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.