For those who love the vintage charm of a good old fashioned fireplace, there is perhaps nothing better than a cast iron fire!
However, while we may love the traditional look of them, many of us certainly don’t enjoy the mess that comes with an old fashioned open fire.
But, did you know that you can actually find electric cast iron fireplaces?
Combining the charm of yesteryear with today’s cleanest, most efficient power source, you could say an electric cast iron fire is the ultimate option for today’s homes!
Are you interested in finding one for your living room? Take a look at some of our favourite options below to get inspired!
Get the Full Package With a Cast Iron Electric Fire Suite
Looking for the quickest and easiest way to get a cast iron electric fireplace?
Try one of these suite packages, complete with a cast iron electric fire and matching fire surround.
The great thing about these suites? They are completely ‘plug in and go’, so you don’t need to worry about inserting them into a recess – no chimney needed! Rather, they sit flush against your wall and will just need a small amount of drilling to fix them in place.
Flamerite Bronte Electric Fireplace Suite
We love the Flamerite Bronte Electric Fire Suite! This incredibly popular fireplace looks stylish in almost any setting. It boasts a stunning Victorian style arched insert, paired gorgeous white stone surround and granite hearth, for a beautifully timeless look.
You have the option of choosing either a coal or log effect fuel bed too, but either way you’ll feel cosy with the realistic RadiaFlame 3D flickering flames.
And, while it may look traditional in design, the Flamerite Bronte has one very modern feature – download the Flamerite Smart eControl app and control it from your smartphone!
Flamerite Austen Electric Fireplace Suite
If you are looking for a traditional cast iron effect fireplace with an electric fire, we think this is a gorgeous option. The Flamerite Austen Electric Fireplace Suite includes the same Flamerite electric fire as the Bronte mentioned above, but with an opulent oak surround.
Again, you can choose between a log or coal effect fuel bed and make the most of the realistic flame display. With smartphone controls too, every home can enjoy a beautiful cast iron fireplace with this fantastic electric option.
Pureglow Juliet XP10 Electric Fireplace Suite
Combining a traditional cast iron effect fascia with a beautiful electric log bed and bright white fire surround makes for a stunning fireplace! The Pureglow Juliet XP10 Electric Fireplace Suite is ideal for contemporary homes looking to add a touch of character.
The ornate floral design is perfectly reminiscent of traditional cast iron fireplaces, while the contrasting surround adds a stylish touch. It also comes packed with handy features, such as the thermostat control, programmable timer and open window detection.
Create Your Own Look With Our Cast Iron Electric Fire Insert
If you want a cast iron fireplace with an electric fire, you aren’t just limited to fireplace suites.
At Direct Fireplaces, we also have a wonderful selection of Cast Tec electric fire inserts for cast iron fireplaces, so you can create the exact look you have been looking for. You can simply choose from the fuel choice options, which include electric along with gas, solid fuel and decorative-only.
Remember to check the inset depth of these fire inserts – unlike the suites above, they will need to be recessed. So, if your wall cavity isn’t thick enough, they might still need a chimney breast.
Take a look at some of our favourites for inspiration below…
Cast Tec Belfast Tiled Cast Iron Insert
If you have a larger space for a fireplace, the Cast Tec Belfast Tiled Cast Iron Insert will be ideal. The beautifully detailed arched insert makes a real feature, plus you can choose the tiles you want to add to create an authentic period feel.
Be aware that this electric fire insert does have a rather large inset depth of 280mm, so you will have to be sure that you have a fireplace cavity deep enough for it. It is pictured here with the Cast Tec Victorian Corbel Turkish Limestone Surround for a beautiful classic feel.
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Cast Tec Anson Cast Iron Fire Insert
The Anson is perhaps one of our most popular electric fire inserts for cast iron fireplaces. It’s simple design makes it an easy fit for any type of decor, while still creating a lovely centrepiece.
We love the look of it pictured here with the Cast Tec Athena Black Granite Fire Surround, though there are so many options this would work well with – how about aegean limestone or a carved wood surround?
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Cast Tec Tulip Cast Iron Fire Insert
For something really decorative, take a look at the Cast Tec Tulip Cast Iron Fire Insert. The classic tulip motif really sets this fire insert apart from the rest – you can even buy it with the matching fire surround with our Tulip Wooden Fireplace Package!
If you don’t want to go fully floral in your room, you can of course pair it with a simpler wooden fire surround, or go for something entirely different such as a black granite surround.
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Haven’t seen what you’re looking for? Browse all of our cast iron fireplaces or give us a call at Direct Fireplaces for some more help!
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