Links and articles . . .

Below are a number of sites related to masonry heaters and some other general sites that you may find useful.

Masonry Heaters:

Temp-Cast masonry heaters and masonry heaters with bake ovens. This links to the company who manufactures the kit supplied by Heavenly Heat. It also includes a detailed guide to help in your planning ( Tempcast Planning Guide) and an installation manual (Tempcast Installation Manual)

The Masonry Heater Association Home Page : This is a website for the masonry heater industry in USA. It has a number of useful links and articles.

Amazon.com: The Book of Masonry Stoves: Discusses the different types of masonry heaters and their history.

Photos:

Tempcast Photo Gallery: This contains photos of installed Tempcast heaters.

The Masonry Heater Association Media Page: At the bottom of this page are photos showing the diversity of external appearances you can achieve. These designs can be achieved with the Tempcast heater.

Other Sites:

The Owner Builder magazine; with articles by us on:

masonry heaters

masonry heaters and climate change

and

building our home.

Build Your Own House • Index page: A forum for owner builders.

Strawbale building: We built a straw bale home and concluded that straw bale buildings and thermal mass heaters work really well together. This site provides a good introduction to strawbale building and has lots of useful links.

Earth Garden magazine. Three articles we wrote on raising and rendering our strawbale home.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Fire Irons: We had our fire tools made by a local blacksmith (Galba Forge). Philippe did a great job and better quality than I have seen in a shop. The added benefit was that they were made to the length we wanted. We also had some other blacksmithing done for the house and the quality was superb.