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Hwam Stove Smart Control App

Hwam Smart Control

Hwam have a range of stoves that are designed for you to use from your phone or tablet, so you can control the temperature in the room from the comfort of your sofa.  It’s not just a gadget (but let’s face it, it is a pretty good gadget too).

HWAM’s SmartControl™ electronic air regulation gives you a sublime level of comfort and goes easy on the environment and on your pocket. But it’s not just that – at the price of a wood-burning stove, you also get an engineer a personal firing aid right in the middle of your living room!

Hwam Smart Control
Hwam Smart Control stove at our showroom in Colney Heath

The “HWAM® SmartControl™” app allows you to easily set up your desired room temperature on a mobile telephone or tablet – and the app even reminds you when it’s time to fill up with firewood again. The only thing you have to do yourself is light the fire and close the door.

The system will take care of the rest for you, so you can relax, kick back and relish the flames and the cosy heat.

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Visit the Hwam site to find out more about the clever technology behind the app.

There’s a  Smart Control stove on display in our showroom in Colney Heath, pop in to see it for yourself!


Floating Fireplace Beams

Floating Fireplace Beams

Beams offer the benefits of a mantel in a sleek and contemporary way.  J Day Stoneworks offer beams from Capital Fireplaces, Focus Fireplaces and Newman Fireplaces so there’s a huge range of colours, sizes and finishes to choose from.

Focus Fireplaces Beam
Focus Fireplaces Beam

Whether you’re looking for a minimalist floating beam to style a modern fireplace or a traditional barn timber full of character we can help.

Depending on your stove or fireplace layout there are a few building regulations to bear in mind when selecting your beam.  It’s important to make sure that there is at least 450mm or 18 inches between the top of your stove and anything combustible if your stove projects from the front of your fireplace.

Resin based products are available if you’re looking for something non-combustible, or if your stove is tucked underneath your chimney without protruding into the room there are a wide range of solid wood options to consider*.

Capital Fireplace Beams
Capital Fireplaces Beam

Capital Fireplaces, Focus Fireplaces and Newman Fireplaces have budget and mid-range beams on offer, with prices starting from £210. Focus beams are available from 917mm up to 3 metres wide so you can choose the perfect width for your room.

We have a variety of beams on display in our Colney Heath showroom, and a range of brochures for you to take away.  There are also a wide range of shelves and fascia plates available in store.

Mix or match your Decor

Distressed Fireplace Beam
Distressed Fireplace Beam

Bright or light colours pair well with bleached wooden beams, with darker, richer shades working well with velvets or leather interiors. Sharp, clean cut beams offer a modern look with distressed oak finishes available for a more characterful interior.

*It’s always a good idea to consult your stove installer to make sure your beam adheres to building regulations for your property.


Ortal contemporary gas fires are state-of-the art, room sealed, live fuel effect appliances which are available in a wide range of spectacular formats for use on natural gas or LPG.

Ortal space creator gas fire
Ortal space creator gas fire

Ortal format styles include front facing, corner, three sided, space creator (peninsular), tunnel, standalone, island. Custom versions are also available.

Special Ortal features include reflective interiors to enhance the flame picture, dual line burners allowing control of output without loss of flame effect and protective mesh or double glazing options for added safety.

Ortal tunnel
Ortal tunnel

The concentric natural draught balanced flue systems can terminate vertically or horizontally and can accommodate a wide range of configurations.

Fan assistance is also available to further increase the range of flue options and make the fires ideal for installation in apartments for example.

Control is via a convenient remote handset which also incorporates timer and thermostat.

The product range comprises 77 different standard formats but in addition to this, Ortal are able to produce custom-made fires to incredible bespoke specifications (up to 5 metres long).

Architects and interior designers in particular are appreciating the benefits of large format gas and the fact that it is possible to design rooms around an impressive feature fire.


Jøtul is one of the world’s oldest producers of stoves, inserts and fireplaces. Building on a proud Norwegian heritage, they  have combined fine craftsmanship with the art of coping with the cold for 160 years.

Visit our showroom in Colney Heath to see our Jotul stoves first hand. With a stunning range of contemporary and traditional models they are built to last with Norwegian accuracy and they guarantee all external cast iron parts for 25 years.

Jøtul has produced fireplaces from cast iron since 1853. This is an extremely suitable material that endures high temperatures and rapid changes in temperature. That’s why Jøtul chooses cast iron for their fireplaces, just like car manufacturers use cast iron for their engines.

Visit the manufacturers website here.

Why do I need… a log store?


Most new users do not appreciate how many logs they might burn on their new stove, and somewhere to store logs nearby is always useful.

It also cuts down the trips to the log pile every few hours.  Dedicated log stores come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional rattan/wicker baskets to steel boxes or racks.  We always have a good selection of log storage options in our showrooms.

For keen DIY enthusiasts recycled pallets make an excellent base for constructing wood storage.  Air needs to circulate around the wood and a cover created to protect against the weather.

J DAY STONEWORKS EXPERT RATINGS – 4/5 Useful for most stove owners.

Log store