Chimney and Flue types can vary. In order to ensure you are selecting the right fire for your home it is first necessary to determine which type of ventilation system you have. As a guide these are explained below.
Apart from products designed for “no chimney” applications, They are easily recognisable by a chimney stack with accompanying terracotta pot or gas terminal.
Pre-cast flues can be identified by a ridge vent or metal flue tube and terminal on the roof.
Pre-cast flues can be identified by a ridge vent or metal flue tube and terminal on the roof. Constructed from concrete or clay blocks they form a rectangular section flue.
Balanced flue fires use a horizontal pipe to vent directly outside. An electricity supply is not required for Balanced Flue products.
Power flue fires use an electronically driven fan unit mounted on the external wall to expel the flue gasses directly outside the building.