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Types of Fires
It is not uncommon for people to be unaware of the type of fire/chimney they have. To help with this, we have compiled a list of different types of fireplaces and chimneys along with images to help identify them.
There are many different types of fires you can have in your home. Below are a few examples to help you identify yours.
An open fire is just that, it is a fire sat within an opening on a grate, insert into an open flue/ chimney. The only control you have over an open fire is the amount of fuel you put into it.
Stoves (also called wood burners/log burners/multi fuel burners)
A stove is a closed appliance; therefore its air intake is controlled by the user which, in turn controls how quickly the fuel burns.
Your stove may have a liner or be unlined, it could instead have a twin wall system.
Chimney Liner is a flexible tube that connects to your stove pipe and lines the inside of your chimney. A flue liner protects your masonry chimney and can improve the efficiency and draught of your stove.
A twin wall flue system offers a way to build a customisable chimney when a traditional brick chimney isn’t present. They simply clip together and are versatile enough to be installed in a number of different situations.
Basically, a twin wall flue is made from a series of sections of insulated stainless steel pipes which are connected together to create a chimney.
Insert stoves are integrated stoves which are built into an opening which can be a standard fireplace or a bespoke opening. They are different from freestanding stoves that sit on a hearth either against a wall or in a opening which is large enough to allow air movement around the stove.
Twin Wall System
Metal Flexible Liner
An inglenook is a large recess in the wall featuring a fireplace. Whereas a chimney usually protrudes into a room, an inglenook is a type of “walk in” chimney with a recess at its rear. This recess which usually houses the flue or chimney, and extends wider than a standard chimney so as to create walk-in alcoves.
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