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Fire it up Create a little countryside character in your home with a rustic woodburning stove – everyone’s trying it T he wood-burning stove has enjoyed a somewhat stratospheric rise in the past five years, and its uprising isn’t showing any signs of waning. Around 180,000 wood-burners were installed in 2012, according to David Spencer at the Stove Industry Alliance (, which takes the number of British homes that now own one close to a million. FUEL POWER Their popularity can be seemingly attributed to two factors: gas and oil prices are rising and rising, and wood-burning stoves radiate five times as much heat as your usual fireplace, making them incredibly fuel efficient. What’s more, it’s not only us mere mortals who are fans; celebrities such as actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, 55, and TV presenter, Anne Robinson, 68, have been named as enthusiasts. TRADITIONAL HEATING Wood-burners certainly aren’t a new invention, of course, despite their present fashionability. Eco-friendly stoves’ popularity dates as far back as the early 16th century and an unlikely revival has happened: The National Association of Chimney Sweeps says business has increased 40% over the past couple of years as a result of the stove influx. MODEL S11-43 £1,274, 086 | APRIL 2013 86-87 wood-burn stoves.FINAL.indd 86 28/2/13 17:09:33

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Sarah Beeny 2013

Editor's letter
Sarah's Welcome
It's a date
Mellow yellow
Blooming wonderful
Proper copper
Rent revolution
Home upgrade
Leading locations
Property virgins
Safe as houses
On the move
Good on paper
A distressed look
Turn up the heat
Fire it up
Another 48 hours
Something old, something new
Suite dreams
Inside the box
On stylish ground
On the rise
DIY for girls
The blueprint
A glass act
Final draught
Heat beneath your feet
Silent enemies
Real-life renovation
Eco exclusive
Hot stuff
How very cultivated
Turn over a new leaf
Lofty deals
Keep your antenna up
What Sarah says
How bizarre
Colour cocktail
Last word

At Home with Sarah Beeny 2013