Advantages of EcoDesign wood burning stoves

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Recently, we discussed the environmental aspects of burning wood on a wood burning stove. And while this is essentially carbon neutral, and great for your carbon footprint, some older types of wood burner, and wood burners built without a filter, can create environmental issues. These include being responsible for reducing the quality of the air, and releasing larger particles into the atmosphere, contributing to greenhouse gases. This is where EcoDesign comes in. So what is EcoDesign? And what does it mean for wood burning stoves? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi Fuel Stoves, we are Birmingham’s leading stove experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to wood burning stoves and EcoDesign.

Wood burning stoves and EcoDesign

So, first of all, what is EcoDesign? Well, EcoDesign is the new standard that stove manufactures should be aiming to meet. This is an award given be DEFRA to confirm that these stoves produce less smoke and particle emissions than other wood burning stoves. The Government is aiming to make all stoves DEFRA certified by 2022, which isn’t too far into the future.

What are the advantages of EcoDesign wood burning stoves?

So, why should you choose a wood burning stove that has been DEFRA certified as an EcoDesign? Well, there are a number of reasons, including:

  • Protecting the environment- we are in a climate emergency, with drastic measures necessary to protect the planet for future generations. With an EcoDesign stove, you can be sure that your stove will release up to 90% less particle emissions, which is great news for the environment.
  • Saving money- not only do EcoDesign stoves save the environment, they can also help you save money too. This is because they are designed to maximize the airflow into the fire, reducing the amount of smoke that is created. This helps the fuel burn much more efficiently, so that your fire burns hotter for linger, using less fuel.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at JMS Stoves.

Choose a multi-fuel stove instead of a gas fire

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Here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And this is our guide to everything you should know about how multi-fuel stoves compare to gas fires.

Why should you choose a multi-fuel stove instead of a gas fire?

There are a number of reasons why a multi-fuel stove can be a better option for your home than a gas fire fitting. These reasons incude:

  • Carbon monoxide and maintenance- while both multi-fuel stoves and gas fires will require some annual chimney maintenance to keep these in tip top condition, gas fires will need to be installed by a registered gas safe engineer and will need to be examined and serviced by an expert on a yearly basis. A gas stove will also require a carbon monoxide sensor fitting to ensure that your household is completely safe. A multi-fuel stove will need yearly maintenance for your chimney, but additional steps will not be necessary.
  • Additional heat- while a gas fire is on average 6kw, multi-fuel stoves can be larger than this, up to 15 kw. So for larger rooms and open plan spaces, a multi fuel stove can be the most practical option.
  • Running costs- when you compare gas prices to the fuel options for multi-fuel, it is clear that a multi-fuel stove has lower running costs, although gas fires can be up to 100% efficient.

What are the important considerations?

There are some important considerations you should bear in mind, including:

  • Any stove over 5kw needs an air brick or ventilation kit installed in the same room to ensure adequate air flow
  • Both gas and multi-fuel stoves will need to be installed within a chimney breast or an outside wall.

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Why is summer the perfect time to buy a multi-fuel stove?

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Here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And we offer professional installation and advice to homeowners and property developers across the area. We have produced this guide to everything you should know about buying a multi-fuel stove in the summer.

Why is summer the perfect time to buy a multi-fuel stove?

There are a number of reasons why purchasing and installing a multi fuel stove in the summer months is so effective. These include:

  • High amount of stock availability– once the autumn months begin, availability of stoves begins to decrease as more and more people have these installed in preparation for winter. Buying in the summer can be a good way to beat the rush. This brings two advantages:
    • You have more choice- you can be sure to get the model of stove that you really want instead of having to compromise on design or style.
    • You can have your stove installed quickly- you wont have to wait as long for your stove to be installed if this is purchase and arranged in the summer, due to the decrease in demand at this time of year.
  • Plenty of time to prepare- purchasing and installing a wood burning stove in the summer months provides plenty of time for winter preparation. By the time winter arrives, you should be well stocked up on your preferred type of fuel, and you will know exactly how to operate and use your multi fuel stove for the biggest benefits for your household. In addition, if there any teething problems, these can quickly be resolved.

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel or wood burning stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Choosing a contemporary free standing stove

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Here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And we offer professional installation and advice to homeowners and property developers across the area. We have produced this guide to everything you should know about contemporary free standing stoves.

What are the important considerations for choosing a contemporary free standing stove?

