A fireplace can brighten up a room, provide a beautiful period feature and give you extra warmth in the winter to cut down your energy bills. Some people face problems when it comes to installing a fireplace in regard to wall space. There are often limited exterior-facing walls, meaning that sometimes, the only option is to install an interior wall fireplace.
Lots of people install a fireplace on an exterior wall as it gives more room for manoeuvrability. However, there are some benefits to adding a fireplace to an interior wall. As the fireplace would be placed internally, the heat is easier to keep inside the home. This helps with energy bills and maintains the internal temperature of the home.
Installing an Electric Interior Wall Fireplace
It’s possible to place an electric fireplace on an interior wall. Previously, electric fireplaces would be placed on exterior walls only because it aids ventilation. However, advances in technology now allow the ventilation to circulate more evenly. This produces more heat and keeps the warm air within the building to keep you warm for longer.
Installing a Gas Interior Wall Fireplace
Gas fireplace interior wall installation is now possible. Older gas fireplaces were always intended for external wall installation due to safety requirements. They weren’t very well insulated and could cause a combustion hazard.
However, newer gas fires are much better insulated. They use heat resistant materials and allow for the heat to be expelled into the room, rather than into the walls. This provides more heat into the room without presenting a hazard.
It’s a common misconception that stoves or wood burning fireplaces can only be installed on exterior walls. This is because ventilation issues can cause smoke and other issues within the home.
However, due to the developments in technology, it is now possible to install a stove on an interior wall if you follow some strict safety procedures.
Firstly, you need to ensure that there is external ventilation through power venting technology. This allows the smoke to be pushed outside, rather than filling the room.
Because of the extreme heat given off by a wood-burner, the National Fire protection Agency (NFPA) recommends that a stove on an internal wall is placed at least 36 inches away from other walls and has a 36 inch gap between the back of the fireplace and the wall. This is because interior walls are typically finished with paint, moulding or dry wall features, making them highly flammable. This gives maximum ventilation opportunities to stop walls becoming overheated. It prevents damages from soot on your walls and also reduces the fire hazard.
If you’d like to freshen up your space with an interior wall fireplace, Burning Inspirations provides fabulous fireplaces in Bedford, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and Northampton. Their helpful and knowledgeable team will help you select and install the perfect fireplace to finish off your room, maintaining all fire safety standards. Contact Burning Inspirations today for an accurate interior wall fireplace quote and to plan your installation.