If you dream of snuggling up in front of a crackling fire on cold winter nights, a wood-burning stove may be the perfect solution.
They are energy efficient, clean and create a welcoming focal point in any lounge.
A wood-burning stove allows you to enjoy the comforting smell and traditional look of an open fire with less wasted heat.
While an old-fashioned fire channels up to 80 per cent of the heat up the chimney, where it is wasted, a stove projects the heat into the room.
Because wood is a renewable form of energy, it is an eco-friendly way to heat your home so long as you choose wood from a sustainable, replenished source. Burning wood is a carbon-neutral method of heating as it only releases as much CO2 as the tree absorbed during its life. Some standalone stoves, which burn logs or pellets, can also be fitted with a back boiler to heat water as well the Energy Saving Trust estimates a wood-burner could save you up to £400 per year in heating costs.