In association with The Original Logbox
With the arrival of the colder months, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep yourself and your family warm at home. For some of the inspirational solutions available, we’ve rounded up a top selection of leading fireplace, wood burner and firewood companies that can help keep the chill at bay
Victoria Stone Fireplaces
Wood burning stoves – how to choose the right one for your room
The popularity of wood burning today can probably be attributed to a number of factors, not least the desire for a good-looking appliance that will give your home a welcoming atmosphere.
The first step is to visit Victoria Stone Fireplaces, your local stove and fireplace retailer. This will be an invaluable source of advice and information, beginning with a full evaluation of the suitability of your property. If your home has a chimney breast, it is likely that you will be able to install a fire or stove. If your home does not have a chimney, it may be possible to have a twin wall flue system installed, which would allow for the use of a solid fuel appliance.
Once suitability has been established, you should consider the size of your room, how many rooms are to be heated, or whether or not your living space is open plan. Throughout your decision making process, Victoria Stone Fireplaces will be able to help and provide detailed information about the wide range of stoves and fires available.
Once your decision has been made and your stove ordered, the process of installation will be completed by one of Victoria Stone’s qualified installation teams, and HETAS registered for a reliable and utterly professional fit. Then you can relax and enjoy the many benefits of owning a wood burning stove.
79 St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9TU
0800 634 0510
Keep warm this winter
Adena Fires offers the very best in wood burning stoves, fireplaces and range cookers. At Adena Fires, we think there’s nothing quite like the warm glow of a wood burning stove to make your home feel really welcoming.
Visit our Cranbrook or Tunbridge Wells showroom, and you will find on display a great range of wood burning stoves in styles to suit every home, including stoves from Clearview, the UK’s number-one stove maker, along with the very best in Scandinavian design from Jotul, Scan and Contura.
As an approved HETAS retailer, Adena Fires offers the complete service. Once you have visited a showroom and chosen your new stove, we will carry out a free home survey and produce a quote. Your new stove will then be expertly installed by one of our highly experienced HETAS Engineers. If your project needs building work to achieve the look you want, then we can undertake that work too.
Adena Fires also offers a wide range of fireplaces in a choice of materials, including limestone, marble and timber. If you are looking for a new cooker to complete your kitchen, then Adena Fires offers the best in range cookers from ESSE and Everhot.
Come and talk to Adena Fires to see how we can help keep you and your home warm with a beautiful wood burning stove.
The Old Wine Vaults
58 Mount Ephraim
Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8BB
01892 – 534434
The Old Brewery
Cranbrook, TN17 3AL
01580 – 720700
The Original Logbox – hassle-free firewood delivery
The Original Logbox is the clever new local firewood delivery system that takes the hassle out of buying logs. Delivered pre-stacked with locally-sourced, kiln-dried hardwood, the logbox is designed to be located right next to your house, keeping your logs dry and easy to reach, removing the need to sort and stack logs and clear up the mess afterwards.
Then, when you’re running low on logs, simply reorder – a new, full logbox is delivered within three working days and the empty one taken away.
Logboxes come in two different sizes: large (1mᵌ3 logs) and small (0.5mᵌ logs),3 and come with a choice of roof colours and log lengths. An annual membership fee covers rental of the logbox and all delivery fees. Delivery is to Tunbridge Wells plus 15 miles, including Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Oxted, East Grinstead and Crowborough.
The Original Logbox is the perfect hassle-free firewood partner for your fire or wood burner this winter, and for outdoor fire pits and pizza ovens all year round.
For further information or to order online, visit www.logboxfirewood.com or call 01892 440225.
Take advantage of a wood-pellet stove
With climate change high on the agenda, many homeowners would like to ‘go green’ and reduce their carbon footprint. One of the best ways is to move to a heating system based on renewable energy, as heating makes up 45% of the country’s carbon emissions.
Paul Smith is director of Green Square, based in Tunbridge Wells, which designs and installs renewable heating and
hot water systems using a range of technologies, such as heat pumps, solar thermal and solar PV, biomass boilers
and wood-pellet stoves. He is particularly enthusiastic at the moment about the new range of pellet stoves for space heating.
“Installing a pellet stove is an ideal entry point,” he says. “It’s a small step up from a wood burner, but they have a surprising number of advantages:
- They are controllable. To turn on, just press a button on the stove, remote control or even your phone or computer
- They are programmable, ensuring they are roaring away when you come home
- You can set the temperature and they will reach and maintain that level of warmth
- They will easily provide an evening’s comfort without refilling
- They are over 90% efficient, as opposed to a traditional stove’s 80%
- The fuel itself, wood pellets, comes in waterproof bags, which are clean and easy to load
- The moisture content is under 10%, ensuring a hot, clean burn, and with minimal ash, cleaning is a simple hoover out
- All pellets are from sustainable sources, ensuring that they are part of a carbon-neutral cycle
“They look great and provide a modern, carbon-neutral form of heating.”
Green Square, offers the complete range of renewable technologies across Kent, from initial enquiry to design, installation and after-sales servicing. As a member of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, they can also offer access to RHI payments.
9 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1DA
01892 522 883