Buying Guides

  1. Alexa, Switch on the Fire: Our Best Smart Control Fires 

    Alexa, Switch on the Fire: Our Best Smart Control Fires 
    When the cold weather sets in, there's no better way to warm up your home than with a soothing, flickering fireplace. But today, not everybody wants to handle the hassle of chopping wood and cleaning up ashes. That's why electric fires connected to apps and Wi-Fi are becoming so popular today. With just a tap […]
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Inset Fire Buying Guide

    Inset Fire Buying Guide
    An inset fire is a modern-day hearth, setting the mood for a cosy evening or adding that finishing touch to your living room. However, with so many options, making the right choice can take time and effort. If you’re looking for the ideal inset fire to complement your space, this guide is here to help. […]
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  6. How To Choose The Right Electric Fire - Buying Guide

    The crackling warmth of a fireplace adds character and ambience to any room. But what if you want those cosy vibes without the traditional setup? If that's the case, an electric fire might be your best choice. Electric fires have emerged as a modern solution, offering all the luxury of warmth without fuss. In this […]
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  7. Gas Fire Buying Guide

    Gas Fire Buying Guide
    Picture this: It's a chilly winter evening, and you're snuggled in your favourite blanket, watching a gentle flame, adding a cosy vibe to your warm living room. A gas fire can be your best friend on those chilly winter nights. So, how do you choose the ideal one for your home? In this guide, the Direct […]
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  8. Media Wall Electric Fire Buying Guide

    Media Wall Electric Fire Buying Guide
    Setting up your living space with a media wall electric fire is an adventure, promising style, warmth, and modern elegance. However, the massive range of options available can be dizzying. If you're considering building a media wall, your fire is one of the first choices. This guide aims to provide you with everything you need […]
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  9. 5 Electric Fires With 'No Heat' Settings for Summer

    5 Electric Fires With 'No Heat' Settings for Summer
    Imagine sinking into your favourite armchair or sofa, soaking up the cosy vibes of a fireplace, but without turning your living room into a sauna – because it’s already warm out. It’s absolutely possible with a flame effect fire – or an electric fire with a 'no heat' option. Whether winter or summer, these electric […]
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  10. What Is the Best Stone for a Fireplace Surround?

    What Is the Best Stone for a Fireplace Surround?
    Are you trying to decide on the best stone for your fireplace surround? The choice can seem overwhelming, with various options out there, each exuding its own charm and character. But don’t worry – at Direct Fireplaces, we’re here as always to help make your decision a little easier. Let’s explore four popular stones for […]
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