A real coal fire
In our house, we rarely use the fire. It has to be minus 10 outside and ice cold in the house before it gets turned on.
So, when we started the building work (which still needs plastering) I decided we should have a real coal fire.
Heating and water would still be in place via a new boiler (our current Baxi Potterton back boiler is almost 30 years old and still going strong) but with the option of long, dark winter evenings, being in front a snugg coal fire!
Well today, the plans for the new boiler and radiators have been put in place. It may take a few months to get the blokes out to physically do the work, but once it is in place, then the real fire will follow close behind.
We already have the hearth marble base and a fantastic wood fire mantelpiece, from a frugal job I did for a neighbour (who had a friend that wanted rid of the mantelpiece and base) so just the workings of the real coal fire to get, then it is up to the chimney sweep to prepare it all... I can't wait!
Small sacks of smoke free coal are only around Â£4 here, picked up from our nearby farms and are in plentiful supply.
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