From Made in the UK

It’s National BBQ Week!

Although the weather has been typically British over the Bank Holiday weekend, people have been braving the elements to celebrate National BBQ Week, which runs until 3rdJune.   BBQing is now the top leisure activity for Brits during the summer months and, inevitably, the air will be filled by that distinctive smell of paraffin-based firelighters…

The Charcoal Burner

We’ve been friends with Matt Williams, the clever chap behind The Oxford Charcoal Company, for several years now, as he’s a big fan of our Flamers (more about that later). We wanted to ask him why more people don’t BBQ year-round and his thoughts on encouraging the Great British public to cook outdoors, even in…

How To Hygge Your Hearth

Hygge was all the Nordic rage last year and the media went mad for it. In reality, the concept boils down to making your home cosy and comfortable for you and anyone who drops by. It goes without saying that a kiln-dried log fire is a must, but what else is essential to this Danish…

It’s Off to Yeo Valley We Go

With their rapping farmers & contemporary approach to marketing, it would be easy to think that Yeo Valley are one of the new, 21st century dairy giants on the block, along with the likes of Muller or Delamere. However, the Mead family, the driving force behind the brand, have been farming in Somerset since the…

The Aga Saga

Despite hailing from Sweden, the Aga has become as much a symbol of rural England as thatched cottages and cream teas. We’re delighted that the company added wood-burning stoves to its repertoire several years ago too. So we decided to look back at its many decades of success. Swedish chemist, Gustaf Dalen, lost his sight…

Perfect Pitch

Here at Certainly Wood we love nothing better than to find local businesses who share our passion for the great outdoors. Our latest discovery is www.olproshop.com – a family-run business based in neighbouring Worcestershire, who describe what they do as ‘colourful and technical camping and caravanning gear designed for the Great British Outdoors’.  We asked…

Be Kind to Bees

Certainly Wood is part of an organisation called Made In Britain, which supports and promotes British manufacturing, helping buyers and consumers at home and abroad to identify British-made products. We thought it would a nice idea to feature some of the other members who are kindred spirits to ourselves – first up is Bee Good.…