Announcing Aurello, Our New Sister Site

Since founding Stove Glass Replacement back in 2012, we've had a passion for glass for interiors. From splashbacks to shelving and furniture protectors. 

Today we're pleased to be able to announce the lanch of www.aurello.co.uk

Here you can shop for bespoke glass for your home. Our full range of printed glass splashbacks can all be ordered to whatever size you require via our website.

We also supply a full range of toughened glass and are specialists in the supply of koi pond glass. 

To check out our full range of products, visit www.aurello.co.uk or call 01782 614 693.  

 

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Written by Matthew Pyatt — June 27, 2018

Wherever You Are In The World - Our Stove Glass Delivered Direct To Your Door

We're happy to announce that we've made more countries available for delivery of stove glass. If your country isn't listed below, shoot us an email! We're always looking to add more locations. 

We deliver to:

 

  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Bouvet Island
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Mayotte
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain 
  • Svalbard And Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • UK (includes England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands & Isle of Man)

Written by Matthew Pyatt — February 26, 2018

Picking the best fuel for your stove

All fuel is not equal and there a few key things to look for when selecting good quality wood or solid fuel. If you pick the right fuel you can benefit from a stove that will burn better, last longer and won't become a sooty mess. 

Wood

It can often be tempting to throw some old wood from the garden on to the fire, but unseasoned wood can lead to a reduction in your stove's performance and even blackening of the glass.

The wood should have a moisture content of 20% or less and though you may not have a device to measure moisture to hand there are a few things to look out for. On a well seasoned log the bark will be beginning to lift and peel away and there should be deep cracks radiating out from the centre.

The logs should feel lighter than freshly cut wood and should sound hollow if you knock them together. If you notice fungus, moss, visible moisture or the logs are damp to the touch they have not been seasoned long enough.   

Solid fuel

Look for solid fuels which are approved for use with closed appliances and those carrying the Hetas logo. 

Hetas approved solid fuel

Hetas approved solid mineral fuels have been tested on behalf of the producer to ensure good performance. 

If an unsuitable fuel is chosen, the fire may be difficult to get going and burn badly with little flame showing. It can also dirty the firebricks and permanently blacken and stain the stove glass. 

 

 

Written by Matthew Pyatt — January 23, 2017

How to keep your stove glass looking clean and clear

No matter how hard we try sometimes it seems impossible to keep our stove glass clean, clear and free of soot. We got in touch with the people at Yeoman and got some top tips. 

  • Burn seasoned wood - properly seasoned wood will have been kept for a minimum of a year but it is best to be kept for two years before burning. 
  • Ensure the stove isn't burning at too low a temperature - a good working temperature is from 120-250°C. A stove pipe thermometer will help to identify if this is your problem. If your stove has an airwash system, burn the stove with the airwash control fully open for around 20 minutes - this should solve the problem. 
  • Problems with your flue - if the flue is not doing its job effectively and there is insufficient airpull, blackening of the glass can occur. This can be caused by the flue being too short, having a downdraft, needing to be lined or having too many bends. 

Written by Matthew Pyatt — January 23, 2017

Top tips for replacing your stove glass and reducing the risk of cracking

There's nothing worse than fitting your new stove glass, lighting the fire and *pop* it cracks. It can be an all too easy mistake to make, so we've put together a few simple top tips for you to give your stove glass the best start in life. 

Our top tips

  • Allow the glass at least 2mm room for expansion when you take measurements. If the glass fits tight when fitted into the opening, there's a very high chance that as the glass is heated and expands it will press against metalwork and crack. 

     

  • Replace any seals or rope when changing the glass, the seals should be soft and squishy. They're in place to give the glass some cushioning so that it doesn't press against any hard fixtures or fittings. 
  • Only tighten any fittings or clips finger tight. The glass can be held too tight and it won't allow for expansion, leading to cracking. 

