Sunday, 10 August 2014

Researching gas log fires

As we wait for our quotation for the heating and cooling to come in, I have been looking at designs for gas log fires.

I originally (and maybe still do) wanted one with the real looking logs. But the other options are so handsome too.

Keeping in mind that we want to build the actual fireplace out of stone with a wooden mantle something like this.
Image from Wood Mantels Denver
There is actually a new showroom for gas fires opening up just down the road very soon called Sneddons. Hopefully it opens soon and we don't have to drive across to the other side of town to look at them.

The Heat Shop, who is doing our quote, sell the Archer brand of fires. I don't really like the look of them though. They have too much metal underneath and the viewing screen area is too small.
Too much metal, not enough fire.

Then there is the Illusion brand. They are better I think.

Then this Jetmaster one is also pretty cool but don't know if that would work.
 Or do I be really brave and do something more modern and sleek like this?
This is a Heat n Glo model called Lux

I think I really need to do some window shopping. I don't want to end up with something ugly but I also want it to be heat efficient and reasonably priced.

If anyone out there has any recommendations, or pros and cons, on what they have at home, I would be most pleased to hear your comments.



  1. That first one looks gorgeous and would suit a stone surround. Are you keeping some original feel of your "yellow house"? If so, that style would be nice. If you are totally modernising, then I think your options are completely open.

    1. No we are not keen to completely modernise it. We will be still having large skirtings and moudlings and some chairs rails etc. I think definitely a black surround would look better than a silver don't you? That said, I don't want it to look too daggy either.

  2. Yes to black. It's not daggy!