Guildford Fireplaces frequently receives questions about the branded products it sells, such as gas fireplaces, multi-fuel stoves and wood burning stoves. We answer them here for customers in nearby Farnham, on the Surrey and North Hampshire border. We have two fireplace showrooms in Guildford and Bagshot, both within 20 minutes of Farnham. These showrooms hire sales teams and gas fire installers to help customers with their enquiries.
Should you have any questions of your own, call your nearest Guildford Fireplaces branch or pop in to see us personally at either of our two independent fireplace showrooms.
Do I need a chimney to accommodate a stove or a fireplace?
No, you won’t need a chimney on most of the stoves or fireplaces we supply. Needing a chimney is a common misconception with many prospective customers. We supply vented and unvented gas fireplaces to homeowners in Farnham. Neither model needs a chimney to operate fully. Balanced flue multi-fuel and wood burning stoves also require no chimney. Naturally, the personnel at our fireplace showrooms advise on the best options for homes without chimneys, as do our gas fire installers when they come out to survey your property.
What are the main differences between vented and unvented fireplaces?
Vented gas fireplaces, much like traditional wood burning stoves, require a vent to filter air in and out of your Farnham property. An unvented fireplace doesn’t need venting at all. Gas fuel burns completely so there are no fumes released into the home. Precision-designed glass doors seal the front of fireplaces in case you have any lingering doubts about safety. We supply vented and unvented fireplaces with an attractive range of surrounds.
What are gas log units?
A log unit ignites gas so it becomes a realistic looking flame around in-built flame-resistant logs. Our fireplace showrooms stock and display gas log fireplaces in different styles, all of which are available to suit the budgets and tastes of our Farnham customers. We use our own accredited gas fire installers to install fireplaces, multi-fuel and wood burning stoves. All gas fire installers at Guildford Fireplaces have Gas Safe and HETAS approval
Is there anywhere I can’t put a gas fireplace?
The biggest advantage to gas fireplaces is their ability to fit wherever you want them in a Farnham home. Our gas fire installers even integrate fireplaces inside wall openings so two rooms feel the benefit. Wood burning stoves come with architectural requirements so gas fireplaces make for a more flexible installation choice for those with defined design ideas. The installation teams at our fireplace showrooms can include a flue and modern lining into your project should you prefer to choose one of our multi-fuel or wood burning stoves.
Are gas fireplaces and wood burning stoves good for the environment?
Gas fireplaces have excellent energy efficiency and provide huge environmental benefits. They heat up room space at the flick of a switch. Wood burning stoves are slightly behind in terms of energy efficiency but our most modern appliances are carbon neutral and have DEFRA approval for use in smoke-controlled zones of Farnham, Surrey and Hampshire. Our fireplace showrooms also supply multi-fuel stoves with DEFRA approval.
Are gas fireplaces and wood burning stoves expensive?
We stock gas fireplaces, multi-fuel stoves and wood burning stoves to suit all budgets. The personnel at our fireplace showrooms in Guildford and Bagshot advise customers from Farnham on our full product range without resorting to hard-sell tactics. Our trained gas fire installers fit fireplaces and stoves on a responsive basis, anywhere in the South East region.
Even if you only have a vague idea of what you need, we’ll be on hand to help and advise you in any way possible so that you always make the most informed buying decision.