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In this video we'll show you from start to finish how we installed a brick chimney with a pumice lining

This customer originally asked for a quote on a steel flue system, however it wasn't until he was advised of the benefits of a real chimney that he opted for  a new brick chimney.

The two most important factors were the appearance from the outside of the house and that it saved a lot of space inside the room.

We created a nice large opening inside so he could have the stove installed onto a simple hearth connecting directly to the chimney.  There is no need for a steel liner with a pumice chimney..


Within the past few years you will have noticed more and more

Eco Chimney Solutions

Within the past few years you will have noticed an increased number of metal flues installed on the side of houses. Some of these are poorly installed with cheap, inferior products and are now beginning to look tatty and many are starting to lean over. Not only are these an eye sore they can also become dangerous.

We are specialists in chimney building and repairs in Surrey and Hampshire

Anyone who has used Eco fires to install there metal flues will know that we refuse to install any other flue than Poujoulat TI 316 stainless steel flue system which is known in the industry as the best.

Though &#39classic' can sometimes be an overused word, it's the one that instantly springs to mind when you catch a glimpse of Gazco’s stunning range of Studio gas fires. One reason for the sustained popularity of these models is their outstanding ability to set the tone for any interior space, and the great news is that a specially designed Studio Slimline version is available. So even if your living room has just a cavity wall and no chimney breast, it's still possible to create your own distinctive version of the Studio look.

Watch this video and we will show you how we transformed a typical 1980s built fireplace and inefficient fire into a modern high efficiency Bellfire Horizon fireplace.

Starting with a very large brick fireplace, originally installed by Charles church homes, in a Farnham estate, these fireplaces were Popular in the 80s but now very dated with a disproportionate fire opening.


Starting to carefully remove the old brickwork, you can see these fireplaces were built against the wall and plasterboard was the fitted around the surround.

Introducing Bellfires Premium Fires

Gas fires have always offered a clean, controllable burn and some initially tried (unsuccessfully) to mimic the ‘living flame’ appeal of a natural fire. As designs evolved, we have watched gas fires gradually move away from soulless ‘fake-fire’ designs and begin to assert their own unique identity u2013 and regardless of your perspective on

Gazco Riva 2/500 Gas Range

With some gas fires versatility just doesn’t work, whilst others have the ability to adapt, blend and link interior themes without losing an ounce of their characterful identity. In the opinion of countless more-than-satisfied customers, the Gazco Riva 2/500 stands firmly at the top of this latter category. Really good fires are never best sellers by chance, there’s always a reason, only with the Riva 2s we have to make that several reasons.

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Classic innovators
Gazco, makers of the Riva 2/500, are part of the Stovax Group based in the English West Country. Now well into their fourth decade, Stovax are

Real class is extremely hard to conceal and our customers are always impresssed by the flawless design and pedigree of the Unilux-6 40 wood-burning stove. Though this premium product from Barbas may take just two weeks to build, it’s immediately clear that acquiring the know-how to create such a stunning centrepiece with instant eye-catching appeal takes a great deal longer.

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Dutch master craftsmen

All Unilux stoves are exclusively hand-crafted by Barbas in their factory at Bladel in the South Netherlands. Their distinctive manufacturing concept considers

At Eco Fires and Stoves we notice that whilst customers are keenly aware of the impact a handsome stove can make, far fewer seem to be aware a finely crafted stove surround offers much more than just a defining framework. Thankfully, our selection of impressive surrounds created by Focus Fireplaces convincingly demonstrates how classic designs combined with outstanding craftsmanship can transform and breathe new life into a familiar interior space.

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Where excellence comes as standard

Occupying a modern factory on the outskirts of York, for almost three decades Focus Fireplaces have specialised in producing the fine woodworking