UNDERSTANDING THE FLUE OPTIONS FOR YOUR NEW GAS FIREPLACE
Gas fires come with various flue options but, whilst there is extensive choice, a lot will depend on the layout and build of your property:
- Conventional Flues (requiring a chimney)
- Balanced Flues (requiring an outside wall)
- Flueless (providing the space meets min. room size requirements and has sufficient air vents)
Many customers seek gas fires to be installed within a regular fireplace opening of 16” x 22”.
For properties with existing chimneys, it may be possible to install your new gas fire without a flueliner, subject to the condition and testing of the chimney – which is always carried out by one of our Gas Safe-registered engineers.
For properties with no chimney, a balanced flue or flueless fire option could prove to be the answer. Balanced flue fires generally need to be sited on an external wall although this is not always essential. Meanwhile flueless fires can be situated practically anywhere, subject to an appropriate gas supply.
The team at RFC Services are happy to discuss your installation options at length as part of a free home survey or an appointment at our Ipswich showroom.
CUSTOMISING YOUR NEW GAS FIRE OR STOVE
At RFC Services, we supply premium gas fireplaces from many industry leading manufacturers. This allows us to offer you a choice of fuel bed, from coals and logs to pebbles or stones; not forgetting a range of trims and fronts to suit your taste or home décor.
All the brands we work with offer gas fireplaces complete with a range of control options as standard:
- Manual controls
- Slide controls
- Standard remote controls
- Programmable remote controls