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I must apologise for the lateness of our November Newsletter, We have been kept busy unpacking all our new stock for this coming season.

We have had many new companion sets, log buckets and coal hods, along with other fireplace accessories.  There are lots of new designs in many different finishes and colours, meaning that you will find something to meet your needs and finish that look that you are trying to achieve.

I must also tell you about the new Skope electric inset fire from Gazco.  This fire has a flame effect second to none, with state of the ark remote control, which not only lets you adjust the heat setting, but also the flame picture and colour, plus it has a programmable thermostatic control, making it very easy to use and meets all the new electrical regulations, which come into force soon.

Another new range to our showroom are the Charlton & Jenrick stoves.  These stoves are not only 100% 2022 Eco Design Ready, but are also British designed.  Charlton & Jenrick are based at Telford, which is only a stone’s throw away from the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution at Coalbrookdale.  The Fireline model, which we have in our showroom, incorporates an advanced patented firebox combustion technology, developed by Charlton & Jenrick, along with a technically advanced single air control and powerful airwash.  The Woodtec 5XW model offers one of the largest viewing windows on the market for a 5kW stove.  These stoves can also be personalised with optional stands, log stores and choice of handles.

Come and visit our Ipswich showroom to see all the new items we have for the coming season.

The nights are now drawing in and it is that time of the year when you start lighting your stove.  If you read last month’s newsletter, you will have already made sure that your stove is ready to go for the coming season, by checking that your door and glass seals, bricks, baffle plate, etc. are in good order and replaced them, if they were not.  If you haven’t, it is not too late.  Just visit our Ipswich showroom with your requirements and we should have most items in stock, so you can light your stove tonight.

Chimney Fire Safety Week is running from the 3rd to the 9th of September.  This is a campaign that strives to raise awareness of chimney fire.  It encourages people to take action focusing on the importance of sweeping your chimney, appliance maintenance, the use of quality fuels and tips to get the most efficiency from your stove.


If you want your stove to give off more heat, the drier the wood the hotter and more efficient the stove will run.  Remember the wood you burn in your stove should at least be seasoned, but the wood will still contain 20-25% moisture.  We stock handy moisture meters for you to check the moisture content of your logs.  For more heat output from your stove, burn drier wood.

At Countrylife Stoves, we only sell kiln or solar dried fire wood, this has a moisture content of 10% or less, and because we keep it indoors all year round, it is VERY dry.

We also sell responsibly sourced kindling, environmentally friendly firelighters, compressed wood shaving logs made from virgin waste wood, solid fuel with 50% less emissions, paper log briquette makers that will get rid of all your paper waste, along with matches, moisture meters, stove thermometers to ensure your stove is running at maximum efficiency, plus a large range of log baskets and carriers to either bring in or store the fuel for your evenings enjoyment.


Although it is hot and sunny outside, now is a good time to look at your stove, gas fire and fireplace, because before you know it, autumn will be here and you will need to start using them again.

It maybe that your stove is not looking as pristine as it used to and you would like to smarten it’s appearance, this can be done by either re-spraying/painting with heatproof paint or applying black stove polish.  With gas fires you can also get those tired looking gas coals looking new again, by spraying them with gas coal paint.  Give us a ring and we can give you advice on what products would be best for you.

Now is also a good time to check all the seals on the doors and glass to make sure they are doing their job, if they have started to go hard or disintegrate, this is a sign that they need replacing.  We keep in stock a large range of ropes and seals, along with heat resistant adhesive and rope end tape.

Look at your fireplace; does it need and additional cleaning?  If it does, we sell a range of cleaning products for bricks, stone or marble.

Also check the inside of your stove; does it require any spares, such as firebricks, fire bars or baffle plate?  We either stock, or can order for you, spares for most makes of stoves.

We also stock chimney sweeping sets and brushes, for those of you who would prefer to do the job yourself, as well as all the necessary chimney cleaning products.


Countrylife Stoves are pleased to inform our customers about a new British designed stove that has just arrived in our Ipswich showroom.  The Woolly Mammoth 5.  Although the smallest in the Woolly Mammoth range, it has a brilliant view of the fire, due to its large single door.

The Woolly Mammoth stove is a very competitively priced stove, starting at just £399.99 inc vat.  There are a multitude of options including different leg heights and hand painted door colours, ensuring this stove can offer something to suit all tastes and room settings.  The Woolly Mammoth 5 has the design of a traditional cast iron stove and by introducing a contemporary steel body; it will reach optimum temperatures swiftly and  efficiently.  It is also 79.4% efficient, which means it has an ‘A Energy Rating’ plus official approval from HETAS and DEFRA.  This stove has a multifuel grate as standard; which makes de-ashing these stoves very easy.

There are several stoves in the Woolly Mammoth range offering a choice of heat outputs and styles, bringing the comfort glow of a real fire into your home in a modern, controllable and highly efficient way.


We still have a few ex-display stoves to clear;  we need to make room for all our new stock, which will be arriving soon.

At Countrylife Stoves we always like to promote British made products and we are proud to announce the arrival of another 100% British manufactured stove.

The Clock stove has a timeless elegant design with an excellent view of the fire through its large glass door.  The stove is over 80% efficient with an output of between 3.5kW to 9.5kW.  It has an average heat output of 5kW, therefore does not normally require an air vent.  It also meets the new stringent emission tests, making it one of the few Eco Design 2022 ready stoves.

It is available both as standard stove on legs or with a log store and will run on ready to burn wood, smokeless solid fuels, or Eco-fuels.  You can also personalise your stove by choosing different coloured handles, either in chrome or brass and have the stove in one of the many different colours available.

For more information regarding this new stove please feel welcome to visit our showroom or phone us on 01473 258738.

Hello and welcome to our first newsletter.

We hope you enjoy our updated website, which we have tried to make easy to navigate, although if you have any suggestions please contact us, as we are always looking for ways to improve our service to you.

Something we should all be thinking about this time of year is – Is our chimney OK?

Are you aware that a lot of chimney fires happen between February and April? This is due to wet fuel having been burnt and a build up of tar being deposited inside your chimney. If this has happened you can burn a flue and chimney cleaning powder. These will not only help to remove the tar/creasote in your chimney, but also alter its composition, making it easier for the tar build up to be swept away. But dont forget to book the chimney sweep!

We have on offer this month, to get you started, a chimney cleaning log which is usually £17.99 and we have them at only £9.99, while stocks last.

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