Hearth mounted fires are generally defined as those which are installed at floor level and set either within a stone or wood mantel or flush against a tiled, stone brick or other non-combustible surface.
Whether you want to achieve an up-to-the-minute, contemporary look or have your heart set on a more traditionally designed fire, Stovax and Gazco have a selection of hearth mounted fires to help you make your perfect choice, whatever your style or budget.
Many British homes have been built with ‘standard fireplace opening’ (usually 22” h x 16” w) and/or builders opening (a larger opening under lintel). The former are usually easy to identify but the latter may require the expertise of a builder, surveyor or heating specialist.
Stovax and Gazco have hearth mounted fire models to suit both situations, as well as several larger models which will require the construction of a purpose-built opening.
With respect to gas fires, many modern homes have pre-cast flues built to specially accept such fires, whilst some homes do not have any form of chimney or flue fitted at all. Again, Gazco has a range of hearth mounted fires to suit both situations.
As you will appreciate from this brief summary, the subject can be complex and sometimes quite technical so, whether you want to burn solid fuels such as logs, smokeless fuels and anthracite or have the ‘switch on’ convenience of gas or electricity, the best advice is to select a few models/designs that interest you from this website and then visit your local Stovax or Gazco retailer. It could also help if you take one or two digital photographs of your room to show the retailer.
Don’t forget, your local retailer has the experience to be able to help you select exactly the right hearth mounted fire to suit your aspirations and your home so please make sure you take full advantage of his or her expertise!