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Firefox 8 and Classic 8

Two new Ecodesign multifuel stoves hit the market!

As we edge ever closer towards 2022 when Ecodesign regulations come in, it was interesting to see the recent launch of the Firefox 8 SL Eco multifuel stove and Classic 8 SL Ecodesign multifuel stove. These two stoves perfectly reflect the commitment by UK stove manufacturers to releasing machines which are Ecodesign friendly from 2020. These are just two more to add to a growing list of Ecodesign multifuel/woodburning stoves as manufacturers’ ramp up efficiencies/economies and of course continue to reduce the impact on the environment.

Firefox 8 SL Eco multifuel stove

The beauty of the Firefox 8 SL Eco multifuel stove is the fact that while it is classed as “entry-level” this is actually a quality stove at an affordable price. Unfortunately, many stove enthusiasts are still perplexed as to how the company can manufacture quality durable Ecodesign stove for well under £1000. We have seen the stove, we have used it and we know exactly what it has to offer. Brilliant!

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EU Ecodesign stove directive

What exactly is the EU Ecodesign stove directive?

The EU Ecodesign directive will have a direct impact on wood-burning and multifuel stoves, and other heating products, from 2022 but it has actually been around since 2005. There seems to be a general misconception that the directive relates only to heating products when it actually relates to all goods and services. The directive is already impacting green energy, sustainable flooring, recyclable products and eco-friendly packaging to name but a few. So, what is it and how will it impact the stove industry?

What is Ecodesign?

Lifting the description out of the EU directive, Ecodesign relates to the production of goods and services for customers while:-

•    Minimising the use of resources
•    Minimising the impact on the environment and society

It is safe to say this is a far-reaching directive and one which can and will no doubt be applied to more and more areas of business going forward. As we touched on above, there is a general misconception that this directive relates only to wood-burning/multifuel stoves, and other heating products, but this is not the case.

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Parkray stoves replacement parts

Parkray stoves replacement parts

For those who have not you come across the Parkray range of stoves, this is a long-awaited expansion of the brand by parent company Hunter Stoves. Whether you are new to the stove industry of a long time admirer, there is no doubt that the wait has been worthwhile. This is an exquisite collection of stoves covering a wide range of heat output and thankfully with the spare parts and replacement parts to keep you going for many years to come. Before we look at the full array of Parkray stoves replacement part, it is worth reminding ourselves of the full range of stoves available today.

Parkray woodburning and multifuel stoves

As you’ll see from the full list of Parkray stoves below, there is a huge range from the Parkray Aspect 4 stove right up to the huge Consort 15 double sided single depth stove. In many ways the quality of manufacture is not only dictated by the quality of the stoves but also the quality of the support available. Thankfully, Hunter Stoves offer a huge range of Parkray spare/replacement parts so that you can replace worn items and massively extend the life of your stove. Thereby increasing the value for money even above and beyond the already impressive levels!

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Bowland Stoves bespoke handmade garden furniture

Those who visit our website on a regular basis will be well aware that we recently introduced a BBQ section as a consequence of demand from existing stove clients. While this has proven to be extremely popular in the relatively short time we have been “live” we have been shocked by the interest in our range of bespoke handmade garden furniture. Due to our market research we knew there was demand for bespoke furniture but not to the level we have seen in recent weeks!

Why is bespoke handmade garden furniture so popular?

One of the main problems with traditional garden furniture is the fact that you can’t personalise it, you can’t stamp your style on it and many people are concerned about value for money. Mass made products do certainly have a place in the market but as more and more people spend time in their gardens, adding plants and enjoying social events, many feel the need to make things “a little different”. Hence the ever-growing demand for bespoke handmade furniture and our growing range of products.

Click here to check out our full range of bespoke garden furniture

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Outdoor Living

Bowland Stoves outdoor living/BBQ section

We have often contemplated the introduction of an outdoor living/BBQ section to the Bowland Stoves website and now we have finally done it! Home parties, family barbecues and more appreciation of outdoor living has led to a huge increase in demand for a whole range of outdoor living products. This range of products perfectly complements our core stove business which peaks between the autumn and spring with BBQs more popular in the summertime. So what does our outdoor living section offer?

Landmann BBQs

Landmann has grown from its humble beginnings in Germany in 1966 (yes, when England last won the World Cup) into a worldwide conglomerate taking in Europe, United States, Australia and China. Rather uniquely, this family business has managed to maintain the family ethos with a firm focus on quality – it is certainly a case of “you get what you pay for”. These are quality products at affordable prices which include gas and charcoal barbecues, smokers and BBQ accessories. There is no doubt that Landmann understand the consumer market like no other and continues to deliver on its promises. Innovative yet affordable, focused with a worldwide exposure, it is no surprise that their products are literally flying off the shelves.

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Parkray stoves replacement parts

Parkray Stoves are a breath of fresh air

To describe Parkray Stoves (part of the Hunter Group) as a breath the fresh air is correct in so many different ways. This is a range of stoves which has been in the offing for more than 20 years and when launched it was certainly worth the wait. All Parkray Stove models can burn well-seasoned wood even for those living in smoke control areas. There are very few if any other stove manufacturers in the UK who can make such a promise. So, what makes Parkray Stoves so special?

Eye-catching designs

The beauty of a successful range of wood-burning/multifuel stoves is the ability to maintain a core style/design yet appeal to a broad range of potential customers. It is fair to say that the Parkray Stove range has a very distinct style, traditional look with a touch of contemporary, and appeals to a vast range of different people. We have the relatively small bodied wide screen stoves right up to the huge powerhouses which are double sided and double depth. The range of stoves shows that the company certainly has its finger on the pulse of consumer trends.