The trend for renewable sources of heating has sparked a fireplace revival making a fireplace or stove a must-have for your home.
When it comes to the winter there is nothing quite like the heat of a fire to stave off the cold and keep you cosy. Throughout history fireplaces provided both a means to cook and heat the home. However, after World War II, central heating became almost ubiquitous and fireplaces fell out of fashion. Old fireplaces were bricked up and often their beautiful surrounds were destroyed or removed. But with today’s rising fuel bills and the move towards renewable sources of heating, the demand for fireplaces has once again rocketed.
It is this rise in popularity which keeps East Lothian based Stoves & More busy. So busy, in fact, that in January this year they moved their showroom to The Old Primary School in Kingston, just outside North Berwick, giving them space to expand. Theirs is a family-run business, consisting of husband and wife Michael and Elaine Horne, along with their son Luke. Michael has over 25 years experience in the building trade and offers an all-trades service – from supply and installation to annual servicing. Stoves & More can install multi-fuel or wood burning stoves into any home and they specialise in twin-wall flue pipe systems meaning you don’t even need a chimney. Michael and Elaine pride themselves on the quality of their products, the professionalism of their in-house experienced installers and their after-sales service.
Stoves & More stock a full range of wood burning and multi-fuel stoves, gas and electric fires, flues and accessories from top brands including; Charnwood, Hwam, Wiking, Chesney’s, Hunter Stoves, The Penman Collection, Vision Trimline and Ooni. Their warming showroom includes live display models which allow you to see the quality of the specially selected range. Michael says; “Most customers come in simply looking for a stove but leave educated about the benefits of fuel efficiency and control, which helps them choose the right fireplace or stove for their home.”
So, when it comes to heating your home embrace the current fireplace revival and rekindle your passion for the traditional fireplace or stove.