Buying Guides

  1. Hole In The Wall Gas Fire Buying And Installation Guide

    Hole In The Wall Gas Fire Buying And Installation Guide
    If you want space-saving style, minimal fuss and fuel efficiency, a hole in the wall gas fire could be the perfect way to heat your room. However, you may be unsure of what they are, how to use them or even whether you are able to fit one in your room. Read our buying and […]
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  2. Which Gas Fires Are The Most Efficient?

    Which Gas Fires Are The Most Efficient?
    Arguably the two most important things you want from a new fire is that it heats your home effectively but that it doesn’t cost you a fortune to do so. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to how efficient a fire is. When we talk about a fire’s efficiency, what we mean is how […]
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  3. The Best & Most Realistic Flame Effect Electric Fires

    The Best & Most Realistic Flame Effect Electric Fires
    Many of us don’t have the setup at home to have a real wood burning fire, whether that’s due to building regulations, chimney type or a variety of other factors. Some of us don’t even want a fire like that! However, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we can now have a gas or […]
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  4. What Kind of Chimney Do I Have For My Fire?

    What Kind of Chimney Do I Have For My Fire?
    Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as buying a new fire, installing it and then curling up in front of its nice warm glow. The style of fire you can have in your home will often be dictated by the type of chimney your home has. If you’re new to the fireplace game or you’ve […]
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  5. Introducing The Penman Collection of Fireplaces & Surrounds

    Introducing The Penman Collection of Fireplaces & Surrounds
    The Penman Collection has a rich heritage of over 65 years and they have now grown to become one of the most prestige names in the fireplace industry. Using only the finest quality premium materials from around the world, The Penman Collection fireplaces and surrounds are available exclusively in the UK in a wide range […]
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  6. 8 Advantages Of Buying An Electric Fire

    8 Advantages Of Buying An Electric Fire
    Here at Direct Fireplaces, we love all fires and fireplaces dearly. Just like our children, we recognise each type’s strengths and weaknesses, but we couldn’t possibly pick a favourite. When it comes to electric fires, we’re huge fans of their versatility and the way they can allow just about anyone to have a fire in […]
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  7. Brand Spotlight: Carron Fireplaces, Surrounds & Inserts

    Brand Spotlight: Carron Fireplaces, Surrounds & Inserts
    The phrase ‘they don’t make them like they used to’ can be applied to many things. However, thanks to the wonderful people at Carron, that can’t be said of fireplaces and surrounds. Here at Direct Fireplaces, we’re huge fans of Carron and their absolutely beautiful traditionally designed fireplaces, surrounds and fireplace inserts that hark back […]
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  8. How To Choose The Right Fireplace For Your Home's Decor

    How To Choose The Right Fireplace For Your Home's Decor
    For many homeowners, the fireplace is the focal point of their living room. As such, when buying a new fireplace, it’s important that it fits in with your home’s style and decor. Hopefully you know whether you want a gas fire or an electric fire, but what about the style and design of the fire? […]
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  9. Should You Buy A Fireplace Or Stove?

    Should You Buy A Fireplace Or Stove?
    It’s the burning question that more and more people are asking these days - should you have a fireplace or a wood burner? Fireplaces are obviously the more traditional option, but wood burners and multi fuel stoves are becoming very popular. However, there are several things to consider before you take the plunge and decide […]
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  10. How To Choose The Right Electric Fire - Buying Guide

    How To Choose The Right Electric Fire - Buying Guide
    We think that electric fires sometimes get a bit of a bad press. Some of them might not have the same authenticity of a gas fire or solid fuel fire, but the fact remains that electric fireplaces are easiest and cheapest options available to people who want a fire in their home. If you’re considering […]
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