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Different types of stoves

When it comes to stoves, there are many different options available to choose from. This is depending on what type of stove you want and what sort of chimney you have in the property and where the stove will be installed. –Gas stoves: These stoves can be either natural gas or LPG (bottled gas), and you have a good range of choices depending on the chimney in the property. They can either be conventional flue or balanced flue, with certain models having either options or sometimes both. Depending on the gas stove you pick, you may have an option for a coal effect fuelbed or a log effect fuelbed, however a log effect fuelbed is the more common option. –Solid fuel stoves: These stoves are usually divided into two different types, woodburning (where they are designed only to burn wood, preferably kiln dried) and multi-fuel (designed to burn either wood or smokeless fuels). Depending on the property in question they can either be fitted into class 1 chimneys or, if there isn’t a class 1 chimney, they can be connected to a solid fuel twinwall system if the property can have it. These stoves cannot burn regular black coal, as it contains too much tar which ruins the inside of the stove and voids the warranty. However you do have options on what fuel you can burn. –Electric stoves: These stoves do not require a chimney or a hearth to rest upon, all they need is a regular plug socket to plug into. Depending on the model, they can either come with a coal effect fuelbed or a log effect...

Open fronted and Glass fronted fires!

Inset gas fires are becoming more and more common every year. Many manufacturers make them, each with their own characteristics and features. The most common characteristic is whether or not the gas fire is open or glass fronted. Open fronted gas fires: Open fronted gas fires are usually more effective when they are on low or medium settings, and it is easier to get at the coals in an open fronted fire. There is also usually less maintenance . Glass fronted gas fires: Glass fronted gas fires are more effective at a high setting , as the glass warms up and radiates more heat. However glass fronted gas fires need more caution, as they do stay particulary hot for a period of time after turning off. Also, due to the way glass fronted gas fires work, they may need the glass taking off  to have the glass cleaned occasionally, otherwise the gasses get burnt into the glass, leaving a white misty view on the glass and blocking the view of the flames. For cleaning glass panels in glass fronted gas fires, companies such as Stovax or Tableau make a glass cleaner with instructions on how to use them on their containers. To remove the glass panel in a glass fronted gas fire, there are instructions in the fitters and users manual that comes with a gas fire. Whether they are open fronted or glass fronted gas fires, they all have customization options such as different trims, frets, fronts and/or colours, each varying between manufacturers (Such as Gazco, Paragon, Global, Kinder, and Valor for example). We have many different gas fires...