We’re so excited to let you know that we’re going to be at NZ’s largest build and construction expo: BuildNZ DesignEX Canterbury.
Renovating an entire house isn’t an easy feat – even more so than building from scratch. Trying to create the vision you imagine while adhering to the limitations of the current structure can be a nightmare – “can” being the key word. Bob and Sandra had their perfect design in mind and nothing was going to stop them. From the beginning, the only item they were absolutely sure of was the Escea ST900 fireplace. When they first approached the Architect, Bob remarked “we want this fireplace, so you need to build around it”. And the rest is history.
In a poetic contradiction, the spectacular view visible from the floor-to-ceiling windows is powerful to the soul yet delicate to the eye; a picture perfect surround which is complemented by the subtle, earthy components scattered throughout the home. To capture the countryside, Herman De Oliveira chose design features which would echo our ecosphere, from a marble slab bench top and polished wooden floors to an Escea NZ River Rock fuel bed.
The Escea ST900 fireplace is Escea’s smaller, easy-to-install fireplace with our most natural-looking flame display, perfect for rooms in which ambience is the focus, rather than heat. The ST900 has been a huge success in New Zealand and the USA since its original launch in 2009, and Escea is excited to announce its official launch in the Australian market this December.
Escea range changes are under way for this year with a transition from older IB Series models to the very efficient DX and DL Series models.
Please find a list of the upcoming changes which will affect the New Zealand and to the lesser degree Australian market.
The vertical ST500 (NZ) indoor gas fireplace has been dropped from the range. In mid 2013 we will release the DL1100 fireplace which will replace the IB1100. This year we will also phase down the IB600 (NZ) fireplace.
The Stuart Street Mac’s Brew Bar is the latest place to be. Having renovated its interior in a big way, the owners are hoping to draw a huge footfall especially during weekends and the upcoming festive season. The impressive interior is complimented by two Escea fireplaces used not only for their heating capacity but also to enhance the feel of different areas within the premises. [ Read more ]
While buying a gas fireplace for a home it is important to find out if this heating appliance will work in case of a power outage. It is critical for houses in more rural areas where power outages seem to happen more often but even big city dwellers can be affected by multiday power cuts after catastrophic earthquakes, storms, tornados or a tsunami. Let’s see what options are out there.
Escea has a new distributor for the USA and Canada who provides great sales and technical support for our luxury fireplaces there.
Spanish architecture firm A-Cero Architecture has come up with idea of using stone for nearly all interior and exterior elements of a gorgeous house near Madrid. The company used cream travertine slabs to clad outside walls, surround of a swimming pool and floors on two levels of this stunning residential property.