They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but for these homeowners it’s the fireplace. After spotting a double sided fireplace in a magazine a number of years ago, Jenny and Tim Edmonds decided that they had to have a fireplace like it one day. So when it came to building their first home, their dream fireplace was the starting point for the entire house design. “We never wanted to jeopardise having our double sided gas fire” says Jenny, “We had our heart set on this right from the beginning and thought that if we are building then this is our priority”.
With inner city property markets at an all-time high, this family of four decided to think outside the box when it came to finding their dream home. They bought a piece of land an hour out of the central city and built their home from scratch.
We always have ease and convenience in mind when it comes to creating products for our customers. Usually this focus is predominantly on physical products, but now we’re creating digital products with this same aim in mind.
Escea was a finalist for two products (AF700 gas fireplace & FS730 gas fireplace) at the 2015 Best Design Awards, and although we came away with no awards this time it was a fantastic New Zealand event to attend. In 2013, Escea was a finalist for the DL Series and in 2012 Escea came away with a Bronze Award for the DX Series.
Alex Hodge, Escea’s Lead Designer, attended the awards and wanted to share the unique experience that was the 2015 Best Design Awards. This is the Five Best Bits of the Best Awards.
The three interns arrived from Aarhus in Denmark 2 months ago and already have several NZ adventures under their belt. So far they have walked the Milford track, cruised Doubtful Sound, gone skiing at Cadrona and visited Mount Cook. To date, the Milford Track has been their favourite – and it was a 4 day trip!
When asked what their favourite part of New Zealand is they all say in unison: “The scenery”.
By design, DX Series fireplaces are whisper quiet home heating appliances. However, in certain installations, the fan might be positioned differently to our Escea specifications and could emit some sound through the walls or air vents.
Here at Escea, we put an exceptional amount of focus into every component of our fireplaces so that the finished product is something of extraordinary beauty. This covers every detail right down to the exterior lines. We identified that, in some cases, the choice of wall materials make it difficult to get the perfect wall finish around the fireplace opening. This is particularly common if the material used is thicker than the regular 9mm drywall/gib product.
There’s another weekend upon us and another chance to come see our gas fireplaces as we will be at the Christchurch Home Show; Will you be there too?
Donna Sherriff, Production Manager.
When it comes to the difference between flued and unflued gas heaters it is worthwhile to consider all of the variables, including aesthetics, gas type, energy efficiency, heat output, cost and combustion systems.