Learn the differences between types of Wood Fireplaces

Wood fireplaces add a touch of elegance and tradition to your home. They are very aesthetic and can create a sense of ambience within any space; enjoy the smell of burning wood, the crackling of the flames and the warm light that they emit with your loved ones.

Chazelles Fireplaces has been designing and engineering fireplaces for over 50 years. We are the leaders in modern wood fireplaces and distribute to over 38 countries worldwide.

 

There are different types of wood-burning fireplaces you can have in your home:

Woodfire inserts – sealed fireboxes that are inserted into an existing masonry fireplace. This is great for cost and will utilise the space that already exists within the home. These factors help to create a perfect indoor wood fireplace.

Wood stoves – Wood burning stoves will need to be installed by the manufacturer and will need to be inserted properly in to the home. They are great for larger spaces, as they are free standing. They have been around for hundreds of years and a great source of heat for your home.

Wood burning fireplacesare different to woodfire inserts in which they don’t need a chimney to function, instead they use a venting system like wood stoves. They are limited to new builds or large-scale renovations if you will be changing the integrity of the house itself.

Advantages to fireplaces or wood heaters:

  • Wood is a renewable resource
  • You can grow your own trees for firewood
  • You can cut down your own for free if you have access
  • Ash can be used in the garden (properly) which is part of the renewable energy of fireplaces.

 

Disadvantages to wood heaters or fireplace:

  • Fire takes maintenance and attention
  • Fireplaces themselves need regular maintenance and cleaning
  • Fireplaces can take up a bit of space in your living space
  • Fireplaces, although very safe and seen regularly in a lot of houses, has same safety factors involved.

 

There are advantages and disadvantages to both. The most important factor is that you choose a fireplace that will work best for you and your home, and let us help with the rest.

At Chazelles Fireplaces have two modern collections of wood-burning fireplaces that you can browse and select from, these are the Radiant Collection and the Design Collection. (link)

We also offer a hot air ducting system which can be attached to new or existing fireplaces. This sophisticated system is connected to your wood-burning fireplace to help distribute warmth to different rooms in your home using a network of flexible insulated ducts. This ensure that the warmth of your heater reaches all corners of your space and helps to create a comfortable heat throughout.

If you want to come down and have a look at our stock and speak to our experienced staff, our showroom is in Sydney. Otherwise, you can visit our gallery or download our brochures to browse our selection. (link) You can get in touch with us anytime and we will help you with all your fireplace needs.

Learn the difference between types of Gas Fireplaces

Gas fireplaces are a great heat solution for your home. They’re efficient and effective and can replicate traditional wood-burning fireplaces in terms of aesthetics and can help to create the same elegant comfort for your space. If you decided on a gas fireplace, then you need to find out about the different types of gas fireplace.

Gas fireplaces are great because they’re easy. You don’t have to worry about piles of wood or buying wood or ashes, soot and regular cleaning. The only downside to gas fireplaces is that they don’t offer the same type of ambience that wood fireplaces do.

Some advantages of gas fireplaces include:

  • Continuous heating – there’s no stoking or refuelling with gas heating, you just switch them on and let them run
  • Low maintenance – no need to buy and store wood, nor do you need to clean up any ash and soot. Regular maintenance checks are recommended to make sure your heater is running efficiently
  • Easier installation – it is more affordable than a wood-burning fireplace and can be connected to your main gas line
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Energy saving

At Chazelle’s Fireplaces, we are a proud distributor for Escea fireplaces. Escea Gas Fires are a New Zealand company that creates innovative and beautiful gas and wood fireplaces for over 17 years. They offer complete design freedom and can be installed anywhere in the house to give you gorgeous heating and a beautiful feature to look at.

Escea offer double sided gas fireplaces. These modern and innovative fireplaces can be installed anywhere throughout the house and offers a double-sided large glass viewing of flames. These are designed for the upmost elegance and style, and is a great way to bring two rooms together with a shared fireplace, or can be installed as part of a wall divider or island for that touch of modern class.

