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Author: Pete Hillier


Heta woodburners: Scandinavian expertise driving modern innovation

In the same way that we expect fine wines from the world’s warm, dry grape-growing regions, and our coffee from Brazil, we look to the colder-climate Nordic countries for the best in mature woodburning technologies. Danish manufacturers Heta, from Lemvig in the north-west of Denmark, are a good example of a company who value their Scandinavian woodburning heritage whilst remaining open to the influence of modern developments which advance and refine the traditional woodburner concept. Thus, since their launch back in 1972, Heta have designed and developed a premium collection of contemporary stoves ranging from cast-iron originals to ultra-modern insets and free-standing models.


Inspire 45: a heart-warming centrepiece

Heta Inspire 40 stove wood burning stoves fleet hampshire

Charnwood Cove 1

Charnwood Cove 1 Stove  Hampshire

The Cove 1 is the latest addition to Charnwood’s Cove range, which you can see in our fireplace showroom near Fleet in Hampshire. It Features the same distinctive rounded corners and cast iron door as its forebears, this multifuel stove may be smaller in stature than its woodburning kinsfolk, but it shares all their good looks and performance features.

The Charnwood marque: a seasoned woodburning institution

Hi this is Sean Usher on this podcast we are talking to Pete Hillier a director from Eco Fires and Stoves about gas fires.

In this episode we are going to learn the benefits of having a gas fire, why they are an effective alternative to wood burning stoves, the different styles available and how innovation has made gas fires more economical and are now far easier to use.

Plus hopefully we will be talking about remote controls for your gas fire, cleaning and the convenience of actually having a gas fire.

First of all Pete tell me the main reason why someone should consider installing a gas fire

Barbas Unilux-3-52

With its sleek, elegant design and instant eye-catching appeal, the Barbas Unilux 3-52 looks to be the perfect choice for a modern replacement woodburning stove to fit your existing chimney location. Built to meet modern heating and interior design expectations, the Unilux 3-52’s green credentials ensure that it also complies with the latest environmental requirements for heating appliances. In short, the Unilux 3-52 will warm your living space ultra-efficiently and provide a stunning living-flame centrepiece to grace your home.
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When you buy your wood burning stove you need to have a surround, a fireplace mantle.

There are many different types of mantles, from the expensive to inexpensive, from ornate and intricate to simple and of course you can choose wood, stone, cast Iron  and other materials.

Wessex Stone Fireplaces have been supplying mantles for over 20 years.

In this interview with Pam Moore from Wessex Stone.

  • Why choose limestone
  • Some of the outstanding work their company has been chosen to provide
  • Custom fire places
  • Cleaning limestone
  • Colours available

Plus you’ll learn about the ranges on offer, why English limestone is best and why buying a limestone fireplace could last for ever

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In this interview, Sean Usher talks to Pete Hillier, one of the directors of Eco Fires and Stoves. Pete talks about

  • The main benefits of  wood burning or multi-fuel stoves
  • The process of buying a stove, from enquiry to installation
  • What time of year is it best to buy a stove
  • Why its not a good idea to buy directly on the internet

Plus he talks about the range of fires and stoves that they have available. Spend 12 minutes listening to Pete’s advice, he could save a you a fortune in time and money, if you don’t get the basics right

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