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Wood Burning Stoves in New Build Houses

by Geoff Royle March 25, 2022 0 min read

Wood Burning Stoves in New Build Houses

Check out our 18-page guide: Stoves and New Builds.

It really pays to think about this as soon as possible, even if you're not quite ready to fit one right away. When a wood burning stove is planned in from the very start, in many cases, it could help you to reduce its installation costs. It will also simplify dealings with Building Control and it will improve your SAP calculation. Better still, If the stove is for a new-build you can even claim the 20% VAT back. Read more...

All homes should have built-in energy independence

by Richard Poulter March 10, 2022 0 min read

All homes should have built-in energy independence

This is perhaps, the one lesson that should be learned from the war in Ukraine and the additional impact it has had on our energy prices. Energy prices go up all the time but this year the average homeowner can expect to see a staggering increase of £700 added to their £1300 annual bill. In the meantime wholesale, oil and gas prices are still rocketing (check out the graph below of the last 7 weeks)... read more.

Scallops on the Big Green Egg

by Richard Poulter February 08, 2022 0 min read

Mmmmm... if you've never had fresh Portavogie King Sea Scallops cooked on a Big Green Egg then, as they say, you just haven't lived and when they're cooked directly on the coals by our friend, private dining chef Jasper Castel, it simply doesn't get any better.

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Turkey on the Traeger Pellet Grill

by Richard Poulter January 13, 2022 0 min read

Just before Christmas our friend, private dining chef and Northern Ireland's very own barbecue cook extraordinaire, Jasper Castel, paid a visit to our County Down showroom to check out the latest Traegar Grills. Not being one to waste an opportunity where good food and good company is concerned The Stove Yard team contrived to make sure a turkey with all the trimmings could be readily at hand...

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Check Out Our Smokin' New Traeger Grill Video with Special Offers

by Richard Poulter November 22, 2021 0 min read

When it comes to road-testing any of our new outdoor barbecue or grills you don't need to ask our County Down sales team twice – especially when our friend, chef Jasper Castel, is willing to rustle up some ever-so tasty baby back ribs and chicken wings to demonstrate just how easy it is to use a wood pellet fired Traeger grill and smoker. Naturally we had to film it...

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The Sun shines a positive light on stoves and their running costs

by Peter Gough November 12, 2021 0 min read

After all the scaremongering and misinformation about stoves a national daily paper finally sets the record straight with a factual article on exactly what it costs to run a wood burner compared to electricity and gas. The Sun article makes welcome news to stove lovers everywhere who probably knew all of this anyway. Since the article was written before Firmus, one of Northern Ireland's two gas suppliers, announced that their price will rise by 38%, adding a further £267 to a typical annual gas bill, the comparison will now be much more in favour of stoves.

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