Preparing Your Stove For Winter

Keeping your home nice and toasty throughout the cold months is important for the long nights ahead. To ensure you’re doing all of the right things to keep you and your family warm, follow our step-by-step preparation guide to ensure your winter is as comfortable and cosy as it should be.  Preparing Your Stove for […]

Charcoal Toothpaste

Fuelling dentist fiascos, charcoal toothpaste hype takes fad-brushers by surprise as they find out – it’s a gimmick. Charcoal toothpaste products can lead to tooth sensitivity, enamel erosion and even staining to expensive dental restorations. This month, KG smith are going to discuss how charcoal toothpaste ended up in high street shops, such as Boots, […]

UK Fuel Prices 2019

If you are interested in living a cost efficient lifestyle, then it is a good idea to keep up-to-date with the current UK fuel prices to ensure you are choosing the most economical fuel possible. A large proportion of domestic energy costs are created by heating your house, be it by electricity, gas or firewood. […]

New Restrictions for Wood Burners and Open Fires

As part of the government’s Clean Air Strategy 2019, roughly 1.5 million households using wood burners or open fires could face strict regulation in a bid to improve plummeting air quality across the UK. The strategy aims to reduce particulates across the country by 2030, and the use of wood burners and open fires — […]

Should I Use Bituminous Coal or Anthracite Coal for My Open Fireplace?

Finding the right solid fuel source for your open fire is the missing piece of the puzzle. You want to be able to enjoy your fireplace to the maximum, and your choice of fuel has a huge impact on the performance of your open fire. Coal is the go-to solid fuel for most domestic fireplaces, […]

The Advantages of Smokeless Fuels

If you own an appliance that burns solid fuels, you’re not short for choice when it comes to the types of fuel available. As society takes a stronger focus on environmentally friendliness and air pollution, many people are searching for cleaner ways to enjoy their solid fuel fireplaces without sacrificing their unique and characteristic charm. […]

Advantages of Using a Wood Burning Stove

A modern wood burning stove is a fantastic addition to any household, not just because of the aesthetic appeal,  but also because of the advancement in energy efficiency technology and the availability of cleaner fuels.     In this article, we’re looking at the advantages of using a wood burning stove, and the different ways […]

What Are the Advantages of Coal?

Coal, with its ubiquitous supply, has been one of the most reliable and important sources of fuel across the UK for many years. Its use as a primary energy source has come under national and international debate in recent years, but while some call for coal to be left behind, coal still has a number […]

Switching to Solid Fuel: What Do You Need to Consider?

Heating your home with solid fuel lets you take control of your heating and energy bills – and also brings a whole heap of character to your property. But choosing solid fuel isn’t something you can just decide to do without any consideration; it’s a big decision that requires a lot of thought. In this […]

Essential Stove Maintenance Checklist

With the summer heatwave now a memory, it’s time to start preparing for the upcoming winter. You’re probably hankering to light up your solid fuel stove again after a few months of straight inactivity, so now is the perfect time to get on with some of that essential maintenance to make sure all is in […]