Fireplaces have been at the heart of the home since ancient times, and they are a prominent feature in many period homes. However, that does not mean you have to choose a traditional design! There are plenty of stunning modern fireplace designs that ensure your heating appliance stays in fashion, complements your home and takes advantage of newer and more energy efficient technologies. With a modern fireplace, it’s easy to transform any room into a stylish abode. At Sussex Fireplace Gallery, our two large East Sussex showrooms in Brighton and Polegate bost over 120 displays including 28 live gas fires and 4 fully operational woodburning stoves. Why not contact us to make an appointment and experience our fireplaces for yourself?
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I have my chimney swept before installation?
We would always advise that you have your chimney or flue swept before any installation of a fire or Woodburner. If you are changing from a solid fuel fire to a gas fire, it is in fact a legal requirement that you have your chimney swept. In particular, if there is no cowl fitted to the top of the chimney stack or flue, it must be checked for blockages.
I have no chimney or flue in my home – can I still have a modern gas fire?
Yes you can, and there are various options open to you. If the fireplace is going against an outside wall, you could have a balanced flue or powerflue gas fire which expels fumes horizontally outside. Alternatively, you could opt for a flueless gas fire, which has a catalytic converter and is 100% efficient. Finally, don’t dismiss electric fires with ultra-realistic flame effects and super simple installation.
Do you offer a complete installation service?
Yes, we do. Sussex Fireplace Gallery is a family-owned and operated company that has installed in excess of 2000 fireplaces and stoves. Wherever possible, our Gas Safe Registered engineers carry out all installation work at our customer’s premises, giving you peace of mind of a professional and efficient service.