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Planning a Home Heating Project

Whether you are working on plans for a new eco-home, conducting a major renovation, or simply looking to fit a new stove to an existing heating system, proper preparation and planning is essential and will save you time and money in the long run.


Ecco Stove , Masonry Wood Fuelled Stoves

The Ecco stove works much the same way as a conventional masonry heater, with its winding flue passages heating up the thermally efficient silicone carbide, which it slowly releases the heat long after the fire has gone out.


Quality issues within the Scottish / British wood heating industry

As a business Gondwana has been in wood heating industry for over 12 years now, with in house experience of all wood fired heating systems from the humble cast iron or steel stoves to masonry heaters to pellet and chip boilers, not to mention pellet stoves and all those boiler stoves.


Kiln dried fire wood, what’s the fuss about?

So why is kiln dried wood cost more than air dried? Well simply, kiln dried is timber logs stacked into crates put into a “kiln”. The kiln normally has heat panels above a bit like big radiators which heats the logs to remove the moisture. To heat these heat panels above we need hot water, this is heated in various ways , projects we have been involved with use large log gasification boilers to heat the water to dry the logs, however different heat sources can be used.


A guide to fire wood, for wood burning stoves and log gasification boilers

As a business we are constantly having the conversations about fire wood, we always amazed by the theory’s people come out with, for example yesterday I was at a potential customers home, who has a small ash plantation. He proceeded to explain that ash wood could be burnt wet, I asked him why ash had these magical properties. His answer was its true I read it online.