10th November 2016 - How to Prevent Wood Burner Glass from Turning Black

Having a wood burning stove allows you to witness the spectacular dancing flames behind the crystal clear glass but what happens when a layer of soot or dirt begins to block that wonderful view?

 

It is inevitable that some degree of wood burning by-products will be present, especially if your stove lacks the a...

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By Trevor McCann - Business Manager, 10th November 2016, Fireplace Maintenance


10th November 2016 - Mastering the 3 Components of Starting a Fire

Ever since the Stone Age, humans have been building fires to stay warm and to stay alive since the dawn of time. Before gas and electricity, wood was the only fuel source known to man and after thousands of years, you would probably assume that the method used to light a fire has changed, but surprisingly, the main principles of this t...

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By Trevor McCann - Business Manager, 10th November 2016, Fireplace Maintenance


10th November 2016 - Why Should you Upgrade your Fireplace?

Deciding to upgrade your fireplace could be the result of a variety of reasons. Perhaps it doesn’t provide enough heat into your home or maybe it simply has become an eye sore in a room with conflicting decor. As the focal point of your home, your fireplace needs to be well suited in its appearance as well as its performance. How...

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By Trevor McCann - Business Manager, 10th November 2016, Fireplace Maintenance


9th November 2016 - 7 Must-Have Fireplace Accessories

Every fireplace needs a few trusted companions to help keep it the best condition as possible. From stove fans to cast iron grate polish, we have everything that you could ever possibly need to keep your stove or fireplace in pristine condition. We stock a huge range of fireplace
accessories at Portadown Fireplaces, so let&rsquo...

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


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 - 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 - 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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