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Gas Fires

What type of gas fires can I have?

CLASS 1 CHIMNEY GAS FIRES:

Gas fires suitable for Class 1 flues include slimline gas fires, deep line gas fires, inset gas fires, outset gas fires and gas wall fires.  Class 1 flues have a diameter of 7" or more and are most often found in houses built before 1930 with brick chimneys.

CLASS 2 CHIMNEY GAS FIRES

Gas fires suitable for Class 2 flues are available for both traditional and contemporary fireplaces to suit any interior. The depth of these fires is shallower than a traditional full depth gas fire.  Class 2 chimneys have a flue diameter of 5" and are common in both old and modern houses, distinguishable by a steel flue protruding out of the roof.

​​​​​​PRE CAST FLUE

Modern houses, built later than 1960, often have a pre-cast concrete chimney system, which is identifiable by a rectangular box section flue and a terminal on the ridge of the roof.  Precast flues can only be used with specific gas fires and you cannot install a solid fuel fire appliance.

​​​​​​NO CHIMNEY NO PROBLEM:

BALANCED FLUE GAS FIRES are glass fronted and available as both inset and outset models.  Balanced flue gas fires vent directly through an external wall using a co-axial pipe (one pipe within another).  Air is drawn in through the outer pipe and combustion gases are expelled through the inner pipe.  Balanced flue fires do not require an electricity supply. The perfect solution for those who want all the benefits of a gas fire but do not have a chimney in their home. These glass fronted fires are also extremely efficient to run

POWERFLUE GAS FIRES are open-fronted gas fires and are available as inset and outset models.  Like the balanced flue version, a pipe is directed through an external wall and gases are drawn out by an electric fan unit.  In the unlikelihood of a power cut, the fire will automatically switch off.  Power flue fires require an electricity supply.

FLUELESS GAS FIRES do not require a chimney or external wall for fitting.  Ventilation by way or an airbrick is required when installing this type of fire.  Using a catalytic converter, the gas is passed via the converter turning poisonous carbon monoxide into harmless carbon dioxide and water vapour.

It is A LEGAL REQUIREMENT to have any gas install fitted by a registered gas engineer.  You can check gas engineer credentials via the gas safe register. Failure to comply with the installation instructions or building regulations could invalidate your home insurance.

GAS SAFE REGISTER REPLACED CORGI AS THE GAS REGISTRATION BODY IN 2009

STYLES OF GAS FIRES:

There are various different styles of gas fires. From deep line, slimline, high-efficiency glass fronted and open fronted, wall mounted, hearth mounted or outset and gas stoves.  All gas fires are fitted with manual controls or slide control as standard or with the option on some to upgrade to a remote control.  

The look of the fire is important to the overall feature of the fireplace. You can opt for a contemporary or traditional look trim.  They are available in either black, chrome, gold, or black nickel.