Fireplaces & Stoves

  1. How to Use Fire Cement?

    How to Use Fire Cement?

    When it comes to fixing leaks, cracks, and other issues around the house, fire cement takes the lead in being reliable, durable, and long-lasting. Fire Cement is a ready-for-use putty that is resistant to heat up to 1250oC. There is a range of distributors and retailers who offer a wide variety of ready-to-use products. It is supplied in various dimensions and colours, such as grey/buff and black fire cement, depending upon your preference and requirements.

    Any variation of high temperature cement may be used to seal unpleasant joints in wood stoves. This material is especially useful and powerful around the region whereby the flue rises from the top of the furnace. It can be used for restoring firebricks too.

  2. Installing a TV over the Fireplace

    Installing a TV over the Fireplace

    When you want to mount your television set above the fireplace, you are bound to double that viewing pleasure. However, the media application in a modern setting may not work well if you do not plan everything out properly. You need to know about various things before you hang that TV over your fireplace.

    TV above the fireplace - is it possible?

    The advent of streamlined, lightweight and flat screen television sets has solved that conundrum of television versus fireplace focal points. It is actually quite a smart idea of mounting a television over the top section of the fireplace because it gives out an aesthetic look. Hanging flat-screen TVs above a mantelpiece or on the face of a brick fireplace can give you an entertainment centre which is likely to turn into the visual centrepiece in that room. The television-hearth relationship will give you plenty of free and valuable floor space so that you can focus on furniture arrangements with a single wall and generate satisfaction for both fire watchers and channel surfers at the same time.

  3. Freestanding Wood Burning Stove Installation- Things to keep in mind

    Wood burning freestanding stove

    Before we talk about the process of freestanding wood burning stove installation, it is important to talk about what the wood burning stove really is. The wood burning stove is basically a heating appliance that makes use of wood as well as other fuels derived from wood, such as wood pellets in order to provide heat to cooking items. Quite commonly, the standard free standing wood burning stove comprises of a closed fire chamber that is created of a solid metal, such as steel or cast iron, an adjustable control for air intake/ out take and a fire brick base. In order to ensure proper ventilation, there are stove pipes which connected to a flue or a similar chimney, used to remove the combustion gases that get filled up within the stove after the gas ignites within.

  4. Why go for a bio ethanol fireplace?

    Why go for a bio ethanol fireplace?

    When we talk about fireplaces, the first thing that comes in to a person's mind is an old fashioned, Victorian styled home with a dimly lit fireplace, with two large sized arm chairs placed right before the fire. However, that concept, though beautiful, has become outdated. Creating such a fireplace within your single storey, or even your double storey household can be a real pain. You will first have to find out the adequate place to install your fireplace in, and will then have to make sure that you install a proper chimney or flue, and also maintain the fireplace safely. More importantly, the maintenance of the fireplace becomes a real pain for most people. Every now and then, cracks begin to appear on the inside of the fireplace, requiring additional work. However, rather than going through this hassle, why not go for a bio ethanol fireplace? Here are some big advantages:

  5. Our Heat Resistant Render and Plaster System

    Our Heat Resistant Render and Plaster System

    When you see a 'hole in the wall' or cassette stove, it looks clean and uncluttered. There is no distinct tile or brick surround like you would see in a fireplace. It is just there, in the wall. But looks can be deceptive. Like an iceberg, there is a lot going on below the surface; the interior of the cavity has to be properly lined, a chimney and flue system has to carry away exhaust gases and the wall around the stove needs a bit of special treatment to stay in good condition.

  6. How to Replace a Stove Door Rope Seal

    How to Replace a Stove Door Rope Seal

    There are many good reasons for choosing a wood burning stove – the charm of a real fire, saving on your fuel bills and using a renewable source of energy. When working as intended, a wood burner is remarkably efficient, but, like any appliance, it does need proper maintenance to maintain top performance. Most stove manufacturers recommend an annual cleaning and service in the spring.


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