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Why wood burning stoves are better for the environment
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Why wood burning stoves are better for the environment

Posted on Monday 30th of January 2017

Every household considering a wood burning stove or fireplace will have two questions: How safe is this for my family? How good is this for the environment? The first point has been roundly answered by experts, who state precisely how to safely prepare, light up and maintain a wood burning stove. The second one is widely discussed, but there are plenty of strong ecological benefits of a using a wood burning fireplace - some are common sense, and others quite surprising. Carbon...Read More

How A Fireplace Can Help You Achieve 'Hygge' This Winter
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How A Fireplace Can Help You Achieve 'Hygge' This Winter

Posted on Tuesday 18th of October 2016

The Danish art of living well and happiness is based on the concept of Hygge, Hygge isn't a word with a direct translation, but it's something that you feel and experience. Hygge is all about appreciating the small moments in life, feeling content, safe and happy in an environment, in that moment of time. In basic terms, it's about enjoying the good things in life with your friends and family. There are many different ways that you can achieve that elusive 'hygge' feeling, whether that's...Read More

Accessorise Your Fireplace
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Accessorise Your Fireplace

Posted on Tuesday 23rd of September 2014

Autumn has delayed putting in an appearance in Britain this year.  With weathermen and women proclaiming an ‘Indian summer’, the UK has been lucky enough to see the driest September since the 1960s.  However, as September draws to a close, we can’t ignore the signs around us for much longer; the odd crispy leaf flutters to the ground, the last few mornings have necessitated a jacket, and arachnophobes beware as much has been made in the news of spiders coming indoors seeking shelter...Read More

Guide to Stove Accessories
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Guide to Stove Accessories

Posted on Wednesday 20th of August 2014

There's nothing quite like a stove.  One of our most popular product ranges, the stove not only produces heat, but offers a glow and country-style décor that cannot be matched.  Not only for burning wood these days, anyone can have a beautiful stove, as it is now possible to have them work with multi-fuel or even gas. Indeed, a lot of work has gone into making stoves as user-friendly as possible, but the operation and maintenance of a stove requires a little more than an electric or...Read More

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Which Firewood is Best?

Posted on Friday 12th of April 2013

Here at First Choice Fireplaces we know that the whole subject of fires, fuels and flues can get quite daunting and a little bit confusing.  In our post ‘How to light your Villager wood burning stove’ back in December, we explained how best to light a wood burning stove.  In this post we’re going to talk about some different types of wood that can be burnt, and which are the most efficient. Different woods will burn at varying temperatures and produce less or more smoke.  Pine wood,...Read More

Make Your Fireplace More Energy Efficient
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Make Your Fireplace More Energy Efficient

Posted on Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

We’ve had a fairly mild winter so far in terms of temperature.  Worryingly though, the worst months are yet to come.  January and February are usually the coldest months of the year, and so far they’re reaming true to form.  This week has seen the UK turn into a winter wonderland, with temperatures plummeting well below freezing.  Keeping the house nice and warm is a priority, but with soaring gas and electric bills, this can be a...Read More


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