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What Type Of Gas Fire Should I Choose?

A gas fireplace is an efficient method of heating the space that you spend most times in, as well as creating a warm, cozy ambience. It is easy to operate, with many models with remote or slide controls. This means you don’t have to move from your seat to experience the warmth and atmosphere. The majority of new models are extremely efficient and are also based on guidelines from the government to curb warming, which is why a majority of the older gas fireplace models that look stunning however, they lose the majority of the heat that is generated by the chimney are currently being removed.

No matter if you are a fan of traditional or ultra-modern styles There is a wide variety of gas fireplace styles that are available today. Even those who live in new home that isn’t equipped with an exhaust pipe or chimney there’s gas fire that is suitable for your needs . We’ve installed them all. We’re sure we can give you helpful advice to ensure you choose the best gas fireplace for your needs which will offer years of reliable service to your home!

We recommend that you conduct a survey of your home before purchasing an appliance that is gas-powered. It will determine the type of flue you own, and also check the condition of it to ensure it’s suitable for the new gas appliance, and provide advice regarding the best fireplace for your requirements. If you’re just replacing an outdated unreliable model, or searching to completely change your design and want to get an entirely new fireplace We can offer an obligation-free home survey and professional installation that is in line with Gas Safe regulations.

Class 1 flue

If you already have one of these – great! The possibilities are unlimited as most fireplaces fit in this. An Class1 flue usually one that has been constructed of masonry and is typically located in houses built prior to the 1970’s. The chimney is usually built into the room or along the outside wall . It allows for more deep, robust gas fires to be installed. The most common checks before installing a new gas fireplace inside a chimney that is conventional include an inspection of the chimney for smoke to make sure there aren’t any leaks. A chimney sweep is recommended since there might obstructions, such as bird nests, loose masonry or when the chimney was utilized to ignite solid fire before which would indicate that there’s the formation of soot. Certain gas fires need for the chimney’s walls to be lined since they burn extremely efficiently , so a damp, cold chimney will not reach the necessary temperature to make an adequate draw to eliminate the smoke produced by the flame.

Class 2 flue

Modern homes have them. in modern buildings, 2 flues can be pre-fabricated with 5″ pipe that is able to exit the roof or the raised ridge tile which incorporates an end of the flue. The primary drawback with this kind of flue is its limitation on depth. Certain gas fires Bolton with greater depth won’t provide enough space to allow the fire to be recessed into , however the majority of gas fire manufacturers are aware that the majority of new homes aren’t built with conventional chimneys which is why there’s plenty of fires for class 2 chimneys.

No chimneys or flues

Do not be discouraged regardless of whether your house isn’t equipped with the flue or chimney There are alternatives to have the latest gas fireplace. Balanced flue gas fires are specifically designed to be installed to the wall of an exterior. They are all glass-fronted, and instead of venting the fumes up in a flue an co-axial pipe connected to them. This pipe lets the fumes out and allows air to flow into the fire, which typically flows across the front of the fire towards the outside. One of the major advantages of this kind of fire is that they’re ‘room sealed’ and generally more efficient than conventional gas fires with flues.

If there’s no exterior wall the flueless gas fire is equipped with an catalytic converter. It’s a honeycomb, which has been coated by rare metals. Oxygen “sticks” to coating. When a carbon monoxide molecules meets it, the oxygen converts carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. The requirements for gas fires that are flueless require a minimum size of room (30m3 in average) and the installation of an air vent within the same space that the fireplace.

Gas Fires incorporated into fireplaces

Most likely the most well-known of all gas fireplaces, inset gas fires made to be installed in a fireplace mounted to the hearth are typically built to recessing into a universal back panel that is roughly 420mm wide by 560mm tall. The models of this kind are offered for all flue types (Class 1 and Class 2 balanced flue) and come in a range of designs. Traditionally, they are referred to as ‘living burning gas fireplaces’, we have seen a lot of customers not selecting glass-fronted models because they offer better efficiency than an open-fronted model, with the fumes remaining in the fuel bed for longer, consequently generating more heat for less gas. Another advantage of a model with a glass front is that you don’t lose heat that comes from the room to the flue, nor will you experience drafts from the flue to the room with glass-fronted fireplaces.

Recently there has been an increase in the number of large fires that are being installed in fireplaces. The fire is now the focal point of the room and, in many instances, most portion of the wall of fireplaces is covered by a glass-fronted, widescreen gas fire that looks stunning! This design is mostly appropriate for Class 1 traditional chimneys however Elgin & Hall produce a collection of complete fireplace suites featuring oversized gas fires that have been designed with care and tapered at the back to make them suitable for Class 2 flues that are pre-fabricated or pre-cast.

Gas fires with a hole-in-the-wall

Modern and stylish wall-mounted gas fires that are built into the wall can be a fantastic option to conserve space since when they are set at a particular distance from the floor and a hearth isn’t needed. There are a variety of styles of this kind of fire are available, including frames that when plasterboarded onto the wall allow the flames to be the main feature. A simple framework around the flame constructed of marble, stone, steel and other materials will guard the surrounding area by preventing any hairline cracking in the plaster that may develop in time because of the heat generated.

Gas Stoves

In line with the massive popularity of wood-burning stoves, gas stoves can be appealing to people who want to recreate the look of a wood stove but prefer the ease of instant shut-off and flame adjustments gas stoves offer. They are available in a traditional design with log or coal effect stoves that are arranged with the exact same design as a stove that has a the character beam, or even into the inglenook space. Modern gas stoves come with freestanding cylindrical models, which are an excellent method to inject warmth and elegance to any room with models that feature sleek black glass doors, as well as glass windows to the sides that offer a 180-degree view of the enthralling flames.

Most gas stoves are made to fit on an one-inch (5″) flue, making they acceptable with Class 1 flues that are conventional and Class 2 prefabricated flues, or there are flues with balanced designs available for homes with no chimneys.

Larger custom sized gas fires

In addition, they have been gaining popularity in the last few years, larger gas fires by European manufacturers will create an enormous impact while they boast a huge energy efficiency. Beautiful designs include panoramic strips flames of up to 2.4 meters in length three-sided glass fires, double-sided and room divider gas fireplaces that allow people to relax in their living spaces and enjoy stunning flame effects. These kinds of fires are usually too big to fit in the standard chimney or flue. They have a balanced flue which means you need to surround the fire with a customized wall, while the fumes are blown out of the specially designed balanced flue pipe, either both vertically and horizontally.

The types of fires that are available are of the highest quality and require more precise installation.

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