Reviewed by Mike Dixon
I would like to thank you and your team for the excellent work in relation to my new fire surround and gas fire. I am extremely happy with a professional job that has been well done and at a competitive price. Based on my experience I would not hesitate to recommend your company. Many Thanks.
Reviewed by Jill Smyth
Just wanted to say how pleased we are with our new fire. I would definitely recommend your firm.
Reviewed by Susanne Turner
Delighted with the fire and fireplace. I shall certainly recommend you to my friends.
Reviewed by Chris Lowthian
You were informed about the product and couldn’t have been more helpful at all stages of the purchase. I am very happy with all aspects of the fire and the service. Thank you.
Reviewed by Marilyn Wyatt
Thank you fire arrived yesterday it’s beautiful thank you for your services.
Reviewed by P A Wiseman
A first class, friendly service from the company. Excellent!
Reviewed by P Booth
Absolutely excellent! Shall definitely recommend!
Reviewed by Mrs. M. Way, Kingskerswell
You should be very proud of your staff, they couldn’t have been more pleasant or helpful.
Reviewed by Mr R. Higgs
Thank you. Nothing has been too much trouble and your service was most prompt and efficient.
Reviewed by Mr D. Johns
Well done! I won’t hesitate in using or recommending your company in the future.
Our guide to Chimney & Flue Types
At First Choice Fireplaces we know it can be confusing to work out which chimney or flue type you have. We offer a standardised key approach to categorise our fires in a way that is easy to understand. These icons indicate the chimney or flue type that each fire is suitable for.
No Chimney or Flue
Identifying Features – A flat roof, no present chimney opening.
What this means – The easiest fire to install, these products do not require a chimney or flue.
Identifying Features – These chimneys are easily recognised by a raised stack topped with either a teracotta pot or gas terminal.
What this means – This type of chimney relies on the natural circulation of heated air to expel the products of combustion up your chimney.
Identifying Features – A horizontal flue venting directly outside.
What this means – No chimney required. Balanced Flue fires vent directly outside through a horizontal co-axial pipe (one pipe within a larger pipe). The outer pipe draws air in from the outside and the inner pipe expels combustion gases. Depending on the fire selected, the twin-walled pipe may exit horizontally through an external wall or vertically through the roof. No electric supply is required; therefore there is no sound with a balanced flue system.
Pre-Fabricated or Pre-Fab Flue (Class 2)
Identifying Features – Identified by a steel flue terminal on the roof or by the metal flue box behind the fire.
What this means – These flues create the same circulation of heated air as a brick or stone chimney.
Pre-Cast Flue (Class 2)
Identifying Features – Can be identified by a raised ridge vent terminal.
What this means – Built from concrete or clay blocks, pre-cast flues provide a rectangular sectional flue. This causes a natural circulation of heated air to expel the compustion products. These flues tends to be very shallow in depth so a slimmer fire is often required. Deep appliances however may be able to be installed with the use of either a spacer kit or deeper rebate into the fireplace.
Identifying Features – Requires an electricity supply, can be identified by the fan unit on the external wall (Approx 300mm square).
What this means – No Chimney Required. Powerflue fires expel the combustion gases directly outside the building through the use of an electronically driven fan unit mounted on the external wall. A sophisticated microprocessor monitors performance and automatically shuts off the fire in the unlikely event of a failure.
FDC Fireplaces pride themselves on offering a wide range of gas and electric fires, stoves and fireplaces.
They believe that product quality is paramount and work to ensure that all of their suppliers follow the same ethos, giving you complete piece of mind whenever you buy from FDC. They work closely with their suppliers to continually improve their products and their wide range includes limestone, marble, timber, cast iron, granite and slate so that you can create the perfect fireplace.