Choosing Your Ideal Fireplace for Australian Winter

Choosing Your Ideal Fireplace for Australian Winter


Fireplaces come in various types and styles, each with its own features and characteristics. Here are some common kinds of fireplaces:


  1. Wood-Burning Fireplace: Traditional and classic, wood-burning fireplaces use wood logs as fuel and create an authentic, crackling fire. They often have a chimney for ventilation.
  1. Gas Fireplace: Gas fireplaces use natural gas or propane as fuel. They provide convenience, as they can be easily ignited and controlled with a switch or remote control. Gas fireplaces produce real flames but require less maintenance than wood-burning fireplaces.
  1. Electric Fireplace: Electric fireplaces are powered by electricity and do not require any fuel or ventilation. They typically consist of a heater and LED lights that simulate flames. Electric fireplaces are easy to install and offer flexibility in terms of placement.
  1. Ethanol Fireplace: Ethanol fireplaces use bioethanol, a renewable and eco-friendly fuel, to produce flames. They don't require a chimney or flue and can be freestanding or wall mounted. Ethanol fireplaces are known for their modern and sleek designs.
  1. Pellet Fireplace: Pellet fireplaces burn wood pellets, which are compressed sawdust or biomass materials. They are efficient and provide consistent heat. Pellet fireplaces often have a hopper that automatically feeds pellets into the fire, reducing the need for constant refuelling.
  1. Masonry Fireplace: Masonry fireplaces are built with bricks, stones, or blocks and are typically custom-designed and constructed on-site. They offer durability and are often the centrepiece of a room. Masonry fireplaces can be wood-burning or equipped with gas inserts. 
  1. Prefabricated Fireplace: Prefabricated fireplaces, also known as factory-built fireplaces, are pre-made fireboxes made of metal and designed to be easily installed in homes. They are available in various styles and can be wood-burning or gas-powered.
  1. Outdoor Fireplace: Outdoor fireplaces are specifically designed for outdoor spaces, such as patios or gardens. They can be wood-burning, gas-powered, or even portable. Outdoor fireplaces enhance the ambiance and allow for enjoyable outdoor gatherings.

These are just a few examples of the different kinds of fireplaces available. Each type has its own advantages and considerations, so it's important to consider your specific needs and preferences when choosing a fireplace for your home.



The "best" electric fireplace can vary depending on individual preferences and specific requirements. However, here are a few popular electric fireplaces that have received positive reviews:

  • Fountain Store Built-in Inserts with stone mantels like Palazzo, Chamonix, Montreux to mention a few. It provides both heat and ambiance and comes with multiple colour options for the flame effect. It features a realistic flame effect, adjustable temperature settings, and a timer function. It can be controlled via a remote and provides adjustable heat settings. 
  • Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 1000: This electric fireplace uses innovative technology to create a three-dimensional flame effect that appears remarkably realistic. It features a large viewing area and customizable flame settings.
  • Touchstone Sideline Recessed Electric Fireplace: This recessed electric fireplace offers a sleek and modern design, with realistic flames and adjustable heat settings. It can be easily installed into a wall and comes in various sizes to fit different spaces.
  • Napoleon Allure Linear Wall Mount Electric Fireplace: With its contemporary design and vibrant LED flames, this wall-mount electric fireplace adds elegance to any room.
  • Classic Flame 26II310GRA Infrared Electric Fireplace: This infrared electric fireplace provides efficient and supplemental heat to rooms.
  • PuraFlame Alice Recessed Electric Fireplace: This recessed fireplace offers a realistic flame effect and multiple colour options for the flame bed.
  • MagikFlame Artemis White Electric Fireplace: Known for its high-quality flame effect and immersive holographic technology, this electric fireplace creates the illusion of a real wood-burning fire. It features customizable flames, sound effects, and heating options.

We recommended to read customer reviews, compare features, and consider factors such as budget, size, heat output, and design aesthetics when selecting the best electric fireplace for your needs.




Electric fireplaces can be classified based on various factors. Here's a classification of electric fireplaces based on different criteria:


Design & Installation:

  1. Wall-Mounted: These electric fireplaces are designed to be mounted on a wall, providing a sleek and modern look. They can be recessed or surface-mounted.
  2. Freestanding: These electric fireplaces are standalone units that can be placed anywhere in a room without the need for installation. They often resemble traditional wood-burning stoves or mantelpiece designs
  3. Insert: Electric fireplace inserts are designed to fit into existing wood-burning or gas fireplaces. They can be installed directly into the opening, converting the space into an electric fireplace.

Flame Technology

  1. LED Flame Effect: Most electric fireplaces use LED lights to create a realistic flame effect. These flames can have adjustable brightness and color options.
  2. Holographic Flame Effect: Some advanced electric fireplaces use holographic technology to create three-dimensional and lifelike flame visuals. These fireplaces often provide a more immersive experience.

Heating Function:

  1. Supplemental Heat: Many electric fireplaces come with built-in heaters that provide warmth to the room. The heating function can have adjustable settings, including temperature control and fan speed.
  2. Flame only: Some electric fireplaces offer flame effects without heat, allowing you to enjoy the ambiance of a fire year-round, even during warmer months.

Control Options:

  1. Remote Control: Electric fireplaces often come with a remote control, allowing you to adjust the flame settings, heat output, and other features from a distance.
  2. Smartphone Integration: Certain electric fireplaces can be controlled through smartphone apps, offering additional convenience and control options.

Special Features:

  1. Media Console: Electric fireplaces with a built-in media console combine the functionality of a TV stand or entertainment centre with a fireplace, providing storage space for media devices.
  2. Built in Sound System: Some electric fireplaces incorporate built-in speakers to create a more immersive experience with crackling fire sounds or customizable audio effects.

These classifications help categorize electric fireplaces based on their design, functionality, and features. Consider your specific needs and preferences when choosing an electric fireplace that suits your requirements.

Our experts sales personnel have all the knowledge to guide you navigate to your ideal electric fireplace for this winter.