Nothing beats the warmth and light of a real fire when it’s cold and dark. However, always follow safety guidelines whenever you introduce any type of fuel burner into your home.

If you’re about to light up your wood burner stove for the first time this winter, make sure that you remind yourself of the instructions that apply to your particular model of stove.

Here are a few general guidelines to help you get started.

A wood burner stove not only brings warmth and character to a room - it’s also a great way to reduce your heating bills.

There’s nothing like the warmth and ambience of a wood burner stove when the nights start to draw in. They bring character and charm to a room and provide a cosy atmosphere.


HETAS, the not-for-profit organisation that approves biomass and solid fuel heating appliances, fuels and services – including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses – has just issued three new wood burner stove advice leaflets.