What type of gas fire can I have?

What are the differences in depths of a fuel bed?

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Deep Fuel Beds (also known as Class 1 Chimney Gas Fires)

Commonly in older houses, earlier than 1960. The Class 1 chimney is identifiable by 7” (180mm)diameter, or greater flue. Ensure the existing chimney is structurally sound before any fireplace installation procedure. Class 1 chimneys are suitable for all fireplace types, as long as they are fault free.

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Slimline Fuel Beds (also known as Class 2 Chimney Gas Fires)

Used in either an older house, where the existing chimney has been lined by a proprietary steel flue, or a newer house with a steel flue built-in. This chimney type can be identified by a 5” (130 mm) diameter flue and a steel flue terminal.

What are the different gas fire styles?

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Contemporary Gas Fires

Modern houses, built later than 1960, often have a pre-cast concrete chimney system, which is identifiable by a rectangular box section flue and a terminal, as illustrated in the picture. Pre-cast flues can only be used with specific gas fires and you cannot install a solid fuel fire. An increasing range of gas fires suitable for Pre-Cast Flue Chimneys have been developed over the last few years.

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Traditional Gas Fires

Modern houses are often built with no chimney. This means that you can only use a modern decorative electric fire with up to 2kW heat output, a gas powerflue fire, or a flueless gas stove.

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Wall Mounted Gas Fires

Modern houses are often built with no chimney. This means that you can only use a modern decorative electric fire with up to 2kW heat output, a gas powerflue fire, or a flueless gas stove.

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Outset Gas Fires

Modern houses are often built with no chimney. This means that you can only use a modern decorative electric fire with up to 2kW heat output, a gas powerflue fire, or a flueless gas stove.

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Glass Fronted Gas Fires

Modern houses are often built with no chimney. This means that you can only use a modern decorative electric fire with up to 2kW heat output, a gas powerflue fire, or a flueless gas stove.

What type of gas fire can I have if I don't have a chimney?

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Balanced Flue Gas Fires

Modern houses are often built with no chimney. This means that you can only use a modern decorative electric fire with up to 2kW heat output, a gas powerflue fire, or a flueless gas stove.

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Flueless Gas Fires

Modern houses are often built with no chimney. This means that you can only use a modern decorative electric fire with up to 2kW heat output, a gas powerflue fire, or a flueless gas stove.