Wakeford Fireplaces are a professional supplier of stoves in Surrey and across the South East. We have a wide range of options for you to choose from, with many models available to view in our showroom. Why not come and see us for a relaxed conversation with our skilled and knowledgeable team to discuss the best wood burner option for your home?
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Are Wood Burning Stoves Expensive?
With an increase in popularity comes a natural decrease in cost. This, coupled with improvements in manufacturing means that wood burners are certainly cheaper than they once were. Makers also appreciate customers have a wide range of budgets so create a suitably wide range of products to meet these. Of course, a wood burner is never something to consider as cheap but with savings on heating bills and the added value, it brings to the house value they are certainly not as expensive as you may think.
Are Fireplaces Easy to Keep Clean?
This is a very common question and for good reason. Most people have visited a house at some stage and seen a dirty old stove sitting in the fireplace and it causes people to assume they are hard to clean. Well, thankfully, modern installations are very easy to clean. Many of them have self-cleaning glass which works wonders and removes the need to sit for hours scrubbing soot off the front. However, even those without this technology are easy to keep clean if it is done regularly. There are some great products on the market to clean the glass and a quick sweep around the fire will get rid of any ash. A modern stove is as easy to keep clean as any other household appliance…in fact, it is a lot easier to clean than an oven!
How Safe are Wood Burning Stoves?
Wood burning stove, and stove in general, are probably the safest way to have a real fire. Because they are closed there is little or no risk of any embers leaving the stove. This means they can be left running when you have gone to bed safe in the knowledge it will keep some heat going and slowly die off overnight with no concerns of fire. Of course, having anything hot around the home presents its challenges to small children etc but there are some great fire guards on the market to make sure little ones are kept well away.
Wakefords have been a specialist fireplace, fire and stove centre since 1984 and is the place for fires in Surrey. Customers include homeowners, interior designers and property experts looking to refurbish, upgrade and add value to all types of residential property.
Over the last 10 years, wood burning stoves have grown hugely in popularity, which has allowed the Wakefords team to become true experts in the field. We have amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge of the wood burner industry and are happy to advise on any issue. From wood burning technology and stove manufacturers, to supply, installation and maintenance, there’s not much we don’t know about wood burning stoves!
Wakeford’s can offer a range of leading brand stoves including, Aarrow, Faber, Dru, Valor, Stovax, Capital and more! Whether you are looking at a sleek modern take on a traditional stove or something classic for a period home our ever growing range of brands will be sure to offer something suitable. If you find a stove you like online but are not sure we can supply it then send us a photo or drop in for a chat. With over 30 years experience we are highly likely to either know the brand, stock the brand or be able to source you something similar.
As well as selling burners and stoves we also install them. This is where the big difference between online sales and visiting a showroom comes in. There may be cheaper options online that can be delivered to you home but when it comes to installation it is critical to get the professionals in. By helping each customer chose the right wood burner for them we take into account where it will be fitted, room size, room shape, wall materials and more. This means each and every customer gets a stove that is warm, reliable and safe. Wakeford’s have fitted literally hundreds of wood burners across Surrey and even further afield into Hampshire and Sussex. From Esher and Weybridge to Chobham, Farnham and into Croydon we are able to organise a fast, efficient and reliable fitting service with any stove bought from us.
Types of Fireplaces and Stoves
Offering the perfect balance between practicality and style, between cosy warmth and visual appeal, a fireplace installation can be a fantastic addition to any home. Just imagine curling up in front of a real fire – nothing can match the simple pleasure of seeing hot embers and real flames through a traditional or contemporary glass-fronted stove. It’s an attractive and efficient way of providing warmth and comfort while providing a stunning focal point for any room.
There are many styles and sizes to choose from, so there’s bound to be one that matches your requirements perfectly. Space, room size and application are all important factors for consideration when you choose the right stove for your home.
Remember that having a stove in your home is about more than just providing a beautiful feature piece – it needs to be functional as well. Spacious rooms and properties require large fireplaces for them to be effective sources of heat. If you’re choosing a stove for a larger home you need to ensure that it is the requisite size to provide warmth efficiently.
We have many years of experience in providing fireplace installations to expansive houses, so we have the expertise to help you choose a stove that’s perfect for you. Speak to a member of our team about the kind of stove that might be appropriate for you and we can help you find a variety of options to suit your needs.
Smaller properties can look both elegant and inviting with a small wood burning stove as a key feature of a room. Smaller stoves can still kick out plenty of heat to easily warm a room to leave you feeling cosy and warm.
It’s a common problem that people will end up overestimating their warming needs and buying a stove that’s actually far too big for their property. This not only creates the problem where the room is overpowered by the size of the stove but also that it’s not especially practical as it simply pumps out too much heat. We have years of experience in providing stoves that are ideal for the property they are placed in.
With a range of sizes available, we can find one to slot perfectly into your home to add to the aesthetic value. Whatever your requirements we can help you find a small wood burning stove that’s exactly what you are looking for.
It’s important to have a basic knowledge of the right type of wooden logs to burn. Logs need to be ‘seasoned’ so that they are dry enough to produce optimum heat. Unseasoned or ‘green’ wood contains too much moisture and should be avoided; burning this type of wood is likely to cause damage to both your stove and chimney. Soft woods such as pine burn fast and with a vigorous flame, while the long hot burn of a hardwood such as oak or ash will give you many hours of prolonged heat output.
At Wakefords, our expert team can advise on different types of wood to help you understand which logs are for your stove; we can even help you find a reputable supplier of logs for your stove.
Get In Touch
If you would like to learn more, obtaining expert information and advice is key. Wakefords offer a professional service for the supply, installation and maintenance of wood burning stoves in Surrey or anywhere in the South East, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
To find out more about how we can help, please contact us by phoning 01483 223900 or visit our showroom. The right fireplace installation should bring pleasure and warmth to your Surrey home for many years to come, and we look forward to helping you find it!