Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a short list of the most Frequently Asked Questions
 
1/ ..I just cannot decide if I want a Gas fire or an Electric fire ?
The answer to this question is straight forward enough, if you use the fire fairly often for heat, you will probably be much better off with a gas fire.  If it's mostly just for light show, a nice warm glow (and with very little occassional heat) an electric fire will suit you better. However a lot will also depend upon the surrounding installation requirements with a gas fire.
You will need to be sure that the existing fireplace meets todays legal requirements as well as the chimney and/or flue. 
 
2/ ... Marble or Limestone ?
We have stopped selling limestone fireplaces, why ? Marble, being a far more durable product and requiring far less in terms of maintenance is I feel a better choice, we are finding less and less people asking about stone fireplaces. While many types of stone fireplaces exist, and some are better than others, we feel that marble is the better choice. Another major factor is how porous limestone in particular is, if anyone spilt a drink of coffee or red wine on it....
 
3/..Do you sell plaster fireplaces ?
No and we will never sell them, its a product and material that we feel has had 'it's day', its also very fragile compared to timber and marble, if I had young children in my home I would never have one.
 
4/...I'm looking for a 'cast type' gas fireplace, do you sell them ?
We have taken the decision to stop selling these products, due to just how inefficient the vast majority of them are, compared to more modern fires, which can achieve the same look without actually being a cast basket type.