Last week was the European stove industry's big 5-day stove-fest in Frankfurt (ISH) and naturally the Stove Yard was there. As you'd expect it was an extremely busy affair and there were a number of major British and Irish players represented – but only as visitors. That is, apart from our chums at Pennine Systems from Oldham who produce Premier flue, the best vitreous enamel flue pipe made in the UK, and judging by what we saw, probably Europe. In addition there were lots of exciting new stoves and fireside accessories on show, some of the very best of which will be heading to a Stove Yard showroom near you very soon. Sorry that there's no pictures of the show as photography was banned. However, here's a photo of the Stove Yard's intrepid team during an all-too brief break.
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