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contemporary look, and double-sided
models that can be used as a room divider
ideal for large open-plan areas.
Wood-burning barbecues are also
in vogue, as are gas and wood-burning
fireplaces installed in alfresco dining
areas, on verandahs and in pool areas as an
additional feature to enhance the outdoor
area and make it useable year-round.
Lastly, consumers are looking for
flexibility. “In the past year we have
converted several gas fires back to wood-
burning. That’s something we have never
done before,” Jetmaster sales director John
02. Rinnai’s new and improved Sapphire GasLog Flame Fires
offer realistic eucalyptus log set, flickering flames and radiant
warmth, are gentle on the environment and are cost-effective
for heating medium to large open spaces, thanks to clean
burning technology and impressive 4+ Star Energy ratings.
They come in in-built and freestanding options, in black and
silver. Visit rinnai.com.au .
03. EcoSmart’s bioethanol burners are clean-burning fireplaces
so there is no need for a gas or electricity connection. The
XL900 burner (pictured)is part of the XL Series of burners
that have elongated flames. The XL Series operates under all
conditions and is installed in the home in bespoke settings.
The systems have built-in regulatory systems that allow you
to control running the costs. Prices for the XL series range
from $2100-$2995. Visit ecosmart fire.co m.
04. The Kemlan C24 wood heater is arguably the most efficient
Australian-made wood heater, boasting 68 per cent
efficiency with emissions of 1.4 grams per kilogram. The
Horizon Lowline gas fireplace is a popular contemporary
design, which appears to float on the fireplace base.
It is available in a range of sizes with pebbles, logs or
coals for inbuilt and freestanding applications. Visit
Hoye says. “The Jetmaster gas-and
wood- burning boxes are approved both
by the AGA (Australian Gas Association)
and the EPA (Environmental Protection
Authority) for the burning of gas and
wood, meaning they can be installed as a
wood-burning fire and easily converted to
gas at a later date.”
Heating is also getting on board with
cutting-edge technology, with models now
able to be wall-switch operated and C-Bus
compatible. With the continuing evolution
of heating options, it offers the perfect
excuse to stay in this winter.
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