Fireplaces in South Africa

Fireplaces in South Africa

In South Africa, there is a big selection of fireplaces available on the market. Fireplaces come in different shapes and sizes. They range from built-in to freestanding, wood burning, anthracite, pellet burners, gas, bio-ethanol and electric fireplaces. Currently, the...
Firewood storage, seasoning tips, and advice

Firewood storage, seasoning tips, and advice

Firewood needs to be stored and seasoned properly. What does seasoning firewood mean? The moisture content of wet wood produces more black smoke than that of properly dried wood. Seasoning firewood means to store wood correctly for an extended period of time to bring...
The great South African built-in braai

The great South African built-in braai

South Africans love a braai and socializing with friends and loved ones. Having a built-in braai makes this an easy task. Fortunately, in South Africa, there is an abundance of built-in braai’s available. If you are considering adding a built-in braai to your...
How to install a cast iron fireplace in your home

How to install a cast iron fireplace in your home

Create a warm and cozy ambiance on those cold winter days and nights with your closed combustion; cast iron fireplace. Wood-burning stoves made of cast iron retain heat better than other stoves. It is always good to check the build quality of a cast iron fireplace,...
How closed combustion fireplaces work

How closed combustion fireplaces work

To understand how closed combustion fireplaces work it is essential to know how a traditional open fireplace works. Open fireplaces are very inefficient, burns more wood and produce much more ash. Open fireplaces create an upward flow of warm air into the chimney;...