All of our heating comes from the wood burner saving for a convector heater, which lives on the wall in the bathroom. It was either that or sinking a bath in front of the wood burner – which is still a plan.

The woodburner has a back boiler which heats enough water to keep all the radiators warm. It’s a system I keep tweaking with. One of the main issues is with the wood. We use all of our own wood but cutting it, collecting it and drying it is a major issue. During the winter I reckon we get through over 10 cubic metres.