There are a number of important considerations to take into account when choosing a new contemporary free standing stove. These considerations include:

  • The shape- contemporary freestanding stoves are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes. These include cylinder freestanding stoves as well as square, rectangular and hexagonal shapes. This means that for your home or property you will need to choose a shape of free standing stoves that suits the available space, and that creates the right heat distribution for your property.
  • The design- contemporary free standing stoves are available in a couple of different material options including cast iron and stainless steel. While stainless steel usually is associated with more contemporary design there are a number of cast iron free standing stoves that can also look stunning in a contemporary property.
  • The heat output- as when choosing any stove for your property you will need to factor in the heat output and efficiency of your new free standing contemporary style stove. A professional team like us here at JMS Stoves will be able to guide you through the different heat output options so that you can make the right choice for your home.

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel or wood burning stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Multi-fuel stoves for open plan living spaces

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Here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And we offer professional installation and advice to homeowners and property developers across the area. We have produced this guide to everything you should know about multi-fuel stoves for open plan living spaces.

What are the considerations when installing multi-fuel stoves for open plan living spaces?

There are a number of considerations to take into account when installing a multi fuel stove in any open plan living area. These considerations include:

  • The direction of the stove
  • The size of the stove
  • The stove style

The direction of the stove in an open plan living area

In an open plan living area you will need to distribute the heat evenly around the room to effectively warm the ground floor. However, you may want it to become warmer around your main seating area, where you’ll be spending your evenings. As a result the location of the stove can be an important practical consideration.

The size of the stove for an open plan living area

The size of the stove is an important consideration in terms of providing enough heat to the ground floor of your home. A professional team like us here at JMS Stoves can help you determine the size of the stove you need.

Stove style in an open plan living area

In an open plan living area the stove will be visible from all directions. As a result, it is essential that you choose the right stove for the style of your interior decor. Stoves are available in both traditional and contemporary styles so you can make the right choice for your property. You can also choose the shape of the stove as well, including cylindrical stoves and hexagonal stoves, as well as the more traditional square or rectangular shaped stoves.

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel or wood burning stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Why should you choose a free standing stove?

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When it comes to choosing a wood burning or multi fuel stove for your home, there are a number of considerations to bear in mind. These include the size, shape and material, as well as whether or not to choose an inset or free standing stove? Each of these options have advantages and benefits, and its important to weigh these against your requirements. Here at at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. And this is our guide to everything you should know about free standing stoves.

What is a free standing stove?

A free standing stove is a stove that stands on legs, a base or a pedestal and is not built into a fireplace. These differ from inset stoves, which sit within an existing fireplace.

So, why should you choose a free standing stove?

There are a number of reasons why free standing stoves are the most popular option for home owners across the UK. These include:

  • Effective heating- even for large open plan living rooms, a free standing stove can provide the optimum amount of heating to keep your home warm. This is because the heat fro the fire radiates around the entire room, and less heat is lost through transference.
  • Stunning designs- free standing stoves are available in a wide range of stunning designs. From contemporary, circular designs that can be the centre piece of your home to stylish, classic and traditional stoves, there are a variety of options to suit any design theme or home style.
  • Flexible- free standing stoves do offer the option for being moved or repositioned in the future, although this will require a professional stove engineer. What this means is that you can redesign your living room and fireplace area in the future, without needing extensive work.

For more information, or for your multi-fuel stove installation, get in touch today, here at JMS Stoves.

Advantages of cylindrical multi fuel stoves

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Wood burning and multi-fuel stoves can be a great way to heat your property while also reducing heating bills, and offering a stunning visual addition to your home. In contemporary spaces, you will need to choose a stove that best meets the design standards and requirements of your property. And this could be a cylindrical multi fuel stove. So what are the advantages of these? Well, here at at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. And this is our guide to everything you should know about cylindrical multi fuel stoves.

What are the advantages of cylindrical multi fuel stoves?

There are a number of advantages and benefits to choosing a cylindrical multi fuel stove for your property. These include:

  • Stylish contemporary design- a cylindrical multi fuel stove offers a stylish and visually attractive addition to your room. For your contemporary living space, a multi fuel stove with a cylindrical design can really stand out and create a stunning centre focal point.
  • 360 views– with a cylindrical multi fuel stove, you can enjoy the flames and fire from every angle. This means that wherever the stove is positioned in your living space, you can enjoy the stunning visual effect, as well as the heat and warmth.
  • Fits in unusual spaces- a cylindrical mutli fuel stove can be the perfect solution for properties with an unusual layout, or where a stove needs to be connected in an unusual place. This is often the case when properties are renovated and redesigned, and where chimney walls have been altered. A cylindrical multi fuel stove doesn’t need a flat wall to sit against, which means it can be positioned more readily in a range of places.

