Winter is fast approaching, already the mornings are dark and the days short with limited time to take in the logs from the log store and empty the ash so having a log store situated close to the house is always useful, as is having an outside light!
Our Dorset Log Stores come in a wide range of sizes
to suit most locations and budgets
Getting the fire lit in the evening and snuggling up feeling cosy from the glow of an open fire or log burner is a very satisfying feeling, better still if a lovely candle is flickering on the mantle piece and your favourite TV programme is on.
and baskets add style
to any fireplace
You probably have a bedtime routine that means you stir through the embers to make sure they are under control ensuring there is nothing likely to stray from the grate, put up the fire guard and make sure the candle is out before you head up to bed and after a few nights it becomes the norm. How many times have you wondered if you did those things, only to wander down to the cold and realise that you did them without thinking?
Do you have the same habit when it comes to testing your smoke alarm though? Ideally your smoke alarm should be tested once a week, a quick poke with the vacuum cleaner pole will usually get the desired result without having to balance on chairs or get the ladder out. We are urged by the Fire Brigade to use the end of British Summer Time this weekend to do the #TickTockTest to check the battery.
Did you know that in England an average of 7,600 chimney fires occur every year? If you haven't yet had your chimney swept, you might like check out our how-to sweep a chimney blog or find a local chimney sweep. According to statistics, in the majority of fatal house fires, smoke alarms were either absent or did not go off - and a common cause was missing or flat batteries. Sadly over 50% of house fire deaths are amongst the over 65s so as well as checking your own smoke alarm, take a few minutes to check that of an elderly relative or neighbour.
Having made the life saving decision to check your smoke alarm battery or install a new alarm, you can enjoy the extra hour in bed courtesy of the end of British Summer Time!
For more information on our log stores, you can leave a comment below or call us on 01300 345916 to speak to a member of the Dorset Log Stores team.
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