Month: June 2017

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Parkray stoves replacement parts

Find spare parts for Hunter Stoves

The Hunter Stoves Group has been around for more than 40 years providing cutting-edge woodburning and multifuel stoves to the UK. This is a company which has seen all of the highs and lows of the UK market, understands exactly what consumers require and has the expertise to manufacture quality, durable and much sought-after stoves. The company now boasts an array of popular brands which include Herald, HS Gas, Di Lusso, Avalon, Cleanburn, Eco-ideal and Parkray. As you would expect from a leading UK stove company thankfully there is easy access to any spare/replacement parts you may require. We have access to the full range of Hunter Stoves spares and can advise you on any issues you may be experiencing.

Herald stove spare parts

The Herald stove range is an integral part of the Hunter Stoves Group and includes the likes of the Hawk, Kestrel, Compact, Slimline and the Inglenook. If you have ever come across one of these stoves you will be well aware they are traditional in style but this traditional style hides the latest stove combustion technology. As you would expect from a modern-day stove they are durable and built to last but from time to time you will require replacement parts. Whether it is firebricks, replacement doors, baffle plates or any other part, we have access to them all.

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Hwam Stove

Choosing a stove to fit your decor

In years gone by there was very little in the way of choice in the UK stove market, it was literally traditional wood-burning stoves or nothing at all. Over the last 20 years or so the situation has changed dramatically and not only do we have an array of wood-burning and multifuel stoves but there are traditional and contemporary stoves as far as the eye can see. So, whatever type of decor, whatever style of room, there will be a stove for you.

Traditional stoves

While many contemporary styles come and go, the traditional wood-burning and multifuel stove continues to sell consistently. The beauty is that traditional stoves can fit in with a traditional decor or something a little more contemporary. The traditional stove slides in perfectly with traditional decor and with contemporary decor it can tone down the “brightness”. Stovax have an extremely attractive range of traditional stoves including the Dovre range amongst others. However, do not assume that a traditional stove does not include the latest stove technology under the lid!

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Wood-burning stoves now appeal to all areas of the population

Wood-burning stoves now appeal to all areas of the population

In years gone by it is fair to say that wood-burning stoves were seen as a “middle class” product which could be fairly expensive to acquire and required access to the correct would fuel. The situation has changed over the last 20 years and wood-burning stoves now appeal to the masses and the price range now appeals to all budgets. It is now possible to acquire stoves for as little as £400 or you can go up to the thousands of pounds for some of the more luxury products.

Traditional wood-burning stoves

While contemporary wood-burning stoves are gaining popularity there has been consistent demand for traditional style wood-burning stoves for many years. The stereotypical smaller wood-burning stove is now seen in many homes across the country offering more than enough heat to take the chill out of a room. Many people would say that until you have sampled the deep heat created by a wood-burning stove it is impossible to realise what you are missing!

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Is it time to upgrade your stove?

Why you should avoid cheap stove spare parts

The old adage, if it looks too good to be true then it probably is too good to be true fits many areas of everyday life. It is also applicable when looking for stove replacement parts because sometimes you will come across cheap products which do look too good to be true. So, why should you avoid cheap stove spare parts and what are the potential consequences?

Built for your specific machine

There is no doubt that from time to time you will come across adverts promoting stove spare parts which fit specific machines even though they are not from the officially licensed spare parts range. In order to catch your attention these companies will undercut the official price of the spare part to save you a few pounds. We’re not suggesting that all companies who offer alternative spare parts are making untrue claims but the fact is that the only spare part you can trust is the one made by those who manufacture the stove.

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DEFRA approved stove

Cleaning the glass door of your wood burning stove

You might wonder why you need advice about cleaning the glass door of your wood-burning stove when it seems so simple. When cleaning the door of your wood-burning stove it is imperative that you do it correctly otherwise it will smudge and the acid in any soot could start to eat away at printed glass doors. We have put together a step-by-step guide to cleaning the glass door of your wood-burning stove in order to guarantee longevity and durability.

Never clean your stove when it is hot

Once you have decided that your wood-burning stove glass door needs cleaning it is tempting to simply jump in, there and then. It is imperative that you wait until the glass has cooled before you attempt to clean it for your own safety and to protect the glass. Many people assume that if they clean the glass when it is hot and the cleaning fluid is steaming then this is doing some good. This is not the case!

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Gazco Studio 2 Electric Fire

Why are electric inset stoves becoming so popular?

In years gone by an electric stove/electric fire had a certain stigma about it which was difficult to shake off. If somebody was to suggest looking at an electric fire today you might automatically think of the old four bar electric fires. Looking back these fires were potentially dangerous and not much use when looking to maintain a constant temperature in a room. However, the electric fire/electric stove which you see today is very different to that of years gone by!

Stylish and eye-catching

Perhaps the most stylish and eye-catching of the electric stoves available today are the inset machines which literally fit into a relatively small hole in your wall. They are extremely easy to install and immediately they will become the focal point of any room. You can buy an array of different electric fires which vary in length depending upon your requirements. However, these are not just flick a switch and you have one setting, they have many options!

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Is it time to upgrade your stove?

What is the best way to light a wood-burning stove?

Once your wood-burning stove is lit it will literally burn for a long as you keep replenishing it with wood. The process of lighting a stove is fairly straightforward although some people do have a little difficulty with the initial process. We will now walk you through a step-by-step guide to the easiest, and safest, way to light a wood-burning stove and ensure that it remains lit.

An easy burn

The easiest way to start your wood-burning stove is to create a number of layers of different materials which take longer to burn. The initial lay should be scrunched up newspaper which is extremely easy to light and will help with the initial burn process. The lair of newspaper should be thick enough for it to burn for a while as it needs to create enough heat and flames to start the whole process.

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What use is a stove thermometer?

At some point you will no doubt have come across the magnetic stove thermometers which change colour depending upon the temperature. These are placed on stove flue pipes, a minimum of 300 mm above the stove, and are visible from a distance. When you bear in mind that you can feel the heat coming from your stove it does beg the question, what use is a stove thermometer?

Over fueling

It seems bizarre to suggest that you can over fuel your wood-burning stove but you would be surprised to learn how many people fall into this trap. The idea that you can literally plough was much wood into your stove as possible in order to increase the heat output is inefficient at best and a waste of money at worst.

A stove thermometer will alert you to overheating because quite simply your stove is manufactured to create a specific amount of heat kilowatts. You can pile as much wood into the stove as you want but this will not increase the heat output but it will increase the gas escaping up your chimney – increasing the temperature of the flue and potentially damaging the liner. There is also a danger that it could reduce the lifespan of your stove because put simply it is not manufactured to go above a certain kilowatt output.