In recent years the popularity of gas fires has soared to new heights. With a whole host of sleek gas fire designs hitting the marketplace, now is the time to buy your very own gas burner.
While there is definitely a gas fire revolution taking place before our very eyes, just where did this marvel of engineering originate from? In this article, we will answer that question by exploring the evolution of gas fires. Read More
Picture this, it’s Christmas Day and the whole family are at your house; you go to put your fire on for the first time this winter and then realise you haven’t had any maintenance carried out on your fire for well over a year. The dilemma you are faced with is the stuff of nightmares: do you light up the fire and risk potential safety risks, or suffer the wrath of your family complaining that they are spending their Christmas in the freezing cold?
The solution is simple: completely avoid both scenarios by preparing your fireplace for the trials and tribulations of Christmas day right now. Here’s why it’s so important to get your chimney serviced and swept ahead of the festive season. Read More
When it comes to choosing a theme, the biggest obstacle you are often faced with is ensuring all furnishings are in keeping with your chosen style. So when you’re looking to invest in something that is likely to be the focal point of the room, such as a fireplace, this makes the choice you make even more important.
Here, we take a look at some of the most common home décor styles, and which types of fireplaces suit these best. Read More
With the winter months fast approaching, ensuring you have the right fire installed in your home to combat the chilly days ahead is of paramount importance. Many people will opt for the fireplace that makes a bold and impressive statement as the focal point of the room. Whilst this is obviously an important aspect in choosing a fireplace, things like efficiency or environmental impact are often overlooked, which can be costly.
With the winter month fast approaching, it’s a good idea to ensure that your fireplace is in good working order. However, after being dormant for at least half a year, it’s hard to tell what condition you might find it in. It’s best to check and make sure there are no problems with your fireplace now before you really start to need it.
We at Real Flame understand all too well how serious little problems can become if left unattended; a little preventative maintenance now can save a lot of money and time later this winter when you’ll really want to have a fully functioning fireplace. So here we look at signs that your fireplace may be in need of service. Read More
The Electronic Fireplace has increased in popularity over the years, and this popularity only looks set to continue. The added benefits mean that more people are opting for electric over traditional gas fires.
An attractive outdoor space has become increasingly important for home-buyers. They serve as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, and an effective outdoor design can make your garden the ultimate place to wind down in the evening and on weekends.
What constitutes an ‘effective’ garden design is of course ultimately subjective, but minimalist thinking has found its way into the design of outdoor spaces, and it may serve as the ideal style for your garden.
Sometimes a room can seem like its missing something, but you can’t quite put your finger on what that piece of the puzzle is. Is it an accessory? Is it perhaps a piece of furniture? Maybe it’s the colour scheme which didn’t quite go with the room?
One way to enhance any décor is with a statement piece – and the ideal modern décor announcement that you are looking for could be a bioethanol burner. With modern designs becoming increasingly innovative, futuristic and enticing, the rules for interior design have changed dramatically. From your living room to your hallway and even your bedroom, a forward-thinking solution to transforming your décor dreams could be through the power of an intricately designed and positioned fire. Want to know how to amp up the volume of your interior design ideas?
As the days get longer, and the UK eagerly anticipates lazy afternoons spent in the local bar or restaurant lapping up the sunshine in the outside bar area, here at Real Flame our attention turns towards what exactly it is that makes a good outside bar so… good!
Could it be the change in scenery? With an average of 120 days of rain annually, sometimes taking our food and drinks outdoors is simply a nice change. However, more often than not, and particularly in recent years, outside bar areas have seen a swift rise in popularity.
One of the more commonly asked questions surrounding the world of fires is whether a gas fireplace is worth it, especially in a day and age of environmental concern.
There are many options to face as an interior designer or property developer, including the great debate between the various options of fire. All present their own benefits, however in addition to their ease of operation, the humble gas fireplace presents many other benefits you should be aware of before making the final style decision.