Imagine coming home to a roaring fire on a cold winter’s day.

When the rain is lashing against the windows, there’s nothing that beats hanging up your coat, peeling off your scarf and gloves and lightly toasting yourself in front of the flames with a cup of tea.

What kind of fire should I choose?

Whichever type you choose, your fireplace will add charm to your house. Each fuel type has its advantages, and which fuel is best mostly depends on where it’s going and what your lifestyle is like. You may also be restricted by what sort of fuel is available- if you don’t have mains gas, you won’t be able to have a gas fire, and if you live in a smokeless zone you’ll be restricted on what you can burn.

  • Gas fires are hugely efficient and cheap to run, giving off an intense but clean heat.
  • Electric fires are safe and don’t require a chimney, so they can be attached to any wall in your home. Don’t be put off by the image of old fashioned electric heaters – ours look amazing, as well as being easy to maintain and cheap to run – perfect for busy people.
  • A solid fuel fire could involve a bit of initial work and expense, but the results are well worth it. A solid fuel fire warms your heart, as well as your home!

Once you’ve decided on what sort of fire you’d like, think about the size and output you need, and whether it’s going to be the primary heat source in the room.

If you’re going for a gas or open fireplace, you’ll need to make sure your chimney is suitable or be prepared to make changes. We can easily check this out for you beforehand, and make sure your transition is as smooth as possible.

Once you’ve decided which fire would be best for your home, it’s time to choose your fire surrounds. Just like a favourite painting or photo is improved with the right frame, the right fire surround will compliment and draw attention to your beautiful new feature.

Whether you’d rather wood or stone, our showroom in Bridgend has a huge range of fires and surrounds from leading brands such as Valor, Gazco, Flamerite, Be-Modern, Elgin & Hall, Caterham, Kinder, Flavel and Capital Fireplaces, all at competitive prices.

Our staff have a wealth of experience in the fireplace industry, and can offer you expert advice on creating the perfect fireplace for your home, whether it’s gas, electric or solid fuel. We also do a wide collection of wood burning stoves.

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