Hole in the Wall Recessed Bio-Ethanol Fires are sustainable heating products which require installation into an existing fireplace opening or into a fireproof void or opening. The choice of position for the hole in the wall fireplace may be dictated by an existing fireplace opening however in some instances a completely new opening will be required to be built. Depending on the chosen size of the hole in the wall fireplace installing the recessed bioethanol fireplace will involve some building work and possibly the construction of a fireproof chamber that the hole in the wall bio ethanol fireplace will be mounted inside. Overall to ensure maximum safety the chamber the hole in the wall fire is installed in must be constructed of non-combustible materials.
A hole in the wall fireplace is a terminology which has come about to describe when a fireplace is built in to, or recessed, into the wall, making it flush with the existing wall. Recessed, or hole in the wall fireplaces have a contemporary design style and suit modern properties. These recessed fires are different to wall mounted bioethanol fireplace or a wall hung bioethanol fire which will sit directly on, or protrude out, from the wall. The installation costs of a wall hung ethanol fire will most likely be a lot cheaper than a hole in the wall or recessed version.
Hole in the Wall Recessed Bio-Ethanol Fires are a great way to introduce a secondary heat source into a modern property as they do not need a chimney and are operated by clean burning bioethanol fuel bottles.
Hole in the Wall Recessed Bio-Ethanol Fires
Above all the final position for the hole in the wall fire must be chosen to ensure there are safe clearances to combustible materials like soft furnishings, curtains etc. The range of hole in the wall fireplace models that are available on the market cover a wide number 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. Always read and follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer before installing and using your new hole in the wall bioethanol fireplace.
Buy Hole in the Wall Bio-Ethanol Fires
Below we have selected a number of hole in the wall recessed bio ethanol fireplace 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 for your new hole in the wall ethanol fire.
Other styles of Bio Ethanol Fireplace Design
We have collected together all of the different types of bioethanol fireplace and listed these in the page shown in the main menu. The pages 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.
We have created a number of pages with technical information and to answer the numerous questions that will arise when considering to buy and install a hole in the wall bioethanol fireplace. Click here to visit our bio ethanol fireplaces explained 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 hole in the wall ethanol 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 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 hole in the wall 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.
- Bio Ethanol Burner Heat Output : The bigger the slot in the bio ethanol burner insert that is included in the hole in the wall fireplace 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 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 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 table top ethanol or gel burners to wide hole in the wall 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 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.
- Fireplace Extra Features : Some 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 hole in the wall fireplace before using the fire.
- Fireplace Ventilation Requirements : When the bio-ethanol fuel is burned there is moisture given off, the bigger the burner and flame the more moisture. This will crate condensation on walls and windows unless proper ventilation is used. Fresh air ventilation can be provided by opening a window while using the fire or by installing a permanent air vent through the wall. If you are unsure of the ventilation requirements for gel fires and bio-ethanol fireplaces take some time to read our Guide to Bio-Ethanol Fire Ventilation technical page as it give a good insight into this important issue.
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 that hole in the wall bio ethanol fireplace designs 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 hole in the wall flueless fire, or if you like a, no chimney fire, that uses clean burning bioethanol fuel.