Built In Bio-Ethanol Fireplace models are designed to be installed into a wall either by using an existing fireplace opening or by creating a void in the wall for the fireplace to be mounted. These are also known as also called recessed bio ethanol fireplace designs. By using an existing fireplace opening and recessing the bio ethanol fire into the wall it is also an opportunity to block up a chimney and improve overall home heating efficiency. When modifying an existing fireplace opening or building a new recessed cavity it will the use of non-combustible materials.
Built In Bio-Ethanol Fireplaces
Installing a built-in bio ethanol fireplace can be a great way to have a fully installed recessed fireplace within a room that is flush to the wall. This makes built-in bio ethanol fireplace designs more desirable that wall mounted fireplaces which hang on the wall and protrude out into the room. A number of bio ethanol fireplace manufacturers make built-in bio ethanol fireplace designs that have a wide and contemporary look with a long ribbon of flame. A number of Kratki bio ethanol fireplace are available that can be either mounted built-in, or recessed, into the wall or wall mounted on the wall.
If modifying an existing fireplace opening to install a recessed bioethanol fireplace the extend of any building, or installation, work will be dictated by the chosen model. If a built-in fireplace model is chosen that has overall dimensions that allow it to be recessed into the existing opening with only some work to close the opening required the installation will be cheaper than buying a built-in bioethanol fire design that is wider than the existing opening. Above all the final position must be chosen to ensure that there are safe clearances to combustible materials like soft furnishings, curtains etc.
The products available on the market cover a wide range of design styles (see examples below) from small rectangular burners to wide fireplaces with a long ribbon of flame. Choosing a model with a glass screen is important as it will [protect the user from the naked flame. Read the instructions supplied by the manufacturer before installing and using a built in bioethanol fireplace.
Buy Built In Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Designs
Below we have selected some examples of built-in bioethanol fireplace designs for you to consider. Click on the Review button of the chosen recessed fireplace to be taken to a page where you can read the full technical specification, check the delivery costs and place your order.
Benefits of Buying a Built-in Bio Ethanol Fireplace
There are a number of benefits from installing a built-in bio ethanol fireplace. This style of fireplace does not require a chimney, or flue system, plus there are many different design styles of built-in fireplace to choose from. By using clean burning bio ethanol fuel in place of fossil fuel there is a benefit to the environment by reducing green house gas emissions.
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.
Bio Ethanol Fireplace Technical Pages
We have created a number of pages with Technical Information and to answer the numerous questions that may arise when considering a built-in bio ethanol fireplace. Click here to visit our bio ethanol fireplaces explained pages.
Choosing the Right Bio-Ethanol Fireplace
When choosing a bio ethanol fireplace for your home it is best to draw up a list of the criteria that you want to achieve once the built-in fireplace is installed. Here are some examples of the type of criteria you may need to consider when choosing a recessed bio ethanol fireplace, or as they are also known, a built-in bio ethanol fireplace for your home.
- Bio Ethanol Fireplace Brand : As with all things, the cheaper something is, the less technology and cost that has been invested in the design and manufacturing process. This may mean that a cheap built-in bio ethanol fireplace designed an made from cheaper materials may last very long. Buying a recessed bio ethanol fireplace from a well known brand with a good online reputation will most likely save money in the long run. European companies like Kratki Fireplaces and Planika Fireplaces have good online reviews and the products must comply with European standards. Most European made bio ethanol fireplace models have TUV or CE approval ensuring they are built to safety standards. It is worth considering that a large number of very cheap bio ethanol fireplaces are mass produced in China.
- Burner Heat Output : The bigger the slot in the bio ethanol burner insert the larger the flame, and heat given off, will be. It is worth noting that a typical bio ethanol fireplace burner insert that has a 300mm wide by 20mm deep slot will give off around 2Kw to 3Kw. This is similar to adding a small radiator in to the room. For comparison purposes electric fires are fixed at a maximum heat output of 2Kw. Choosing a built-in fireplace with a much wider burner slot will increase the heat output. For example a 1m, or 1000mm, wide bioethanol burner insert could give out up to 10Kw of heat. This will most likely be too much for a small room. A good quality built-in bio ethanol fireplace manufacturer will provide heat output figures with the sale literature.
- 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 built-in 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 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. Bio ethanol fuel is mostly supplied in bottles, is clear, and can be easily spilled like water. Gel burner fuel is mostly supplied in cans however some suppliers use bottles. Gel fuel is thick, like a syrup, sometimes yellow or green in colour. It is my personal opinion that the gel fuel should only be used outside in an outdoor bio fireplace or gel burner. This is due to the smoke that can be given off when the gel begins to run out. To find out more read our guide to the differences between bio ethanol fuel and gel fuel.
- Extra Features and Options : Some built-in bio ethanol and gel fire models are offered with extra features like a glass screen which gives some level of protection from the flame. You can also choose 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 recessed fireplace before using the fire.
- Fireplace Ventilation Requirements : When the bio-ethanol fuel is burned there is small amounts of moisture given off. The bigger the bio burner in the recessed fire, and the resulting flame, the greater the moisture volume. If the moisture is sufficient it will cause condensation on walls and windows unless some form of ventilation is used. This can be in the form of a fixed free air vent or simply slightly opening a window. To find out more read our guide to ventilation for bio ethanol fireplaces.
Why Change to a Bio Ethanol Fireplace model?
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 bio ethanol flueless fire designs do not need a chimney or flue system to be used? This means recessed bio ethanol fireplace designs are perfect for new, modern homes. Plus built-in bio ethanol fireplace designs 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 bio ethanol fireplaces are a great, cost effective heating solution for a room where secondary heat is required, recessed bio ethanol fireplace designs 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 recessed fire, or if you like a, no chimney recessed fire, that uses clean burning bio ethanol fuel.