 

 

 

We can cut stove glass to any size you want click here

How to cut down vermiculite board into stove bricks

Buying individual stove bricks for your stove can be a difficult job, as it can be hard to source the specific size bricks your stove requires. 

We stock bricks for all stoves and also vermiculite board that can be cut down to the sizes you require here: 

http://www.stoveglassreplacement.co.uk/collections/fire-bricks-and-board

These boards are ideal for cutting bricks to size for pizza ovens, wood burning stoves and boilers. 

We can also supply any sized bricks cut to size, just give us a call on 01782 614 693 or email info@stoveglassreplacement.com with the sizes you require. 

If you wish to cut a board down to the sizes you require, you will need:

  1. Straight edge - a piece of wood or a metal rule will suffice
  2. Suitable cutting tool - a knife or saw will suffice 
  3. Tape measure 
  4. Vermiculite board

How to cut down vermiculite board into bricks:

  1. Lay out the vermiculite board on a flat surface 
  2. Measure out the length you need to cut and place the straight edge at this point. 
  3. If using a saw, mark along this point with a pen, remove the straight edge and cut along the marked line with a saw.
  4. If using a knife, score the vermiculite using the straight edge to guide the knife at the point you wish to make the incision. Do this 3 or 4 times to ensure that a score line of 2-3mm or more deep is made into the board. Either place a piece of wood under the length of the cut or place the board onto a table so that the length of the cut is running parallel with the edge. Push down either side of the cut and apply pressure until the board breaks along the score line. 

https://www.stoveglassreplacement.co.uk/collections/fire-bricks-and-board

 

 

 

 

Written by Matthew Pyatt — February 11, 2014

How do you store your logs?

With the cold snap incoming we had a look into some novel solutions for log storage for your stove. 

The most effective and simple solution we found was from  reddit user Switchmisty9 who had utilised some old pallets so that he could move his logs from pile to stove with ease. 

wood burning stove

All it took was an old pallet he had knocking round with some wheels drilled into the bottom and he had himself his very own portable wood storage plinth. 

Once it's setup you simply push it over to your log pile, rack on a mountain of wood and then trundle it back over to your stove where it can sit ready and waiting to fuel your fire. 

stove log storage

 

We also love the idea of making your logs a feature of your room, rather than keeping them out of site they can add to the homely and rustic feel that your stove creates.  

 

Whether it's utilising existing shelving to store the wood for your stove:

stove wood shelf storage

Or displaying them on the wall in this circular storage rack:

 

There's certainly more than one way that you can spruce up your stove fuel storage!

 

If you decide to have a crack at making your own portable log plinth or have found your own way of making your stove and it's fuel a feature, leave us a comment below!

 

Our location

Being situated in Newcastle-Under-Lyme we are in a prime position to serve customers coming into the shop from Staffordshire and Cheshire.

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am-5pm and we are located at:

 

SGR 

Garden Street 

Newcastle-Under-Lyme 

ST5 1BW

 

We are proud to serve:
Alsager, Audley, Biddulph,  Buxton, Congleton, Hanley, Knypersley, Leek, Mow Cop, Packmoor, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stoke-on-Trent, Stone,  Wetley Rocks,  

 

Written by Matthew Pyatt — March 05, 2015

How to clean your stove glass

1. Make sure that your stove is cool and wear protective gloves 

 

2. Using a dry use stove glass cleaner

 

Dry use stove glass pad's are exactly that, they are made of a fine wire wool and therefore they will simply rub off any debris from the glass with relative ease, we sell the award winning Trollull cleaners in our store click here

 

3. Using a liquid cleaner

 

With a liquid cleaner, the glass has to be prepped (dist and debris have to be wiped from the glass). It must be noted to be cleaner is applied to the glass and left to soak. The glass then has to be wiped down with a sponge, the use of a liquid cleaner can lead to streaking on the glass. 

 

The cleaner must not come into contact with the rope seal around the edge of the glass. If this does occur it would be advisable to replace the rope as soon as possible in order to ensure that the finish of the glass is not affected.