Decorative and free-standing stoves are capable of providing both space and water heating.

Luno Small StoveAlthough the fire is contained behind doors, on some models they can be opened while the fire is alight to allow the warmth and glow of a real fire to complement the room. The doors should be closed when a more efficient slow burn is required or when the room is unattended.

Attractive yet practical stoves are available with boilers, ranging from those with a small output for supplying domestic hot water only to the large output units capable of heating radiators and domestic hot water.

Many stoves can burn wood or logs, however, a far greater heat and better performance is obtained when using either coal or smokeless fuel.

For more information on stoves and stockists, visit the websites of leading manufacturers on our Links page or telephone our local call rate Helpline 01773 835400.