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Fireplace Tips

May 14, 2015
6 Cosy Rooms with Fireplaces for Winter

The combination of the luxurious U-shaped couch, plump pillows, large television and fireplace just screams cosy comfort. You can already imagine yourself nuzzling down in between the cushions with a bowl of popcorn watching The Notebook –am I right or am I right? The only thing that would make this scene is light those big beautiful candles and dim the lights. Bliss.

Contemporary Family Room by Aspen Architects & Building Designers Charles Cunniffe Architects Aspen

If the linear fireplace takes your fancy, check out our ultra-wide frameless DX fireplaces.

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May 8, 2015
Multiroom Heat Ducting Explained.

Our DX Series fireplaces can heat multiple rooms with our Heat Ducting Technology and distribute heat evenly within a room. Watch this animation to learn more.

April 30, 2015
What is an insert fireplace?

You may keep seeing the words ‘insert gas fireplace’ but you’re saying “What does this mean?”  Never fear – “insert gas fireplace” is mainly industry jargon. Most fires are insert fireplaces unless they’re obviously not.

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April 9, 2015
How-to upgrade your fireplace with an Escea AF700

This how-to upgrade your old brick chimney or masonry cavity fireplace by using an Escea AF700 gas fireplace.

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March 24, 2015
Ethernet over powerline connection solution for Smart Heat fireplaces.

Our DL and DX Series fireplaces are all Smart Heat enabled, meaning you can control your fireplace using our smartphone app and web platform. These fireplaces use an Ethernet cable which connects them to a plug-in port on a wireless router. However, getting the Ethernet cable from the router to the fireplace can sometimes be a problem, so we’ve sourced a solution using powerline adaptor cubes.

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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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