Far from banning stoves the Government is now offering helpful advice on how you can use them to burn wood efficiently with the minimum impact on local air quality in Defra's 'Burn Better, Breathe Better' campaign. This is great news for all of us who love our stoves, but more importantly for those people who have no other option but to rely on their wood burner for most of their heating. Burn Better, Breath Better explains that by adopting some small changes in the way that we burn can not only improve the air that we all breathe by reducing the amount of pollution produced but also use less fuel to produce more heat and reduce the risk of dangerous chimney fires. If you're new to stoves then the information provided could prove invaluable and even if you're not, we think it's a timely reminder of the responsibilities that we all have as stove owners.
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