Evolved for warmth

This glass-fronted gas fire combines contemporary styling with the traditional allure of an open fire
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A view of a fireplace from Escea.

A fireplace is, for many of us, as much afeature of a traditional villa as polished kauri floors and white weatherboards.

But if you're renovating your home along more contemporary lines, should a fireplace figure in your heating plans?

Nigel Bamford, managing director of Escea, believes the answer is yes.


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A view of a fireplace from Escea.

"Interiors may have evolved, but the tradition of a fireplace remains without a fireplace, a living area can feel stagnant or stale. At the same time, traditional, highly-decorated fireplaces can look out of place in sleek, modernist interiors, so we've designed a fire that complements this more contemporary look."

An Escea gas fire also works well alongside modern heat pumps, he says.

"People sometimes think that they need to choose just one heating option when they're renovating their home," says Bamford. "But, in fact, no one appliance will heat your home. A heat pump works well in a hallway, while a high-efficiency gas fire is a quieter, more visually attractive option that will heat large open-plan living, kitchen and dining spaces."

A view of a fireplace from Escea. floor, flooring, furniture, home, interior design, living room, room, shelving, wall, orange
A view of a fireplace from Escea.

Escea gas fires are energy efficient, automatically adjusting to a room's temperature, says Bamford. They can also be controlled from a cellphone or the internet, using Escea's i-con accessory.

For details, call your nearest dealer or contact Escea, freephone 0800 173 000. Website: www.escea.co.nz.

Jan 25, 2008
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