Collecting wood for the fire is not as simple as taking a drive to the nearest forest area and chopping down any tree you fancy. The National Approach to Firewood Collection and Use in Australia was compiled over 17 years ago as a guideline. The document focuses on ensuring ecologically sustainable firewood collection practices for […]
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With energy prices slowly rising, everyone is becoming more cost-conscious. A wood burning fireplace is a great way to keep costs down, however, not every wood fireplace is created equal. If you have a wood burning fireplace, how can you be sure it is burning wood efficiently?
A wood burning fireplace is a great way to keep your home warm, but can you tell if your fireplace is working efficiently? Sure, the house may feel warm but if your fireplace isn’t working efficiently, it can end up costing you money and cause excess pollution. Here are five way to tell if your […]
There are many reasons why you should install a wood fireplace in your home. Once you’ve made the decision to get one, here are the five stages that you will go through to get it up and running.
You can’t beat the ambience created by a crackling fire. The scent of burning wood, the glow and the warmth are enough to make you forget about the cold world outside as you snuggle up in your living room. But there’s no need to limit the pleasures of a wood fireplace to only one space. […]
A great wood fire roars and crackles, radiating heat throughout a room, however you can’t expect a fire to burn efficiently by itself. There are a few factors to consider when building a great fire and a major consideration, after purchasing a good quality wood fireplace, is the wood itself.
If you have an old wood fireplace in your home, you may think that the best thing to do would be to haul it out, brick in the space and instead use a conventional heater for warmth. However, there are several ways to give your old fireplace a makeover while still keeping its rustic character.
A wood fireplace is an asset in any home, providing warmth and comfort, and bringing people together. To make sure it’s always in perfect working order, a wood fireplace needs to be looked after carefully and regularly maintained. Here are five ways you can extend the life of your wood fireplace so that it serves […]
Picture the scene. An icy wind is blowing outside, and the rain is forcing the temperature down into single figures. Inside, the family is settling in for the evening; you’ve found the perfect Netflix movie to watch and the popcorn and hot chocolate smell incredible. It should be the perfect winter evening, but you haven’t […]
If you’re considering home renovations, it’s an ideal time to consider adding a wood-burning fireplace. Modern designs feature in many award-winning Australian homes, but even a modest home is enhanced with a cosy fireplace.