smoke. Wet logs will tend to blacken glass in stoves even if the stove is designed to keep the glass clean.
Always burn dried (seasoned) wood, either by buying it dry, or by buying..

Posted by Annette in News, 0 comments
Energy Efficient Renovation includes Wood Burning Stove

Energy Efficient Renovation includes Wood Burning Stove

A Desire for Cost Effective heating 

The motivation behind the renovation was simple. The family decided that they could not afford the gas bill to heat the house at the desired level so wanted their home to be more energy efficient.

The traditional Malvern Stone detached Gentleman’s..

Posted by Annette in News, 0 comments
Guest blog – Gerard from Dik Guerts

Guest blog – Gerard from Dik Guerts

Goedendag! My name’s Gerard and I’m UK Customer Service Manager for Dik Geurts.

I joined the team in Manchester in 2012 and have spent some time in numerous departments, from technical to sales and marketing, learning that it’s everything coming together that makes us who we are.
Is..

Posted by Annette in News, 0 comments
Guest Blog by Ian Sams, Commercial Director, Specflue

Guest Blog by Ian Sams, Commercial Director, Specflue

Sustainable stoves for tomorrow’s world, available today…
According to forecasters, 2020 will be the decade in which environmentalism is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. From the bushfires in Australia to Greta Thunberg’s address to the UN, society has been shocked into action…

Posted by Annette in News, 0 comments
Enjoy ApplePie at the Fire Engine

Enjoy ApplePie at the Fire Engine

We are delighted to announce that you can now get ApplePie at the Fire Engine! Well that is, a new range of wood burning stoves – ApplePie by Ekol.  So, we  have been busy this week installing this new range of stoves which are ideal for small spaces.

If you are looking for a small..

Posted by Annette in Home Page, News, 0 comments
Guest blog – Catharina Björkman from Contura in Sweden

Guest blog – Catharina Björkman from Contura in Sweden

Hej!

I’m Catharina Björkman, marketing communications manager at Contura in Sweden, happy to appear here at the Fire Engine and share some thoughts this cold January. It’s been 11 years for me and Contura and I’ve been constantly focused on building our brand to meet our customers in..

Posted by Annette in News, 0 comments
Woodburning stoves and the environment

Woodburning stoves and the environment

Whatever we do in today’s world has an impact on the environment in some way. So, thinking about woodburning stoves and the environment. One way to contribute to a reduced environmental impact is to choose a modern stove with efficient woodburning design.
Light an environmentally-friendly..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News, 0 comments
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..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News, 0 comments
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..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News
Multi-fuel or wood burning stove?

Multi-fuel or wood burning stove?

Multi-fuel stoves can burn wood, smokeless fuel and coal and there are some differences in the way these fuels burn. Not all multi-fuel stoves are optimised for burning all fuels with equal efficiency.
To burn efficiently, coal needs air to reach it from below. Multi-fuel stoves have a grate..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News
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..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News, 0 comments
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..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News
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..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News, 0 comments
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..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News
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..

Posted by Will Lloyd in Home Page, News
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..

Posted by Will Lloyd in News, 0 comments
Load more
Scroll Up