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When we are out and about fitting stone hearths or fireplace surrounds whether traditional or modern in style, we are often quizzed about methods of lighting fires. So, we thought we would share our ideal approach. Now, there may be many ways of doing this and you may have your own tried and tested method, but for those who want a little guidance, here are our pointers.
The first thing to note is what sort of stove do you have, as there are some differences between multi fuel stoves and wood burners:
Obviously, there are many choices out there in terms of wood burning and multi fuel stoves, so as you become familiar with yours, you can adjust the vents and turbos to suit your need.
A few other things to note:
Finally, don't forget to arrange for chimney sweep to service your chimney at least once a year in an active chimney (depending on how much you have used it and the fuel being burnt). It is also always worth planning it well in advance, as often when the cold weather comes everyone wants their chimney swept, so you have to wait longer than you had hoped to get yours cleaned.