For more information, or for your multi-fuel stove installation, get in touch today, here at JMS Stoves.

Choose a multi-fuel stove this New Year

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Choosing home improvements as part of a list of New Years resolutions is a popular trend. And as part of this, you could consider installing a new stove. Choosing between wood burning stoves and multi-fuel stoves is never easy, and will ultimately be down to individual preference. But there are a number of reasons to choose a multi-fuel stove this New Year. Here at at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. And this is our guide to everything you should know about multi-fuel stoves.

What are the different reasons to choose a multi-fuel stove this New Year?

There are a number of reasons why a multi-fuel stove could be the perfect option for your home in the up coming year ahead. These include:

  • Range of fuels to choose from- While a wood burning stove is limited in fuel choice to just timber, a multi-fuel stove can successfully burn a variety of different materials. This means you can still burn wood and timber, but you can also choose other fuel types, like smokeless briquettes. However when burning wood, its important to remember that you should only choose wood that is FSC approved.
  • Keeping warm throughout the winter- In the cold winter months a real fire is something many homes can enjoy, and benefit from. Not only can this be a stunning visual centerpiece for any living area, but this is also the perfect way to keep your property warm, especially in winter. A multi-fuel stove can allow any room to warm up quickly, and stay warm for a generous period of time too. This is also a great way to reduce your heating and energy bills, saving you money every month.
  • Style and visual design- from cast iron stoves with a traditional, detailed design, to stainless steel stoves, there are a variety of different styles and designs of multi-fuel stoves to choose from. So whether your property is contemporary or traditional, you can find the perfect multi-fuel stove to become a key feature for your home.

For more information, or for your multi-fuel stove installation, get in touch today, here at JMS Stoves.

Creating a focal point with a wood burning stove

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Here at JMS Wood Burning and Mutli Fuel Stoves, we are Birmingham’s leading stove specialists. We install all kinds of stove, including wood burning and multi-fuel stoves, as well as cast iron or stainless steel varieties. And this is our guide to how you can create a focal point with a wood burning stove.

What are the important considerations for creating a focal point with a wood burning stove?

To make sure that your new stove is the perfect centre piece or feature point for your home, you should consider:

  • The style and design- stoves are available in a range of different styles and designs. From traditional cast iron with intricate details, to smooth steel with a sleek finish and curved or straight edges, there are wood bunting and multi-fuel stoves available to suit any property, in any style. As a result, you should consider the style of your room, and your property overall, and choose a stove that will fit with the design scheme. Not only with the right stove be a good addition, it will also become one of the key features of the room, really accentuating the style and design of the space.
  • The size- the size of the wood burning stove is an important practical consideration, as this needs to heat your home appropriately. A stove that is too small will not provide enough heat, while a stove that is too large, will be difficult to maintain a good temperature. But at the same time, as a visual feature, your stove needs to be well sized too. If this is too small for the space you have available, you may need to think about creating a faux fireplace or nook to extend the visual impression. If this is too large, it will look odd and out of place.

For more information or advice, or for installation of your new wood burning stove, get in touch today with the experts here at JMS Stoves.

Common myths about wood burning stoves

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Here at JMS Wood Burning and Mutli Fuel Stoves, we are Birmingham’s leading stove specialists. We install all kinds of stove, including wood burning and multi-fuel stoves, as well as cast iron or stainless steel varieties. And this is our guide to the most common myths about wood burning stoves.

What are the common myths about wood burning stoves?

There are a number of myths abounding regarding wood burning stoves. These are usually negative, and can prevent people from enjoying the warmth and luxury of a real stove. These myths include:

  • Wood burning stoves can’t heat up a large open plan space- it’s a common misconception that wood burning stoves cannot heat up a large space effectively. This is simply not true. Wood burning stoves are available in a variety of sizes with different power levels. This means you just need to use the wood burning stove that is powerful enough to heat your space. A professional team like us here at JMS Wood Burning And Multi Fuel Stoves can help with that.
  • Wood burning stoves are bad for the environment- Wood burners only emit the amount of carbon that a tree has absorbed. This means that by choosing the right wood, this is less damaging than using fossil fuels. In addition, modern wood burners have new technologies that reduce emissions including clean-burn systems.
  • Wood burning stoves cost a lot to maintain- it really doesn’t cost a lot to maintain a wood burning stove. But this can depend on the chimney itself. The cost of maintenance is comparable to that of a boiler, and usually less.

For more information or advice, or for installation of your new wood burning stove, get in touch today with the experts here at JMS Stoves.