Wood burning fireplaces are always subject to a varied reception.
Their rustic, natural look is a very desirable and versatile design choice when it comes to interior decorating.
A lot of people assume that wood burning fireplaces and stoves are not environmentally friendly, but this is only because the smoke emitting from the burning wood seems to be bad for carbon emissions.
The truth is that woody biomass is a renewable energy source and is far better for the environment than electricity – which is created by burning almost exclusively fossil fuels.
The traditional fireplace look can do a lot for a home, and with the prices of electricity, gas and oil rising, there’s never been a better time to invest in a wood burner.
Stand alone wood burning stoves are very easy to install and tie in with a room’s pre-existing décor, and they generate a large amount of heat.
West Country Fires, a website that specialises in selling high quality fireplaces, do a wide range of stylish and energy efficient wood-based fireplaces and stoves, from period to modern.