Features - Hearth Mounted
State of the art features - Hearth mounted fires
Cast Iron Construction
Cast Iron remains the material of choice for
many premium quality stoves and fireplaces. This is because of the
way cast iron diffuses warmth, giving maximum radiant heat over a
period of time.
Further, the iron can be cast more thickly in
areas where greater strength is needed, whilst additionally
allowing attractive designs to be cast into the panels.
Our convector fireplaces greatly enhance convected heating
efficiency. By drawing cool air through the grate and heating it in
a convection chamber before diffusing the warmed air back into the
room, the result is a heating efficiency twice that of a
traditional open fire.
Radiant Heat & Convection System
Radiant Heat: occurs when an object or surface
becomes warm and then emits the heat back in to the room. Certain
materials store heat particularly well and can radiate this stored
heat back into the room over an extended period.
Radiant heat will travel through the air from its source until
it hits an object, and the object (typically furniture or people)
will be heated.
Convected Heat: heats the air around the fire
or stove. Our convector fireplaces greatly enhance convected
heating efficiency. By drawing cool air through the grate and
heating it in a convection chamber before diffusing the warmed air
back into the room, the result is a heating efficiency twice that
of a traditional open fire.
Hearth mounted gas fires - state of the art features
A top-of the range 16" wide fire that provides exceptional
heating efficiency and improved fuel economy. The fire is set
behind a virtually invisible glass window. Available in
conventional and balanced flue options and a choice of coal or
pebble effect fuel beds.
E-Box fires are available as an option with many Gazco fire
A very high efficiency 16" wide fire that is set behind a
virtually invisible glass window. E-Studio fires successfully
combine the technology of E-Box fires with the distinctive White
Stone ribbon flame effect of our Studio fires.
E-Studio fires are available as an option with many Gazco fire
Variable Flame Controls.
VFC Convectors: Available in 16" and 22"
widths, the VFC Convector is our most versatile fire. It is
suitable for brick chimneys only but offers the additional benefits
of a slightly deeper fuel bed and unique VFC (varible flame
control) system. This allows you to select the exact balance of
flame, glow and heat to suit your mood. Reduced draught versions
are also available if you do not want a wall or floor vent
VFC Tapered (Radiant): These fires are for
those who want all the visuals of a Gazco fire but do not require
the additional heat of a convector or do not wish to refurbish an
existing open fireplace. Tapered fires are available in 16" and 22"
widths and can generally be fitted into existing openings without
further building work.
Logic Fires are available in 16" widths and are the easiest of
all our fires to install, giving you excellent value for money
through reduced installation costs. Logic fires are available in
Hotbox, Convector, and HE versions and are all Reduced
Draught fires, meaning that in all cases a wall or floor vent
is not required.
Logic fires are available as an option with many Gazco fire
Logic Hotbox: Suitable for all chimney types,
with a choice of coal or pebble fuel bed. The Logic Hotbox provides
a warm focal point without the additional heat emitted by the
Logic Convector: a highly efficient fire
suitable for all chimney types. It incorporates a convection system
that provides almost twice the heating efficiency of the Logic
Hotbox. Available with coal or pebble fuel beds.
Logic HE: even greater efficiency than the
Logic Convector fire. The Logic HE has a glass front and
is 76% efficient.
Command Remote Controls
Gazco was the first UK company to introduce remote controls for
gas fires. Today our Command remote control systems allow most
fires to be upgraded, either at the time of purchase or a later
date with either:
Standard upgradable remote control: Once the
pilot light has been ignited manually you can vary the flame height
and heat output from the comfort of your armchair.
Programmable remote control: This deluxe
version has two additional features. The first allows you to
thermostatically control the room temperature whilst the second
allows you to programme your fire to switch itself on and off twice
a day. Use both and you can even come home to a glowing fire that
has heated the room to the temperature you select.
Some fires in the Gazco range come with the remote control
included with the product, these are:
Open Studio sequential remote control: With
this infra red remote control, you do not need to light the pilot
manually as the whole operating sequence (on/off and flame height
heat output) is activated from the handset itself.
Glass Fronted Studio, Linea and Riva2 sequential
remote: This programmable, radio frequency remote control
offers all of the features of the Open Studio sequential remote but
with the additional benefits of programmable thermostatic and timer
Electric Riva: This remote operates the electric
Riva, allowing you at the touch of a button to choose between four
different flame effects, with or without heat.
Hearth mounted wood & multi fuel fires - state of the art
Approved for Smoke Control Areas
Most town and city homes are located in Smoke
Control Areas as designated by the Clean Air Act 1993.
To burn logs on a stove in these locations,
the model installed must have been granted exemption from the
regulations by the government through DEFRA.
This exemption is given only to appliances
which have been independently tested to demonstrate particularly
Any Stovax stoves shown as Approved for Smoke
Control Areas can be used in these areas when fitted with the
appropriate smoke control kit.
Cleanburn is part of Stovax’s Triple Air
With Cleanburn, secondary air is pre-heated as
it passes through a heat exchanger chamber within the firebox. It
is then drawn into the smoke stream, where it combusts unburnt
hydrocarbons to provide a cleaner burn and greater thermal
A stove with Cleanburn will give you more heat
output from your fuel.
Airwash is part of Stovax’s firebox air flow
Airwash is a design feature that uses a specially placed vent or
vents to draw in cool air from the outside to ‘wash’ over the
inside of the glass. This helps to keep the
glass cleaner for longer, allowing you to enjoy the glow and flames
to the full.
It is also used as primary combustion air when
Integral Boiler version
As well as providing heat to the room, boiler stoves and fires
can also supply domestic hot water and central heating
Depending on model, boiler stoves and fires can supply up to 19
standard sized radiators.
All boiler stoves and fires are designed for multi fuel use.
This is because smokeless fuels tend to provide greater calorific
values. Should you wish to reduce your CO2 emissions
then you can burn a combination of smokeless fuels and logs
If wood burning only is your preference, you can still achieve
good performace but, as logs burn best with slightly different
firebox characteristics we recommend you purchase the optional log
The stove thermostat provides automatic operation of the primary
air control on a stove, by measuring the water temperature, to
enable a preset temperature to be maintained. The setting of the
control is usually via an operating knob on the stove body.
Heat Output to Water
These appliances can also supply some of their heat output to
water, for use as domestic hot water or as part of a central
Depending on the model, heat output can be enough to supply up
to 19 standard sized radiators.