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Fireplace Tips

January 14, 2015
Outdoor Living Summer Series: Which Outdoor Fireplace is Best for you?

Once you have decided to add flame to your outdoor area, you next have to decide what type of fire feature you will elect.


With a myriad of fabulous fireplaces to choose from, how do you know which one is the best fit for you? Let’s consider the options:

  1. Gas outdoor
  2. Wood outdoor
  3. Fire pit
  4. Custom-made outdoor fireplace
  5. Cooking fireplace

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December 22, 2014
Outdoor Living Summer Series: To add or not to add flame?

There are several things to consider when deciding on the finishing touches of your outdoor living space. Over the Summer, we’ll discuss outdoor living as a whole – benefits, features, design and yummy food.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey reported that this year creating a ‘useful and versatile’ outdoor living space was a high priority for American home owners and the rest of the world isn’t far off that either.

The first decision being:  To add or not to add flame?

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December 1, 2014
Electrical vs Gas Heating. What is better for your home?

Research by BRANZ discovered that by using gas and LPG in our homes, we could halve New Zealand’s household electricity demand. Currently, our excessive reliance on electric heating is causing a huge strain in our electricity system in NZ. Even though heating with gas has less impact on the environment than electricity. However, gas heating appliances have a higher initial purchase cost causing people to deter themselves from a gas heating option. When we’re assessing what heating solutions we should put into our home it simply comes down to: efficient natural warmth that adds to your home’s comfort and the health of those in it.

So what is better for your home, electrical or gas heating?

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November 26, 2014
Design Freedom Series: What does flexible flue technology mean?

Our Powered Direct Vent Technology gives you the flexibility to place your fire almost anywhere you wish. A fireplace in the middle of the room – why not? Run a flue under the floor. Horizontal or vertical installation – No worries!

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August 21, 2014
Stress less with Escea Fireplaces

An Escea fireplace is the total package when it comes to fuss-free flame.

Traditional open-fronted fireplaces and wood fires are stunning, but after years of chopping, starting, stoking and cleaning wood fires it is nice to know there is a convenient, mess-free and efficient alternative. Escea gas fires can provide the good looks and all of the above.

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August 14, 2014
What wall materials can I use around my fireplace?

The surrounding wall of the fireplace should be your very own blank canvas. Whether you want to tone it down or take an original spin on it. Now it can be! Textured wall coverings with an industrial chic influence, geometric styling and optical 3-D effects are a big 2014 trend. Digital technology has given your boring, drab and dull wallpapers a new lease on life with modern colours and metallic shimmers.

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July 31, 2014
The 3 ‘Ws’ of Escea’s Multiroom Technology.

When it comes to purchasing a fire, it seems like a straight forward decision. However, thanks to modern day technology there is more to ‘The Fire’ than ever before. That’s where our Multiroom Technology comes into play. First of all, we have this luxurious DX Series fireplace, but in addition it comes with this fab feature: Multiroom. So now you are wondering:

What is Multiroom?

Why should I have it?

Where does it go?

And… How does it work?

Well then, let’s get down to business.

Escea Multiroom ducting

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July 24, 2014
Design Freedom Series: Why is Zero Clearance important to me?

A fireplace is made for you to enjoy – not only for functional purposes but also for beauty and design. Therefore, the fireplace should fit your needs rather than you needing to fit in with it. That is where Escea comes in to play. Zero Clearance rating is here to make sure you can have whatever fireplace you want, wherever and however you want it. Location and wall structure are finally not a problem.

Zero clearance demo

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October 9, 2013
Video: Truly Authentic BBQ with the EW5000 cooking fire

When summer approaches, our thoughts turn to one thing: BBQ. Nothing is more quintessentially Kiwi than grilling, so it’s fitting that classic New Zealand success story Escea has made the BBQ experience even better. Escea’s EW5000 outdoor cooking fire features a large grill plate, so you can char your steaks over a crackling wood fire just as nature intended.

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Recently we whipped up some manuka-smoked steak burgers with portobello mushrooms and charred peppers with the EW5000 at the Dunedin Escea offices. Check out the video. [ Read more ]

February 22, 2013
What is the difference between open and glass-fronted fireplaces?

When considering a gas fire for a house, amongst the more common questions asked is: What’s the difference between open fronted and glass fronted? While visually there may seem little difference, what you don’t see is where the real differences occur.

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