Paul Chesney fireplace and wood burning stove expert and Managing Director of Chesney’s Fireplaces has provided a step by step account, of how to build a long lasting log or coal fire.
- Stage 1 – Place several fire-lighters on the base of the grate. An alternative to the traditional petroleum lighters and much more environmentally friendly, are natural firelighters made from compacted wood shavings dipped in untreated wax.
- Stage 2 – Twist and tie several separate sheets of newspaper and place these over the lighters.
- Step 3 – Arrange a layer of small pieces of dry kindling wood over the newspaper.
- Step 4 – Finish the fire with a layer of coal or several logs on top of the kindling.
- Step 5 – Light the paper and lighters around the outer edges of the base of the fire.
Depending on how strongly the chimney is drawing, the fire once established will have be stoked with further fuel to maintain a consistent heat.
A coal fire will generally need much less tending than a log fire as the fuel is consumed more slowly.
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For example their striking Pacific fireplace 544, in our picture, which has over 65% off it’s original RRP! Was £1295.00 + VAT & Now is £450.00 + VAT
Made from Limestone.
Opening 38” (965mm) W x 38” (965mm) H.
Shelf 58 1/2” (1600mm) L x 7 3/8” (187mm) D.
Overall size 52 7/8” (1343mm) W x 45 1/4” (1148mm) H.
Depth of jamb 4 1/2” (114mm).
For further information visit the Chesney’s website.
Tel: (020) 7627 1410