Monthly Archives: March 2011

High Gloss Furniture – Simple Care Guide

High gloss lacquer finishes on furniture can make a big impact, bringing a sense of space and light to small or gloomy rooms. The clean lines of modern furniture designs are a perfect complement to the solid blocks of colour … Continue reading

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What is a DEFRA Approved Stove?

DEFRA approved stoves are big news in the solid fuel heating market, with more and more manufacturers racing to introduce clean burning woodburners and multifuel stoves suitable for urban use. Many people thinking of buying a stove have heard of … Continue reading

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5 Things To Consider Before Buying A Steam Shower Cabin

Steam shower cabins are becoming more and more popular, both as a luxury and for the health benefits they offer. A steam shower cabin is a big investment, so make sure you have considered these 5 points before you purchase. … Continue reading

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Guide to Cast Iron Chimeneas

Cast iron chimeneas, also known as chimineas, are essentially wood burning stoves for your patio. A chimenea is a freestanding unit which combines an enclosed fire chamber with a short flue to vent the smoke at the top. Chimeneas originated … Continue reading

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New – Esse Stove Spares at Stores Direct

Stores Direct are pleased to announce we have added a spare parts section to our website, with a wide range of spare parts for the Esse multifuel, woodburning, gas, flueless gas and electric stoves. Just click on the links below … Continue reading

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Choosing Tiles for Traditional Cast Iron Fireplaces

Although they have been used in fireplaces since Georgian times, fireplace tiles achieved widespread popularity during the Victorian era. Fireplace tiles slot into holders on each side of the cast iron fireplace opening, and are purely decorative features. Fireplace tiles … Continue reading

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Traditional Wooden Fireplace Mantels

Wood has long been a favourite material for fireplace mantels – it is a cheap and versatile alternative to stone which brings its own special warmth and character to a room. Solid wooden fireplace mantels all have unique variations in … Continue reading

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