THINKING ABOUT A WOOD BURNING STOVE IN YOUR NEW BULD HOME?
Check out our 18-page guide: Stoves and New Builds.
For starters, 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 can simplify dealings with Building Control and can improve your SAP calculation. Better still, If the stove is for a new-build you can even claim back the 20% VAT on it and its installation components and as well as the installation costs.
Starting early means that you can choose the exact stove that you want without disappointments or compromises later on. For example, many specialist stoves are virtually bespoke and can take time to come through. At the Stove Yard our dedicated stove team have the expertise and experience to deal with your architect, interior designer or builder and we can do as little or as much as you want us to – from providing simple money-saving advice about flues to a complete one-stop installation service that can include the fireplace if you wish.
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