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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.

  • Oak Fire Surround

    Oak Fire Surround

    £25.00
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    This has been lovingly restored, it is 64 inches high x 48 inches wide and is in a Victorian style and is made from Oak. Collection only.
  • Fire surround marble hearth and marble back piece with gas fire. North east area

    Fire surround marble hearth and marble back piece with gas fire. North east area

    £0.99
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    Marble hearth fire surround and gas fire marble back piece what you see in this picture is what you get. In good condition as you can see from the pictures. The hearth measures 53 by 16 inch.
  • Retro 1970's electric fire and surround

    Retro 1970's electric fire and surround

    £10.00
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    A real retro fire and surround. The fire is not fixed to the base. The fire is in good working order. So can be removed if wanted. Both bars working and lights up. With hinged lids.
  • Shabby Chic Fire Surround Deliv Poss

    Shabby Chic Fire Surround Deliv Poss

    £19.00
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    Gorgeous shabby chic Fire Surround. Stunning one off piece. "Absolutely stunning table and chairs I'm so happy with it. So much time and effort has obviously gone into them.
  • White Fire Surround Solid Wood

    White Fire Surround Solid Wood

    £29.00
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    Lovely fire surround. Used but it great condition.  Collection only. If you need any more dimensions just ask. Happy bidding.
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  • Natural Stone Fireplace

    Natural Stone Fireplace

    £395.00
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    Hearth made from Brazillion blue/ black riven slate 1415w x 445d x 25thick. Ancaster weatherbed buff limestone fireplace surround . Shelf 1320w x 210w x total height from floor 1040h.
  • Gas Fire Place

    Gas Fire Place

    £150.00
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    G as fire place used but in good working order excellent condition 
  • Castleton Electric Fireplace with remote control in a light cream MDF fire suite

    Castleton Electric Fireplace with remote control in a light cream MDF fire suite

    £295.00
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    Castleton electric fireplace suite consisting of both electric fire and MDF surround. Cream finished MDF fireplace supplied in flat pack form but very easy to assemble. Electric fire supplied separate...
  • 1850W Electric Fireplace Heater New Portable Wood Burning Flame Fire Place Stove

    1850W Electric Fireplace Heater New Portable Wood Burning Flame Fire Place Stove

    *Time Limit:NOW-9/30 *Raise Price Soon *Fast Delivery
    £49.88
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    1850W Electric Fireplace Freestanding Heater. 950/1850W for 220-240V, 50/60Hz. -950W or 1850W Total Power Adjustable. Package Include:1 x Electric Fireplace. -With Better Flame Effect of Imitation Cha...

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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.