Frequently asked questions
Are woodburning and multifuel stoves being banned?
NO! Despite recent media reports, there are no plans to ban woodburning or multifuel stoves.The Government has included stoves in their Clean Air Strategy for 2019. From January 2022 only Ecodesign Ready Stoves will be available for sale. When purchasing logs make sure it has the "Ready to Burn" label, this means the logs are the correct moisture content for immediate burning.
What can the stoves burn?
Most stoves we sell are multifuel, this means they can burn either wood or smokeless coal. Woodburning only stoves will have a flat base and no grate. Multifuel stoves will have a grate and an ashpan underneath for easy removal of any ash. The air for burning wood is usually controlled at the top of the stove and smokelss coal towards the bottom.
Many manufacturers have gas stoves within their range, these can be connected to mains or LPG gas. As an added convenience they can have the option of a remote control.
What's best to burn on my new woodburning stove?
We would always recommend Kiln Dried Logs for your stove. These logs have a moisture content of below 20%, this ensures maximum heat from the log and great value for money for you.
When's the best time to buy a stove?
The heating season usually runs from September to March and lead times can be anything up to 6-8 weeks from ordering, especially if the weather is cold. If you are remodelling the chimney breast and wanting to redecorate afterwards, over the Summer months is best, lead time on stoves are minimal and you can be ready for the summer buy offers on logs and kindling.