Choosing the right Fire for You
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 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 models to suit both
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 fire to suit your aspirations and your home so
please make sure you take full advantage of his or her
View our range of hearth mounted fires.