Conventional flue gas fires
Conventional flue gas fires (or open combustion gas fires) must always be connected to a chimney in order to function safely and correctly. Air is drawn from the surrounding living area and combined with draught air from the chimney for combustion. Waste gases are then expelled up the chimney and into the atmosphere.
Conventional flue gas fires can be open-fronted or glass-fronted, although most modern gas fires are glass-fronted. This is because a fire behind glass is safer and more energy efficient than an open fire.
Ventilation points are needed at the front of the fire to capture the air flow and to assist in the convection of the radiant heat. Ventilation openings are also required in the outside facing walls of the living room to facilitate effective air flow and ensure comfort and safety.
Conventional flue gas fires include fireplace inserts that are installed directly into a standard 22” UK chimney opening, letterbox (or hole-in-the-wall) contemporary gas fires, portrait-shaped gas fires, 2 and 3 sided gas fires, basket fires and even freestanding gas stoves that can be installed under the mantle of a hollowed out inglenook fireplace.
DRU fires, under its Global range, has a large selection of conventional flue, open combustion gas fires in a variety of shapes, sizes and price points that are suitable for traditional or contemporary homes.
Many of the fires can be combined with elegant fire surrounds or attractive outer frames to enhance the appearance of the fires.
Fire beds are available in logs, twigs or pebbles and there is a selection of interior finishes including matt black, classic brick or mirrored Ceraglass.
It all adds up to one of the finest selections of UK-compatible, conventional flue gas fires that are available from any manufacturer.