Wakefords have been providing and installing real fires since 1984. With a friendly team and vast amounts of knowledge we offer an impeccable service to homes across Surrey and the South east. Whether you want to update your existing real fire or replace an electric or gas appliance Wakefords can advise, supply and install a wide range of real fire options.
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Why a Real Fire?
Traditional, warm, atmospheric and visually stunning a real fireplace is something that can change the feel of a house and make it a home. With a wide range of style options and fuels; modern real fires can be a magical addition to a home giving pleasure to you, your family and your guests for many years. For some people there are concerns about having an open fire in their home but used correctly and with modern features a real fire is a safe and reliable choice.
Often confused with the actual fire itself the fireplace is essentially the surrounding material that frames and gives a home to the grate and flue. The range of real fireplace options are huge from cast iron, to marble, wood, natural stone and more. Choosing the right fireplace to go with your new open or real fire is hugely important because it is the part of the fire you will be looking at most of the time. Even when the fire isn’t on, the fireplace is very much on show. Selecting the right material to suit your home will help create something stunning to enjoy whether the fire is roaring or not.
As with stoves there are a range of fuels to choose from, each with it’s own benefits. Burning wood is visually impressive, gives you the wonderful crackling sounds of a real fire and provides ample warmth. Coal is a more functional choice and certainly provides a great deal of heat but doesn’t have the wow factor visually. Many fires are able to burn different types of fuel and so give the user the option to burn both coal and wood as well as other processed options.
Grates and Baskets
Real fires come in many different shapes and sizes and can be installed in most homes as long as they have a chimney. There are a number of different types of grate and fire basket for different fire types and fuels. Large traditional farm house open fires can use a large fire basket to burn substantial amounts of wood, in contrast smaller cast iron fireplaces use much smaller tapered grates to fit neatly into the fireplace itself.
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Whatever the room type or style, a real fire will always be a stunning choice. With a massive range of materials, looks and features there is a real fire to suit most homes and Wakefords have over 30 years experience in fitting and helping people find the right fire for them. Get in touch today via our forms on contact page or call 01483 223900 to find out more, You can also visit our Surrey showroom to see some fires in action.