Dru Maestro series. Premium quality, award winning gas fire in single, 2 or 3 sided options. View more info here.
It’s that time of year, the nights are drawing in, the clocks go back and there’s a definite chill in the air. It’s the perfect time to think about cosying up in front of a crackling fire with a nice cup of tea and a book. With the Autumn Sale ending soon, call in and take advantage of some excellent savings.
A glowing fire or stove can really create a wow factor in your room, whether you want a feature fireplace or freestanding stove. We have a wide range of fires on display in our Fireplace & Stove Centre to give you plenty of options to choose from. Some of the most well-known and prestigious brands are featured in situ in store for you to admire and have a quick warm up at the same time.
Finding the perfect fire for your home can sometimes feel a little daunting, we’re here to make the experience of choosing your new fire or stove a simple and pleasurable one. Call in to our store and meet our team of fully trained assistants and pop by our new Stove Centre and say hi to Joe, our specially trained stove expert who will be on hand to answer any of your queries.
Pop in to our cosy new Stove Centre for live demonstrations and Joe’s specialty knowledge.
What’s in our cosy new Stove Centre
Waiting for you in our Fireplace Centre
Choosing Your Fireplace
For many, a fire or stove is vital to creating warmth and atmosphere; a way of adding a focal point when family come to visit or for making the home cosy on those wintry and grey days. Choosing the correct type and style of fireplace can help complete the overall look of a room, complimenting your home and personal style, allowing you to enjoy the ambience that only the soothing flames of a fire can provide.
Here are some of the different types of fireplaces available for you to choose from;
The term ‘gas fires’ may conjure up images of granny’s old radiant, but in reality they have come a long way from the gas-belching, 70s-style atrocities of old. Feast your eyes on these beautiful gas fires, combining unique, modern design with high energy efficiency. And if the winter blues renders you perpetually sofa-bound, don’t worry – many can be turned on and off by remote control, so you don’t even need to get up.
Electric fireplaces are modern alternatives to gas fires that typically come straight out of the box and as they don’t need a chimney are a popular choice for people who live in apartments, or those who have smaller rooms to heat. Again, there are both traditional and modern options when it comes to electric fireplaces.
Whilst nothing conjures up childhood Christmas memories quite like a wood burning stove. Traditional stoves are now available in gas and electric designs as well, any of which makes an ideal period feature; providing the unrivalled feeling of homeliness, comfort and warmth that only the appearance of burning logs can give.
A simple checklist
To help you determine which fireplace is best for your home here are a few essential boxes that that should be ticked first;
- Firstly you will need to decide what type of fireplace you would like, how your fireplace will be fuelled, and what type of chimney you have.
- It is important to consider whether you want your fireplace solely for decorative reasons or to heat your home as well.
- Designs can be used to create a statement or a contrast, so think carefully about what style best suits you and your home.
- The final decision to make will be on whether you would like a surround to go with your fireplace.
As the number one destination for fireplaces in the North, Housing Units has put together a guide to help you buy the type of fireplace that is right for you. You can view this guide online here.
If you already have your feature fireplace, you may be looking for some accessories to change up the look or more practical items such as storage and cleaning products. Here at Housing Units we have everything you need to make the most of your fireplace or stove. Available in store and online.
Buckley Coal Hod – £49
Fireside Companion – £69
Veneto Log Basket – £59
The Wickentree Restaurant
Whilst you’re here, why not treat yourself to Afternoon Tea or a delicious relaxing lunch in our beautiful Wickentree Restaurant situated just along from the fireplace centre past the sumptuous rugs. What better way to spend an Autumnal afternoon? That’s the Housing Units difference…….
Bedford Afternoon Tea
A selection of finger sandwiches, mini cakes champagne jelly and a mini scone with strawberry preserve all served with unlimited tea or coffee.
Grilled salmon fillet served with a warm salad of wilted spinach, mange tout, new potatoes, sun blushed tomatoes, soft boiled egg and house dressing.