Installing a supplemental heating fireplace doesn’t have to be so difficult or time-consuming. As with most things in life, a little bit of due-diligence and research usually goes a long way. Tamara Hinson from the Evening Standard ranks the best in-home heating options along with some top tips for planning from experts within the field. It may not come as a surprise to those who already own one but, the New Forest 1200 took home the Top Pick.
“Independent fireplace shops will offer a design and installation service but, if you are a keen and confident DIYer, you can see a set of basic plans in the manual available from for free,” says Phil Wicks at Focal Point Fires. “Make sure you plan ahead to incorporate televisions, soundbars and LED lights as you design your build, too. The fire only needs to be plugged into a normal socket, and if you are installing a TV above the fire, I recommend plugging the fire into the same socket. This means easy access if required. If you plan well the build and decoration could take around two days.”