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What is the Most Eco-friendly Fireplace?

Being environmentally aware is something that can now have an influence on our buying choices. Saving energy and keeping our eco-footprint in check is something that many people now consider when making any purchase. This is particularly true when it comes to buying large appliances for our home or indeed when choosing how we heat

What are Micro Marble Fireplaces?

Stylish, sophisticated and affordable; it is not hard to see why micro marble is becoming a huge trend. Rising in popularity, many people are realising that micro marble can create a beautiful aesthetic and provide a fireplace to suit almost every style of home without breaking the bank. So, what exactly are micro marble fireplaces

How To Choose The Right Stove For Your Home

Stoves are a great addition to any home, they offer high heat performance and can dramatically save you money on your energy bills. Stoves are built to last and will be an investment piece that will work for many years to come. Stoves are also highly attractive and suit many home décor styles. Stoves are

A to Z Fireplace Terms

Choosing the perfect fireplace for you can be difficult with a lot of different things to consider. To make it easier for our customers, we’ve cut through the jargon and explained definitions and fireplace terminology used throughout the site. If you still require further help or advice, please contact one of our expert team.  

Fireplace Buying Guide

Buying a fireplace can initially appear to be a relatively straight forward task – yet an hour’s searching and you may find that finding the perfect focal point for your home is an overwhelming experience. Fear not! We’ve put together a complete guide on how to choose a fireplace, covering everything you need to know

Fibre Back or Cast Back for Gas Use

On our tiled fireplaces we offer a choice of cast iron backs or fibre backs with our fireplaces and I am often asked why as most people only offer cast iron. The reason for this is the fact you get a better heat output from a fibre back as they reflect the heat better and

Granite Hearth for a Multi Fuel Stove

Quite often we get asked here at Castfireplaces if you can use a granite hearth when fitting it below a wood burning or multi fuel stove. I’m pleased to say the answer is yes but it’s not just any hearth the only way we will guarantee they will not crack is to section and slab

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