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Learn The Differences Between the 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.

The 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.

Range of Wood Burning Fireplaces by Chazelles

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.

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. 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. They 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.

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. You can enjoy this type of fireplace 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 – as the name suggests, these type of fireplaces don’t have to be fitted into walls or existing fireplace spaces. They 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 bring a bit of warmth and effect into your space. It can also serve as a room centrepiece. This type of fireplace is suspended by a ventilation system through the roof or walls which makes it functional and fun.

Hot Air Ducting System

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

Advantages of Installing Hot Air Ducting System

  • 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.

Visit our showroom in Sydney, or you can visit our website gallery or download our product brochures. You can get in touch with us anytime and our experienced and passionate staff will help you with all your fireplace needs.