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Your Build - Spring 2018

Interior & Exterior finishing Phase 3 55 Spring 2018 researching and choosing your new stove, and making plans for its installation. Generally, because most of us contemplate our heating options closer to autumn or winter, installers tend to be busier around the end of the year. However, now that we are nearing the end of the heating season, and are using our stoves less as the weather slowly warms up, you may find installer availability more easily and quickly. There is a huge range of stoves to choose from, but if you are looking for the most environmentally friendly form of woodburning today, manufacturers such as Stovax have released a variety of Ecodesign ready stoves that are setting the benchmark for clean burning. An Ecodesign ready woodburner burns so cleanly that it complies with future Ecodesign emissions limits, ahead of planned implementation in 2022. When combined with good quality wood, an Ecodesign ready stove lowers emissions to an absolute minimum, reducing environmental impact. Available in both inset and freestanding versions, there are options for varying interiors – whether you are looking for an integrated finish such as the Elise 540T cassette fire from Stovax, a standalone stove, or even a floating aesthetic. Alternatives to wood burning Aside from woodburning appliances, there is always the option to consider a gas or electric stove or fire if these options suit your lifestyle more. For ultra-convenience, many gas fires offer style and heat at the touch of a button, allowing you to ignite and extinguish the fire from the comfort of the sofa. Some gas fires, such as the Gazco Riva2 500HL Slimline, can be installed in the internal leaf of a cavity wall. This particular fire only leaves a three-inch protrusion into the room, presenting not only striking visuals, but also space saving aesthetics. Alternatively, if gas is not your preference and you are looking for something less permanent and more interchangeable, there is a vast variety of electric appliances available to you that offer fireside ambience with little installation. Most electric stoves and fires simply require a standard three-pin socket point, and many can be moved from room to room, whereas some simply require wall-mounting. The Gazco Skope, for example, is an electric fire range that delivers mesmerising effects and a fireside glow. This particular fire can be selected with the Trento suite for simple wall hanging, and is designed with the very latest LED technologies that let you choose the perfect ambience to suit your mood – with only your imagination to hold you back. Whichever heating solution you choose, be it woodburning, gas or electric, spring is the time for new ideas and a fresh start with your interior. www.stovax.com


Your Build - Spring 2018
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