Fire has been a vital part of human evolution and is embedded in shaping human behaviour. It provided a source of warmth and light which brought us closer together. It provided protection from predators, especially at night, so that we could relax, rest and sleep. It was a method for cooking food and creating more advanced tools for hunting.
These cultural advances allowed human geographical dispersal around the world, cultural innovations and changes to our diet and behaviour. It also allowed us to socialise and work into the darker and colder hours of the evening.
In modern life, lighting a fire at home still has significant meaning. It adds a distinct ambience that sparks the same feelings of warmth and safety we all need to truly relax at the end of our day.
Advantages of Modern Fireplaces
Technology has evolved quickly so wood and gas fires are much more efficient than they ever were, and electric fires are the most realistic they’ve been. Fireplaces are among the most cost-effective investments you can make to add value to your home. They are a coveted design feature that are relatively quick and easy to install, and they don’t require planning permission or any extra square footage of space to build on.
Switching to your fireplace can help control your energy bills with ‘zonal heating’ as and when you need it, anytime of year. Keep your primary heating system for the whole house at a lower level while using your fire to raise the temperature quickly and efficiently.
Don’t worry if you don’t have an existing fireplace or chimney, electric fireplaces don’t need one and wood and gas fires can be connected to a structural flue system that can either be run through your property to the roof or up the outside of your home.
Your Trusted Fireplace Partner
Marlow Stoves have spent ten years building a formidable reputation locally as a small, family run business and take great pride in the quality of our workmanship and customer service. We continue to provide a full-service offer from design through to complete installation of wood, electric and gas fires, fireplaces and ‘media walls’ integrating stunning fires with entertainment audio and visual.
Use our free consultation service to discuss your unique home and the best solutions to suit your requirements and budget. We will take you through the benefits of wood, gas and electric installations and fully explain our recommendations for you to form a decision that you can be confident in.