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An electric or gas fire is the most common alternative to the traditional fireplace. Many opt for the former, as it does not require logs or coal, nor the installation of a vent or chimney since nothing is actually burning. Moreover, you can also enjoy the visual beauty of flames in the summer without the heat.


The latter generates real flames, and thereby requires more maintenance. Regardless of the choice, keep warm and cosy with a modern fireplace.

  • Fire surround

    Fire surround

    £70.00
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    + £0.00 P&P
    Very heavy cast fire surround only, log stove is not for sale. Measuring 49.5 inches wide and 40 inches high mantle is 9.75 inches deep. Each upright pillow is 9 inches wide. Ideal for any fire.
  • Fire Surround And Hearth, Marble Effect

    Fire Surround And Hearth, Marble Effect

    £0.99
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    Marble effect fire surround, used and needs a wipe down but no damage. Surround is 36" H, 44" W and hearth is 57" W, 17" D. Very heavy so buyer to collect, cash on collection please. 
  • Victorian cast iron fire surround, with green glazed tiles

    Victorian cast iron fire surround, with green glazed tiles

    £82.00
    3 bids
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    Fire surround recently removed intact. Local collection only from Whalley Range, Chorlton area of Manchester.  Overall size - 121cm x 98cm. Insert size - 87cm high.
  • Gas Fire with Marble surround and hearth

    Gas Fire with Marble surround and hearth

    £0.99
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    MDF Mantle needs a good service. Top had a cigarette burn on it.. Collection only. Sold as seen.
  • Fire surround

    Fire surround

    £14.99
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    White fire surround. Some marks as seen in pictures. 46" high. 51" wide. 7" deep.
  • LARGE VICTORIAN STYLE GAS FIRE AND SURROUND WITH GRANITE HEARTH

    LARGE VICTORIAN STYLE GAS FIRE AND SURROUND WITH GRANITE HEARTH

    £70.00
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    or Best Offer
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  • baxi carrabian glow gas fire

    baxi carrabian glow gas fire

    £10.00
    1 bid
    + £0.00 P&P
    Gas fire took out was serviced every year, wood surround painted with white gloss to give a more efficient look. the back surround is a marble effect, the half is Marble, inside the fire is a brick ef...
  • Marble Fireplace With Wood Surround And Base and Gas Fire

    Marble Fireplace With Wood Surround And Base and Gas Fire

    £110.00
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    Please check out this beautiful marble fireplace with a generous marble hearth. It has a wood surround in a lovely finish. It has a lovely filigree design in the middle. There is a gun metal gas fire ...
  • Gas Fire 6.85kW

    Gas Fire 6.85kW

    £10.00
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    Used Gas Fire good condition full working order unsure of model. Good luck and happy bidding.
  • Valor gas fire

    Valor gas fire

    £10.00
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    Valid gas fire. Only selling as fire place and fire being removed. Works fine and no problems.  Cash on collection.

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About Fires

A new fireplace is going to have a huge impact on the look and feel of your home. The fireplace is often a focal point in a room and therefore when choosing one, there are aesthetic as well as practical and economic considerations to take into account. For most people one of the key choices is between gas and electric fires. Electric fires are becoming increasingly popular. There are several reasons for this: 1. Installing an electric fire can be as simple as putting a plug into a socket. 2. It does not require regular maintenance and servicing in the same way that a gas fire does. 3. Because they do not burn any fuel, electric fires are safer. You do not run the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, for example. 4. Because electric fires do not produce fuel emissions, they are much better for the environment. 5. They allow for flexibility. They can be wall mounted, placed in a hearth or in any room (you do not have to depend on the position of the gas supply). You can take your electric fire with you if you move to a new house. Despite this, there are many who still prefer gas fires. Gas fires are quieter as they do not use a fan to generate heat. The flames are real which creates a warmer, more natural effect and can feel cosier than an electric fire. If you already have a gas fire, decommissioning it and cutting off the gas supply will involve costs. Of course, the decision will come down to your lifestyle and preferences, but it is worth looking at a range of options. With the growing demand for electric fires, there are more design choices available on the market than ever before, and the artificial flame effects are increasingly more aesthetically appealing.