How to Start a Fire in Your Fireplace or Braai

hydrofire_diy_flues There are a few ways to start a fire, each having more or less the same result if you are using dry, good quality wood. Everyone has their own tips on how to start a fire. Some swear that there is only one way (their way, of course) and […]

How to Keep a Wood Burning Fireplace Clean

If you have been wondering how to keep a wood burning fireplace clean, you may already know that a clean fireplace is a well-functioning fireplace. But, while the cleaning process is always important to ensure that you enjoy your fireplace for many years to come, it is even more important […]

How To: Connect A Boiler Stove Fireplace

Installation of central heating systems is quite complicated and needs to be done by trained professionals only, as failure to comply with certain installation safety rules can lead to fireplace or central heating system damage, and even personal injury. Incorrect or negligent installation can lead to leaks or air chokes […]

How To: Build A Fireplace Surround

Our cast iron built-in fireplaces include two components of heating, namely convection and radiation. The radiation heating comes through the glass in the form of infrared waves, but for the convectional heating to work correctly and not only heat the space directly around the combustion chamber, but the entire room,, […]

How To Install a Flue

If your chimney duct is going to run straight up through the ceiling and roof, you will be particularly interested in learning how to install a flue internally. This is the most common installation method in South Africa and it starts with a single wall flue from the fireplace running […]