Welcome to The Heat Source. A cosy corner of the digital world where we kindle the flames of curiosity and ignite your passion for all things warm and inviting.

  1. ​​How to Pick the Right TV Size for Your Media Wall

    ​​How to Pick the Right TV Size for Your Media Wall
    Media walls are all the rage lately – a chic way to incorporate your entertainment centre into your living space décor. With a gorgeous new media wall fireplace as the cosy centrepiece, now it's time to pick the ideal telly to pair with it. Choosing the right screen size for your space can be tricky. […]
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Buying Guides

  1. How Much Does it Cost to Run a Gas Fire in 2024?

    How Much Does it Cost to Run a Gas Fire in 2024?
    As energy costs continue rising across the UK, many households are understandably concerned about how much to run home appliances and features that use gas or electricity will cost. One such feature that is common in British homes is the gas fire. But how much does it cost to run a gas fire? With the […]
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  2. Does a Gas Fireplace Have a Pilot Light?

    Does a Gas Fireplace Have a Pilot Light?
    Have you ever wondered about the mechanics behind gas fires and how they function? While many people enjoy the warmth and ambience of a gas fire, not everyone is familiar with their inner workings. One of the most asked questions about gas fires is: Do gas fireplaces have pilot lights? Let's dive in and find […]
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  3. Does My Gas Fire Need Chimney Sweeping?

    Does My Gas Fire Need Chimney Sweeping?
    Chimney sweeping and upkeep is an essential but often overlooked part of regular home maintenance. With more of us using central heating or electric heaters and fires to warm our spaces, it's probably not surprising that many homeowners forget their chimney is even there. But with some fires, chimney maintenance is crucial – to keep […]
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Industry Regulations

  1. What You Need to Know About Maintaining & Servicing a Gas Fireplace

    What You Need to Know About Maintaining & Servicing a Gas Fireplace
    Whether you’ve got a new gas fireplace or one that’s been providing faithful service for year after year, it’s important that you not only get it serviced on a regular basis, but that you maintain and clean it too. Keep reading and the Direct Fireplaces team will tell you what you need to know about […]
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  2. How to Dispose of or Recycle an Old Fireplace

    How to Dispose of or Recycle an Old Fireplace
    You’ve just bought a shiny new fireplace for your home. Great! But, what do you do with your old one? Whether you’re completely dismantling an entire fireplace surround, or simply getting rid of an old fire appliance or insert, it’s important you do it the right way. So, if you want to know how to […]
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  3. What Qualifications Should a Fireplace Installer Have?

    What Qualifications Should a Fireplace Installer Have?
    Whether you’ve just bought a new fireplace, or you’re making some adjustments to your current fireplace, it’s important that you make sure that the person doing the work is qualified to do so. But, what qualifications should a fireplace installer have? Read on to find out.  Picking the right installer for your fireplace Before you […]
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Installation & Safety

Looking for expert information on how to fit a fireplace at home? You’ve come to the right place. Here at Direct Fireplaces we have a wealth of fireplace installation articles jam-packed with tips and advice to help you do a professional and safe job. Whether you need to know how to install a gas or electric fire, or you want advice on choosing the right fireplace installer, we have plenty of essential insight thanks to our many years in the industry - and we’re adding to it all the time, so keep checking back regularly for more fireplace installation advice so you can fit a fire at home with minimum effort.
  1. How Does a Gas Fire Slide Control Work?

    How Does a Gas Fire Slide Control Work?
    Gas fireplaces have become an increasingly popular fixture in homes over the past few decades, and for good reason. They provide a convenient and comfortable way to add warmth and ambience to a room without dealing with messy wood or soot. Just flipping a switch or adjusting a dial gives you instant control over the […]
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  2. What’s Included in a Balanced Flue Gas Fire Installation?

    What’s Included in a Balanced Flue Gas Fire Installation?
    A balanced flue gas fire can be an excellent choice when considering a new heating solution for your home. These fires offer a sleek, modern appearance, providing efficient and safe heating. However, to ensure optimal performance and safety, it is crucial to understand what’s included in a balanced flue gas fire installation. In this post, […]
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  3. Mounting Your TV Above Your Fireplace: Best Practices and Tips 

    Mounting Your TV Above Your Fireplace: Best Practices and Tips 
    Are you considering mounting your TV above your fireplace to create an entertainment media wall in your home? If that's the case, then you're certainly not alone. This is a popular trend among homeowners who want to combine two focal points of their living space into one seamless design.   But before you grab your tools […]
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Design Tips

  1. How to Restore a Victorian Fireplace

    You will love the charm of a Victorian fireplace if you're anything like us at Direct Fireplaces. The grandeur, the elegance – it transports you right back to an era where class and sophistication were the order of the day, every day. The Victorians did know how to build solid homes – and in the […]
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  2. The Most Important Features to Look for in a Media Wall Fire 

    The Most Important Features to Look for in a Media Wall Fire 
    Do you want to add warmth, style, and ambience to your home? If that’s the case, then a media wall fire might be just what you need. Media walls with fireplaces provide a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Plus, they are also a fabulous focal point in your room.   But with so many media wall fireplaces […]
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  3. Mounting Your TV Above Your Fireplace: Best Practices and Tips 

    Mounting Your TV Above Your Fireplace: Best Practices and Tips 
    Are you considering mounting your TV above your fireplace to create an entertainment media wall in your home? If that's the case, then you're certainly not alone. This is a popular trend among homeowners who want to combine two focal points of their living space into one seamless design.   But before you grab your tools […]
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