What to Consider When Choosing a Wood Burning Stove

In recent years, more and more people have chosen to give their fireplaces a new lease of life by installing woodburners. With the range of gas fires out there, it can be confusing, but there are lots of excellent reasons to make the switch to a woodburner in terms of style, efficiency and environmental responsibility but it’s important to make sure you make the right choice for your needs.

Do I Need a Chimney?

The good news is that these days, you don’t need an existing chimney to enhance your home with the beauty of real fire. Having a twin wall pipe system installed means that enhancing your home with a real woodburner is now an option open to many more people than in the past. Not only that, this innovation means you can now install a woodburner in other rooms of the house such as family rooms or conservatories.

A Stove for Every Style

As woodburners have become more and more popular, the range of options available has improved too. You can go for a cosy country cottage look with a traditional wood burning stove. Or alternatively, if your home has a more contemporary feel, the clean lines of a modern woodburner will make a fabulous and functional style statement in your living room. Whether you want to make your woodburner fit in with your home’s existing style or use it as the centerpiece of a brand new look for your lounge, the choice is yours.

Energy Efficiency

As long as you make sure your logs are bought from a sustainable supplier, you can rest assured that your new log burner is an environmentally friendly as well as a stylish and cost effective way to heat your home. Not only is wood renewable, burning it is a carbon neutral process so you get to feel the warm glow of helping the environment as well as the far superior energy efficiency to that of an open fire. All our woodburners come stamped with the CE mark, proving they have passed demanding Europe-wide tests with regard to heating efficiency and emissions.

New Technology

In the past, people living in Smoke Control Areas were unable to install woodburners in their homes. However recent developments mean that there is now a great choice of smokeless fuel as well as the option to install a smoke control kit in your woodburner. Also, clever innovations such as Cleanburn and Airwash technology mean better flames, less soot and a more efficient burn for your woodburner.

Expert Installation

Safety is of paramount importance so you must arrange installation by a HETAS-registered installer to ensure compliance with building regulations. Failure to do so can invalidate your home insurance. Our installers will keep you informed as they undertake every part of the process including the site survey, measuring distance to combustibles and deciding which chimney will best suit your needs.


For expert advice on our extensive range of woodburners and electric fires drop into Anglia Fireplaces at Anglia House, Kendal Court, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9YS today.

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