Have You Got Your Chiminea?

 

Chimineas are pear shaped pots, with elongated tops and a hollow centre in the middle which houses a fire, as well as the fuel used to feed the flames.

It is claimed that Chimineas were invented thousands of years ago in southern Mexico. Clay was dug from riverbeds and moulded into crude pots, which were heated in makeshift kilns. The result was large, distinctly shaped pots that could be used for both campfire heating and cooking food.

This stylish and practical way to both decorate gardens and host barbecues has survived for centuries. Having a chiminea in the modern day has a great number of advantages, including the following:

1. They can make a beautiful focal point to gather around.
2. They are a great source of outdoor heating.
3. They are Relatively inexpensive.
4. They are easy to set up and light.
5. Low maintenance – just purchase a cover for rainy days and you can leave them outside all year!
6. Safety – many offer fire grates to cover the flame.

There are a great variety of styles, shapes, fuel types and materials to choose from.
One thing that has changed since ancient times is the sheer variety of Chimineas that are available . From clay to gigantic cast iron behemoths, you have a couple to decide between and below is a basic breakdown of some of the more common varieties.

1. Cast Iron Chiminea
The cast iron Chiminea is more cast iron-y than their clay counterpart, cast iron chimineas were developed as an alternative to the classic design. Apart from having a more dramatic and formidable appearance, cast iron chimineas are much more durable than any other type of chiminea, and are able to withstand higher temperatures for much longer. They are also often assembled in pieces using nuts and bolts, meaning transportation and delivery of them is often easier. A cast iron chiminea would be ideal to give your garden character or a strong focal point.

So, as you can see, chimineas can be beautiful, and if selected properly will completely change the look and feel of your garden. If you feel that a chiminea is for you, then why not check out our brand new range here!

2. Mexican Clay Chimineas
Definitely a favourite, clay chimineas are usually based on the original classic Mexican design. We really love the way the clay gives the shape and colour an irregular, rustic look, imbuing it with an almost organic quality that makes it perfect for outside use. These types of chiminea, in true Mexican fashion, often make great use of colour and texture, and so are perfect for pairing up with an equally colourful garden, or for giving some spark to a dull one.

Peak Fireplace Season – Have You Ordered Your Fireplace?

We’re fans of trying to understand when our users tick and continuously try to make sure we engage at the best times.

We know from Google that we’re in the peak season [Sept – Nov] for searching and buying fireplace and we understandably have a dip towards the end of the year [Dec] before activity picks up again.

So, this little post is to perhaps catch someone out there who is searching for a fireplace product and perhaps wants it delivered next day and right to your door.

Why not make your way to UK’s largest fireplace retailer with the promise of a next day – Select Day delivery right to your home!

See ya 🙂

Fireplace Delivered After 300,000 Years!

Did that incredulous headline arrest your attention?:) Ok, the story is that Arheaologists recently made the discovery of a 300,000 year old fireplace! Do have a full read on the dailymail website here

As a side – If you are thinking of indulging in a lovely fireplace any time soon, you are guaranteed a next working day delivery of your fireplace at absolutely no cost – Yes! We actually mean free delivery of your fireplace!

Announcing Next Day Fireplace Delivery

As you know, we’re passionate about fireplaces and want to help make your fireplace purchase as painless as possible. We believe a crackling fireplace is what a lot of winter fantasies revolve around.

The internet has come a long way in making our lives better. It couldn’t be more poignant with the recent report that UK internet sales rose to a monthly record peak of over £10bn last November [2013]! Across the UK, a 2.9% drop in footfall to the high streets was also reported.

There are so many interesting stats out there; the OECD reportedly claims we’re [Brits] the biggest online shoppers in the developed world!

Recall the oft repeated phrase “we’re money rich and time poor”. Little wonder, we’re buying more fireplaces online.

To balance the above off however, Google does let us know that a massive 43% of searches are local i.e. “gas fire sales sheffield”, “gas fire sale newcastle upon tyne”, “fireplaces sales stockport”, “electric stoves fires for sale in chester”

For all you guys looking for fireplaces out there, you can browse UK’s largest collection of fireplaces direct from the manufacturer [with 50% off] and get it delivered to you the next day!

There are obviously terms and conditions like placing your order by 2pm on a given week day to receive it the next working day.

The big thing for us are the customer centric benefits wrapped round this next working day fireplace delivery service. It’s not kerb delivery, it’s not going to be a blind delivery as you will communicated to via SMS/calls to ensure you’re home to receive your fireplace.

Get shopping and get a little more information here

Northern Ireland Fireplaces Come Tops In The UK!

The team here at Shop4AFireplace are always trying to get to know how people in the UK love there fireplaces.

We recently had a look at Google Trends to see where in the UK was “top dog” for acquiring fireplaces.

Northern Ireland trumped all other regions by some distance.

We must mention that as we looked into the data, Belfast was where majority of the demand came from.

Northern Ireland Fireplaces

So, for guys searching for electric fires, gas fires, fire surrounds an where in Northern Ireland and specifically Belfast – why not make your way to UK’s largest fireplace retailer with the promise of a next day – select day delivery right to your home!

See you there 🙂