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  1. Stoves Vs. HGVs: The Truth Behind the Emissions Claims

    Stoves Vs. HGVs: The Truth Behind the Emissions Claims
    You may have seen some bold claims recently about wood-burning stoves producing the same emissions as hundreds of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). These attention-grabbing headlines certainly make you sit up and take notice. But how accurate are they? Let’s have a closer look at the facts behind the hype. The controversial claim First things first […]
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Buying Guides

Discover our expert advice to help you choose the perfect stove for your home. Our buying guides walk you through the pros and cons of different stove types, brands, sizes, fuel options, emissions ratings, and critical features.
  1. Electric Stove Buying Guide

    Electric Stove Buying Guide
    An electric stove isn’t just another household appliance; it combines convenience and style, providing warmth and visual appeal. If you’re considering buying one, you’re in for an upgrade that could transform the vibe of your space. This guide will help you find the perfect electric stove to match your preferences. Why choose an electric stove? […]
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  2. Bioethanol Stove Buying Guide

    Bioethanol Stove Buying Guide
    Whether you're updating your current heating system or are just in the mood for a bit of home improvement, it's hard to deny the allure of a bioethanol stove. As environmental consciousness grows in the UK, more homeowners seek greener heating alternatives. This is where bioethanol stoves come in. These stoves are a sustainable, stylish, […]
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  3. Gas Stove Buying Guide

    Gas Stove Buying Guide
    A gas stove makes an attractive choice for those seeking an energy-efficient home heating solution. Unlike traditional wood-burning stoves, gas versions offer precise control over flame size and heat output, providing consistent warmth at the touch of a button. But selecting the right gas stove for your home can be challenging. In this guide, we'll […]
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Eco Conscious Living

Discover how to live greener with a wood-burning stove as an eco-friendly heating choice. Our eco-friendly living guides provide tips for sourcing wood sustainably, maximising efficiency to reduce fuel consumption and carbon footprint, and maintaining your stove to extend its usable lifespan.
  1. Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?

    Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?
    If you want to save money on energy in 2024, you might consider installing a wood burner. With energy prices rising this year, using a sustainable heat source like wood is an attractive option for many homeowners looking to cut costs. Read on as we explore the financial and environmental benefits of switching to a […]
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  2. 5 Eco-Friendly Wood Burners for 2023

    5 Eco-Friendly Wood Burners for 2023
    Wood-burning stoves have a certain charm about them, don't they? The soft, flickering light they emit, their crackling sounds, and the welcoming warmth they provide on a chilly evening. Of course, we're slightly biased here at Direct Stoves - but thousands agree! For many UK households, wood burners are more than just a heating appliance. […]
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  3. Ecodesign vs clearSkies: What’s the Difference? 

    Ecodesign vs clearSkies: What’s the Difference? 
    Ecodesign and clearSkies are two sets of standards for wood-burning and multi-fuel stoves in the United Kingdom. Both aim to reduce the environmental impact of stoves, but they have varying requirements.   Let's take a more in-depth look at the differences between the two.  At a glance Ecodesign is a regulation set by the European Union […]
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Inspiration

Learn how a wood-burning stove can become the welcoming heart of your home with the right decorative touches. Let us kindle your creativity and stoke inspiration for a stove setup that radiates comfort through both visual appeal and reliable warmth.
  1. Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?

    Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?
    If you want to save money on energy in 2024, you might consider installing a wood burner. With energy prices rising this year, using a sustainable heat source like wood is an attractive option for many homeowners looking to cut costs. Read on as we explore the financial and environmental benefits of switching to a […]
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  2. Watch our Woodford Didsbury Wide 5kW Demo Video

    Watch our Woodford Didsbury Wide 5kW Demo Video
    Enjoy a stove demo direct from the Direct Stoves showroom - as we talk through the features of the Woodford Didsbury 5 Wide Wood Burning Stove / Multifuel Ecodesign Stove, before opening it up and lighting it to see how well it performs Watch the video below on the Direct Stoves YouTube channel. With a […]
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  3. 7 of the Most Unusual Log Burners

    7 of the Most Unusual Log Burners
    Do you like to stand out from the crowd? Do you refuse to put up with the ordinary? Well, if that sounds like you, and you’re looking for a new log burner for your home, you’ll love this list of the seven most unusual log burners currently on sale in the UK. 1. Ekol Baked […]
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News

Stay current on the latest trends, innovations, regulations, and developments in stove manufacturing. Our stove industry news articles keep you informed about new product releases, company mergers, and technology breakthroughs that impact the future of heating.
  1. Woodford Didsbury 5 Wins Best Fire at Ideal Home Living Room Awards

    Woodford Didsbury 5 Wins Best Fire at Ideal Home Living Room Awards
    We are thrilled to announce that our Didsbury 5 wood-burning stove has been awarded the 'Best Fire' title at this year's Ideal Home Living Room Awards. This recognition from one of the most respected authorities in the home industry showcases our commitment to creating exceptional products for homeowners everywhere. Behind the success The Ideal Home […]
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  2. Will I Be Fined £300 for Using My Wood Burner?

