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Guide to Fireplace Rugs
5 May 2015

Many people have never even heard of a fireplace rug but you can be assured that if you are going to burn either a wood burning fireplace or stove, unless you have an extended hearth, you should have a fireplace rug....

Guide to Direct-Vent Fireplaces
5 May 2015

On a cold day, a fire is the perfect focal point for quiet conversation, reading a good book or a little romance. In fact, when it comes right down to it, nothing quite matches the warmth and ambiance of flickering flames in a fireplace. But what if your home doesn't have one? Take hearth! New di......

Guide to Fire Surrounds
5 May 2015

Similar to a fireplace mantle, the fireplace surround is a part of the fireplace that includes the mantle and the sidepieces running down either side, providing a beautiful finish touch. For most homes, the fireplace surround is the centrepiece of the room in which it resides. Not only does a fir......

Guide to Fireplace Types
5 May 2015

One of the easiest ways to categorize fireplaces is by the type of fuel that the fireplace will burn. The type of fuel that a fireplace burns will impact the experience that the owner of the fireplace has with the fireplace. Some of the most common fireplace fuel types are listed below:...

Guide to Chimneys
Adam Leah 5 May 2015

Having an adequate chimney for your fireplace plays a vital role in the success of a good burning fire. A chimney has two primary functions - first, to carry undesirable combustion, also known as smoke, out of the house and second, to provide the draft that feeds air to the fire to keep it burnin......

Guide to fire and fireplace sizes.
Adam Leah 5 May 2015

Choosing the right size fireplace for your room is often a more difficult decision than you’d image. You don’t want it too big or too small, you don’t want it to look lost in the room, you don’t want it to dominate the room. These are things we hear every day when discussing the right size firepl......

Guide to Fireplace Surrounds and Mantels
Adam Leah 25 Jun 2015

Fireplace Surrounds and Mantels are the decorative fasciae that fit to the wall and surround the actual fire. They come in an extensive range of styles, sizes and materials and make an attractive focal point in your room. Although they briefly fell out of favour with people removing them from per......

Guide To Buying A Fireplace
25 Jun 2015

When it comes to buying a fireplace there are many things to consider, from material choices and style options to fuel type and physical size....

Guide To Buying A Fire
Adam Leah 29 Jun 2015

When buying a new fire, there are lots of choices: colour, style, etc. but the first choice you need to make is fuel type. There are three main choices: electric, gas or solid fuel (coal or wood)....

Guide To Buying A Solid Fuel Fire
Adam Leah 29 Jun 2015

There's nothing quite like coming home to a real fire but before you rush out and buy a new fireplace, it's worth checking a few things first to make sure you can have one....

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