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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 Resin Stone

    Fire Surround Resin Stone

    £22.00
    2 bids
    • 25 watching
    3 piece fire surround stone effect . Made of resin any questions please ask . Viewing welcome Hight 1170Mm x width 1280mm Fire aperture opening width 415mm x hight 565mm.
  • Cast Iron Antique Green Tiled Fire Place /Surround In Black

    Cast Iron Antique Green Tiled Fire Place /Surround In Black

    £75.00
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    Green tiled area: W 79cm x H89cm. Needs a good clean as it has been stored in a garage. See all photos to get a good indication of condition. One of the green tiles is missing (photo 3).
  • White painted Wooden Fireplace Mantelpiece Fire Surround.

    White painted Wooden Fireplace Mantelpiece Fire Surround.

    £15.00
    1 bid
    • 24 watching
    Width 145cm (57in) along top of mantelpiece. A wooden Fire Surround painted white. The surround in the photograph is the one you will receive. The opening is 96cm (38in) wide x 87cm (34.5in)
  • Antique wood mantlepiece / fire place surround

    Antique wood mantlepiece / fire place surround

    £300.00
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    ANTIQUE, ivory / cream mantle piece, fireplace surround. Beautiful carved detail. Item is located in the Seven Dials Brighton area. approx 100 years / Georgian period piece. 21.5 cm DEPTH. 149cm WIDTH...
  • Art Deco Fire Surround Mantlepiece Solid Wood Antique Original 1920's

    Art Deco Fire Surround Mantlepiece Solid Wood Antique Original 1920's

    £58.00
    9 bids
    This is a solid wood original Art Deco fire surround. It needs a little bit of a clean up where it has been set in the wall. Total width = 132cm. Total height = 128.3cm. Depth = 15.3cm.
  • Red Gas fire / stove

    Red Gas fire / stove

    £275.00
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    I brought this from e bay but unable to put in due to gas problems in my house. Lovley red colour. Collect from hanwoth near Twickenham.
  • Kohlangaz High Efficiency Open-Fronted Gas Fire

    Kohlangaz High Efficiency Open-Fronted Gas Fire

    £49.00
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    The make is Kohlangaz and it's the Gosford Plus Model (I believe this is a 2015 model so it can't be much over a year old). Full depth open-fronted high efficiency gas fire.  In great condition as you...
  • coal effect gas fire

    coal effect gas fire

    £0.99
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    W orking gas fire. Gas man said it looked like it had hardly been used. Removed so we can fit a real fireplace. Collection from Wimbledon. Cheers.
  •  SLIMLINE INSET GAS FIRE BLACK STEEL COAL FIREPLACE PRECAST FLUE LIVING FLAME

    SLIMLINE INSET GAS FIRE BLACK STEEL COAL FIREPLACE PRECAST FLUE LIVING FLAME

    £175.99
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    Free P&P
    • 7 watching
    This fire fits into a standard 16" x 22" fireplace opening and is suitable for a class 1 and 2 and pre-cast chimney/flue system. Class1 and Class2 flues and with pre-cast flue systems.
  • gas fire

    gas fire

    £0.99
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    + £0.00 P&P
    used gas fire for sale do not wish to throw on tipI hate waste. Removed in working order. Collection only.
  • Cast Iron antique fireplace

    Cast Iron antique fireplace

    £125.00
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    • 13 watching
    Original cast iron hob grate fireplace. Great condition (a bit dusty) 85.5 cm wide. Insert only. 99.5 cm high. 24 cm deep.
  • Electric Fire Place

    Electric Fire Place

    £19.99
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    + £0.00 P&P
    E lectric fire place heater ideal for a front room.  Lights are a moving fire effect.  Controls on the front are on/off, lights on/off, and heat level 0-10. S tandard UK 3-pin plug.
  • Fire surround and inset

    Fire surround and inset

    £51.00
    6 bids
    + £2.80 P&P
    • 24 watching
    For sale a pine fire surround with inset tiles. Included in the sale are the fire brick cheeks and grate frontage. Although fire is fitted it was never used. Collection only from CH43 area due to weig...
  • Gorgeous Cast Iron Victorian Pembroke Fire Place Surround

    Gorgeous Cast Iron Victorian Pembroke Fire Place Surround

    £150.00
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    • 10 watching
    A sumptuous looking surround with good detail and excellent proportions. T his is a beaut of a piece and needs someone who will use it well to give it back its pride of place in a grand living room.
  • Fire Place

    Fire Place

    £10.00
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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.