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Why Install A Wood Burning Stove in Summer?

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When we think about the joy that a wood burning stove brings to us, we probably picture them in the winter months. After all, nothing beats snuggling up in front of the fire on a cold winters day. So, sales of wood-burning stoves must go down in the summer, right? Well actually, summer is one of the best times to buy a wood burning stove because: It's cost effective – Yes, typically summer is 'low season' for all types of fire, as people are usually enjoying the hot weather outside and lighting a fire is the last thing on their...

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Gas Fires: A Guide to Choosing One

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One of the most popular options for homes at the moment are gas fires – and it should come as no surprise. Not only are gas fires practical but they also come in a range of finishes to complement your home interior style – whether it be a traditional design you are after, or something more modern. A gas fire can transform the feel of a room, adding a touch of luxury with its stylish design, and so it may be something that you are seriously considering investing in, and we are here to help. There is a wide range...

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The Fireplaces Southport Guide to Summer Fireplaces

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Winter is all about fire for us - nothing beats getting that fire going and sitting in front of the roaring flames on a cold winter's day (or night). The warmth, the cosy glow, the focal point to the room, the homely feel - we could go on! However, winter is behind us now and we are hurtling head first into summer. The days are getting longer and we are spending more time outside than indoors. So where does that leave our beautiful fireplaces from Southport? Forgotten and unloved in the corner? No way! Now is the best time to...

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Spring Cleaning Tips from Wood Burning Stoves Southport

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We all know how important it is to spring clean out homes to get them ready for the new season, but did you know that it is also important to spring clean your fire too? Whether you have a multifuel stove or a wood burning stove it is important to clean it regularly, and Spring is a great time to do this as you will probably be using your fire less. Here are our wood burning stoves Southport tips on how to clean, service and maintain your stove.   Cleaning Your Stove Anybody who does an annual service on their...

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Focus Fireplaces Explained

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At Fireplaces & Stoves, we have been dealing with focus fireplaces for nearly 20 years, so there is not much we don't know about them. However, we know that this isn't the case for everyone, and the lingo we use can sometimes be a little confusing. Do you know the difference, for example, between the three main types of fuel? And do you want a wall hung fireplace or a wall mounted fireplace (and do you know the difference)? That is why in this article, we have pulled together some basic things that you need to know about fireplaces and...

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