Traditionally speaking, conventional electric fires mostly used a 1D flame effect, with the rear of the fuel bed lit up by artificial embers.

Times, however, have changed. In this post we take a look into the world of three sided electric fireplaces - of which there are an increasing amount, thanks to the introduction of a certain interior styling trend: The Media Wall.

This is a fireplace phenomenon that we have seen more and more of in recent years, making it possible to enjoy that warming , fireplace glow from all sides of your living room.

What is a three sided electric fireplace?

Rather than flames appearing on a flat screen towards the back of the fuel bed, a three sided electric fireplace delivers the illusion of real fire in the centre and front too.

In the past only those sat directly in front of their artificial fireplace could see the flames enclosed within. Now it's possible to see from all angles with three sided glass panels, that truly give a widescreen viewing platform for the flames within.

The Direct Fireplaces product range sees the likes of AGA, Celsi , Flamerite, Elgin &Hall, OER and Katell truly deliver the goods.

Our Best Three Sided Electric Fireplaces

Onto our favourites then. Below are some of the three sided electric fireplaces that have caught our attention - and we think will catch yours too.

OER Roc 2 Wall Mounted Electric Fire

The OER Roc 2 Wall Mounted Electric Fire arrives with a satin white chimney breast with real grey slate veneer shelf, incorporating a 3-sided glass fire with thermostatic remote control included.

Front glass can be removed for an open fronted appliance. Flat wall fix, minimal assembly required and wall fixings supplied.

Aga Rayburn Stratus Tru View 100 Electric Fireplace Suite / Aga Rayburn Stratus Tru View 125 Electric Fireplace Suite

Utilising the latest and most innovative technology, both the Aga Rayburn Stratus Tru View 100 and 125 Electric Fireplace Suite provides the most realistic flame picture from an electric fire.

The unique feature of this fireplace is that the electric insert can be installed to have a one, two or three sided effect to offer ultimate flexibility. The two and three sided designs allow you to see through the side of the fire to give a panoramic view of the stunning flame effect.

Celsi Electriflame VR Volare 750 Electric Fire

This wall mounted electric suite will float magnificently in your living room. With integrated surround LED lighting and a glass enclosed fuel bed, both style and safety are on display with the Volare 750.

Woodland logs can also be purchased as an optional extra, with Silver Birch coming as standard.

Elgin & Hall Pryzm Arteon 3SL Electric Inset Wall Fires

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Designed to allow for a one, two or three sided installation, Elgin & Hall's Pryzm Arteon 3SL Electric Inset Wall Fire range is an innovation in versatility. You can build the fires the way you want, with the glass fire box either partially covered, fully covered or fully uncovered.

Available in 3 convenient sizes 1000mm, 1250mm & 1500mm, there is the perfect size to suit your home. The panoramic design creates a remarkable visual impact with 5D flame effect, glowing ember effect and new realistic, hand painted log display.

Celsi Electriflame VR Media 750 Electric Fire Suite

The Media 750 model in Celsi's Electriflame range also comes with Silver Birch logs as standard, with the optional extra of Woodland logs.

One of the Media's best selling points is its two shelf storage space underneath the fuel bed. It also benefits from a simple ‘place down - plugin’ fuss-free installation.

OER Olympia Electric Fireplace Suite

OER Olympia Electric Fireplace Suite

The OER Olympia Electric fireplace Suite arrives with a white satin shelf and side panels featuring grey smooth concrete base and square steel legs. LED downlights included under top shelf.

This current range of fireplaces has been designed to incorporate the latest technology in electric fires. OER are proud to use the finest materials within these designs - natural oak (sustainably sourced) natural real slate veneers and porcelain.

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The suite has an elegant Textured White-finish mantelpiece with a depth big enough to decorate with ornaments and photo frames.

Also, below the widescreen is a concealed storage compartment that is designed to fit with the suite's sleek, luxury theme and an optional LED light strip underneath to brighten the base of the fireplace suite.


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Celsi Electriflame VR Carino 1100 Electric Fireplace Suite

A 58-inch suite with a 43-inch, 3-sided flame effect,  the Carino 1100 is a real favourite and a real show-stopper in any living space.

Along with Silver Birch logs and crystal ash embers, is the Carino's 'Flame Fusion' feature, allowing single or dual-flame colours.

Flamerite Glazer 3-2-1 Electric Inset Wall Fires

The Flamerite Glazer electric fire range with panoramic, three-sided glass burn area boasts incredible flame visuals no matter where you sit in the room.

Flames dance above a Cinderwood fuel effect sitting on a glowing fuel bed. The tilting Omniglide glass panel enhances the flame picture and creates an infinite depth. The glass panel encloses the fuel bed and conceals the heater.

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Flamerite Glazer 750 3-2-1 Electric Inset Wall Fire

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Flamerite Atlas 1000 Free Standing Electric Fire

OER Alpine Electric Fire

With the option to both wall mount or have as a flat-wall free standing model, the OER alpine is versatile and eye catching in equal measure.

The painted components have a durable satin finish and arrive with a wide choice of colours and materials available. Both the OER Alpine Floor Standing Electric Fireplace Suite and Wall Mounted model arrive with white riven laminate shelf and base complimented by Woodhaven grey side panels.

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Haven’t seen what you’re looking for? Browse all of our Electric Fireplace Suites or give us a call at Direct Fireplaces for some more help!

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