WITH DESIGN-LED DETAILING AND SUPER-EFFICIENT HEATING, FIRES ARE WARMING UP HALLWAYS, BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS, TOO
Country stoves for all through the house
STOVES ARE BREAKING FREE FROM TRADITIONAL LIVING ROOMS and can now be installed in all manner of spaces, upstairs and down. ‘Gone are the days when stoves looked like nothing more than a solid cast-iron black box. Today, they are not only a great heating solution, they can also be a real focal point,’ says Paul Chesney, Manager Director, Chesneys.
THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF DESIGN OPTIONS, from traditional cast-iron versions on legs to curved steel models on pedestal bases. Extras can include a warming shelf or even a simple oven for baking the occasional treat. For a seamless look, an inset stove slots neatly into a chimney breast. Some stoves are specifically designed for wood, which burns best on a bed of ash, but a multifuel stove has a grate to let ash fall through, meaning it is suitable for solid fuel, too.
DON’T LET THE LACK OF A CHIMNEY prevent you installing a stove. Instead, an insulated stainless-steel chimney system can take gases safely out of the building. And if your room can’t take a woodburner, a gas or electric stove is the next best thing.
COMPARED WITH AN OPEN FIRE, which can send three-quarters of the heat up the chimney, a woodburner is much more efficient. Check with your stove supplier that the heat output, measured in kilowatts (kw), suits the size of the room and takes into account any radiators. Make sure you use a Hetas-registered installer (hetas.co.uk) for a wood or multifuel stove and a registered gas engineer (gassaferegister.co.uk) for a gas stove.