In July, Escea’s CEO Nigel Bamford and Marketing Manager Mark Cowden participated in the 2013 Better By Design US Study Tour. Along with other innovators in the New Zealand business world, Mark and Nigel visited world-leading, innovative US-based businesses, from internet giant Google to robotic surgery pioneer Intuitive Surgical. Some of the businesses the Escea team found most inspiring were:
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.
After choosing the correct size of a gas fireplace with the right heat output, the retailer will often ask you what kind of style front and fuel bed you require. This is when we see that the majority of buyers get overwhelmed with choice. Below we will cover some tips on how to choose your fuel bed (also known as flame effect, fire effect and fireplace bed, fire bed).
Similar to the fascia of the fireplace, the base of dancing flames should work with the rest of the room and match the taste of the owner. Manufacturers of fireplaces come up with various options but in general you can expect variations on imitation logs, a rocky fuel bed or modern solutions from broken glass to other colourful material.
Indoor-outdoor flow is very important for many people who like to make the most of their urban gardens. Many city dwellers would love to relax in their outdoor space on colder days and not just use the swimming pool in summer. A covered deck and an outdoor fireplace can be a good start to make this option possible.
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.
Telecom Central in Wellington city is a state of the art office and retail space which was awarded a 5 Green Star rating due to its environmentally friendly design and performance. As the headquarters of Telecom New Zealand the building is around 19,000m sq and houses around 1700 employees. It was built using a thermally active exterior and tactile office interior with the future of their staff and growth in mind. [ Read more ]