One question we get asked a lot is “what type of fire can I have when my house doesn’t have a chimney?”. The answer is often surprising and very positive, there are actually a few options for homes that do not have a chimney and there is no reason why you cannot enjoy the benefits of a stunning fireplace just like any other home.
The first, and fairly obvious choice of fire for chimney-less homes is an electric fire. These fires do not need any kind of flue as they do not produce any kind of smoke or gas. The range of very realistic electric fires these days is huge and for a lot of people this is a very viable option.
Twin Walled Flue Fires
If you do not have a chimney you can have a flue installed that goes up an external wall or up through the roof and out. The twin walled aspect is simply the construction of the flue itself. If you want a real wood burning stove then this kind of option allows you to have that. The flue can even be built into a fake chimney stack outside the house if the idea of exposed metal work isn’t suitable. This type of system does depend on having access to an external wall.
Flueless Gas Fires
Yes, you can have a gas fire without a flue. These rather clever fires can either use an in built catalytic converter to filter any gases. Flueless gas fires are a very interesting option for people with no access to an external wall. Of course, this type of fire needs a gas supply in the room in question.
Balanced Flue Gas Fires
These very clever fires simply use two small pipes to exchange the gases and pull in air from outside. Once again, access to an outside wall is needed as is a gas supply. However, given those tow things these can be a very good option for having a real gas fire in a home with no chimney.
If you are looking at your options in regards to getting a fire installed in your Surrey home and you do not have a chimney please get in touch and our friendly team can help work through the choices with you.