When we first got the keys to our new home the log burner in the living room was a neat little thing, but it looked out of proportion with the room and also with what we were expecting from it.
We don't want to use the central heating unless we really have too, so with the warmth of the Aga permeating through the house we needed something that would quickly throw out large chunks of extra heat when needed and then settle down and keep the house at a steady warmth. As you can see from the picture above we had to stoke the little log burner high and keep feeding the tiny space with wood to keep an even heat. As soon as you stopped stoking the heat fizzled and died no matter how you twiddled with it's little knobs and vents. Not what we needed at all.
Step in our new super duper log burner, also made by Aga.
As much as I love my Aga Lovely Hubby loves his Aga, she's actually the Much Wenlock Classic Multifuel model.
She fills the space so much better and her controls mean that she virtually stays in all through the night.
Cue LH with the first lighting ceremony ....
.... kneel back and watch those flames shoot up.
Steady warmth and less wood used to get an even heat, and once it gets going it just takes a log or two every hour to keep the heat even and then before bed we fill it to capacity and close off the vents. In the morning it is out but the warmth in the room tells you it's not been out for long.
At the end of each painting day it was lovely to sit back on our 'sofa' with a good book and relax for an hour before bed ....
... yes, this was our sofa for almost all our two weeks of hard labour. The real sofa was delivered the night before we left.
Coming soon ..... chicks, chicks, and more chicks as requested.