If you’re looking for something different than the traditional hearth and mantelpiece setup when it comes to your fireplace, we have the perfect alternative!
Hole in the wall gas fires offer a more modern take on the fireplace and are quickly becoming a favourite design in homes across the country.
Not sure where to start in choosing yours? We’ve answered some common questions our customers have around them, plus rounded up some of our best hole in the wall gas fires for you to take a look at!
Are hole in the wall gas fires any good?
Maybe you’re thinking, “yes hole in the wall gas fires look great, but are they actually any good at heating my room?”
Hole in the wall gas fires are one of the best options if you want a built-in, modern looking fireplace. As they sit flush to the wall, they can save on space too, making your room feel more open.
But, not only can they instantly update your room with their sleek and stylish appearance. As they are glass-fronted, hole in the wall gas fires can be among the most efficient types of fire. This is because heat can be radiated back into your room more effectively than with an open-front gas fire.
So, with style, efficiency and practicality combined, hole in the wall gas fires are an excellent heating choice for many modern homes.
How high should a hole in the wall fire be?
There is no strict rule on how high your gas hole in the wall fire should be. Typically, they are between 3 – 5 feet from the ground.
Some people prefer to place them on the higher side so they can fully enjoy the flame display.
Others like to place them lower if they are planning on placing their TV over their fire – always check your TV is safe to withstand the heat produced, first.
Consider the size of the wall you are fitting your fire into when choosing your fire. Many styles are a wide, letterbox shape, though you can also get options with portrait dimensions. Plot out where you would like it to sit – because, once it’s in, it will be very hard to move!
Can you wallpaper around a hole in the wall fire?
Another common question asked about hole in the wall gas fires is whether you can wallpaper around one.
Firstly, it’s important to check with your fire’s installation manual for any distance to combustible requirements. Secondly, be aware that the heat from the fire can cause some wallpapers to discolour or bubble.
Using heat resistant plaster and other materials around your fire is often recommended.
Now, choose from some of our best hole in the wall gas fires now…
Eden HE Hole in the Wall Gas Fire
Heat output: 5.2kW
This sleek looking Eden HE Hole in the Wall Gas Fire is always popular here at Direct Fireplaces! You can opt to install it without a frame, as pictured, or with the choice of a chrome or antique brass fascia if you prefer. Along with a stunning flame display which comes with both a log or white stone fuel bed, it boats an 83% efficiency rating!
Flavel Jazz HE Hole in the Wall Gas Fire
Heat output: 3.2kW
The Flavel Jazz HE Hole in the Wall Gas Fire makes a brilliant addition to any home. Easily one of our best hole in the wall gas fires, it has an efficiency of 81.4% with a cosy heat output of 3.2kW, making it a good option for smaller rooms. It’s pictured here with a silver fascia, but there is also the option of a black one which would work perfectly with contemporary decor.
Crystal Fires Miami HE Hole in the Wall Gas Fire
Heat output: 4.2kW
If you want a hole in the wall gas fire that perfectly matches your room, this Crystal Fires option could well be the one! There are a number of options you can choose from, whether you want a log, coal or pebble fuel bed or a black, bronze or graphite frame. You can even decide between a black or cream interior firebox! It’s the perfect way to bring some warmth and ambience to your living room this winter.
Flavel Diamond HE Hole in the Wall Gas Fire
Heat output: 3.4kW
This compact Flavel hole in the wall gas fire is sure to bring some charm to your home. It’s pictured here with a cosy coal fuel bed, though for a more contemporary feel, we recommend opting for the pebble alternative. With more of a portrait shape than the typical letterbox style, this is a great choice for tighter spaces.
Looking for more of the best hole in the wall gas fires? See our full range at Direct Fireplaces – with free delivery & finance options available!
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