The Cheif Executive of British Gas said today that he expects gas and domestic energy prices to rise again this coming winter - 2012. A rise of an additional 15% or the equivalent of an additional £50 per household in the country is predicted. The rises are on top of record price rises experienced in 2010/2011.
More and more people are now switching to a greener, cheaper and more enjoyable alternative of installing a wood burning or multi-fuel stove and experts calculate a return on investment within 2-3 years.
As April is proving to be a chilly month, many customers who have recently purchased a stove from Home fires are reporting that cold evenings are made a little bit more enjoyable now that they have a stove to enjoy. One customer told us recently that she is not looking forward to Summer as she will miss the stove so much! As there is little mess with a stove, most people find that they use their stove 9 or even ten months of the year.
Through our small network of friendly, experienced professional HETAS installers we are able to provide a free, no obligation survey for customers across the Stockport, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and High Peak areas. The installer will visit you at a convenient time and assess your requirements providing you with a range of options and an itemised quotation. To arrange a survey you can either call in to our showroom, email or telephone us. The installation service is available to you whether you intend to purchase a stove from 'Home fires' or elswhere. For further details see our 'installation service' page. All of our installations are followed up by a request for feedback from the customer. We have received consistently very high satisfaction levels with the service, cost and product and we aim to maintain these high standards.
Spring is in the air and we are now stocking 'La Hacienda' range of chimeneas, firepits and gel and bio-ethanol fueled indoor/outdoor heaters. Our prices are very competitive and we provide a free local delivery service should you require it. Our clay chimeneas start from just £39.95 and our terracotta pizza/BBQ is amazing value at £98.75. We also stock all the briquettes that you will need to make the most of your garden this spring and summer.
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.