Simply Grate Stoves & Fireplaces supplies and install Wood Stoves, Multifuel Stoves, Gas Stoves, Electric Stoves, Gas Fires, Electric Fires and Wood Fires in and around Worcester Park, around the corner from our North Cheam Showroom. We also provide Chimney Sweeps, Stove Services, Gas Fire Services, Chimney Repairs, Chimney Lining, Fireplace Renovation and much more! See below for a full list of the services we provide in Worcester Park and surrounding areas:
Wood Stove Installation
Multifuel Stove Installation
Gas Stove Installation
Electric Stove Installation
Electric Fireplace Installation
Gas Fireplace Installation
Gas Fire Servicing
As our showroom is based in North Cheam, our engineers (who have over 20 years of experience) are frequently in Worcester Park, Sutton, Cheam, North Cheam, Epsom, New Malden, Stoneleigh and other surrounding areas. This means that it is very easy for us to arrange a home visit to discuss your options and provide you with a quote for your new fireplace!
See our range of Wood Stoves and Multifuel Stoves online here, or visit our showroom at 527 London Road, North Cheam, SM3 8JR, right up the road from Worcester Park High Street.
If you are interested in getting a Stove installed in your home, you may have come across the terms 'Wood Only Stove' or 'Multifuel Stove', but what do these terms mean and which version should you get?
Wood is the usual fuel used in Stoves, which was typically used when using a traditional open fire. Now, Wood Stoves have been created and perfected to allow for the most efficient Wood Burning experience, with a heat output large enough to heat up your entire room. Since none of the heat from a Wood Stove will escape through the chimney, as it would with a traditional open fire, you get all of the benefits and none of the disadvantages.
Wood Stoves come with a flat internal base, where the logs are burned, as Wood burns best on a bed of ash, with air circulating from the top. This means that the ash which forms after burning wood can be easily swept out, though some ash should be kept there to aid combustion.
The type of wood you should use is usually kiln-dried, seasoned wood, especially if you are in a smoke controlled area, and you need to ensure that you have a DEFRA exempt stove. This is no longer a problem, as all of our Multifuel Stoves are DEFRA exempt to ensure that we can continue to keep your home warm and protect the environment, in line with the Eco 2022 regulations.
When you think of Stoves, you typically thinking of burning wood. However, if you have a Multifuel Stove, you can burn wood and also other fuels such as other smokeless fuels and coal. To burn efficiently, smokeless coal or mineral fuels require are from below, this is achieved by a grate inside the stove which the fuel sits on.
Most Multifuel Stoves come with an ash pan, to allow you to easily, quickly and efficiently remove the ash and clean your Stove. It is important to regularly clean Multifuel Stoves, so that the air can freely flow around the stove and allow the fuel to burn as efficiently as possible. Multifuel stoves which come with primary and secondary air vents, or air wash, allow you to control the air flow and whether the air circulates from below or above.
If you like in a smoke controlled area and want to use a Multifuel Stove, you will need a DEFRA approved stove and you will only be able to burn smokeless fuel, such as anthracite coal.
SHOULD I CHOOSE WOOD OR MULTIFUEL?
Cost: Some manufacturers, such as Portway, do not have a price difference between their Multifuel and Wood Only versions of Stoves, though for others, their Multifuel Stoves are more expensive than their Wood Only counterparts. The main difference in expense is the chimney liner required as, for a Wood Only Stove the liner is cheaper but, for a Multifuel Stove, the liner is considerably more expensive. What needs to be balanced is the immediate upfront cost versus the long term running costs. For example, coal burns longer and so you may not spend as much on fuel, which can offset the upfront cost of purchasing a Multifuel Stove in the long run.
Design: The majority of our Stoves are available as Wood or Multifuel versions, with a large range available for both types. This means that you are not limited or governed by the type of fuel you choose, as all of our stoves have traditional and contemporary styles to suit every home.
Ease of use and Versatility: Both Wood and Multifuel Stoves are easy to use, with detailed guides from the manufacturers and expert advice from our engineers. The main benefit of a Multifuel Stove over a Wood Stove is that the former allows for the burning of multiple types of fuel, whereas the latter only allows for one.
Eco-Friendliness: Wood Burners are considered carbon neutral, which means that the carbon dioxide released is equal to the amount a tree absorbs whilst it is growing, so long as the wood supplier replaces trees which have been cut down. The eco-friendliness of Multifuel Burners is dependent on the type of fuel being burnt, e.g. smokeless fuel, which is better for the environment than coal.