Choosing Your Fireplace
DETERMINE YOUR CHIMNEY TYPE
The chimney or flue in your house will normally determine what type of fire you will choose.
STEP 1 - Identify which type of chimney you have or whether you have no chimney using the information below.
CLASS 1 CHIMNEY
Commonly in older houses, earlier than 1960. The Class 1 chimney is identifiable by 7” (180mm) or greater diameter flue. The existing chimney must be structurally sound, please check before the installation of a new fireplace.
CLASS 2 CHIMNEY
Either an older house where the existing chimney has been lined by a proprietary steel flue or a newer house with a steel flue built in. This chimney type is identifiable by a 5” (130 mm) diameter flue and a steel flue terminal.
Modern houses generally later than 1960 often have a pre-cast concrete chimney system, identifiable by a rectangular box section flue and a terminal, as illustrated in the picture above.
Modern houses often have no chimney. You can use a modern decorative electric fire, either with no heat for aesthetics or an efficient fire with up to 2kW heat output.
STEP 2 - Now you know what type of chimney you have (or if you have no chimney) you can decide on the type of fire and preferred source of fuel. Ensure that the fire can be matched with a suitable suite combination.
NG - Natural gas available for all chimney types MF - Multi fuel LPG - Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottled gas
Electric with heat - Decorative electric fire. Up to 2kW heat output.
No chimney - As well as electric, we also offer a comprehensive range of balanced flue gas fires. Consult your dealer for more information.
Many of the fireplace suites in THE GALLERY COLLECTION are available in several different material options, giving you the opportunity to choose the perfect style to suit your tastes and requirements.
For more information on material options and product dimensions, click here.
Every fireplace suite comes complete with a surround, hearth and back panel, all cut from the same batch of material so as to ensure a good tonal match.
Choosing Your Stove
There are many factors that will determine which is the ideal stove for you. Luckily we have a variety of stove types to ensure there is an option to suit your particular needs.
If a stove is specified as multi fuel then it can burn a number of different fuel types including wood, coal, coke, peat, anthracite and smokeless fuels.
Some towns and cities of the UK are designated SMOKE CONTROL areas and prohibit the burning of smoke producing fuels such as wood. In such circumstances, stoves can still be used if they burn smokeless fuels or gas. However, if you live in a smoke controlled area and still want the freedom to burn wood you can use a DEFRA approved CLEAN BURN stove. These stoves are specially designed to burn wood whilst producing lower smoke emissions. For information on smoke controlled areas visit the DEFRA website www.smokecontrol.defra.gov.uk.
To help you decide we’ve put together a table below so you can compare the features and specifications of each stove in The Gallery Collection. Don’t forget, your retailer can is on hand with helpful advice to assist you with your decision.
* Only wood and smokeless fuels may be used in clean burn mode
** Depth includes rear flue diverter box.
*** Required with additional PDQ adapter if fitting with a flue liner.
Aftercare and Maintenance
UNDERSTANDING YOUR NEW GALLERY FIREPLACE
All the cast iron products are delivered with a protective, oil-based coating on polished surfaces. This should be cleaned off during installation. It is recommended that a spray-type oil is applied from time to time in order to avoid surface rust appearing. Ensure that the room in which the cast iron product is being installed is thoroughly dry. For example recently plastered walls cause high levels of moisture in the atmosphere and, as a result, rust is likely to occur.
Under no circumstances should a water-based cleaner or polish be used to clean cast iron products.
When using ceramic fuel beds, ensure that these do not touch any of the polished surfaces as this will help to minimise the possibility of thermal discolouration.
High temperature paint is used on the black and graphite products where fires will burn. This paint will eventually burn off. A proprietary, high temperature paint can be used to re-coat your fireplace. Such paint is available from your retailer. Its your responsibility to burn smoke free fuels if you live in a smoke free zone.
There are some very high temperature burning fuels which can cause damage to any fireplace. Please refer to the Solid Fuel Association (www.solidfuel.co.uk) recommendations and use an approved coal merchant as your supplier. No responsibility can be accepted if high temperature fuels have been used or if there is excessive draft. If in doubt we recommend the use of a clay fire back.
Clean ash away regularly as a build up beneath the fire will cause the grate to burn out quickly. The grate is a consumable part of your fire and will need replacement from time to time, depending on the frequency and burning temperature of your fires.
A gas fire is a technical piece of equipment and, just like a gas boiler needs regular servicing. Please ensure that you have your gas fire serviced regularly by a Gas Safe Register (Board Gais in ROI) registered installer.
Limestone products, once installed and dry should be cleaned and sealed where necessary using Gallery Collection aftercare products. Your installer should carry out the initial sealing where applicable.
The stone mantels pictured are manufactured from 100% natural material. As such the mantel you will purchase will be unique due to the inevitable variations in fossil formation, veining and colour. This is one of the great attractions of 100% pure natural products. Please be aware that small fossils and variations in the limestone are part and parcel of this wonderful natural product.
Marble products may have small amounts of colourmatched filler to give the impression of a continuous surface. The nature of marble is such that when it is formed in the earth, some small cracks are created too. The marble that is selected for the mantels shown in this brochure has been chosen to provide affordable quality, thus some minor cracks have been permitted. To achieve a perfect piece of marble with no imperfections at all means a huge amount of wastage. This has two principal effects, the product becomes prohibitively expensive and the natural resources are depleted too quickly - a much more harmful approach to the world’s environment.
PORTUGUESE LIMESTONE SUITES
Stone is naturally porous, so avoid spillages of coloured liquids such as fruit juices and red wine. In the event of an accident, use a specialist cleaning and resealing kit, following the instructions given by the manufacturer of the kit. Where chipping has occurred, use a fine wet and dry sand paper to blend out as necessary.
MARBLE & MICROMARBLE SUITES
Avoid spillages of strong coloured solutions and citrus juices as the acid may etch the surface. To maintain the subtle shine of the surface, occasionally wipe over with a solution of general household cleaner and buff with a soft dry cloth. Do not use any bleach or abrasive cleaning agents as these will scuff or dull the shine.
Jurastone suites are manufactured from natural stone and finished with a revolutionary, patent applied for durable finish, with the realistic ‘cold to touch‘ feel of natural stone.
A gas fire is a technical piece of equipment and, just like a gas boiler needs regular servicing. Please ensure that you have your gas fire serviced regularly by a GAS SAFE REGISTER (Board Gais in ROI) registered installer. This will help you enjoy safe and trouble free enjoyment of your fireplace for years to come and may be a requirement of the Government’s Home Information Pack.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR GALLERY STOVE
Do not use a water-based cleaner or polish to clean cast iron products.
There are some very high temperature burning fuels which can cause damage to any fireplace. Please refer to the Solid Fuel Association (www.solidfuel.co.uk) recommendations and use an approved coal merchant as your supplier.
No responsibility can be accepted if high temperature fuels have been used or if there is excessive draft.
Clean ash away regularly as a build-up beneath the fire will cause the grate to burn out quickly. The grate is a consumable part of your fire and will need replacement from time to time, depending on the frequency and burning temperature of your fires.
A gas stove is a technical piece of equipment and needs regular servicing. Ensure that you have your gas stove serviced regularly by a Gas Safe Register (Board Gais in ROI) registered installer.