Useful tips and advice to help you get the most our of your wood burner or open fire.


Wet Wood and Logs – New Rules

There are new rules in England for the sale of wood fuel. There may be similar changes in the devolved…

May 17, 2021

Bees round chimney pot

Bees In Chimneys

Bees nesting in chimneys are a common problem that we in the chimney industry are all familiar with. When bees…

February 1, 2021

Consumer Fuels Guidance

Here are a few of the ‘headlines’ from the  recent official announcement, and some of the supporting information.

March 12, 2020

National Bird Guard Week

National Bird Guard Week – 9th to 13th March

Please support National Bird Guard Week. It is estimated that over a million birds die each year in the UK…

March 3, 2020

Summer birch wood

Amazing Natural Firelighter

Getting your fire up to temperature quickly reduces unnecessary pollution and it’s also rather satisfying.

February 18, 2020

Burning plastics at home – it’s lethal

BURNING PLASTICS on open fires and stoves will release a cocktail of TOXIC POISONS.

December 23, 2019

Saw Dust

Can I burn sawdust? No, and Yes

If you try to burn sawdust on your stove or open fire you’ll be disappointed. It will tend to smother…

November 21, 2019

Brick Dust Cobweb

Deadly spider cobweb in UK chimneys!

How can spiders be deadly in chimneys? These are not some exotic species that hitched a lift in a box…

October 20, 2019

Footballer and pilot deaths in carbon monoxide plane crash

EMILIANO Sala’s death in a tragic plane crash has brought the issue of carbon monoxide in aeroplanes to the forefront…

September 17, 2019

14 wheelbarrows of nest removed from chimney – a warning for new homeowners!

IF YOU have recently moved into a new home – you may want to study these photos closely.

May 9, 2019