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  1. Wood Burning Stoves Facts vs. Fiction

    Wood Burning Stoves Facts vs. Fiction
    Wood-burning stoves have been the subject of much controversy in recent months. Claims abound that they are pumping out dangerous levels of air pollution and should be banned outright. But how much truth is there to these assertions? In this post, we’ll separate the facts from the fiction surrounding wood burners. Using scientific research and […]
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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 Burning Stoves Facts vs. Fiction

    Wood Burning Stoves Facts vs. Fiction
    Wood-burning stoves have been the subject of much controversy in recent months. Claims abound that they are pumping out dangerous levels of air pollution and should be banned outright. But how much truth is there to these assertions? In this post, we’ll separate the facts from the fiction surrounding wood burners. Using scientific research and […]
    Read More
  2. 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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  3. 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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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. UK Stove Emissions Dropped in 2022 Despite Record Sales

    UK Stove Emissions Dropped in 2022 Despite Record Sales
    The latest government pollution data - including stove emissions stats - should reassure potential UK stove buyers that today’s models are way cleaner than old ones, especially if you use them correctly. Many British households now want wood-burning stoves to avoid flaky energy grids or increasing fossil fuel prices. But some worry that more stoves […]
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  2. 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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  3. 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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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. How to Use Wood Burner Ash in Your Garden

    How to Use Wood Burner Ash in Your Garden
    Wood ash from your trusty wood burner needn't be wasted. When properly applied, this mineral-rich material can provide an array of benefits for your garden. Wood ash is not just a waste product from your stove; it's a valuable resource for your garden. Using it, you can grow more bountiful vegetables, fruit, and flowers or […]
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  2. Introducing...Outdoor Living on Directstoves.com

    Introducing...Outdoor Living on Directstoves.com
    Outdoor living is for gathering, relaxing, and connecting over delicious food and warm conversation. With the right outdoor living products, your patio, balcony, or back garden can extend your home – a place to create lasting memories with family and friends. At Direct Stoves, we offer an extensive range of premium brands to make outdoor […]
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  3. 10 Delicious Dinners to Cook Outdoors

    10 Delicious Dinners to Cook Outdoors
    Take your outdoor cooking game to new heights this spring and summer with these ten mouth-watering recipes perfect for the barbecue, grill, or outdoor oven. Whether you're cooking for a garden gathering or a camping trip, impress your guests with these simple yet show-stopping dishes from top names like Kamado Joe and Fontana. With this […]
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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. How to Use Wood Burner Ash in Your Garden

    How to Use Wood Burner Ash in Your Garden
    Wood ash from your trusty wood burner needn't be wasted. When properly applied, this mineral-rich material can provide an array of benefits for your garden. Wood ash is not just a waste product from your stove; it's a valuable resource for your garden. Using it, you can grow more bountiful vegetables, fruit, and flowers or […]
    Read More
  2. 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
  3. 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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