Bio Ethanol Burner Insert – DIY Firebox Tray for Bio Fire

Adam Large Bio Ethanol Burner in Stainless Steel, 3 Litre Capacity

Bio Ethanol Burner Insert designs come in many shapes and sizes, small to wide ribbon of flame burners with remote control. The bigger the burner insert, and added features, the higher the cost. We have selected some bio ethanol burner insert options below to buy. For very high specification remote control bio ethanol burner inserts there is a seperate page on the website. DIY Firebox Tray Inserts are available in a wide range of sizes and are available from a number of suppliers. When the right burner is chosen, and the installation is done correctly, the final fireplace design can be stunning, adding atmosphere to a room and value to a property.

Choosing a Bio Ethanol Burner Insert – Firebox Tray

If you are considering DIY conversion of an existing fireplace or are thinking of designing and building your own DIY bioethanol fireplace these are a few factors to consider. Choosing the right size of bio ethanol burner insert, how it will be installed within a fireproof chamber and ensuring it is used safely are critical. A bioethanol burner insert, or firebox, with wider ribbon of flame will give out a lot of heat, read our guide notes at this at the bottom of the page. The wider the burner the bigger the room in which it will be used. If you buy a 1m (1000mm) wide bioethanol ribbon burner and install this in a fireplace that will be used in a room that is only 60m3 in size you will soon realise that the heat given off is too much so the firebox insert will probably end not be used.

An important factor to consider when buying a bio-ethanol burner for a DIY fireplace is the overall safety. Some modern, and more expensive bio ethanol burner insert are supplied with either a built-in safety tray, with some others it is an optional extra. With the very cheap inserts there is no safety tray. The safety tray catches spilt fuel in a separate chamber below the ethanol burner insert. or this is supplied extra. Newer bio ethanol insert burners also include ceramic wool sponge to increase the safety. Other things to consider are how the user will be protected from the flame, again some manufacturers supply the glass panels with the burner. The method for shutting off the flame should be considered also.

The bioethanol burner may require installation into a fireplace opening, combustion chamber or void. This will involve building work and the use of non-combustible materials. The choice of position may be dictated by an existing fireplace opening however in some instances a completely new opening will be required. Above all the final position must be chosen to ensure there are safe clearances to combustible materials like soft furnishings, curtains etc.

The bio ethanol burner insert products that are available on the market cover a wide range of design styles and the supplier should be able to give guidance pre-sale on how to safely use the bio ethanol burner. Be sure to also read the instructions supplied by the manufacturer before installing and using your new Bio Ethanol Burner Insert in your DIY fireplace design.

Below we have selected a number of bio-ethanol burner trays, firebox Insert designs for you to consider. Click on the Buy Now button to be taken to a page where you can read the full technical specification, check the delivery costs and place your order.

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More types of Bio-Ethanol Fireplaces

We have collected together all of the different types of bioethanol fireplace and listed these below. They styles are based on how the bioethanol fireplace will be used, how it is installed or on a specific design style. Also check out some of the most popular bioethanol fireplaces from our order history. You can see the full list of the different types of bio ethanol fireplace designs by using the top menu.

BioEthanol Fires Technical Pages

We have created a number of pages with Technical Information and to answer the numerous questions. Click here to visit our bioethanol fireplace install pages.

Choosing the Right Bio-Ethanol Fireplace

When choosing a bioethanol fireplace for your home it is best to draw up a list of the criteria that you want to achieve once the fireplace is installed, typical criteria are :

  • Bio Ethanol Fireplace Brand : As with all things the cheaper something is the less technology and cost that has been invested in the manufacture. This may mean that a cheap product with a cheap bioethanol fireplace insert does not last very long. Buying a bioethanol burner insert from a well known bioethanol fireplace brand with a good online reputation is probably best. You should review what other people have said about the product online. Spending more on quality will possibly save you money in the long run. Cheap is cheap for a reason, a lot of bio-ethanol fire burner insert models are now made in vast quantities in China. Choose a European maker with TUV or CE approval.
  • Bio Ethanol Burner Heat Output : The bigger the slot in the bioethanol burner insert the larger the flame and heat that will be given off – a typical bio ethanol fireplace insert that has a 300mm wide by 20mm deep slot will give off around 2Kw to 3Kw which is similar to adding a small radiator in to the room (or 1.5 x electric fires). Choosing a much wider burner insert will increase this heat output for instance a 1m wide bioethanol fire insert burner could give out anything up to 10Kw which may be too much heat for the room size. A good quality manufacturer of ethanol fireplace insert burner trays should be able to quote the heat output figure for their product when you inquire.
  • Bio Ethanol Fireplace Design Style : There are many different design styles of bio ethanol fireplace to consider. From small tabletop ethanol or gel burners to wide contemporary designs with a dancing ribbon of flame. There are also bioethanol stove designs and remote control fires with automatic burners. When choosing a bio ethanol fireplace it is best to have a clear idea of the style and features you want to achieve. For example a freestanding ethanol fire model might also be portable and used in different places in the home. Fixed, built-in or wall mounted bioethanol fires are part of a room design or style and may have a clean letterbox style or have a metal fascia. Some smaller models have a backing plate and glass screen giving a contemporary style while others have a fascia which can be in various finishes.
  • Type of Bio Fuel : Bio-ethanol Fuel is different to Gel Fuel, bioethanol fuel tends to be clear and will be easily spilled like water, gel fuel, is mostly supplied in cans and has a very thick appearance, sometimes yellow or green in colour. It is my personal opinion that gel fuel should only be used outside in an outdoor gel fireplace. This is due to the emissions, or smoke, that can be given off when the gel burner begins to run out of fuel. Read our guide to bioethanol fuel.
  • Accessories : Some bioethanol burner insert designs are offered with a glass screen which gives some level of protection from the flame. You can also choose burner insert models with stones and pebbles as decoration however if choosing this option the decoration must be used as instructed by the manufacturer. For more information read our guide to adding pebbles to a bio ethanol fire.
  • Bio Ethanol Fire Safety : There are safety considerations like storage of the bioethanol fuel, protection from the flame and handling of the fuel to consider if you have never used this style of fireplace before. Always read the manufacturers instructions supplied with the fireplace before using the bio ethanol firebox insert.
  • Fireplace Ventilation Requirements : When the bio-ethanol fuel is burned in the firebox insert there is moisture given off, the bigger the burner insert size, and flame, the more moisture. This will create some condensation on walls and windows unless proper ventilation is used within the room. This can be in the form of a fixed free air vent or simply opening a window. Read our a Guide to Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Ventilation Requirements.
Why Change to a BioEthanol Fireplace?

There are number of positives to look at when considering your next fireplace purchase. Buying a Gas, Electric or Wood Burning fireplace from a retailer may involve complicated installation work that can be costly and, especially in the case of wood there are issues over storage of the fuel and the mess caused by the ash. Also, apart from the electric fire, a gas or wood burning fire will need a chimney, something that a lot of modern houses do not have. Did you know that bioethanol flueless fire designs do not need a chimney or flue system to be used? This means they are perfect for new, modern homes. They are also a great solution for older homes that have a faulty chimney that needs to be repaired. Or you may be looking to block up or remove an existing chimney to reduce your heating bills. Either way, flueless bioethanol fireplaces are a great, cost effective heating solution for a room where secondary heat is required. They are also good for the environment, unlike burning gas or coal. That is why it is best to look at the options and guides that are shown on the website before making a decision on your next fireplace purchase. Choose a flueless fire, or if you like a, no chimney fire, that uses clean burning bioethanol fuel.