Chazelle’s Fireplaces offers modern gas fireplace designs and are a trusted company worldwide and we engineer the best modern fireplaces for you. We have an extensive list of service locations throughout Australia and aim to bring high-quality products to our customers. These are not only limited to gas fireplaces, but to outdoor fireplaces, wood-burning fireplaces and suspended fireplaces. Whatever the style, we have you covered.

We also offer a hot air ducting system which can be attached to new or existing fireplaces. This sophisticated system is connected to your gas heater to help distribute warmth to different rooms in your home using a network of flexible insulated ducts. This ensure that the warmth of your heater reaches the corners of your home and helps to create a comfortable heat throughout.

Our showroom is in Sydney if you want to come down and have a look at our products and speak to experienced staff. Otherwise, you can visit our gallery or download our brochures to browse our selection. (link) You can get in touch with us anytime and we will help you with all your fireplace needs.

This year’s most significant trends in fireplace design

Fireplaces can add a touch of elegance, relaxation and ambience to any home. Fireplaces were a traditional staple in homes as the main source of heat in the winter months, but now, with modern designs and engineering, as well as a mixture of beauty and functionality, fireplaces can really help to elevate any living space.

Chazelles Fireplaces is the home of modern and accessible fireplaces, where design is all up to you. We will work with you to find a timeless fireplace to really accentuate your space and turn your house into a home.

These are some of the latest fireplace trends, made for the modern home:

Frameless fireplaces – enjoy watching the flames of your fireplace with a large window and no frame to help accentuate the fireplace.

Double sided fireplaces – make your fireplace a centrepiece of your room by creating a column or island for your fireplace to sit. This type of fireplace can be enjoyed on both sides of a wall, and can create a beautiful ambience in the space. It can also connect two rooms together by sharing a wall and distributing the heat evenly.

Free standing fireplaces – are as the name suggests. This free-standing fireplace doesn’t have to be fitted into walls or existing fireplace spaces. These are easier to install into the home, but will require a ventilation chimney or pipe. Alternatively, there are ventless or electric models that don’t require any ventilation.

Suspended fireplaces – Are incorporated into a space in a modern way, which is very chic and aesthetic. A hanging fireplace will help to bring a bit of warmth and effect into your space, and can even be used as a room centrepiece. They will be suspended by a ventilation system through the roof or walls which makes it functional and fun.

We can also install a hot air ducting system which captures the heat from your fireplace and distributes the warmth to different rooms within your home via a network of flexible insulated ducts. This system has a lot of advantages which includes:

  • Reduced heating cost
  • A more even heat distribution throughout the house
  • Optimised output efficiency of your fireplace
  • Reduced temperature between floor and ceiling

Chazelles Fireplaces are proud manufactures of fireplaces for over 50 years and distribute fireplaces to 38 countries worldwide. Our customers appreciate our engineering and modern designs, as well as our top quality customer service and guaranteed warranty on all our products. We offer a range of fireplaces, such as modern gas fireplaces, modern wood fireplaces, and outdoor fireplaces.

We are a proud to stock Escea fireplaces, a New Zealand based company with some of the best and innovative fireplaces on offer.

Our showroom is based in Sydney, or you can visit our gallery or download our brochures to browse our range. You can get in touch with us anytime and our experienced and passionate staff will help you with all your fireplace needs.

How to shop for a fireplace online

Finding your perfect fireplace online is easy. Firstly, you will need to decide what type of fireplace you want for your home, your needs for it, and where you want it to be in the home. Important things to consider are:

  • How often will you use it?
  • Will you be using any other means of heating?
  • What is the size of the space you will need to heat?
  • Do you want to heat other rooms?
  • Are you looking for functionality and ambience?

Once you’d decided that a fireplace will elevate your space and create a comfy ambience that you are excited to enjoy, it’s important to consider some of these other factors.

Understand your budget.

