Having the best of both worlds isn’t always possible with home heating; we tend to go one way or the other – towards the simplicity and instant warmth of heat pumps, or favour the traditional ambience of a woodburner.
Times are changing in that respect though, with more homeowners looking for a flexible home heating solution incorporating natural ambience as well as ease of use, and that’s where Broady’sJohn Lintott says the market is heading.
“We’re seeing people favouring new styles of wood burner and embracing contemporary design while also continuing to utilise the heat pump or gas heating,” John says.
“People appreciate heat pumps in particular for their ease of use. Particularly in the mornings, it’s common to want to simply flick a switch when you’re in a hurry and have instant heating. It’s in the evenings when people have more time that they’re wanting to integrate woodburners into their heating and enjoy the dry, non drafty heat they provide.”
Woodburners are no longer simply the traditional rectangular boxes we know so well. A new verticality has come into being, derived from contemporary European design, and with it, the ability for woodburners to fit into much smaller spaces than was previously possible.