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.

The perfect season to install a wood burning stove

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Installing a wood burning stove is a great option at any time of the year. But why should you choose one this Autumn? And what are the benefits you can expect from installing a wood burning stove? Well, 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 why Autumn is the perfect season to install a wood burning stove.

Why is Autumn the perfect season to install a wood burning stove?

There are a number of reasons why Autumn is the perfect time to add a wood burning stove to your home. These include:

  • Darker, colder nights most home-owners with a wood burning stove start to use this more regularly as soon as Autumn arrives. This is because once the nights begin to draw in early, and the temperature drops outside, a roaring fire is perfect. Lighting a wood burning fire can fill your home with warmth and energy, and if you install now, you will be a wood burning stove expert by the time the depths of winter arrive.
  • Relax and unwind- a real fire is the perfect way to unwind and relax during the Autumn and Winter period, especially when the weather becomes more unpredictable. A wood burning fire is perfect for meditating, as you can watch the dancing flames and find peace and tranquility. This is sure to help combat the stress of the outside world!
  • Quicker installation- finally, one of the biggest practical advantages is that installing your wood burning stove in the Autumn can mean you miss out on the long waiting period associated with the winter months, when demand surges and installers are busy.

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.

Advantages of compact multi-fuel 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. But what about stoves for small spaces? Well, compact multi-fuel stoves can offer the solution. These are smaller than average multi-fuel stoves, but still heat up your space with ease. So what are the advantages of compact multi-fuel stoves?

What are the advantages of compact multi-fuel stoves?

There are a number of advantages to choosing a compact multi-fuel stove. These advantages include:

  • Providing heat in small rooms- when people think of stoves, they generally think of large wood burners or multi-fuel stoves that are in the centre of an open plan, or large living space. But what about small rooms? Well, a compact multi-fuel stove can be the perfect solution. This will be large enough to provide heat and warmth to a small room, without overpowering the space, and without taking up too much room. As a result, this could even be used for large double bedrooms.
  • Less fuel- although a compact multi-fuel stove will generally output less heat, they will also use less fuel. So if you don’t have storage space for a lot of fuel, or you’re concerned about purchasing fuel in bulk, a compact multi-fuel stove could be a good solution.
  • DEFRA approved- many small or compact multi-fuel stoves are DEFRA approved. This means that they can be used safely and legally in areas that are even classified as smoke control areas.
  • Stylish design- just like average size multi-fuel stoves, compact ones are available in a range of stylish designs, including more contemporary or traditional options, to suit any home.

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

Size considerations for your wood burning stove

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There are a number of considerations to bear in mind when choosing a wood burning stove for your property, including the material choice. the style and the size. Choosing the right size stove for your space can be more important than any other consideration, and should be a top priority. But what are the important size considerations for your wood burning stove? Well, 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 choosing the right size wood burning stove.

What are the important size considerations for your wood burning stove?

There are a number of important considerations to take into account when choosing the size of your wood burning stove. These considerations include:

  • The size of the room- make sure you measure the size of the room that you will be installing the wood burning stove into, to get a god idea of the cubic area. This will help you determine which size wood burner you will need. Simple divide the cubic area by 14 to the get the kW output. If this is less than 6, you will need a small log burner. If this is between 7 and 9 you will need a medium sized good burner, but if this is between 10 and 15, you should choose a large model.
  • The airflow- ventilation is an important consideration for wood burners with an output of 5 kW or more. You could consider a ventilation kit, or an air brick. Even in small spaces with a small burner, you should ensure high quality ventilation.
  • Building regulations- building regulations surrounding wood burners determine that you need to keep a gap of 950mm at least, from flammable materials. There should also be at least a 225mm gap at the front of the burner and a 150mm gap between the sides.

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

Choose a wood-burning stove instead of an open fireplace

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There are a variety of ways to heat your home, including central heating, electric fireplaces, and open fireplaces. But a high quality wood burning, or multi-fuel stove, is often the best and most effective option. We recently explored the advantages of using a stove, instead of an electric fire place, but why should you choose a wood-burning stove instead of an open fireplace? Well, 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 wood burning stoves compared to open fireplaces.

What are the top reasons to choose a wood-burning stove instead of an open fireplace?

There are a number of very good reasons to choose a wood-burning stove, instead of an open fire, for your property. These include:

  • Maximum efficiency- a wood burning stove will increase heat efficiency in your home, directing 90% of heat, or more, into the room. In contrast, an open fire will lose around 25% of its heat, directly up the chimney. This can result in burning more fuel, and spending more time to achieve the heat or temperature you need. So a wood burning stove is definitely more efficient.
  • Increased safety- a wood burning stove is designed to allow a safe controlled fire, and at night, you can relax in peace knowing that  the door to the stove is closed, preventing any sparks or embers from reaching any flammable material. With an open fireplace, you do not have this peace of mind or security.
  • Styles and designs- wood burning stoves are available in a range of styles and designs that are sure to suit any home, contemporary or traditional. An open fire place in contrast can look out of place in a contemporary setting.

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.