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

Advice and useful tools

Useful tools and advice to help you get the most out of your Open fire or Wood burning stove

Getting it right

By following the best operation practices for your Wood burner, you can save money, reduce polution and prevent the risk of a chimney fire, which are all key considerations for the safety and efficiency of your appliance.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness

If you have an Open fire or Wood burning stove, you should invest in a Carbon Monoxide Alarm, as it will provide a warning of any hazardous gases that could enter your living space, helping to protect you and your family.

Service and Maintenance

It is very important to service and clean your Open fire and Wood burning stove regularly to ensure its safe and efficient operation. Ask your local certified sweep to provide a comprehensive service, including inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of your appliance.

National Bird Guard Awareness

Birds getting stuck in chimneys is very common and can lead to a variety of problems for both birds and people, so please ask your chimney sweep to fit a bird guard in order to protect the bird population and to keep you safe. You can read further information here: National Bird Guard Week

Amazing Natural Firefighter

Birch bark firelighters – very effective natural firelighters. The tar and combustable material make this a great way to get your log burner or open fire started.

Useful tools

Using the right equipment can really help you get the best out of your Open fire or stove, and with these tips and advice to guide you, you can be sure to achieve a high level of efficiency and performance.

How To Make Your Own Firelighters

How to make the perfect firefighter out of a toilet roll, wood shavings and wax.

Wood Moisture Master

Wood Moisture Master for checking split wood to see if it’s ready to burn.

Wood Chopping Tyre Trick

Handy tyre trick for catching kindling and logs when chopping.