DRU Metro 100XT/2 corner gas fires provide the focal points in the living spaces of the town houses
DRU Metro designer gas fires are centre piece of luxury north London town houses
O1A International, (www.o1a.com.au), is an internationally renowned architectural practice with offices in London, Melbourne and Abu Dhabi.
Its Chairman, Omiros Emmanouilides believes passionately that the fireplace should be at the heart of most residential developments and has specified DRU contemporary gas fires
for several recent projects.
The latest of these is the conversion of a former Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Islington, north London, into two luxury town houses, complete with roof gardens and many unique architectural features.
Benefits of balanced flue system
Omiros chose DRU Metro 100XT/2 corner gas fires
for the main living areas in the properties. As well as their visual appeal, the fires utilise the balanced flue system, enabling them to be flexibly located anywhere in the building without the need for a conventional chimney.
A heat-resistant false chimneybreast has been created in each property to house the impressive log-effect fireplaces. This also serves to accommodate the flat screen TVs for the perfect focal point in each room.
The false chimneybreasts also conceal the concentric flues, which exit the building through the roof. Air is drawn from outside for combustion, with waste gases expelled outside, resulting in safe, comfortable and efficient heating performance.