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Ask The Expert: Installing Gas Fires

Q: I want a gas fire. How do I go about installing it?

Answered by: Jonathan Smith, head of flame technologies for Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation

A: A gas fire can offer homeowners a stylish focal point for their home, providing the warmth and ambience of a real fire, without the high maintenance.

If you’re planning to install a gas fire, you need to ensure that you get it right – by finding a certified gas installer. You should never look to do it yourself. With some electric fires you can literally plug in and go, however gas appliances are faced with strict safety rules due to the higher temperatures and emissions involved. You could be putting yourself and your family in serious danger from carbon monoxide poisoning and gas explosions if you attempt to install it yourself.  A gas fire would require an experienced, specialist installer to fit your new fire for you. It’s also recommended that your gas fire should be serviced annually by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer.

The Valor Inspire collection features enhanced control around heat output – which means you can enjoy all the warmth and atmosphere of your gas fire, even when full heat is not suitable. Plus, with a three-year guarantee and stringent safety testing, you can put your trust in a Valor fire.

 

Hero Products

Inspire 500 Fireslide

For those looking for a contemporary design, the Inspire 500 can be fitted into the wall or a suite, for a sleek and minimalist finish.

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Key features:

  • Suitable for brick chimneys
  • Choice of liner and trim options
  • Choice of oak or rustic logs
  • Frameless kit available
  • Natural gas
  • Fireslide or remote control
  • Simplex Burner technology
  • Realistic frame picture
  • Radiant and convected heat
  • Heat output 4.0kW
  • 80% efficiency
  • Dimensions: H: 574 W: 546 D: 268

ERP Fireslide: £1,199

ERP Remote: £1,399

 

Inspire 800 Fireslide

Ideal for large living areas, the Inspire 800 Fireslide is the perfect statement piece to finish off a room.

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Key features:

  • Suitable for brick chimneys
  • Choice of liner and trim options
  • Choice of oak or rustic logs
  • Frameless kit available
  • Natural gas
  • Fireslide or remote control
  • Duo burner technology
  • Radiant and convected heat
  • Heat output 4.6k
  • 80% efficiency

Dimensions:

H: 470 W: 846 D: 294

 

ERP Fireslide: £1,499

ERP Remote: £1,699

 

Inspire 600 Verona Suite

For those looking for a more traditional setting, this 48” Portuguese limestone suite will stand the test of time.

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Valor inspire 600
Key features:
  • 48” Portuguese limestone suite
  • Suitable for brick chimneys
  • Choice of liner and trim options
  • Choice of oak or rustic logs
  • Frameless kit available
  • Natural gas
  • Fireslide or remote control
  • Duo burner technology
  • Radiant and convected heat
  • Heat output 4.0kW
  • 75% efficiency

 

 

Dimensions:

Fire: H: 470 W: 646 D: 294

Surround: H: 1130 W: 1220 D: 380

 

ERP Fireslide: £2,149

ERP Remote: £2,339

 

Inspire 800 Abruzzo Suite

If you dream of the family snuggling around a large flickering fireplace, then the Inspire 800 Abruzzo Suite will keep your family warm on the coldest of nights.

 

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Key features:
  • 54” Portuguese limestone suite
  • Suitable for brick chimneys
  • Choice of liner and trim options
  • Choice of oak or rustic logs
  • Frameless kit available
  • Natural gas
  • Fireslide or remote control
  • Duo burner technology
  • Radiant and convected heat
  • Heat output 4.6kW
  • 80% efficiency

 

Dimensions:

Fire: H: 470 W: 846 D: 294    

Surround: H: 875 W: 1350 D: 380

 

ERP Fireslide: £2249   

ERP Remote: £2439                                                                                    

 

Inspire 1000

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Key features:
  • Suitable for brick chimneys
  • Choice of liner and trim options
  • Choice of oak or rustic logs
  • Frameless kit available
  • Natural gas
  • Fireslide or remote control
  • Duo burner technology
  • Radiant and convected heat
  • Heat output 4.9kW
  • 78% efficiency

 

Dimensions:

H: 470, W: 968 D: 294

 

ERP Fireslide £1,899

ERP Remote £2,099