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Author Archive

March 22, 2017
Modern Extension to Heritage Villa


Renovators love Auckland’s inner-city suburb of Herne Bay for its rows of Victorian bay-fronted villas. Architect Darren Jessop of Jessop Architects has had a considerable hand in renovating more than a few of them. He’s even shared his designs in an e-book, aptly titled “Heritage”, and figures he has five projects on the go around the suburb right now.

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March 16, 2017
Stoke Fireplace Studio at Urbis Design Day ’17

Escea showroom Stoke Fireplace Studio is a Strategic Partner in this year’s Urbis Design Day – a much anticipated event featuring Auckland’s most design-led showrooms.

View our latest release – the Escea DS1400 gas fire – while on a curated tour of art, greenery, fireplaces and conversation, styled by Kate Alexander of Places and Graces.

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March 15, 2017
Danish Mechanical Engineering Internship Applications Now Open

Escea has been offering Danish mechanical engineering students internships since 2007 and the latest round of applications are OPEN NOW for August – December.

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February 28, 2017
How to create an outdoor room with soul

Outdoor rooms are experiencing a ‘moment’ right now, with landscape designers being given increasingly complex briefs.

We caught up with two leading landscape and garden designers to find out what’s driving this outdoor room zeitgeist.  And, more importantly, how we can make the magic happen in our own backyards.

Sandra Batley from Flourish Gardens believes that as our lives get busier we are looking for ways to relax and unwind. An outdoor room offers that escape.

“Properties are also getting smaller and higher density living is more common place. Homeowners are therefore happy to pay professionals to help them create that sanctuary outdoors and get as much as they can from their biggest asset – their home,” says Sandra.


An Escea EF5000 outdoor gas fire under LouvreTec roof allows for outdoor entertaining through the seasons.

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December 22, 2016
This rural retreat is a puppy paradise

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A reno job in rural Dunedin fighting off Otago’s sub zero winter climate with Escea’s DL850 at the heart of the home.

Denise and Andy Reeve have recently renovated their home in Taieri to open up the living space of the 1970’s home. The house is perched on the top of a massive 16.5-acre section, enough room for Denise’s Samoyed breeding programme and young grandchildren to run around.

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November 14, 2016
Smart series: Classic Perth Home with all the Mod Cons

Our smart series investigates the homes and people that are utilising technology and innovation for an easier and better life. Here we chat to Perth building designer Paul Meschiati and Associates about a recent Dalkeith home build that combines the elegance of old with all the modern comforts of new.


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November 8, 2016
Design your ‘Dream Outdoor Space’ to WIN!


Create a ‘Dream Outdoor Space’ Pinterest board and you could win $500 to go towards creating it!

We’re happy to be collaborating with Heart of your Home and Bibby + Brady to bring you the ultimate competition for Pinterest lovers – design your ‘Dream Outdoor Space’. Summer is just around the corner and we’re all starting to think of those lighter, longer nights, entertaining outside with friends and family. You could WIN $500 CASH to go towards your very own dream outdoor space by entering this competition.

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November 7, 2016
Smart series: Multiple ideas for multiroom heating

When thinking multiroom heating solutions for the home a gas fire is not usually the first appliance to come to mind. However Escea’s DX Series gives you plenty of reasons to change your thinking.

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October 7, 2016
Smart Series: Latest innovations every home owner should know about

Our Smart Series investigates the homes and people that are utilising technology and innovation for an easier and better life.

Here, we round-up a few of the most innovative new products you should know about now.



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October 7, 2016
Smart Series: What is a smart home?

Our Smart Series investigates the  homes and people that are utilising technology and innovation for an easier and better life.

In this article we explore what it means to be a smart home.

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