Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Newman Fireplaces

Newman's Limestone Surrounds are crafted to the highest standards and strictest quality control systems in their Portuguese factory. Using only the best materials and skill to manufacture a range of over 30 different designs. The veining of the stone generally runs left to right in each design at varying angles creating a clean and consistent design. Limestone is a natural material, each Limestone Surround will encompass it's own shadings and markings making every one unique!

For further information on Newman Fireplaces and Limestone Surrounds talk to the Fireplace Specialists.

DRU Fires

In 2003 DRU Fires launched in the UK. They began with a range of 8 models and today have expanded to a range of over 45. Specialising in built-in Gas Fires and even slightly more sophisticated models that can include your central heating system. DRU Fires are truly innovative and the technology behind them is second to none. With the invention of the DRU PowerVent® has enabled the installation of a gas fire anywhere without the need for a chimney. 

Please visit our website to browse through the DRU Fires range or visit our newly refurbished showroom to view live working displays and talk to the Fireplace Specialists.

Chimney Lining London

Chimney Lining can be installed into the chimney to prevent smoke and fumes escaping into the house. The company that carries out the work should be fully accredited and registered.

We recommend Poujoulat double skin, smooth bore stainless steel flexible multi-fuel Chimney Liners. They extract the smoke and fumes efficiently and come with a ten year guarantee.

For further advice our Chimney Lining services visit our website grateexpectations.com or drop into our showroom.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Flueless Gas Fires

Due to the strict set of regulations set out for fires sold within the EU there are only a few fireplace manufacturers that produce Flueless Gas Fires in Europe. Most modern fires give off very low emissions (3ppm) CO measured during the CE test. This is diluted by oxygen vented into the room by the fires air vent.

The ODS pilot system on Flueless Gas Fires monitor the oxygen levels within the room. If for any reason the CO levels are too high the ODS will turn off the fire. This happens usually long before CO levels reach 800ppm and higher which is considered dangerous. Typically most of the CO monitors on Flueless Gas Fires shut down between 36ppm to 99ppm. This ensures that your Flueless Gas Fire shuts down prior to the CO alarm going off.

What do you need?

  1. Air Vent – supplying enough fresh air (typically 100cm2). This must be confirmed by the manufacturer. If the vent does not let in the correct supply of oxygen the CO levels will appear too high and the fire will shut down automatically.
  2. A Window – Flueless Gas Fires do not have a thermostat a window can be opened if the room becomes too warm to reduce the temperature in the room.
  3. The Correct Gas Supply - the pressure needs to be maintained at the manufacturers specified level for the fire to function correctly.

    For further advice on purchasing a Flueless Gas Fire please visit the Fireplace Specialists.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Balanced Flue Gas Fires

Heating your home has become vital in the recent bouts of extremely cold weather...
We as a nation are used to central heating in order to make every room in the house warm. Where as many years ago you would simply have an open fire in the heart of the home to heat everywhere. Saying this there will always be something highly desirable about a real fire and that warm home sweet home feeling. The psychological effect is that – they make us feel warmer just by looking at them!

Installing a Balanced Flue Gas Fire enables you to achieve this without breaking the bank. Balanced Flue Gas Fires are excellent on efficiency, low on fuel consumption, clean burning and dust free unlike traditional open fires.

Contact the Fireplace Specialists for further information on Balanced Flue Gas Fires.