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Snuggle Up By the Fire at Your Place

Posted: 1pm 15 Jul 2019

The crackle, the mesmerising flame, the smell - there is so much to love about sitting in front of a fireplace in winter.

And it seems it’s an experience no longer just enjoyed by people living in cooler climates, with growing demand for fireplaces in suburbs across the region.

Mr Stoves' Brian Douglass has been manufacturing and installing heaters since 1990 and has noticed that demand has increased for wood and gas heaters.

“People are looking for a sustainable and affordable way to heat their home due to electricity prices rising,” Brian explains.

“Wood is the most economical and environmentally friendly way to heat. Gas is more expensive than wood, but still cheaper than electricity and has the added bonus of the same convenience that electric heating provides … it turns on with the push of a button.

“Wood and gas heaters add value to a home as well as creating ambience and a beautiful feature.” Brian’s seen plenty of styles come and go and says these days people want to see as much of the flame as possible.

“Heaters with bay windows and also really ornate potbelly-look slow combustion heaters used to be the most popular, then it changed to vertical fireplaces, and now the style we’ve noticed customers are looking for are units with the largest glass viewing area as possible, often in the landscape design,” he says.

“The units that are popular at the moment are square heaters with clean lines and a large glass visual, and also landscape heaters.

“The only traditional, classic style we find is popular at the moment is hamptons.”

So, what style does Brian have at his place? He has a modern heater called the Vogue Navara, which is a square heater with clean modern lines.

“To be honest, a majority of our customers come in with functionality as a priority and style as a secondary feature, therefore they go with our most functional units that are the best value for money,” he says.

“These are our Vogue units because we manufacture them in our factory in Darra and sell them factory direct.”

Mt Nebo's Helen de Rooij is one such customer, who recently had a Vogue fireplace installed. She is now enjoying the warmth is provides in not only the living room, but also the surrounding rooms in the house she's owned for 25 years.

Helen has two other fireplaces in the house, but reveals that the new one is the most efficient. “It’s a big house and the best room was always cold,” she says.

Helen’s son and his wife have come to Australia to live and so she wanted to ensure the house was more comfortable in the cooler months.

Helen completed plenty of research prior to settling on the design, however she is thrilled how it looks in her living room. She’s also pleased with how quickly and professionally it was installed.

So, what does she love about sitting in front of her fireplace?

“The view and the quiet and this warm light … it’s just lovely, you could fall asleep and drink many cups of tea,” Helen says.

Visit mrstoves.com.au or phone 3375 1464

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