Figures provided by the National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) show that between 2010 and 2011 there were nearly 10,000 chimney fires in the U.K an increase of some 4% on 2009/2010. Chimney fires are often caused by lack of maintenence - not getting the chimney swept regularly and/or using the wrong type of fuels. Homefires and fuels provided a professional chimney sweep and, as a NACS regulated member, provide fire certificates once the flue has been swept and tested. Pleae visit the 'Chimney Sweep Service' page for further information.
Home fires and fuels can supply builders and installers with Flexible liners, Twin wall systems and pipes and fittings for stove installations. We have contracts with the major manufacturers of quality chimney and stove products and can offer excellent terms and regular and speedy delivery. Although we provide a full fitting service through our HETAS installers we are also happy to provide those who choose to fit a stove them selves with the necessary materials. Note - all stove installations must comply with building regulations -see 'installation service' webpage.
Home fires and fuels are delighted to have been appointed as dealers for AGA cast iron stoves. AGA stoves are known for exceptional quality and performance. The range includes models suitable for smoke controlled areas as well as inset stoves and boiler options.
The AGA name will join other top quality brands such as Franco Belge, Vermont Castings and Trianco Newton available and on display at our Marple showrooms. All of our products are for sale at well below recommended retail prices and come with a commitment to after sales sevice and advice.
'Hotties' are the brilliant new eco - friendly way to make a hot and easy fire and are ideal for stoves and open fires. They are made from 100% clean recycled wood and burn very hot are are easy to light. Hotties contain less than 4% moisture content and burn cleanly. Hotties come in a pack of 10 for £5.25 or £4.95 when ordering 10 packs or more. Don't forget, any order placed with Home fires for £45 or more will be delivered free of charge in the local area (5 miles radius of Marple).
We now stock a small collection of Victorian and antique cast iron fire places and fire baskets on the first floor of our premises at 112 Stockport Road, Marple . Photographs and price list coming soon. In the meantime -pop into the shop and see what we have.
If you are worried about birds nesting in your chimney, fit a 'jackdaw' bird guard this year. Home fires and fuels provide and fit guards from £80 (including fitting). For further information call or email us.
Average household gas and electricity costs have risen to £1,345 per year - double the £740 average bill of five years ago. Electricity bills rose by 30% in real terms between 2000 and 2010 and gas bills soared by 78% in the same period. Enegy minister Chris Huhne has advised the public to 'shop around' to save money. A longer term alternative which is also carbon neutral is to invest in a stove from Home fires and fuels.