The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA), the trade organisation which represents most of the stove brands and related products and services in the UK and Ireland, and which The Stove Yard are proud to be founding members, has just published an informative guide to wood burning and multi fuel stoves for local authorities which you can download here.
With the Government's stated aim to delegate greater powers to local authorities to introduce and police their own clean air regulations the timing for such an informative guide is ideal. In recent years the stove industry has suffered at the hands of many misconceptions regarding domestic wood burning which have been recklessly promoted by the main stream media. Such unfounded stories have posed a serious threat to the livelihoods of the people who work in the industry – the most damaging being that stoves were going to banned altogether. They're not.
The SIA's factual and detailed document is intended to set the record straight once and for all and to provide information on a host of other stove-related topics from how choosing the correct fuel can help improve local air quality and where stoves can fit into, and benefit, the changing domestic heating mix and fuel poverty. It has to be most welcome, especially by anyone who loves their stove and appreciates the many advantages it brings to them. Well worth a read even if you're not a local authority.
With the current crippling energy prices many of us are going to have to rely more and more on our stoves and, if we haven't got a stove, our open fires. There's going to be a real temptation therefore to burn whatever we can lay our hands on rather than pay out for kiln dried or seasoned wood and smokeless coal. After all it's free fuel, isn't it? ...more
Please don’t. Instead, if you can, think seriously about installing one of the new breed of highly efficient, low emissions Ecodesign stoves. One of these will make your fuel go up to four times further than an open fire as well as save you serious money, both on the cost of your fuel, and also on how much you will need to use your gas or oil-fired central heating… read more
According to The Sun today we're heading for especially sunny weather during this coming extra long Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend and that's when the barbecue season will well and truly kick off. Eating al fresco with friends and family when the sun is shining is one of life's great pleasures and it's all the better when the food is good too. At The Stove Yard we're ready and waiting with some of the very best barbecues and grills for those of you who are planning to upgrade their old grill and who want to take their outdoor cooking to another level... read more