Back­woods­man

The Oban Times - - SELF BUILD & RENOVATION -

I’m so ex­cited about how the house has trans­formed sud­denly! We just love it and thank you for all your help and ad­vice. Mrs C, Duror

These days we are end­lessly striv­ing to mod­ernise our homes in a bid to sim­plify and stream­line our lives. Less time spend do­ing bor­ing chores equals more time to spend do­ing the things we want to do. It’s in­ter­est­ing then to note that for many there is still one area area of tra­di­tion that we want to hang on to with both hands. We main­tain a yearn­ing to have a real fire that will give our home a ‘heart’, even if it does mean fill­ing the log bas­ket and light­ing a fire in­stead of press­ing a but­ton on a chilly night. A stove bridges the gap be­tween the tra­di­tional, vis­ually ap­peal­ing yet com­pletely in­ef­fi­cient open fire and other ‘clean’ heat sources such as oil, gas and elec­tric that lack any sort of am­biance. Stoves are ex­tremely ef­fi­cient space heaters and can be run very eco­nom­i­cally, par­tic­u­larly in the su­per-in­su­lated mod­ern houses of to­day. They can also pro­vide a valu­able and com­fort­ing source of heat dur­ing a pro­longed power cut in an oth­er­wise elec­tric re­liant sys­tem. If you are build­ing or ren­o­vat­ing and are in­ter­ested to know what ben­e­fits a stove could add as part of your heat­ing mix then get in touch. With over 40 years ex­pe­ri­ence we can talk you through all the op­tions avail­able and work out what fits your needs best. Call us on 01631 720539.

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