Top Tips for Heating With Wood Stoves

Heating with wood stoves might seem the same as heating with any other type of fireplace. In fact, closed combustion fireplaces require a little bit more thought in order to get the optimal level of heating. While that doesn’t mean that they are overly completed or fussy, it simply means […]

Complicated Clovelly Fireplace Installation

Essentially this installation involved removing the existing inefficient open fireplace and replacing it with one of our cast iron built in closed combustion units. Since the space was very narrow the fireplace chosen was the Strasbourg fireplace. This unit is only 550mm wide therefore is ideal for situations where space […]

Wood Burning Fireplace Showcase: Premium Edition

The Hydrofire Premium Edition includes some of the finest wood burning fireplaces available. This range includes both free-standing and built-in models, all of which are imported from Europe. Every single fireplace at Hydrofire comes with a stringent CE certification. You will always have full peace of mind knowing that the […]

Top Tips for Choosing a Built In Fireplace

If you have been daydreaming about adding a modern built in fireplace to your home, you may be wondering how to choose a style that flawlessly integrates into your space. Whether used in the living room, dining room, bedroom or even a bathroom or kitchen, this type of wood burning […]

Enclosed free-standing fireplace

Although in many installs free-standing fireplaces are installed in open spaces where they are exposed. They can also be a great feature in a home when installed in an existing opening. One of our customers decided to replace his open fireplace with one of our free-standing Deluxe E fireplace. As […]

How Do Closed Combustion Fireplaces Differ from Open Fireplaces?

If you’re in the market for a fireplace, you may be wondering whether it is best to go with a closed combustion fireplace or an open fireplace. Aside from the obvious differences such as design, many are unsure what the difference is between these two in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness […]

Steel vs. Cast Iron Wood Burning Stoves

Until recent years, cast iron was the only choice available for wood burning stoves. Today however, homeowners are blessed with a wider variety of stove options than ever before. Both cast iron and steel stoves have advantages and disadvantages, from their appearance to their heating ability, longevity and price. Which […]

Free-standing fireplace installation in Stellenbosch

One of our free-standing installs was on a winery farm house just outside the city. The install was done in a span of two months since the house was under construction. The unit was to be installed on the bottom floor of a double storey mansion. We drilled through the slab […]

Fireplace in new Newlands house

After the enquiry we met the building team on site and discussed how the unit was to be installed while they were still busy with the brickwork. We gave them specifications on how we wanted the stand to be built thus with an opening in the middle for oxygen supply […]

Built-In vs Freestanding Wood Burning Stoves

The two primary choices for wood burning stoves include freestanding and built-in. Both of these fireplaces offer a number of advantages, from cost-effective heating all the way to visual appeal. Deciding on which option is right for your home comes down to a number of factors. Some prefer the look […]