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Yes, you CAN have a TV above your fireplace!

Many fireplace products do not allow the installation of a flatscreen TV above, but don’t be put off – at Urban Fires we have a series of gas, bio-ethanol and electric fireplaces that can be used in conjunction with a … Continue reading

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Five reasons why developers should always install fireplaces in higher value homes.

(1) Many developers already understand the importance of designing a home that is in synergy with a buyer’s individual preferences, whilst accentuating those visual aesthetics that enhance property values. Don’t make that fireplace an option! (2) A fireplace within the … Continue reading

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An outside fireplace? Why? A case study.

“Nothing is more fun than being outdoors with a roaring fire and maybe even seeing snowflakes if you’re lucky, whilst cooking outside in mid winter. It can be reminiscent of that skiing weekend in Switzerland or your trip to the Pyrenees mountains. … Continue reading

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Should I install a see-through fireplace?

A state of the art open see-through fireplace can provide contemporary fire enjoyment in any large space, between multiple rooms – or can even act as a room divider. Wherever it is built, a see-through can deliver a striking architectural statement, allowing … Continue reading

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Five ways to tell what kind of chimney you have.

Your choice of gas fire or other heating appliance in the UK will be determined by the type of chimney or flue in your home, if there is one at all. You will be able to identify which flue type … Continue reading

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Five important things about balanced flue gas fireplaces

Thinking of buying a balanced flue gas fireplace? Here are five things you should know: 1. Balanced flue fires are energy-efficient, however there can be a big difference between real-life running costs and the measure of efficiency (%) or maximum heat … Continue reading

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Warm your outdoor parties with a fireplace!

There can be nothing more enjoyable than spending time outdoors at home with your family and friends,  but have you ever gone back inside because the night was just too chilly to enjoy the moonlight? Outdoor fireplaces are great for … Continue reading

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Can’t find an installer?

We can install our gas, bio ethanol, solid fuel or electric fireplace products within the M25 area and via partners throughout the UK & Ireland.

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What do you want to know about chimneys?

I guess we all know that a chimney is a structure for exhausting hot flue gases or smoke (products of combustion) from a fireplace to the outside atmosphere. Chimneys are typically vertical, or as near as possible to vertical, ensuring … Continue reading

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What is a balanced flue gas fire?

Balanced flue gas fires are energy-efficient glass-fronted room-sealed appliances that take air directly from outside the home for combustion. Typically, they are easier to install and have more versatile siting opportunities – with a choice of horizontal (up and out) … Continue reading

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