The fire has been the warm heart of the home for centuries, be it for cooking, warmth or as a social centre before the advent of the television, fire is part of human habitation. Although the last hundred years saw the fire become much less a necessity and much more of a luxury and in many cases fall from favour. The fireplace and fire is now, once again, very popular and becoming more so every year.
There is a primal pleasure and security in seeing and hearing the crackling glow of a real fire, it can turn a room into a family hub and a house into a home. Modern fires are much more efficient than they used to be, and they are also much safer. Provided the chimney is kept in good order and the correct fuels have burnt a fire can be easy-to-use a source of heat and joy for any home.
For various reasons not everyone can have a real fire or wants one. This could be because of personal taste, potential mess or the fact the building simply cannot accommodate the type of chimney needed. Modern gas fires are highly efficient and look stunning; the levels of realism and warmth can make for a highly desirable fireplace. Wakefords are able to offer to advise on the right type of gas fire for your home as well as source and install the whole system. With a massive range from contemporary look wall mounted fires to traditional “real” fire options Wakefords are able to cater for all tastes.
For homes with no chimney or suitable vent for gas fires an electric fire is the perfect option. With state of the art visual effects and incredible efficiency, electric fires can also be a sensible choice for many homes that are not restricted in the type of fire they can have. Gone are the days of poor quality plastic coals; many electric fires these days look so good people find it hard to tell them apart from real fires. Wakefords stock a wide range of electric fires both traditional and contemporary and are happy to advise on the right option for you.
Please get in touch today to discuss which type of fire is best suited to your home. You will need to make sure you have the right chimney for a real or gas fire and our team are on hand to help with this too. Get in touch via our contact page, forms, phone 01483 223900 or visit our showroom in Surrey to find out more.