If you have an existing backboiler and like the ideal of a stove but the work and cost is putting you of, a Firefront may be the solution. Firefronts or Fire doors work with the same principles as a stove, deceasing airflow up your chimney while giving you full control of the rate the fire burns. With an approximate 60% increase in efficiency the question is why would you not fit a Firefront.
Fire Fronts (Fire Doors)
Questions & Answers
Q: Can I fit a Firefront if I have a Fireback (Concrete or Clay Firebox)
A: No, You will require a Inset stove as it is built with convection air chamber which uses cold air from the room to cool the stove down and in turn is pumped out the top in to the room as warm air, if a Fire front is installed onto a standard opening fire, the surrounding heat cannot be transferred to the room and excessive heat will exit through the chimney causing damage to the Fireplace and clay pot liners.
The Back boiler will utilise this heat and transfers it to the central heating system.
Q: Will a firefront fit any style of fireplace
A: Firefronts are designed to fit flat faced 16"and 18" wide fireplaces. (i.e. Brass, S/Steel or Metal trims). Although with modifications they can be installed to castiron inserts as well.
Q: Is a Firefront a DIY installation
A: Yes there are no specialized tools required to fit the door, Although if in doubt we recommend our fitters fit it for you. (Failure to ensure a seal on the fireplace will result in poor control of the fire.)
Q: Will I need to buy anything else with the Firedoor
A: Not necessarily, you may require a new bottom grate , ash pan, Room Vent and Carbon Monoxide detector