The sun may finally have been out for a prolonged period, after what feels like endless grey weeks of rain, and the evenings are at last warm enough not to need to light the fire or stove - but if you've been thinking that maybe you'd like a new fireplace or stove at some point in the future, this is the ideal time to visit a showroom or browse online.
We always find that our colleagues in the industry have a sudden mad rush of customers the moment
the weather gets chilly in the autumn and it means that manufacturers
tend to start building up longer lead times for delivery, and fitters get booked up too. By the end of October, if not earlier, fitters may not be able to fit you in before Christmas! If you are able to think ahead and plan what sort of fire or stove you want over the summer months, you'll have plenty of time to have a fitter visit to do a survey, discuss with your fitter what may or may not be possible and then browse to really find the fire of your dreams. During the summer months you may also benefit from reduced lead times from manufacturer's as they may be able to build your fire sooner rather than later. Shortly after you'll have your
fireplace or stove ready, installed and waiting for you to use it on
that very first chilly autumn night.