Important information for Fires
Before choosing a fire or fireplace you will need to know the following
If you have a chimney or flue and if so which type
- Class 1 – traditional brick with chimney still on roof
- Class 2 – 5″ liner or terminal
- Precast flue
- The depth of opening
- If the existing fire burr still in which was used for a coal open fire
- What fuel you are using
- Width of chimney breast for a fireplace.
Chimney – Class 1
The conventional brick chimney – clearly defined by a chimney stack and pot on the roof of a property.
Where no chimney or flue is available. A quiet but powerful fan situated on an outside wall expels the flue gases from the fire. Mains electricity required.
Pre-Cast – Class 2
Hollow concrete flue blocks create a flue up through the property usually terminating with a ridge vent on the roof.
Where no chimney or flue is available. The fire vents directly outside through a horizontal twin wall pipe. These fires are glass fronted. No mains electricity is required.
Pre-Fabricated – Class 2
A metal flue box situated behind the fire connects to a series of metal flue pipes run up through the house terminating with a pipe and terminal though the roof.