Sustainable ways to keep the home cool/warm all year-round

Central heating is something many of us associate with homes in the northern hemisphere. Is it becoming more popular in SA? Yes – year on year it is becoming more popular and we are finding that clients are becoming more educated about the process. As electricity costs climb and prices […]

Wood Burning Fireplace Showcase: Premium Edition

The Hydrofire Premium Edition includes some of the finest wood burning fireplaces available. This range includes both free-standing and built-in models, all of which are imported from Europe. Every single fireplace at Hydrofire comes with a stringent CE certification. You will always have full peace of mind knowing that the […]

How Do Closed Combustion Fireplaces Differ from Open Fireplaces?

If you’re in the market for a fireplace, you may be wondering whether it is best to go with a closed combustion fireplace or an open fireplace. Aside from the obvious differences such as design, many are unsure what the difference is between these two in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness […]

Why Now is the Time to Consider a Wood Burning Fireplace

While we may be making the move into summer here in the Cape, now is the perfect time to consider a wood burning fireplace that will see you through the cooler spring days, autumn nights and winters to come. One of the biggest assumptions that many people have about wood […]

What Not to Burn in Your Wood Burning Fireplace

It may sound like simple logic to some, but many do not realise that a wood burning fireplace is very different from an open fireplace when it comes to how fuels are burned. You may be able to throw in paper, old wood and various other things into an open […]

The Worst Place to Install Your Built In Fireplace

Whether installed in a bedroom, living room or even a kitchen, a built in fireplace offers plenty of value to any home. This type of fireplace is installed into the wall, as the name implies. Unlike freestanding fireplaces which can be placed anywhere, these fireplaces require professional installation. In this […]

Why Invest in a Wood Burning Fireplace Before Winter?

Is it really worth investing in a wood burning fireplace before winter? One of the biggest mistakes that people make when purchasing fireplaces is assuming that winter is the best time to purchase their fireplace. In reality, this time can be the worst time. Because the majority of sales take […]

Considering a Wood Burning Stove for 2018?

Thinking about getting a wood burning stove this year? Summer is the best time to start planning for the winter ahead, as it gives you plenty of time to prepare. It can be a little confusing at first to decide which stove is right for your home. To help make […]

Why Consider a Built-In Wood Burning Fireplace?

When it comes to deciding on what type of wood burning fireplace to choose, you may be wondering which is best – free-standing or built-in. In reality, both of these stove types have their own benefits and things to consider. The final choice will often come down to your budget, […]

Wood Stove vs Gas Heater

If you have been thinking about investing in a wood stove for the upcoming winter, you may be wondering how this heating option compares to a gas heater or fireplace. A recent Hydrofire heating comparison helps you determine the cost of heating your home in South Africa, but what else […]

When is the Best Time to Get a Wood Burning Stove?

With the arrival of spring, now is a good time to think about getting a wood burning stove. If you assumed that winter was the best time to think about fireplaces, you may be surprised to know that this is actually the worst time. As so many people rush to […]

5 Things to Avoid When Buying a Wood Burning Fireplace

Thinking about investing in a wood burning fireplace? This type of fireplace is without a doubt one of the best investments you can make for your home, offering a low-cost method of heating along with plenty of style. Buying your first fireplace can be a little bit daunting at first, […]

Top Tips for Heating With Wood Stoves

Heating with wood stoves might seem the same as heating with any other type of fireplace. In fact, closed combustion fireplaces require a little bit more thought in order to get the optimal level of heating. While that doesn’t mean that they are overly completed or fussy, it simply means […]