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Gas Safety Week Starts Today

Monday, 10 September 2012 14:18:11 Europe/London

Gas Safety Week runs from 10-16 September, with the gas industry joining forces with consumer organisations to increase gas safety awareness among the general public and encourage people to take good care of their gas appliances. This post looks at the main safety issues addressed by the campaign and gives information about locations of Gas Safety Week events.

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Free Fire Safety Reminders From Press The Button

Friday, 31 August 2012 12:46:22 Europe/London

CO alarm

Testing your smoke alarm or CO alarm is one of those things you know you should do regularly, yet it is easy for it to slip your mind. South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have come up with a great way to help people keep their smoke alarms in working order.

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How to Choose the Perfect Wall Fire

Thursday, 23 August 2012 15:49:41 Europe/London

Crystal Sunrise hole in wall gas fire

It's easy to get excited about the idea of buying a new wall fire with so many stunning designs to choose from. However, it's a good idea to think carefully about the practical aspects first to make sure your new fire really suits your needs. Hopefully this post will help you narrow down your options and quickly home in on something that's a great fit for you and your home.

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Have You Got Firewood?

Friday, 10 August 2012 14:45:00 Europe/London

Forest Garden log store

At this time of year chatter among seasoned wood burning fireplace users turns to firewood, with everybody talking about whether they have enough stockpiled for the winter. If you're new to wood fired heating or planning to get your first open fireplace this year you may not be thinking about your fuel supply yet, but we recommend you start thinking about firewood well before you need it.

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Dimplex Fireplaces Come Up Trumps

Friday, 18 May 2012 14:21:48 Europe/London

Dimplex Valencia electric wall fire

Dimplex fireplaces have achieved an enviable reputation for producing electric fires with realistic flame effects. So it comes as no surprise that the developers of the new Trump International Hotel in Toronto have chosen to install Dimplex fires in most suites to add ambience to the building.

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Fireplaces for a Cosy Home

Thursday, 19 April 2012 11:38:42 Europe/London

Gallery Brompton Limestone Fireplace with Astra Fire Basket

Guest Post Author Bio: Maggie is a retired teacher who recently discovered the joys of a fireplace.

In the process of buying a new house, you might wonder what new things you could bring into this property to make it feel more like a home. After furnishing and décor, one of the best ways of stamping your style on your new home is to install a fireplace.

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What is a Fireplace Hearth For?

Friday, 23 March 2012 11:12:21 Europe/London

Gallery Cranbourne marble fireplace with Neon fire basket

Working in the fireplace industry there are certain facts about fireplaces I tend to see as so obvious they don't need to be explained. Every so often someone asks an unexpected question, which of course makes me wonder how many other people are unsure about the same thing. Recently one of our customers asked what a fireplace hearth is for, and I decided to share the answer in case anybody else is wondering.

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New Pureglow Stone Fireplaces

Friday, 9 March 2012 14:40:09 Europe/London

Pureglow Wenlock fireplace, Pureglow Wychbury fireplace, Pureglow Hanley fireplace, Pureglow Knighton fireplace
New Pureglow fireplaces L-R: Wenlock limestone, Wychbury limestone, Hanley marble, Knighton marble

We've just added some beautiful marble and limestone fireplaces from Pureglow to our product range. All are available with or without a fire, giving you the freedom to create the perfect look for your living room.

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Wall Fires Bring Home Comfort to Small Rooms

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:08:03 Europe/London

Flavel Inspire wall-hung electric fire

Where do you put a fireplace when you don't have room for one? This might seem like a daft question, but there is a distinct trend towards smaller rooms in modern properties. As well as making us feel hemmed in, these restrictions on living space create some real practical problems. How do we fit in enough seating to be sociable with family and friends? Where do we put all our stuff? And how do we make a small place feel like home rather than a rabbit hutch?

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Fireplace Ash Disposal Tips

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:32:46 Europe/London

Gallery Pembroke cast iron fireplace

There's nothing like the ambiance and comfort of a real fire, but decades of reliance on central heating seem to have left some gaps in our understanding of fire safety. I've seen too many news stories lately about house fires which started because ash from an open fire or woodburner wasn't disposed of safely. Many people don't realise how dangerous hot ashes can be, assuming the risk of fire disappears as the flames die down. However, even when it looks as though the fire is dead embers can stay hot enough to start a fire for several days afterwards.

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