Looking for inspiration for your own fireplace renovation? We’ve collated a round-up of some of our case studies from real homeowners to give you a few ideas of the kind of centrepiece design that can be achieved with a Stovax or Gazco stove or fire.
TG Designer Homes needed a contemporary focal point for their modern single story home and decided on the Stovax Studio 2 Freestanding wood burner. With 8KW of heat output, it has more than enough to heat their open plan living space and create a warm and cosy vibe in the property. They love the Studio 2 for its modern design, and we think it fits perfectly as the centrepiece to their project.
“There are not many suppliers of contemporary wood burners who are offering products that are as available and affordable as this one.”
Winner of our “Win the cost of your product back” prize draw, Victoria had opted for a Chesterfield 5 log burner as the centrepiece of her family home. They’ve always loved to spend time in the great outdoors, but now they’re also able to enjoy coming home and getting cosy in front of their new Chesterfield 5 stove.
“People enjoy coming to our home and sitting in front of the fire with a cup of tea whilst we talk. It creates a homely, warm environment.”
@Finnerz.home wanted the feel of a traditional gas log burner to bring their old fireplace back into use. Having chosen the Gazco Sheraton 5 Gas stove for its realistic looks and convenience of being lit in seconds, they now have a warm and inviting living room that they enjoy coming back to after walks in the countryside.
“It’s so nice watching a movie or coming in from a country walk to hot chocolates in front of the fire.”
Appearing on Season 21, Episode 2 of Grand Designs, Greg and Georgie were looking for a large format wood burning stove with a high KW heat output for their barn conversion. They settled on the Stovax Studio 3 Freestanding wood burning fire as the centrepiece to their build. Opting for a stove over an open fire meant they could have a flue installed without requiring a solid chimney breast and hearth to be built, at additional cost and longer installation time. They love the modern/industrial look and large viewing window which provides the cosy fireside appeal and heat to their open plan living area.
“We love standing on the balcony in the evening overlooking the main living area taking in the space, your eyes being drawn to the glow of the fire just before bed.”
Belle Lucia, founder of @inporiem required a finishing touch to her media wall project, and settled on the Gazco eReflex 105R Electric fire. As the owner of a victorian property in West London, they loved the design of the eReflex as it fit perfectly with their clean and minimal styled living area. We think the eReflex fits really well into the final design and will provide a great centrepiece all year round, with or without the heat.
“It gives a room soul and warmth, and the light it gives off has the most amazing vibe. It’s one of those things that even when you aren’t looking directly at it, it is creating a beautiful subconscious feeling of warmth.”
Horgan Homes needed a centrepiece for their luxury homes, which are built in handpicked locations. They settled for the contemporary looking Stovax Studio 2 Freestanding wood burner to provide the fireside appeal in their high-spec developments, aiding to its high efficiency Ecodesign performance.
“The contemporary design and quality reputation were the prime drivers for choosing Stovax. We build luxury homes that demand the highest specification and Stovax fitted the bill perfectly.”
E5 Living UK mix traditional design with elegant detailing in their quality homes and needed a wood burner to complete the look. They opted for the Stovax Vogue Midi wood burning stove for its stylish looks and energy efficiency. We think it makes a great addition to their project and elegantly blends the contemporary with the traditional.
“Fireplaces, especially ones that feature a Stovax fire, are the centrepiece of a room. They are the cornerstone around which to base your look on. Even when they aren’t in use, they look so stylish – they really give a room the wow factor.”
If you’re looking for a new fire or stove for your fireplace project, have a look at our broad range of stoves and fires here on our website, and speak to your local retailer for more information or to arrange a site survey for installation.
Please note, we recommend the use of decorative/constructional hearths. Find out more about when a hearth is needed on our website. We also advise that there is the required distance between your stove and any combustibles. It’s important to refer to your instruction manual for the minimum clearance distances for your own model of stove. Please note that Stovax & Gazco accept no liability for their installation suitability, safety or building regulations conformance. The images shown are from real independent homes, and these form no basis of an installation recommendation by Stovax or Gazco. Please consult the complete installation instructions for your chosen product and consult with an appropriately qualified person for your own installation.