9th November 2016 - Charnwood Stove Review

The Charnwood range consists of a collection of stoves and inserts that are unique, efficient and cost effective. Here at Portadown Fireplaces, we stock each of the Charnwood models so we feel as though we have gathered enough knowledge and experience with the range to write this detailed Charnwood stove review.

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By Trevor McCann - Business Manager, 9th November 2016, Fireplaces Tech and Reviews

9th November 2016 - How to Extend the Life of your Wood Burner

A wood burning stove is stylish, efficient and dependable. However, it may come as a surprise to learn that wood burners are not as durable as a masonry fireplace. It can be damaged by accident quite easily, which is why it is important to be aware of the possible causes of harm that can impact the longevity of your stove. The followin...

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By Trevor McCann - Business Manager, 9th November 2016, Wood Fireplaces


9th November 2016 - How to Heat your Home in an Electric Blackout

You never know when a disaster can strike. In some areas, blackouts are a seasonal affair and are usually caused by extreme weather conditions in the cold months of winter. Most of these homes are prepared for emergencies but what happens to the homes who are caught by surprise? The loss of electricity can be dangerous, especially...

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By Trevor McCann - Business Manager, 9th November 2016, Fireplace Maintenance


9th November 2016 - Fireplace Safety Guidelines for Kids & Pets

Having a fireplace usually provides a sense of warmth and a welcoming atmosphere in the home. However, fireplaces can be dangerous too, especially if there are kids and pets present. You have to remember that the central feature to any wood burning fir...

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By Trevor McCann - Business Manager, 9th November 2016, Fire Safety


9th November 2016 - What do I need to Build a Fire?

Humans have advanced since our days of scratching stones together to create a spark. We have technology now and fires can be started with just the click of a button or the flick of a switch. However, a wood burning heating appliance requires a bit more effort than gas ...

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By Trevor McCann - Business Manager, 9th November 2016, Fireplace Maintenance


9th November 2016 - How to Correctly Store Firewood

You should only burn seasoned and dried firewood. The less moisture, the better!

The reason for this is because burning unseasoned or wet wood is very dangerous. It causes backdrafts, creosote build-up and increases the chances of house and chimney fires.

If you store firewood outside, it is im...

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By Trevor McCann - Business Manager, 9th November 2016, Wood Fireplaces


9th November 2016 - Things to Consider when Buying a New Fireplace

Finding the right fireplace for your home and to suit your unique lifestyle is important. There are many choices available when it comes to fire-burning appliances. It is best to consult an expert who will be able to advise you on the right fireplace...

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By Trevor McCann - Business Manager, 9th November 2016, Fireplaces Tech and Reviews


9th November 2016 - Why Does my Fireplace Smell Bad?

It’s not unusual for a fireplace smell to radiate unpleasant odours from time to time. This could be due to a variety of reasons and the first step towards battling these smells is to determine the cause of it.

The most common reason why an unpleasant smell is coming from your fireplace is because there is something blo...

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By Trevor McCann - Business Manager, 9th November 2016, Fireplace Maintenance


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