Tips for Maintaining Your Wood Burner

If you are new to the wood burner world and haven’t owned a stove before, or even if you have but you still aren’t sure how to maintain your stove properly, you have come to the right place.

A well maintained wood burning stove not only looks great but it will also create more heat and burn more efficiently when it is well looked after, which saves you money in the long run. Cleaning your stove on a regular basis will extend its life and keep it looking like new for many years to come, no expensive tools or specialist training needed.

We have put together some top tips to help you get the best from your wood burner.

Clean the Stove Glass on a Regular Basis

LogFire Stoves come with a pre-heat air wash system as standard, which burns off soot particles that are attached to the glass, keeping it as clean as possible.

We recommend wiping the glass after you have used your stove to prevent any build-up of deposits. Always wear protective gloves and never attempt to clean hot glass. One way to clean the glass is to use small amount of dampened newspaper and coat it with ash to avoid scratching the glass. You then scrub it until all the deposits are removed and clean it with a dry rag. This method takes quite a lot of time and elbow grease.

If the glass is blackened by soot, an easier way to clean it is by using one of the many specialist stove glass cleaning products available. Our technical department can offer advice on the best products for each individual wood burning stove.

Clear Away Excess Ash

It’s important to empty ashes regularly, although leaving a layer of ash at the bottom of the stove insulates and protects the bottom of the wood burner. This also helps to start the fire and keep it burning, so it’s worth leaving a thin layer at the bottom.

When you do empty the ash, it can be used as fertiliser for your garden if is from clean, untreated wood… So nothing goes to waste.

Sweeping the Chimney

A clear chimney is vital to the health of your stove. We recommend that you have your chimney swept at least once a year, but how regularly depends on a number of factors, including the type of fuel you use, type of chimney/flue, the appliance, how often it is used and the moisture content of the wood fuel. Your chimney sweep will be able to advise you on this.

Use the Right Wood

The type of wood you burn will affect your stove, flue and the air you breathe. Unseasoned, wet wood will create a build-up of soot and tar. Creosote (tar) erodes the chimney lining and decreases the efficiency of your stove, so unseasoned wood should never be used.

Only well-seasoned wood and kiln dried firewood will burn efficiently and reduce the amount of creosote build-up in your flue.

If you follow these tips, you will extend the life of your stove and also have a wood burner that looks like new for many years to come.

Are you still looking for the perfect wood burning stove? Take a look at the contemporary LogFire range today!

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OnApril 28, 2015, posted in: News by

Thanks for visiting at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show!

Thanks for visiting at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show!

We would like to say a huge thank you to those who came to see us at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC, Birmingham last week and made it a success. We hope you enjoyed it and that you found some great products!

The reaction to the LogFire stove and flue range was fantastic and we met some great people. From home owners to builders, decorators and shop owners, there was a little something for everyone.

We showcased the best of our Logfire range including the LF10 double-sided wood burner, the copper LF4, the LF6 with a log box and the Mulberry Joyce stove and had a lot of interest.

If you would like any more information or if you saw us at the show and didn’t get the chance to speak to us, please call us on 01254 665059.

 

 

 

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OnMarch 31, 2015, posted in: News by

Double Sided Stoves

Double Sided Stoves

Double sided stoves have many advantages. They work as an eye-catching central feature for large rooms and they are also great for saving on energy bills by heating two rooms at once.

A double sided wood burner is often used in pubs, restaurants and hotel lobbies to add a cosy feel to a room. They also work well in open-plan living areas, where they can divide the room into different areas and work as a social feature, too.

The LogFire LF6, LF8 & LF10 Stove models are available as double-sided.

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OnMarch 24, 2015, posted in: Wood Burning Stoves by

We’re exhibiting at the Home Building & Renovating Show!

We’re exhibiting at the Home Building & Renovating Show!

We’re excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Home Building & Renovating Show at the NEC, Birmingham on the 26-29th March.

Based at stand H148, we will be showcasing the best of our Logfire stoves and flue range including the LF10 double-sided wood burner with a pewter door, the copper LF4, the LF6 in matte black with a pedestal and the LF8 stove.

We are very much looking forward to meeting the visitors and exhibitors who will be able to see our stoves on display. We will also be showcasing our range of internal and external flue systems, including flue liners and chimney cowls.

To get tickets, you can register here, please pop by & say hello!

