How to light an open fire

Open Fires

  1. Build a small tower with kindling and place firelighters in the middle, ensuring that you leave plenty of air gaps.
  2. Light the firelighters and place more kindling on top.
  3. Open the draught regulator.
  4. Replace the fireguard and leave the fire to get hot for 3-10 mins.
  5. Ass smaller logs or a small amount of solid fuel; don't add too much or you may smother the fire.
  6. Once all the fuel is alight add larger logs or more solid fuel.

The Royal Society for the prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) highly recommends using a fireguard with any open fire.