This is what renewable heating is all about – Real solutions for real homes

At Ashburn we know what renewable heating means for real homes – we run renewable heating in our own home.

renewable heating options

If you would like to learn about real solutions for saving money and becoming independent from utility companies, or adding renewable heating into your ‘multi-source’ heating solution – talk to us

Cold War Continues Post Brexit

Our war on cold homes continues………………… all the hot air has died down

biomass boilers

Discussions in our office today turned to Brexit, the value of the pound and some issues relating to heating this winter.

  1. Many of our stoves and fires are made in the UK and represent great engineering and value for money
  2. Some of our fires are manufactured by our European friends – we are working hard to keep any price changes due to exchange rates to a minimum
  3. Wood is NOT effected…. nor is GROUND HEAT or SOLAR, so provided the world keeps turning we are OK

NB: if you are still burning Gas piped from Eastern Europe………….bad luck

If you want to talk about renewable forms of heating, or just want some advice about burning wood…………….give us a call: 01282 841500

What are the most important things to consider when buying a Log Stove – Advice from Barney the Beaver

Barney thought it would be interesting to understand what our customers think is important when they are considering buying a log stove….. so he asked them…. clever creature:

barney the beaver

  1. Comfort – everyone agrees that they want warmth and comfort as a priority.
  2. Savings – being in control of heating costs and benefiting from the efficiency of modern stoves.
  3. Independence – being more independent of utility companies is increasingly important.
  4. Safety – having confidence that their supplier can arrange a competent chimney survey and fit a stove which is safe; meeting regulations and insurance requirements.
  5. Modern or Retro – the growing range of stoves being produced presents a bewildering range to choose from. Modern engineering excellence is evident in all our stoves.
  6. Flexibility – many of our customers want more than a Log Stove. We are renewable heating experts and can advise upon flexible, multi energy renewable heating options

Call in to our showrooms or meet us at one of our roadshows – we can give you excellent, knowledgeable advice.

Our Next Roadshow is at Shackletons near Clitheroe

Shackletons Home and Garden Centre is at Chatburn, close to Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley

renewable heating roadshow

We are holding our Heating Roadshow on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th November.

best trade stand


  • Log Stove and Designer Fireplace Displays
  • Help and Advice About Renewable Heating, Including Biomass, Solar and Heat Pumps

You can read more about Ashburn here>>

You can read more about Shackletons Home and Grden here>>

Barney The Beaver’s Stove of The Week

Our stove of the week this week has been chosen by Barney our resident woodland creature.

stove of the month

Many of you may remember Barney from his recent appearance in the movie ‘How to light a log fire’

Barney has been very impressed with the quality and design of the Churchill stove from Mendip stoves.

the churchill stove from mendip

  • A UK Manufactured stove providing 80% efficiency.
  • Available in 4.6kw,, and
  • Air wash system
  • Cool handles
  • Convection option
  • One simple control
  • External air connection option
  • 5 year manufacturers warranty


barney loves his mendip stove


The Firestorm Log / Multi Fuel Stove – our stove of the week

The Firestorm stove is one of our best selling stoves.

Available as a smoke control or multi fuel option and manufactured to give precise air control, this UK stove comes with a seven year manufacturers warranty.

firestorm log stove

Other options include:

  • 4.5kw, 6.5 kw and 10kw options
  • Pedestal option
  • Air was and clean burn technology
  • A range of colours

log stove being fitted

A Firestorm in the process of being installed this week

Log / Gas Fire Option

This goes against the grain here at Ashburn – we are all about renewable forms of energy, but we are asked for ‘gas powered log stoves’.

One of our manufacturers – Oak Stoves, now produces a Gas / Log stove based on the popular Zeta Log Stove and we give the details for this below.

But…. if you want our advice – this may be one of the best engineered Log / Gas stoves available, but COME ON you know you really want a Log Stove.

log / gas fire


Why not visit our showroom – logs stoves, fireplaces and renewable heating

We can’t resist a photo of our ‘Best in Show’ award from the Hodder Valley Show.

If you came to see us at one of the local shows this year ……. or if you missed us – why not call in at our showroom in Victoria Mill and have a look at our range of Log Stoves and Fireplaces.

Log stove and fireplace showroom

We can also give you all the information you need about renewable heating alternatives, such as Solar Thermal, Biomass or Heat Pumps.

We are open 9am to 5pm weekdays and weekends by arrangement – just give us a call to check we will be here 01282841500