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OnMarch 19, 2015, posted in: News by

The Benefits of a Wood Burning Stove

There are a number of ways to heat a property during the cold, winter months… So why should you invest in a wood burner?

The benefits of a wood burner

The LogFire LF10 double-sided

1. You can cut your energy bills
As the cost of electricity, oil and gas remains sky high, heating a property can be extremely expensive. Although the initial cost of a wood burner may be more than a gas fire, it will certainly save you money in the long run. When used efficiently, a kilowatt of heat per hour costs about one fifth of kWh of electricity and about one third of kWh of oil and gas.

2. A reliable heating system
Freezing cold temperatures, power cuts, cracked pipes and cancelled repairs… Sound familiar? When you have a wood burning stove installed you have a reliable form of heating that is not dependent on electricity or other forms of modern technologies.

3. It’s Eco-friendly
If you stick to burning the right wood, for example seasoned wood rather than varnished scrap wood, the process is carbon neutral. This means wood burning stoves do not increase the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Wood logs do emit carbon dioxide when they are burned, but this is then neutralised by growing replacement trees.

4. The heat is unique
One of the main reasons many people choose to install a stove is because they have a unique heat. This warmth feels cosy and more pleasant than other types of fuel. Did you know that wood burners emit heat for a long time after it has actually gone out? Something that gas fires don’t do. There’s nothing like sitting in front of a wood burner.

5. They are eye-catching
Wood burners look decorative and they have a certain magnetic quality. They are great for social gatherings as many people, whether it’s at home or in a restaurant, tend to gather around the open fire as a social activity.

Still unsure about whether a wood burning stove is right for you? Please give us a call today on 01254 665059 – our expert team would love to help!

 

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OnFebruary 13, 2015, posted in: News by

LogFire is expanding

we_are_moving2014 was a fantastic year for LogFire and we took the market by storm by setting up our own flue liner production line and establishing new partnerships with some of the industry’s leading manufacturers. We have grown into one of the UK’s largest stockists of chimney products and are now due for expansion. We are moving into a 55,000sq ft factory which will give us plenty of room for future expansion. As of the 23rd of January our new address will be:

LogFire Stoves & Flues Ltd
Walker House
Bridge Street Industrial Estate
Church, Accrington
Lancashire
BB5 4HU

Our phone number will be staying the same: 01254 665059 and collections from our Leeds and Liverpool depots remain unchanged.

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OnJanuary 15, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

Stove & Flue Offer

As the cold weather is slowly but surely creeping in, we are currently offering discounted rates to customers interested in buying our Stove and Flue packages.

We’ve enclosed a couple of examples below, but please feel free to contact our Sales Team on 01254 665059 or email sales@logfirestoves.com for a quotation or advice on the package that will suit your heating requirement the best!

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*estimates based on 1 stove, 1 x 10m length of  316 grade flue liner, 600mm vitreous pipe, and a standard installation pack. Please contact us for more info

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OnDecember 3, 2014, posted in: News by

The perfect Christmas Gift from LogFire

Why not treat your family to the gift of warmth this Christmas?

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We have recently introduced new stove gift vouchers with values ranging from £100 to £2,000. You can treat someone special to a unique gift this year… The perfect wood burning stove. With values ranging from £100 to £2000, the voucher designs can be tailored to match specific stove models within our range, so please let us know if you would like to find out more.

Not only that, but the vouchers can be spent on our installation kits for those who may already have a woodburner of their own!

If you would like to purchase a stove voucher for a loved one this Christmas, please call us on 01254 665059 or e-mail sales@logfirestoves.com

Our stove gift vouchers can also be the perfect gift for new home owners or newly weds, so why not treat family and friends to some warmth?

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OnDecember 1, 2014, posted in: News by

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Locating your flue or chimney before purchasing a Wood Burning Stove

Locating your flue or chimney before purchasing a Wood Burning Stove

You might be looking for the perfect wood burning stove for your home or commercial property because they look stylish and cosy, or it might be because it will save you money on bills… But before you go ahead and buy one, it’s important to locate the chimney/flue before you decide where you want to put it.

Considering the practicalities of a wood burning stove may not be your number one priority, but figuring out where your chimney is or where to put a flue is of critical safety importance.