    Will I Be Fined £300 for Using My Wood Burner?
    If you've been reading the news recently, you might have seen some concerning headlines about the latest emissions regulations. Chances are, you have many questions. Can you be fined £300 for using a wood burner? Can you get a criminal record for heating your home with a stove? What are these new regulations, exactly? Should […]
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  3. SIA Response to CMO Report 2022 Focuses on Reducing Pollution

    SIA Response to CMO Report 2022 Focuses on Reducing Pollution
    Pollution and air quality were among the main topics in the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2022. The report, by Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty, stated that all forms of domestic heating caused some pollution, including wood-burning and multi-fuel stoves. The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) contributed to the report, providing recommendations and suggestions to […]
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Installation

Get expert guidance on properly installing your new stove. Our installation advice articles walk you through every step of the process in detail, from structural considerations and clearances to chimney requirements and ducting.
  1. Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?

    Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?
    If you want to save money on energy in 2024, you might consider installing a wood burner. With energy prices rising this year, using a sustainable heat source like wood is an attractive option for many homeowners looking to cut costs. Read on as we explore the financial and environmental benefits of switching to a […]
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  2. Can You Install a Wood-Burning Stove on a Narrowboat?

    Can You Install a Wood-Burning Stove on a Narrowboat?
    Narrowboats are a unique and charming way to live on Britain's canal network. With their cosy interiors and slow pace of travel, they offer an idyllic escape from modern life. Many narrow boat owners embrace the traditional way of life on the canals and like the idea of heating their boats with a wood-burning stove. […]
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  3. A Guide to Wood-Burning Stove Installation

    A Guide to Wood-Burning Stove Installation
    From the soft crackle of burning logs to the gentle warmth that radiates throughout the room, there's little wonder why many of us choose wood-burning stove installation for our homes. But how is a wood-burning stove installed? Can you do it yourself? What do you need to do to prepare? If you're curious about what […]
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Outdoor Living

Discover how to extend your living space and seasons with outdoor wood-fired cooking and heating appliances. Our outdoor living guides provide inspiration and advice for fire pits, BBQ grills, patio fireplaces, outdoor stoves, brick ovens, and more.
  1. What’s the Easiest Way to Split Logs?

    What’s the Easiest Way to Split Logs?
    Every homeowner with a wood-burning stove knows the cosy warmth it provides on a chilly evening. However, buying pre-split wood can sometimes pinch the purse. So, how can you save money and ensure a consistent supply of firewood? By finding the right log splitter and doing it yourself, of course! So, let’s explore some of […]
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  2. Top 5 Fire Pits for Garden Warmth and Relaxation

    Top 5 Fire Pits for Garden Warmth and Relaxation
    The garden is a unique part of your home where the hustle and bustle of life can take a backseat while you relax and unwind. And the right fire pits for your garden can effortlessly transform your space into an even cosier hub of tranquillity and calm. Around the fire pit – it's a place […]
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  3. Wood Fired Pizza Perfection: Tips and Tricks for Homemade Success

    Wood Fired Pizza Perfection: Tips and Tricks for Homemade Success
    There’s just something special about the taste and aroma of a wood-fired pizza. The crispy crust, smoky flavour, and perfectly melted cheese create an unbeatable culinary experience. While many people associate wood-fired pizza with pizzerias or Italian restaurants, did you know you can achieve that same deliciousness in the comfort of your home or garden? That’s […]
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Using Your Stove

Master your new stove and become an expert owner. Learn to build proper fires for clean, efficient burns. Find tips to keep your stove in top shape — from maintenance like cleaning and inspections to troubleshooting common user issues. Discover how to use your stove safely, economically, and confidently all season long with our comprehensive guides.
  1. Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?

    Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?
    If you want to save money on energy in 2024, you might consider installing a wood burner. With energy prices rising this year, using a sustainable heat source like wood is an attractive option for many homeowners looking to cut costs. Read on as we explore the financial and environmental benefits of switching to a […]
    Read More
  2. What’s the Easiest Way to Split Logs?

    What’s the Easiest Way to Split Logs?
    Every homeowner with a wood-burning stove knows the cosy warmth it provides on a chilly evening. However, buying pre-split wood can sometimes pinch the purse. So, how can you save money and ensure a consistent supply of firewood? By finding the right log splitter and doing it yourself, of course! So, let’s explore some of […]
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  3. What to Do About Stove Glass Cracking or Crazing

    What to Do About Stove Glass Cracking or Crazing
    Nothing beats the comfort of a warm, crackling fire from a wood-burning stove when the chilly breeze whistles outside. The stove glass is one of the core components that can make or break your wood burner experience. Like every material, it too has its weak moments. Crazing and cracking stove glass are common issues, but […]
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