Adding a modern fireplace can bring a lot of value to just about any home. This gives a centerpiece for a whichever room you put your new fire or stove in. A fireplace also serves as a focal point and a gathering place to any home, adding a cosy atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy. So, if you are one of the home owners who want to complement your home with the best fire or perhaps a multi-fuel stove, getting advice and a survey from a creditable supplier is a good initial move.

No matter what your inspiration, a fireplace is a greatly admired feature of a house. It is not difficult to comprehend that it is great to install a fireplace while on the process of building a house. However, if your home does not have one yet and you plan to have fireplace added, there are some options at your disposal.

Adding a fireplace inside your home is indeed a great idea, not only that it can complement and add some touch of personality into your home, but also because it can help warm your cold nights and add a beautiful touch to your home. This makes adding a gas or electric fire, or a multi-fuel stove a good focus when planning to add a home piece.

Of course, the conventional fuel used to light a fireplace is wood. In the previous years, propane or natural gas has become a common fireplace option. These days, more fireplaces in the form of gas are being produced than wood. More and more people sought after the installation of several modern fireplaces primarily because of their economical and various functional features. But now that the price of gas is rising, people are starting to revert back to using wood to fuel their fireplace. Multi-fuel stoves are once again becoming popular as they can burn a range of fuels including wood and coal. Here’s some information about different fire types:

Gas Fires and Stoves

A fireplace that is fueled by gas is modern, fairly easy to install, convenient, and economical if it’s high efficiency. One of the best attractions of considering the retrofit gas fireplace is the fact that it could be installed in almost any place as long as there is a gas line to that area.

The primary factors for installing a gas fireplace include the gas supply location, and the path of the fumes to be vented towards the outside whether it is via the chimney or the flue pipe. Presently, the pipe options for gas supply includes a plastic coated or flexible copper corrugated stainless steel tubing that is attached to the outside of your house. Such pipes may be bent in order to go about corners and many more, which makes it often a fairly simple installation.

If your gas fire is not going on a chimney breast, a very common resort for removing the exhaust fumes (burned gas) is going directly through the wall straight to the outside. Gas fires can only be installed in living areas with the appropriate ventilation for the fumes. A gas safe engineer will ensure that your fire follows all regulations so that you and your home are safe.

For the basic installation of gas fireplace, you may expect a more economical cost as compared installing the traditional forms such as a multi-fuel stove. The costs may increase if any damage is seen to the house that would otherwise make the installation of the gas fire unsafe or the house requires repair work in order to install the fire.

Gas fireplaces offer you the privilege to enjoy the warmth required by a home owner. The warmth can be felt without having the job of putting logs and having ash and cinders cleaned. Gas fireplaces are available in several different designs. In fact the application of different materials such as stones, brick, marble and wood is becoming a common choice when it comes to designing the insides of such fireplaces. Such materials are being utilized in gas fireplaces in order to provide the look that is similar to the appearance of the conventional ones. These forms of warming pieces are extremely economical and at the same time draw low costs on maintenance.

Electric Fires and Stoves

An obvious element of an electric fire or stove is that there is no actual flame within it. As electric fires plug into the wall they tend to be more versitile when chosing a location. They also don’t require any ventilation as there are no fumes being emitted from the fire. Although they’re not burning fuel, electric fires can really look the part! There’s hundred’s of different designs and there’s bound to be a one that suits your taste. The electric heating units are cleverly concealed within the fire to ensure it maintains a traditional and homely look.

With an electric fire or stove you can easily start heating your room with the click of a button, or some models may be remote controlled, providing a level of convenience not found with other types of fires.

Electric fireplaces are available in a number of captivating and elegant designs. Once you choose this modern focal piece for your home, you will experience no hassle when it comes to its cleaning and maintenance.

Multi-fuel Stoves and Woodburners

With the rising costs of gas and electricity these types of stoves are gaining popularity and they look great too! Woodburners as the name suggests only burn wood fuel. They come in a range of different designs with different outputs which are suited to different room sizes. You must have a chimney in order to have a woodburner.

Multi-fuel stoves can use a range of different fuels, including wood. As with wood burning stoves, multi-fuel stoves require a chimney and there are no exceptions unless they are outside. A hetas engineer is required to install a wood burner or mult-fuel stove, without your stove being fitted by a hetas engineer you could be putting yourself and your home at risk, as well as voiding your house insurance!

Woodburning and multi-fuel stoves look great in any home. They cost more to install than gas or electric fires but are definitely worth it in the end, adding a unique look to your home that you won’t find with any other heating appliance.

Bioethanol Fires

Taking your luxury along with you is now possible with the availability of portable bioethanol fires. This form of fire is lightweight and small in size, which allows it to be carried around to any space with great ease. In addition to this, a bioethanol fire does not require the use of any form of chimney, gas, electicity or logs to burn. The fuel is in the form of a liquid or a gel, it is simply sprayed into a container which will house the flame and is then ignited. There are no special ventilation requirements for this type of fire as the emissions are generally low, around the same you would expect from a gas hob.


There are lots of fires and stoves to choose from. Make sure you get the right fireplace for your home! A free quote a survey is all you need to get started.