We recently attended the 2014 Hearth and Home exhibition - "Widely regarded at Europe’s leading showcase for the fireplace industry, Hearth & Home encompasses every product including gas, electric and multi fuel appliances and fire surrounds together with new products, technology, materials and innovation".
In the coming months there are a wide range on new and innovative ranges becoming available from an number of our suppliers. Although the range of traditional style stoves is as popular as ever, as with any industry we need to progress with trends and fashions. New designs this year focused on stand-alone stoves with a modern design, amongst other innovations. Although these design features are generally aesthetic and have little to do with the efficiency of the stove itself, it's great to see manufacturers designing specifically for the contemporary home. Free standing cylindrical designs with log storage beneath were a very popular innovation this year, alongside similar concepts in the various multi-fuel ranges. The advantage of these designs is that you can step away entirely from the convention of having a fireplace to house your stove. The free standing design simply needs a small hearth area on which to stand and the flue is conducted to the outdoors without attempting to conceal its presence.
An example of a contemporary wood burning design is the Broseley Evolution:-
New product for 2014. The Flair 8 is a very modern and contemporary steel wood burner which features an exceptional viewing window and integral log store.
Steel construction with metallic black finish
Contemporary design with a large curved viewing window
Integral log store
Airwash technology to help keep the glass clean
Primary and Secondary air controls
Top flue outlet only (6" / 150mm)
Can be ordered with a log store door
Dimensions W698mm x H1158mm x D447mm
56 Flaxley Road,