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Grillstream Barbecues, What’s the Hype?
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Grillstream Barbecues, What’s the Hype?

With brand new Grillstream hybrid barbecues and outdoor kitchens now available we couldn’t resist updating this edit. Here we’ll explain why Grillstream has become one of the most sought-after brands in the barbecue market; their industry-leading hybrid technology makes it easy to see why they are so popular! The story of Grillstream began in 2009 following the acceptance of the patents relating to the invention of a unique open-bar grill system. By preventing fat and oil from dripping down into the barbecue but allowing for direct heat, the open bar grill system makes their barbecues virtually flare-free, clean and healthy to grill upon. The brand has gone from strength to strength and has received various awards along the way, Grillstream has also made appearances on shows like the Dragons Den, BBC News & outdoor living magazines such as The BBQ Mag.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Winter Energy Bill Now
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5 Ways to Reduce Your Winter Energy Bill Now

After a long, dreary winter and early spring, you may only just feel like you’re ready to finally turn the heating off for a while. However, preparation is key for keeping our energy bills down when the temperature drops. By taking action during the warmer months, you can make significant savings when it's time to crank up the heating once again. And the good news is, there are several ways you can prepare for the cold weather, both big and small. So, just how can you ensure your energy bills don’t go through the roof this winter? Here, our heating solution experts share five proactive tips you can take right now to reduce your winter energy bill.

Rangemaster Release Estel and Edge Range Cookers
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Rangemaster Release Estel and Edge Range Cookers

Britain’s most loved range cooker brand, which made the world's first range cooker in 1830, has announced the release of two new range cooker models called the Edge Deluxe and Estel Deluxe. These new cooker models alongside a substantial manufacturing investment are sure to turn a few heads in the marketplace. In this edit, we’ll bring you all the latest information about these two new cookers and explain why a Rangemaster oven is the essential ingredient to a perfect kitchen.

Is Kettler Garden Furniture Worth Buying?
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Is Kettler Garden Furniture Worth Buying?

Scrolling online through the endless options for furniture for your patio, decking area or even conservatory can be hard work and time-consuming. In this edit, we’ll help steer you in the right direction so you can find the right piece of Kettler furniture for your outdoor living area. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of the different furniture materials that include wood, rope & metal and we’ll cover the types of furniture sets available that will best suit your outdoor area. So whether you’re looking for a cosy corner sofa, intimate bistro set or grand dining piece we’ll guide you to the best piece of Kettler outdoor furniture you can buy.

9 Ways to Create a Cosy Garden Set Up
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9 Ways to Create a Cosy Garden Set Up

With the arrival of warmer weather on the horizon and longer days that fill us with joy, the garden becomes an extension of our home where we love to entertain both day and night. To create the ultimate outdoor getaway, it’s important to include some cosy features to recreate the comfort of your indoor living space, outdoors. From warming fires and outdoor heaters to effective lighting, in this edit, we’ll share our top suggestions to create a dreamy garden set-up this season.

Should I supplement my heat pump with a wood burner?
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Should I supplement my heat pump with a wood burner?

Heat pumps are more efficient than other heating systems and according to the Energy Saving Trust they produce around three times more energy than they take in, so they’re a whopping 300% efficient. That’s not to say they’re perfect heating machines and in this edit, we’ll explain how a heat pump works and the common problems that owners bump into. We’ll also discuss why we think it’s a great idea to supplement your heating system with a reliable and powerful log burner! Keep reading if you’re renovating a property and are considering installing a heat pump.

What are the New Rules for Wood Burners in Scotland?
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What are the New Rules for Wood Burners in Scotland?

It may come as a bit of a shock to hear that the Scottish Government’s updated building regulations mean new buildings won’t be allowed to use a wood burner as their heat source. This statement comes with a caveat as you can apply for exemption. In this edit, we’ll explain all the new rules and why the news has provoked outrage, as lots of rural Scottish homes that are not connected to the gas grid rely heavily on heat sources such as pellet stoves and wood burners.

Where is the Best Place for a Patio Heater?
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Where is the Best Place for a Patio Heater?

There is nothing more important than keeping your garden a safe place for your family, so in this edit, we’ll give you insights on where is best to place your al fresco patio heater. To keep you toasty and to help you make the most of your outside space in the evening we’ll also discuss the different types of outdoor heaters and the benefits they’ll bring to your outside area. From electric infrared heaters to gas patio heaters and solid fuel options, we’ll put forward great outdoor heaters that do more than simply warm up the air around them.

The Benefits of Dual Fuel BBQs and Why You Should Consider One
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The Benefits of Dual Fuel BBQs and Why You Should Consider One

Are you torn between choosing between a gas or charcoal barbecue for this years summer cookouts? Why not opt for the best of both with a dual-fuel hybrid BBQ? These versatile grills offer the best of both worlds, allowing you to enjoy the convenience of gas and the smoky flavour of charcoal. In this edit, discover all the great reasons to buy a duel fuel barbecue this spring.

Ultimate Guide to Marble Fireplaces
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Ultimate Guide to Marble Fireplaces

Nothing says grandeur quite like a plush marble fireplace, they are often classical in design and have stood as a symbol of luxury for centuries. More recently consumers have been blending designer marble fireplaces with contemporary interiors as well as period decor, you’ll be amazed how easily these fireplaces can elevate your living space no matter the style you choose. In this edit, we’ll discuss everything there is to know about not just natural marble fireplaces but engineered marbles and how they differ. We’ll talk about the styles and types of fireplaces available including Carrara marble, Kallos marble, black granite & micro marble and how to replace and install these types of fireplaces in your home.

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