Tag Archives: Stoves


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… Stove glass cleaner?

stove glass cleaner

How clean the glass stays on your stove will depend on a wide range of factors, what experience tells us however, is sooner or later you will need to clean it.

We sell sprays, gels and dry wipe pads to make this chore less arduous, depending on model of stove and the severity of the dirt build up.

glass-cleaner-2For day to day maintenance use J Day Stonework’s top glass cleaning tip – when the stove is cold, dip damp screwed up newspaper into the ashes of a wood fire and use the ashes to rub the surface of the glass.

J DAY STONEWORKS EXPERTS RATING – 5/5 Essential for most stoves

If your stove has constantly blackened glass you may benefit from asking for help on burning techniques, pop in to the yard to see us, we’re happy to help.

Why do I need a… stove fan?


A heat powered fan that helps to distribute the stoves heat more evenly in the room.  Particularly useful when the stove is not centrally located, it helps to move the warm air around to achieve a comfortable room temperature more quickly and evenly.  Can make the stove look cluttered, and they cannot be used on some modern convector type stoves.
J DAY STONEWORKS EXPERTS RATING – 3/5  Individual circumstances dictate how much benefit will be derived from these devices, but improves heating efficiency in most cases.

Wessex Stone

Wessex Stone
Wessex Stone

Wessex Stone Fireplaces have been hand crafting natural limestone fire surrounds for over 21 years.  Their workshops lie deep in the heart of Gloucestershire on the outskirts of the Cotswold market town of Tetbury.

Wessex Stone
Wessex Stone

From this site English Heritage approved masons select stone for its character, quality and colour before shaping the surround by hand with mallet and chisel.

Visit our showroom in Colney Heath to see the quality of Wessex Stone surrounds for yourself.


Founded in Odense in 1978, Scan have focused on delivering a perfect flame enclosed in a design-conscious piece of furniture.  Most Scan stoves are designed to be used freestanding and to be viewed from 3 sides.  Primarily designed in steel, they incorporate black edged glass and soapstone to create unique stoves for discerning clients.  Manufactured in Denmark, they have total control over raw materials and production and the finished products quality.
Now part of the Jotul Group, they continue to operate as a distinct brand with a unique identity and style.

Our showroom features eight of their inset fires and stoves.  Trim and accessories may differ from those shown in the photos here.

Scan at J Day Stoneworks

Visit the manufacturers website here.