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Cleaning a stove or wood burner does not have to be an arduous or even a lengthy task.

As well as a simple how-to guide, our blog on effective stove maintenance includes many of the benefits of cleaning a stove burner can have on your home, health and income.

Read on to find out how to clean your wood stove and why regular maintenance of it is important. 

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If you have a four-legged friend, they will also be looking to warm themselves (despite all their hair) and both cats and dogs are experts at identifying heat sources in the home. So, as soon as you bend down to place the heat logs in the chiminea or log burner, don’t be surprised if your pet has already found a prime spot for maximum warmth.

However, here are a few ways to keep your cats and/or dogs safe whilst a fire roars in your living room...

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There’s something about autumn that cries out for urban legends and spooky tales to be shared during the atmospheric evenings of the season.

So, whether it’s because Halloween is on its way or the gorgeous pinks and oranges of an October sky bring out the storyteller in you, it’s impossible to resist placing a few heat logs in the wood-burning stove and sharing some scary stories with your loved ones.

Here are a few tales to enjoy around the fireplace…

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