Keeping You Cosy

Create a Warm Atmosphere – Gas and Electric Fireplaces in Halstead, Kent

Choose from our wide-range of gas and electric fireplaces at Kelvin Fireplaces Ltd. You are practically guaranteed a cosy atmosphere when you install a new gas or electric fireplace, and our team work with you toensure that your needs are met. Traditional wood burning stoves are also available, which add a rustic feel to any room. Our team in Halstead, Kent, would love to welcome you to our showroom for working examples of the fireplaces that we provide.

Our Products

It’s always best to see the fireplaces in person, which is why we advise that you visit our showroom. Please visit our contact page for more information.

The products that we provide are below: 

  • Wood Burning Stoves
  • Multi-Fuel Stoves
  • Gas Fires
  • Gas Stoves
  • Log Baskets
  • Electric Fires

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Fireplaces – Make Your Choice

There’s so many fireplaces to choose from, where do you possibly start? It’s always best to measure the chimney breast and the size of the room. If you bring these measurements to our showroom, along with a picture of your existing fireplace or chimney breast space, our team can help! A photo of the chimney stack on top of your roof is also very beneficial.

If your chimney stack is on the outside of your house, or you don’t have a chimney at all, take a picture of your wall. This allows us to see the positioning of the electric sockets and windows. You could also measure the width and depth of the external stack to help us make informative suggestions.

Our Options

There’s a range of solid fuel, gas, and electric fires to choose from. It’s important to know that 95% of fireplaces are suitable for gas. The MDF suites that we provide are specifically built for electric fires, so they are not suitable other types of fire. View important information below:

  • Most of our limestone fireplaces are sold as complete suites. Some of our manufacturers are able to modify the sizes to allow for made-to-measure hearths. If required, our engineers can alter the overall height and width as necessary.
  • Our team provide mix-and-match ranges which allow you to choose different materials. The surround is one material (timber, marble, or limestone), and the back panel and hearth is another material (granite or slate).
  • Brick Fireplaces are very popular for open solid-fuel basket fires or multi-fuel stove installations.
  • Solid fuel fireplaces must have reinforced (usually referred to as sectioned and slabbed) hearths and back panels. It is advisable to have these made in a hard-wearing material such as black granite, slate, and brickwork, rather than a light-coloured material like limestone. 
  • When you have an open-fronted solid-fuel fire basket, grate, or gas fire that uses more than 7kw of gas, you must have an air vent fitted. This allows a free-flow of air into the room.

Visit our showroom to view more than 30 of our fireplaces. Brochures are available for you to browse, and we are happy to answer any questions that you have.

Electric Fires

Electric fires are incredibly practical, and we have a wide-variety of options for you to choose from. View further details below: 

  • Dimplex™ Opti-Myst fires use tap water to create a very realistic flame and smoke effect.
  • The latest LED models only cost £1.00 to run for 1000 hours with just the light switched on. You don’t even have to change the light bulbs!
  • They’re ideal for warmer new homes with efficient central heating. It gives you the cosy glow of a fire or stove without any extra heat.
  • Most models have fan heaters with 1 and 2kw settings.
  • The latest technology from the biggest manufacturers gives a realistic flame picture.
  • Every design trend is catered for. This includes contemporary hole-in-the-wall, hang-on-the-wall, inset, and free-standing fires. It also includes free-standing stoves.

Suppliers we use for electric fires:

Gas Fires and Stoves

Fires have changed over the last few years. The gas-guzzling big basket fires are gone, and in their place stands a high-efficiency (70 to 80% efficient) glass-fronted fire. Inset fires, hole-in-the-wall models, and free standing stoves replicate some of the best multi-fuel stoves on the market.

Inset Fires

There are two types of inset fires. Glass-fronted fires
deliver lots of heat using little gas. If you still want the efficiency, but prefer the more realistic look of an open fire, we provide open models that are 65% efficient. Most of our ranges are available with a choice of manual control, remote control, side control, or thermostatic remote controls.

Hole-in-the-Wall Models

These models come in a bewildering range of sizes, heat outputs, and efficiency. Our team like to create a bespoke option for your property, which allows us to determine a range of factors. These include the required heat for your room, how big the opening needs to be in your chimney breast, and the general style that you want to achieve. The choice is much simpler when you choose Kelvin Fireplaces Ltd.

Suppliers we use for the Hole in the wall gas fires:

Gas Stoves

Manufacturers have combined the most popular style of stove with the latest efficient glass-fronted gas fires. This creates an easy-to-use hot stove with a remote control if requested. 

Balanced flue versions of our best-selling designs are also available, You don’t need a chimney with this option, as our team fit the appliance against a suitable non-combustible outside wall. Our team can even build and plaster a false chimney breast to accommodate a hole in the wall. Your needs are met, and our team always endeavour to create a unique option for you.

Wood and Multi-Fuel Stoves

Modern wood burners or multi-fuel stoves are very energy efficient, and the price of the fuel compares favourably with gas or electric alternatives. They are also very clean and easy to use. Maintenance is also simple with the new-and-improved triple-clean burn systems and hot air wash that keeps the glass clean. It is important that you use solid fuel from one of the Solid Fuel Association™ approved suppliers for use in stoves or seasoned dry wood. Oak or ash are recommended by our team. Fast-growing sappy wood provides too much tar and acrid smelling smoke that even the most sophisticated stove can’t cope with.

Environmentally Friendly

Wood-burning stoves are also exceptionally environmentally friendly. Oddly, many people assume the exact opposite. They tend to overlook that the ‘clean’ electricity that enters their home has itself been created by burning fuel – almost always a fossil fuel such as coal, gas, or oil.

The main difference between the two is that wood, unlike fossil fuels, is renewable. During the growth of new wood, carbon is extracted from the atmosphere and locked back up inside the wood. The carbon in a tree is eventually released back into the atmosphere regardless, so burning it releases
no more carbon than leaving it to rot. It is a more-or-less a balanced carbon cycle. The clean burn system that stove manufacturers are striving to improve now means that the dirty gasses are burned off before they are emitted, and many stoves are now approved by DEFRA™ for burning wood in a ‘smoke control’ area.

Architects and builders now incorporate energy-saving wood burners in their designs for new buildings. It enables them to simultaneously provide an economical and aesthetically pleasing domestic space. Heating, hot water, and an optional cooking solution are provided. The wood-burners also easily comply with ever tougher regulations targeting low carbon emissions.

Choose Your Stove

Our team are happy to help you choose your model of stove. View further information below: 

We are happy to install your wood burning/multi-fuel stove. Whether it was supplied by us or from a different company, please do not hesitate to call us for advice and a price.

We supply a carbon monoxide detector as part of the current building regulations when installing a stove. Our team also keep a range of stove maintenance accessories on sale These include stove rope, adhesive, high temperature stove paint, glass cleaner, graphite polishes, black cement, and stove thermometers. 

Work out the correct size of your stove using the following method: Divide the cubic metres of your room by 14. This equals the kw output that is required! (This is a guideline.)

Standard Measurements for a Safe Stove Installation

  • There should be a gap of 150mm on each side of the stove to non-combustible materials.
  • There should be 230mm space above the stove to non-combustible materials and 460mm space above the stove if there are combustible materials. (This includes a timber beam or shelf.)
  • The stove must be positioned at least 50mm from the back wall to the back of the stove. 
  • The non-combustible hearth must extend at least 225mm in front of the stove door. 
  • An air vent must be installed if the stove has a greater output than 5kw.