Win a winter’s worth of logs worth £220 with Certainly Wood!
Oct18

Win a winter’s worth of logs worth £220 with Certainly Wood!

So – have you lit yours yet? I’ll admit it – we gave in to the temptation last weekend, and lit our woodburner for the first time since last winter. Naturally it wasn’t really cold enough outside, and within an hour we were opening all the windows and stripping off jumpers and socks in an effort to cool down again! But even so… nothing bits that crackling warmth, does it? But of course, that means the sad...

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4 Step Plan to Choosing a Woodburner Stove
Nov09

4 Step Plan to Choosing a Woodburner Stove

Stoves are not only a stylish option for the home, but are also eco-friendly and super-efficient (and allegedly add value too. Some bandy a 5% increase on house value, others suggest it’s more about saleability than actual cash value… but either way, you’re winning when it’s time to sell up). In fact, never mind when you’re selling up; a stove can be up to three times as efficient as an open fire and will...

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Win £240 of logs to keep you warm this winter with Certainly Wood!
Oct25

Win £240 of logs to keep you warm this winter with Certainly Wood!

Regular readers will remember that last year we finally had a woodburner installed. Oh, the deep, contented joy. We’ve always had a gas fire in the living room, so it’s not like we were without a focal point or warmth… but I don’t think anyone will disagree that there’s just something about a real fire. I’m not ashamed to admit that over the last few weeks I’ve been eyeing the fire and...

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Finally – it’s Installation Day of our Villager 12 Duo Woodburner Stove #HappyDay
Jan26

Finally – it’s Installation Day of our Villager 12 Duo Woodburner Stove #HappyDay

So now that we had prepped the plasterboard wall to be safe for the woodburning stove we only had a few days to wait until Installation Day. Finally, bright and early the Low Carbon Energy Centre team were at the door, and all of a sudden, after years of waiting, the installation was happening. They had a quick look at the room, they approved all of our prep work, and headed off to start unloading their van. I think we were astonished...

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Replacing a gas fire with a woodburner on a plasterboard wall | DIY
Jan20

Replacing a gas fire with a woodburner on a plasterboard wall | DIY

So once we had an installation date for the woodburner, we knew we had some work to do. Because what we were replacing was this: That’s a gas fire with a fake surround, sitting in a plasterboard wall. No chimney breast was ever built on the extension, so it’s just a double layer of block, with plasterboard and then skimmed with plaster. And not in any way fireproof. Naturally behind a woodburner it gets a le-e-etle...

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Woodburner Kiln Dried Logs from Certainly Wood
Dec08

Woodburner Kiln Dried Logs from Certainly Wood

Logs are not a thing I’ve ever thought much about. I mean, we’ve had a fire pit in the garden for years – but it’s fed from the pile of logs we’ve collected on walks in woods, leftover scraps from DIY projects, our Christmas trees, scavenging waste wood we see out and about – it grows organically without much thought. But once had booked installation day for the new woodburner, we knew we had to...

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