Property expert David Leake of Housesetc tells us how the latest Government decisions mean you may be able to consider a woodburner.
The Chancellor’s decision to relax Stamp Duty until next year has given homebuyers an unexpected windfall and offers the chance to enhance your new home with some of the items on your wish list.
And if you haven’t got a woodburning stove somewhere near the top of your agenda, think again.
Winter is coming therefore if you want to have one installed before temperatures really plummet you may need to move a bit sharp – don’t forget registered fitters have also been in lockdown and are having to work through their own backlog. Of course, you may be moving into a home where a stove has already been installed. In which case, you’re quids in. Not only do they look good, they can lower your energy bills.
Wood or multifuel stoves are highly efficient and much cheaper to run than a conventional gas or electric heating system. A modern efficient burner can reduce your bills by a third, largely because wood is relatively cheap, whereas gas and electricity come to you via a third party that marks up the price dependent on market conditions.