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How to Choose the Perfect Wall Fire

Thursday, 23 August 2012 15:55:38 Europe/London

Crystal Sunrise hole in wall gas fire

It's easy to get excited about the idea of buying a new wall fire with so many stunning designs to choose from. However, it's a good idea to think carefully about the practical aspects first to make sure your new fire really suits your needs. Hopefully this post will help you narrow down your options and quickly home in on something that's a great fit for you and your home.

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Dimplex Fires Come Up Trumps

Friday, 18 May 2012 14:32:00 Europe/London

Dimplex Bach electric wall fire

Dimplex fireplaces have achieved an enviable reputation for producing electric fires with realistic flame effects. So it comes as no surprise that the developers of the new Trump International Hotel in Toronto have chosen to install Dimplex fires in most suites to add ambience to the building.

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What Does a Fireplace Hearth Do?

Friday, 23 March 2012 11:29:14 Europe/London

Gallery Cranbourne marble fireplace with Neon fire basket

Working in the fireplace industry there are certain facts about fireplaces I tend to see as so obvious they don't need to be explained. Every so often someone asks an unexpected question, which of course makes me wonder how many other people are unsure about the same thing. Recently one of our customers asked what a fireplace hearth does, and I decided to share the answer in case anybody else is wondering.

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New Stone Fireplaces from Pureglow

Friday, 9 March 2012 14:58:55 Europe/London

Pureglow Wenlock fireplace, Pureglow Wychbury fireplace, Pureglow Hanley fireplace, Pureglow Knighton fireplace
New Pureglow fireplaces L-R: Wenlock limestone, Wychbury limestone, Hanley marble, Knighton marble

We've just added some beautiful marble and limestone fireplaces from Pureglow to our product range. All are available with or without a fire, giving you the freedom to create the perfect look for your living room.

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Is Your Home Gas Safe?

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 10:43:35 Europe/London


I am often asked by customers where they should look to find a gas fitter to install their new gas fire or gas stove. If they are outside our installation area I always advise them to look on the Gas Safe Register website. More often than not they have never heard of the Gas Safe Register, but if I mention CORGI it is a different story.


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Traditional Wooden Fireplace Mantels

Monday, 28 February 2011 14:16:03 Europe/London

Gallery Bedford Pine Fireplace with Prince Cast Iron Tiled Insert

Wood has long been a favourite material for fireplace mantels – it is a cheap and versatile alternative to stone which brings its own special warmth and character to a room. Solid wooden fireplace mantels all have unique variations in grain pattern and knot formation. Wood veneer fireplace mantels have a more consistent finish, but are unsuitable for use with a real fire.

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Get Creative With Fireplaces

Monday, 21 February 2011 11:28:00 Europe/London

Do you like to think outside the box when it comes to your home decor? Eclectic design offers unrivaled scope to express your individual style. A good eclectic interior combines diverse elements which are related by features such as shapes, colours, textures and patterns. A fireplace is a natural focal point in any room, and a fireplace for an eclectic room may need to stand out in order to fit in.

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Cast Iron Combination Fireplaces Guide

Friday, 18 February 2011 12:37:43 Europe/London

Gallery Celtic Cast Iron Combination Fireplace

Cast iron combination fireplaces achieved widespread popularity during the Victorian and Edwardian ages and were influenced by changes in fashion throughout that time, most notably by the Art Nouveau style. Combination fireplaces are single-piece units which do not require a separate fireplace mantel. Many combination fireplaces are narrower than normal, making them a popular choice for smaller rooms such as bedrooms, hallways and compact living rooms.



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