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. What Is a Fireplace Back Panel?

    What Is a Fireplace Back Panel?
    If you want to create a stunning fireplace in your home, then there are several items that you’ll need to do the job; one of which is a back panel. But, what exactly is a fireplace back panel? Keep reading and Direct Fireplaces will tell you everything you need to know! Fireplace back panel definition […]
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  2. What's the Most Efficient Way to Heat Your Home?

    What's the Most Efficient Way to Heat Your Home?
    Energy efficiency is more of a priority for homeowners than ever before. With fuel costs set to rise, and stricter environmental legislation on the way, now is the time to look at the most efficient ways to heat your home. Keep reading and we’ll take you through all of the most efficient ways to keep […]
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  3. How to Improve the Efficiency and Heat Output of Your Open Fireplace

    How to Improve the Efficiency and Heat Output of Your Open Fireplace
    Nobody wants to be cold, to have to spend more than necessary on fuel bills or to have to mess around for a long time trying to light a fire. Well, you can avoid all of these things by improving the efficiency and heat output of your fireplace. Keep reading to find out how! Use […]
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  4. What Types of Fires Can You Use in a Media Wall?

    What Types of Fires Can You Use in a Media Wall?
    Are you thinking about creating a media wall in your home? We don’t blame you if you are. Media walls are one of the most popular interior design trends right now. But, if you’re going to include a fireplace in your media wall, it’s important you buy the right type. So, keep reading to find […]
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  5. 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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  6. What Is Involved in a Chimney Inspection and Chimney Sweep?

    What Is Involved in a Chimney Inspection and Chimney Sweep?
    Whether you’re having a new fireplace fitted, your flue replaced or you’re opening up a fireplace it pays to have your chimney inspected and swept. But what exactly does a chimney inspection and sweep involve? Keep reading to find out. Why do I need my chimney inspected and swept? It might not seem immediately obvious […]
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  7. Can You Make An Existing Fireplace Larger?

    Can You Make An Existing Fireplace Larger?
    The fireplace is usually the heart of a living space. The centre around which everything else revolves. It’s an important feature, which is why you should be happy with it. If you’re not happy with your current fireplace and you’ve decided you need to enlarge it, read on to find out everything you need to […]
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  8. How to Properly Measure Fireplace Dimensions

    How to Properly Measure Fireplace Dimensions
    So you’re on the lookout for a new fireplace. The options are endless. We should know, we’ve got a huge range of fireplaces here at Direct Fireplaces... But there’s an important thing to consider before you make your final decision - how to properly measure fireplace dimensions. As you can imagine, getting the dimensions of […]
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  9. Do I Need a Fireplace in My New Home?

    Do I Need a Fireplace in My New Home?
    You’ve found the beautiful new home of your dreams, but there’s one thing that’s bothering you - why is there no fireplace? Indeed, today many new build homes in the UK don’t have a chimney stack or fireplace. This might seem a little strange, since real, period fireplaces are becoming more and more sought after! […]
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  10. Deluxe Fireplace Suites Available for Pre Cast

    Deluxe Fireplace Suites Available for Pre Cast
    During the latter part of the 1970s and into the early to mid 1980s, building regulations meant for a rather narrow flue opening space. This has somewhat limited households in terms of the size and style of gas fire they can fit into their houses in recent times, having to opt for a slimline model […]
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