Fireplaces can be costly to buy and install, and depending on the type of fireplace you want, you may need to factor in some installation and ventilation costs. You may also need to pay for extra fuel if you’re getting a wood or ethanol fireplace; or if you opt for electricity or gas, you need to be aware that the respective bills may be a bit higher than usual, depending on how your use your fireplace.

You will need to look into your budget and see if fireplaces are something you can enjoy full time.

Do your research.

There are plenty of fireplaces out there, including wood, gas, ethanol or electric. But also including the types of designs and placement as there are many different ways to use a fireplace. You need to map out your expectations and do your research, crunch some numbers and see which fireplace suits you best.

You can check out our article “How to choose your contemporary fireplace for your home” to help you decide what type of fireplace will work best in your home.

 

Finding the right fireplace for you.

At Chazelles Fireplaces, we are the leading manufacturers in fireplaces and are a reputable brand that ships to 38 countries worldwide. We have an extensive fireplace gallery online as well as customer reviews to help you narrow down your search for the perfect fireplace for your home.

We also have guaranteed warranty for all our customers.

We also offer a hot air ducting system which can be attached to new or existing fireplaces. This sophisticated system is connected to your gas heater to help distribute warmth to different rooms in your home using a network of flexible insulated ducts. This ensure that the warmth of your heater reaches the corners of your home and helps to create a comfortable heat throughout.

Our showroom is based in Sydney so you can come down and check out the fireplaces themselves and speak to our experienced staff members. Otherwise, we have a range of service locations Australia wide so you can guarantee top customer service and help any time that you may need it.

You can also download our brochures or visit our gallery to explore the different products we have available. (link) If you have any questions, you can contact us directly and one of our experienced and passionate staff will be happy to help you out.

How to choose your contemporary fireplace for your home

A fireplace can add a touch of comfort and a lot of warmth to your home. These days there are a range of fireplace types and styles that can be easily fitted in to your home. Chazelles Fireplaces are the leaders in fireplace manufacturing around the world and we have a long and rich history within fireplace design and engineering.

There are four different types of fireplaces to choose from – wood-burning fireplaces, gas-burning fireplaces, ethanol-burning fireplaces and electric fireplaces. All are common, all are safe. It’s just important that you choose the right one for your home and lifestyle.

There are particular things to consider when choosing the perfect fireplace for your home, such as:

What type of fireplace you want – Out of the options above. If you’re having trouble deciding, a good first question to ask yourself is; will it be your main source of heat in the winter months? This will help to determine what type of fireplace you want because each type of fireplace is unique to itself.  For more information, you can read our other blog: How to shop for a fireplace online

Style preferences will also help you decide what type of fireplace you want and need. Based on your style and home, do you like modern fireplace designs or do you like more tradition designs? You can check out our gallery for inspiration (link). Or check out our blog This year’s most significant trends in fireplace design.

It’s important to make sure to make sure that your home, and the especially the space where the fireplace will sit, is properly situated and contained to ensure safety for your family, and allows you to enjoy it to its full potential.

Factors that will help you in determining your fireplace:

Emissions: Burning wood compared to burning ethanol or gas, and if you choose the former, ensuring that your house is properly equipped to handle.

Ventilation: when using wood, gas or coal as a fuel source, you need to make sure that your place is ventilated properly to ensure safety and comfort in your home.

Energy Cost: The cost, storage and availability of your fireplace will also need to be considered. Storing wood for a fireplace will require a clean and dry storage space. If you’re using gas, you may need to buy gas bottles and store them in a safe area, or you may be able to hook your heater up to the main gas line in your house which will save time and money. Ethanol fireplaces are the newest and most popular fireplaces because they it’s cheaper and renewable energy.

At Chazelles Fireplaces we have a range of wood-burning, modern fireplaces. You can check out our Radiant Collection, (link) and our Design Collection (link) fireplaces to see which ones will best suit your home.

We also offer a range of outdoor heating options if you decide that your space is not suited to a fireplace, but you still want to create a space with comfort and ambience for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Our showroom is based in Sydney, so you can come in and see our collections for yourself. Otherwise, we have plenty of service locations around Australia (link), or you can contact us for further information.