DEMOCRAT ADVERTISING FEATURE: Making your house a home

As the winds howl and the rains pelt down, we all retreat to the comfort of our homes more than ever.

As the winds howl and the rains pelt down, we all retreat to the comfort of our homes more than ever.

So it’s more important than ever to ensure that we’ve looked after the little details that make our house a warm and cozy home. And, it’s never been more important than ever to ensure that we’re getting the best value for money when doing so.

Happily, we’ve some wonderful suppliers here in the North West who provide a great range of top quality goods and services at extremely competitive prices.

The hearth - the heart of your home

At the heart of every home is a warm, glowing fire. Charles Bonner & Sons of Ballybofey and Fintown are the leading suppliers of cookers in stoves, both new and second-hand, in the North West.

Serving the community for forty years, the company’s twelve staff, including Charles’s sons Donal and Dermot, have built up unparalleled experience and expertise. Because of that, Charles Bonner & Sons have built up a very loyal customer base, right across all of Ireland and extending into the UK.

From humble beginnings at The Forge in Donegal Street, Ballybofey, the company has expanded over the years, moving to the factory at Trusk Road and extending their premises 20 years ago.

All of this means the best products for you. Choose from a selection of over 60 different type of stoves and cookers, oil-fired and solid fuel in the largest showroom in Donegal, located just opposite SuperValu in Ballybofey.

The cookers and stoves have been designed by Charles himself, with the parts manufactured to his specifications in China and then assembled at the factory in Fintown. So, you know you’re getting quality.

The company also stocks the largest range of spare parts in Ireland, for all leading brands of stoves and cookers.

You’ll also find a full stock of all plumbing supplies and materials, including radiators, copper cylinders and oil tanks as well as a extensive range of top quality sanitary ware.

So come along and find out what our existing customers have known for years, that Charles Bonner & Sons is the shop where you can do a good deal - better!”

Charles Bonner & Sons, Ballybfofey Enterprise Centre Trust Road, Ballybofey and Fintown, tel 074 913 1258 or 074 913 2086.

Arigna Fuels - lower bills and better for the environment

Once you’ve got your ideal cooker, stove or fireplace, you’ll want to choose the right fuel for you.

In fact, sales of solid fuel appliances and stoves in Ireland have grown by almost 50% over the past two years. This has come on the back of ever increasing energy costs, most noticeably oil and gas price increases and an increase in electricity bills in every household throughout Ireland.

One company who has benefited from this and managed to stay competitively priced is Arigna Fuels who produce quality smokeless solid fuel products for both open fires and closed appliances.

Arigna Fuels are based in the scenic valley of Arigna on the borders of Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo and employs a dedicated team of 60 people.

They have taken the lead in producing smokeless, low sulphur solid fuels which are kinder to the environment, and above all are very cost competitive in an ever increasing domestic energy market.

Given the recent price hikes, many consumers have returned to the more traditional solid fuels when it comes to heating their homes.

The two most popular products from Arigna are ‘Cosyglo’, specially designed for open fires / backboilers and ‘Ecobrite’ for solid fuel cookers and stoves. Cosyglo is available in both low smoke and smokeless versions, it provides higher heat and has a lower ash content than traditional solid fuels.

Ecobrite is long lasting, clean and especially suited to solid fuel cookers and stoves and excellent for heating your radiators. It is also HETAS approved and is clean burning so will not dirty your glass fronted stove like traditional smoky coals.

HETAS are the official body recognized by Government to approve biomass and solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services, including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses.

Ecobrite is a manufactured solid fuel which has been approved by HETAS for use in Roomheaters Stoves and Solid Fuel Cookers and tested to their highest standards. For more visit

Check that it says Arigna Cosyglo and Ecobrite on the bag, so you can be sure of guaranteed quality smokeless fuel and accept no imitations.

For more information, visit our website or e-mail us at or call us at 071 964 6002.

Completing the look

If you’re thinking of updating your carpet or flooring, then call into the experts, and avail of some very, very special offers at Keown Carpet & Flooring’s Winter Sale. Call into either of our showrooms, on the Belleek Road in Ballyshannon or in Drumrooske Business Park in Donegal Town.

You’ll find the very best quality in carpets and flooring, with extensive savings currently on offer. Choose from our superb range of carpets, vinyls, rugs and wood flooring.

If it’s engineered or laminated wood flooring you’re after, call in and see our huge range in our newly extended wood flooring department in our Donegal showroom. For more information, ring us on 071 985 8081 or 074 972 364.

To make room for the new 2013 spring and summer trends, Stockhouse are clearing all instore display stock at knockdown prices, If you are looking for good quality furniture at really low prices, call to Stockhouse in Donegal Town or Ballyshannon and you won’t be disappointed. But hurry, our clearance event ends this Saturday, February 2 at 6pm.

The Stockhouse new ranges start arriving in February. Look out for lots of chunky oak in dining sets and occasional furniture.

Although leather remains a hugely popular choice in 3-piece suites, there’s a ot more emphasis on fabric suites now, including a top quality selection of Irish made designer suites.

Dont forget, Stockhouse offer a free interior design service and we would be delighted to design a room around your new designer suite. Call into our showrooms or ring us on 071985 1356 or 074 972 5367.

K Style Tiles and Interiors at Drumlonagher, Donegal Town is the perfect One Stop Shop for all your household interior needs. We stock a massive range of tiles, wooden floors, sanitary ware, furniture, stoves and much more. Choose from the very best product names at great value prices.

Visit our newly refurbished tiling, wooden floor and sanitary ware departments to see for yourself the tremendous selection of quality and value on offer.

At K Style, we also pride ourselves on our expert, personalised service and that’s why our customers keep coming back to us year after year.

We look forward to seeing you and helping you make your house into the home that you’ve always dreamt of. For more information, ring 074 974 0026.

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