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 you and your family well for many years to come.
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 stacked the fire correctly, and it isn’t heating up the room!
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. Read more
You’ve probably been using your fireplace in the cold season and will continue to do so until the Australian summer arrives. There’s nothing like a slow-burning wood fire to bring radiant heat and life to your home, but the combustion process can leave a deposit behind in your chimney that must be cleaned out for the sake of your family’s health and safety. Read more
If you’re in the process or are about to course wood for your fireplace, you should first become familiar with some of the info in the Forests Act 1958 and the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978, which set down the rules and regulations for the collection of firewood for residential use.
For many people, the misconceptions of the environmental impacts of a wood burning fireplace prevent them from experiencing the true benefits of what a wood heater can offer.
More often than not, environmental concerns such as increasing air pollution are associated to wood-burning fireplaces; however, these outdated assumptions are often not entirely true.
With winter well on its way, many Melbourne families with wood burning fireplaces will be looking to maximise their heating solution by preparing it properly now.
Make certain your wood burning fireplace is safer to operate, provides cleaner heating, and is more cost-effective to reduce your utilities budget. Turn up the heat and improve the air quality in your home with these practical steps on preparing your wood heater for winter.
A wood burning fireplace is universally agreed to be the one feature in any home that creates both a centrepiece attraction for you and your guests, as well as great heating source during these cold winter months. The question is, what type of fireplace will suit your home the best?
Here are a series of questions you should ask yourself before deciding on what fireplace to install in your home:
When winter comes around, the magnitude of our electricity and energy bills always seem to come as a surprise, and a shock. However, it is only ourselves to blame since we do not always conserve the energy we have in effective ways. If you want to conserve more energy at home, here are some useful tips to reduce your bills considerably: