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Searching for a reputable installer of quality fireplaces, multi fuel stoves and wood burning stoves in the Storrington area? Worthing’s M.C. Installations has you covered. Our close-knit team of seasoned professionals supply and fit fantastic products sourced from the industry’s leading manufacturers.
One of the most important aspects of our service is providing expert, tailored advice to individual clients. A question we’re always receiving from Storrington clients is: would wood burning stoves or multi fuel stoves best suit my needs?
While we can provide bespoke advice on the phone during a consultation, consider the following general points. Multi fuel stoves burn wood, coal and what’s referred to broadly as smokeless fuel. Unsurprisingly, wood burning stoves only burn wood, although in various forms e.g logs/chips/pellets. Storrington residents planning on sticking solely with wood should follow that intuition; those considering burning other fuels will find value in multi fuel stoves.
However, it’s important to consider that coal is much more harmful to the environment to burn, so shouldn’t be used constantly. But, it’s worth considering interesting statistics sourced from The Stove Industry Alliance, which found that just shy of 4/5ths of owners of multi fuel stoves only burn wood. So the extra cost associated with these products would best have been saved by buying wood burning stoves. This weighing of cost vs convenience is an important part of the decision making process, and we’re always at hand to help Storrington clients come to the right conclusion.
If you are with the majority and are looking to select a product from our expansive range of wood burning stoves, then you’ll need to choose between a log burner and wood pellet stove. Log burners are known for being the more environmental choice, due to logs occurring naturally (meaning less energy in the processing process).
There are some advantages to the pellet style of wood burning stoves, however. Pellets are denser and drier fuel, which typically makes them last longer, improving efficiency. Think about which type of fuel you have a ready supply of, and which suits your tastes.
So now a broad overview of the different stoves we sell is out the way, what if you’re eyeing our fireplaces? The main different types are gas fires, open log fires and coal fires. Each offers a different aesthetic style, and for many Storrington property owners this will be the crucial determining factor, as they all heat a home in one way or another! Consider what will look good in the particular rooms fireplaces are to feature, as well as what best suits the wider property’s interior/exterior design concept.
Our team are bona fide experts at integrating fireplaces within Storrington homes, handling the fitting of surrounds, mantling and all associated plastering in-house, ensuring the standard of workmanship is handled to a consistent standard of excellence. From traditional, rustic fireplaces to sleek and modern fixtures, you’ll be able to find something that communicates your unique sense of style while meeting your practical requirements. It’s also worth considering the environmental side of things, log fires are a better option than coal fires, with gas fires the most harmful in terms of carbon emissions.
MC Installations is an established, family-run company, based in Worthing, which specialises in installing stoves and fireplaces. We provide a full supply and fitting service throughout West Sussex, covering the major towns of Worthing, Brighton, Littlehampton and Storrington.