Tips & Tricks
Radiant or convection?
Will my fire heat my whole home? A radiant fire is more suitable for high ceilings. A radiant fire releases heat into the room by ‘radiating’ infrared heat directly from the outer surfaces of the appliance, resulting in more heat being retained lower in the room. Great for people suffering from arthritic or circulatory problems.
Convection fires ‘convect’ hot air vertically from the top of the fire resulting in the home being heated from the ceilings down. Generally better suited for insulated homes with standard height ceilings, convection fires heat more evenly throughout the home and operate with cooler cabinet surfaces.
Will the fire burn through the night?
There are 2 types of fires on the market. Clean air fires and non-clean air fires.
Non-clean air fires are your traditional slow burning fire. These are still available but are for rural properties (over 2 hectares) only.
The clean air regulations state if you have less than 2 hectares of land then you must have a clean air fire.
Can I have a wetback?
Will my fire heat my whole home?
How long will my fire last?
What sort of hearth do I need?
Can I burn coal?
In most wood fires NO. But, we do have a range of Multi-fuel fires that can burn both wood and coal.
Do I need a permit?
YES! Under the building code you require a building consent if you are:
Installing a new fire
Replacing an existing fire with a new/second hand or same model fire
Relocating an existing fire