Do gas fires need a surround?

Do gas fires need a surround?

Don’t forget, gas stoves do require a minimum ventilation of 100cm2 surrounding the stove.

Are vent free gas logs safe?

Ventless fireplaces produce small amounts of nitrous dioxide and carbon monoxide which can be deadly in large doses. The CDC warns against exposure of any level of carbon monoxide, stating that up to 500 people die per year due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

Do gas logs need to be vented?

Vented gas logs must be vented through a functional chimney in order to move all burning by-products outside the home. Vented gas logs produce the most realistic flames but put off less heat than their vent-free counterparts due mostly to the fact the chimney flue must be open when the fireplace is in use.

How easy is it to change a fireplace surround?

If you have a more modern fireplace, such as a gas fire or electric fireplace rather than a period open fire, then removing an old fireplace surround shouldn’t be too difficult. However, it does require a little DIY skill to ensure you don’t make too much mess of your wall.

Do I need a chimney for a gas fireplace?

A gas fireplace does not need a chimney. There are two main options to choose from, either a vented or ventless gas fireplace. Vented options are safer because they remove toxic fumes from the home and do not deplete the oxygen inside. For either option, you do not need a traditional chimney.

Where can I buy a fireplace in York?

Welcome to the best fire and fireplace showrooms in York. Focus Fireplaces have over 30 years experience in supplying and installing gas fires, electric fires, fireplaces and stoves in the York area.

How many fireplaces are there at York&Scarborough?

Our expansive York & Scarborough showrooms are fully stocked with over 250 fireplaces and stoves from the most reputable brands and manufacturers. Be inspired and pay us a visit – our team will walk you through your options, helping you choose a product that delivers energy efficiency and elevates your interior design.

What is a fireplace surround?

As a heat source, a fireplace usually sits in a central location in a room, allowing it to be a focal point featuring an attractive fireplace surround. You can create a beautiful fireplace surround using any number of non-combustible materials.

Do gas fireplaces need a bigger surround?

Gas fireplaces require larger surround Gas and wood fireplaces use the same kind of surrounds. However, Adams says, a gas fireplace will generally require a larger surround, because most gas fireplaces, depending on their design, tend to generate more heat than a wood-burning fireplace of comparable size.