Where should I put my Wood Burner?
The ideal place to put your stove may be where there is an existing chimney or next to an external wall as a way of cutting down the length of the flue that will be required. There are many different rules and regulations to consider when installing a wood burning stove, so it may be beneficial to get a professional to take a look for you.

logfire-lf4-wood-burning-stove-copperAn Existing Chimney
If your chosen room has a chimney, it may seem like common sense to use it – but this isn’t always the case. Many existing chimneys were designed to be used with a coal fire, and new building regulations require older chimneys to be lined with metal to ensure they efficiently draw the smoke away from the stove.

The appropriate ventilation of a room is also essential when installing a wood burner, so if you’re planning on placing it in an existing fireplace, it’s important that there is enough space around it for the air to circulate.

Due to the additional work, costs and time of lining a chimney and carrying out tests, it may be more practical to locate your wood burner elsewhere in the property and buy a purpose made flue which is routed through a wall and straight outside.

Dinak-DW-Catalogue (3)What if I don’t have a chimney breast?
If your chosen room does not have an existing fireplace, or if you would like to install one of our double sided stoves in the middle of the room, we also supply stainless steel Twin Wall Insulated Flue Pipes.

These double insulated flue pipes are specially designed to protect walls and ceiling from the heat transferring through the pipes from your stove, therefore eliminating the risk of a fire. Twin Wall flues can be installed for both internal and external use and are suitable for wood and multifuel stoves, with a 15 year warranty as standard. An HETAS registered installer should always be used in line with the current building regulations.

The right Flue for you

At LogFire, we manufacture a range of different flue products including HETAS approved flexible flue liners, Twin Wall insulated Flue Systems and Single Wall connection pipes. Alongside manufacturing and supplying flue products, we are also able to advise you on what will work best for you.

Whatever type of flue is used, it’s essential for a carbon monoxide detector to be fitted in the room with the stove.

Please contact us today if you have any queries or would like to make an enquiry, as our team can offer you a suitable and cost-effective solution to meet your needs.

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OnDecember 1, 2014, posted in: Flues by

Exclusive Stove & Flue trade only packages

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LogFire launch a new range of exclusive Stove & Flue trade only packages

Lancashire based manufacturer LogFire Stoves & Flues ltd have announced the launch of a new range of exclusive trade only stove and flue packages.

LogFire Stoves & Flues is a high-tech UK manufacturer of wood, gas and multi-fuel stoves, CE & Hetas registered flexible flue liners; twin wall insulated flue pipe and associated products.

Their innovative range of products are designed and 100% UK manufactured at their modern premises in Blackburn, Lancashire and benefit from efficient functionality whilst offering customers an iconic, sophisticated yet stylish design.

LogFire stoves are available in 4, 6, 8 and 10kW outputs and are supplied with a lifetime body guarantee. With CE and Defra approved models available all stoves are certificated to sit on a 12mm hearth and are available as single, double-sided and inset options. An oversized glass panel, pre-heat air-wash technology and direct air-feed delivers an exceptional view of the flames; and with 33 colour options and countless colour-interchangeable door fascias available, stoves can be aesthetically adapted to suit any décor.

After the successful launch of their new range of WECFlex Flue Liners last year, LogFire have recently launched a new economy Stove, as well as their industry leading Stove and Flue trade only packages.

Sales Director, Craig Mollet stated “As the only UK company to manufacture our own range of Stoves as well as Flexible Flue Liner and associated products we believe we can offer our trade customers high quality products at unrivalled pricing structures. “

“We have recently launched our trade only Stove and Flue Packages and the fact that we manufacture everything in-house has enabled us to pass on great profit margins to our customers. Depending on the stove and Installation package required the price difference between the RRP and actual trade purchase price can be anything from £800 rising to £1800, which represents great earning potential for our customers.”

“These trade only packages are only available to retailers and HETAS registered installers. The packages include any Stove from either The LogFire or Mulberry range as well as Flue Liner installations to Internal or External Twin Wall Systems”

Following the success for LogFire and their product range throughout the UK the company has continued to invest for further growth. The recent opening of new distribution facilities in Leeds and Liverpool has been followed more recently with the expansion of their manufacturing headquarters in Blackburn, Lancashire.

The new expansion includes a state-of-the-art trader centre which will be fully stocked with everything from Tools, Work-Wear, Chimney Sweeping accessories to all you will need for an installation. Backed with stock levels which exceed more than £1 million LogFire aims to have one of the most extensive ranges of products available for same day collection or next day nationwide delivery.

Logfire will be showcasing their stove & flue packages at the forthcoming Hearth and Home Exhibition in Harrogate, 8-10 June, on stand A21

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OnJune 6, 2014, posted in: News by