Stylish designs, realistic effects and ultimate convenience. Discover the benefits of modern gas fires, including realistic log effects, remote controls and balanced flue installations. From traditional to contemporary styles, find out how gas fires can transform your room.
Modern gas fires have come a long way from their predecessors. With new and innovative designs, it’s possible to have the charm and warmth of a traditional fireplace, but with all the convenience of a mess-free appliance. Here, we’ll explore the various styles available, as well as the benefits of choosing a gas fire for your home.
One of the main advantages of gas fires is their convenience. Unlike wood burning fires, they can be turned on and off instantly, with no need to wait for the fire to catch. Additionally, gas fires don’t require any preparation, making them a low-maintenance option. This convenience is further enhanced as many come with remote controls. Most modern gas fires come with remote control systems that allow you to turn the fire on and off, adjust the flame height, and set a timer without leaving the comfort of your sofa.
Shown above is the Reflex 105 gas fire, from Gazco. Configured as a two-sided corner installation.
One of the most impressive features of a modern gas fire is a realistic log effect. Advances in technology mean that gas fires can now mimic the look of a traditional wood fire, without any of the routines required, such as gathering logs or clearing and emptying ash. Realistic logs are designed to look just like the real thing, with charring to enhance the effect. The result is a modern gas fire that looks and feels just like a wood fire, but with all the convenience of gas.
The modern gas fire shown in this contemporary interior is a Gazco Riva2 600.
Another key feature of modern gas fires is the ability to install many of them without a chimney. This is thanks to the use of balanced flue installations. A balanced flue system consists of two pipes, one to vent the exhaust gases, and one to draw in fresh air for combustion. The pipes are usually fitted through an outside wall, so there’s no need for a chimney. This means that gas fires can be installed in any room that has an outside wall, without the need for major structural alterations. This is particularly useful in properties where a chimney isn’t present or is unsuitable for use. Balanced flue gas fires tend to be more efficient, as they are completely sealed from the room in which they are installed.
Freestanding gas fire shown above is the Onyx Liv 3 Gas Stove.
In terms of style, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to gas fires. You might opt for a freestanding model, which can be placed on a hearth or in a fireplace recess. Alternatively, you might choose a contemporary, wall mounted gas fire. Wall mounted gas fires can be installed at eye level, offering a unique and stunning design feature for a modern home.
Shown below is the Gazco Loft, installed as a wall mounted gas fire in a kitchen setting.
Absolutely! Modern gas fires are a great option for kitchens, where the convenience of gas can be combined with the charm of a realistic log burner. Thanks to balanced flue installations, gas fires can be installed without a chimney, making them ideal for kitchens. This is particularly useful in rooms with extractor fans, which can cause issues for wood burners or conventional flue gas fires.
Modern gas fires offer a range of benefits, from convenience to style. Whether you’re looking for a traditional fireplace, a contemporary wall mounted design, or a gas fire that looks like a log burner, there’s a gas fire to suit every taste. With the addition of remote controls, realistic log effects, and balanced flue installations, gas fires offer all the charm of a traditional fire, without any of the hassle. Find your local retailer today to start your journey towards transforming your home.