8 Types of Fireplaces for your Forever Home

Whether you’re redecorating, undergoing a full house refurbishment or building brand new, the amount of choices you’re faced with can be pretty overwhelming - especially when it comes to choosing big-ticket appliances like your fireplace.

If you’ve engaged an architect or interior designer for the job, they will help take care of the tricky things like drawing plans, fluing design and organising installation, but you’ll probably still want to know the basics. Do you go with gas or wood? Freestanding, insert or inbuilt? Single, double or three-sided? What’s the difference anyway?!

To help you out, we break down the 8 main types of fireplace installations at Stoke to give you a better idea of your options:

1. Gas – Insert (Retrofit)

Perfect for replacing an existing open fireplace, an insert fire is ideal for interior refurbishments and modern homes. Insert fires are great for creating a traditional style fireplace in heritage homes too.

See these fireplaces: Escea DF700Escea DF960, Escea DF990 (coming soon!)

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Escea DF990 Gas Fireplace | Coming Soon

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Escea DF960 Gas Fireplace | Design by Paul Tilse Architects | Image by Anne Stroud

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Escea DF700 Gas Fireplace | Image by Tess Kelly

 

2. Gas – Freestanding

A slim freestanding gas fire that’s perfect for replacing freestanding log burners, compact homes tight on space, or as a design feature in modern homes.

See the Escea DFS730 Freestanding Gas Fireplace.

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Escea DFS730 Freestanding Gas Fireplace | Design by Adam Taylor Architects | Image by Simon Devitt

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Escea DFS730 Freestanding Gas Fireplace | Design by Clare Cousins Architects | Image by Tess Kelly

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Escea DFS730 Freestanding Gas Fireplace | Design by Emma Holmes Design | Image by Kate Holmes Photographer

 

3. Gas – Linear

With a minimal, sleek aesthetic, a linear gas fireplace is designed for contemporary new homes or alterations, and will fit into most existing decor and interior styles.

See these fireplaces: Escea DS Series, Escea DX Series

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Escea DX1000 Gas Fireplace | Design by Mason & Wales | Image by Jamie Corbel

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Escea DS Gas Fireplace | Image by Dennis Radermacher

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Escea DS Gas Fireplace | Design by Paul Tilse Architects | Image by Rodrigo Vargas

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Escea DX Gas Fireplace | Design by Bindon Design Group | Image by Duncan Innes

 

4. Gas – Double Sided

A linear see-through fire that’s a perfect room divider in large open plan spaces, often used to zone the kitchen and dining area from the living space. They can provide heat to both spaces, and make a bold design feature too.

See these fireplaces: Escea DS Series, Escea DX Series, MODE Tall

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Escea DX Double Sided Gas Fireplace | Design by Nina Maya Interiors | Image by Prue Ruscoe.

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Escea DX Double Sided Gas Fireplace | Design by Product X Architecture | Image by Mark Scowen

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Escea Double Sided DS Gas Fireplace | Design By Rowson Kitchen & Joinery | Image by Studio Weir

 

5. Gas – Luxury

2-sided, 3-sided, double sided and extra-tall – a luxury gas fireplace pushes the boundaries of design to make the ultimate statement in your home.

See these fireplacesMODE Corner, MODE Peninsula, MODE Tall

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MODE Peninsula Gas Fireplace

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MODE Peninsula Gas Fireplace | Image by Ray Tiddy


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MODE Double Sided Tall Gas Fireplace

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MODE Corner Gas Fireplace 

 

6. Wood – Single Sided

A powerful European –designed wood fireplace with a minimal, unfussy design. Ideal for home-owners who love the look, feel and sound of real flames.

See these fireplaces: Spartherm Single, Spartherm XL

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Spartherm XL Wood Fireplace | Image by Ray Tiddy

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Spartherm XL Wood Fireplace | Image by Mark Scowen

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Spartherm XL Wood Spartherm

 

7. Wood – Double Sided

A see-through wood fire that commands attention and is a functional room divider too. They’re ideal for large open-plan spaces and for homeowners who love the cathartic process of lighting a wood fire.

See: Spartherm Double Sided Wood Fire

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Spartherm Double Sided Wood Fire

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Spartherm Double Sided Wood Fire

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Spartherm Double Sided Wood Fire

 

8. Wood – Corner

An edgy 2-sided wood fire that is great for zoning spaces within a larger, open plan space. This fireplace will add a subtle design feature to your home while providing ample warmth too.

See: Spartherm Corner

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Spartherm Corner Wood Fire | Image by Jason Mann

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Spartherm Corner Wood Fire | Image by Jason Mann

To see these fireplaces for yourself, visit your nearest Stoke Studio.

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