Use these tips to create a cosy clean burning fire for those cold winter nights.

Tips for a cosy clean burning fire:

Open damper.

Place crumpled newspaper in base.

Place several pieces of kindling across and around the paper.

Place more crumpled paper on top of kindling.

Place more kindling on top, smaller or lighter pieces.

Ignite fire using lighter or matches and partly shut fire door to let fire establish.

After seeing that kindling is burning, add two or three slightly larger pieces of wood.

Gradually build up the wood size until burning about three logs at a time on your fire.

Don't bank your fire down at night as this wastes wood, increases smoke and does not continue to heat your home.