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Best Electric Fires: Top Heaters for your Home

Best Electric Fires: Top Heaters for your Home

Undecided about choosing an electric fireplace. According to consumer research there has been a sharp increase in electric fire sales.

Electric fires are easy to use with just a flick of a switch, and only needs to be plugged into a normal socket. They can be operated by thermostatic remote controls to create ambiance and realistic technologically advanced 3D flame effects; and can also be controlled by Smart Home devices.

The Evening Standard has published the Best Electric fireplaces for your home feature to help you decide.

Westcombes is one of the approved manufacturers’ independent fireplace retailers. We can offer advice and a professional installation service. We even stock and can provide the ES Best Top Pick , the British Fires New Forest 1200 Electric Fire as well as the featured ACR, Be Modern, Elgin & Hall, Evonic Fires.

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And do not forget that Westcombes stocks logs and fuel year round

And do not forget that Westcombes stocks logs and fuel year round

...Especially the best Kiln Dried Wood for chimeneas, fire pits, wood-fired pizza ovens and BBQs for the great outdoors. With Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend approaching, hopefully, the weather will be good enough to have a BBQ in the garden. We also supply Homefire Smokeless Coal year round, ideal for the outdoors, too. You can order online  or by telephone 020 8852 6204. We do a free SE London postcode delivery, details if you click the link.

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Introducing Coffee Logs - Eco Briquettes Made From Waste Coffee Grounds

Introducing Coffee Logs - Eco Briquettes Made From Waste Coffee Grounds

Amazing news, Westcombes has taken delivery of eco-conscious Coffee Logs

We are very excited to be introducing a new unique sustainable biofuel in our showroom and on our website, especially when there is so much media coverage about burning un eco-conscious fuels.

The Coffee Logs are available for immediate purchase as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels; and can be locally delivered if ordering 8 bags or more.

The Coffee Logs are packaged compact recycled bags, containing 16 logs and weighs approx. 8kg. Ideal for stacking in small confined and limited spaces.

Coffee Logs are eco briquettes ideal for woodburners, stoves and open fires (not in open fires in Smoked Control Zones), made from recycling thousands of tonnes of waste coffee grounds, collected from coffee shops around the UK.

Fascinating facts:

  • each eco briquette generates 80% less emissions than if those grounds had gone to landfill
  • contains the grounds of 25 cups of coffee - that's 400 in each bag!
  • burns 20% hotter and longer than kiln-dried wood - due to their higher calorific value and low humidity content
  • the Coffee Logs burn best when undisturbed and can be used instead of or alongside wood and other solid fuels
  • recycling coffee helps reduce greenhouse gases, diverts waste away from costly landfill and gives your daily cuppucino a useful second life
  • British made
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    Bags of wet logs to be banned

    Bags of wet logs to be banned

    Here’s another topical article which you might have missed, featured in The Times.

    We have been reiterating all along that it is all about the fuel, which is in the process of being expedited by the Ready to Burn initiative; and not about banning the use of wood burning stoves. Basically we need to sort out the quality of fuels and phase out the sale of real coal.

    Don't forget that Westcombes sells Ready to Burn high quality wood.  

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    Are Woodburners Going To Be Banned?

    Are Woodburners Going To Be Banned?

    Are woodburners going to be banned?

    We’ve had quite a few customers who have been under the impression that the government is intending to ban woodburning stoves, so we wanted to clarify the current situation.

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