Installing a Gas Fireplace in Your Home
How To Add an LPG Gas Fireplace in 7 Steps:
1. Choose Your LPG Gas Fireplace
Gas Fireplace Inserts
If you have an existing masonry fireplace or inbuilt space heater, then a gas fireplace inserts may be perfect for your home.
They are designed and sized to fit into the existing opening.
This removes the cost of any additional wall construction.
No separate flue is required if you have a masonry fireplaces that is in good condition.
For an older masonry fireplace, you can run a metal flue inside the old masonry chimney.
Both methods help reduce installation costs.
Free Standing Gas Fireplaces
Freestanding gas log fires are also easy to install.
As the name implies, they stand separate from the wall.
Console models are typically placed up against the wall.
Freestanding units are typically placed on an elevated plynth base, to raise then off of the floor.
Your gas fitter simply installs a metal flue through the roof.
Inbuilt Gas Fireplaces
For the more ambitious remodeller, there are inbuilt gas fireplaces. Inbuilt are the way to go if you want a wider profile gas fireplace.
You will need to build a false wall enclosure for the fireplace and flue, but the end result is worth it.
You can even add a mantel piece.
Some models are available with zero clearance options, so the amount of space used can be kept to a minimum.
2. Buy Your LPG Gas Fireplace
Compare Gas Fireplace Prices
Now you can compare prices for all the major brands of gas fireplaces and gas log fires including Rinnai, Cannon, Regency and Real Flame.
3. Pick Your LPG Supplier
4. Choose a Licensed Gas Fitter
You should choose a licensed gas fitter that is familiar with LPG and the installation of LPG gas fireplaces.
We work with you to identify an experienced gas fitter in your area.
Please see Use of Licensed Gas Fitters Explained
5. Install Gas Fittings, If You Don't Already Have LPG
If you do not yet have LPG at your home, the gas fitter will install a gas regulator, the gas bottle connectors and the gas piping.
We provide the gas bottles and our $80 Bonus Welcome Package.
Be sure to tell the gas fitter if you are getting our Automatic Tanker Delivery, as this can affect the placement of the gas bottles.
6. Install Your LPG Gas Fireplace
How Much to Install Gas Fireplace
Which type of installation
Do you require the construction of a fake wall for an inbuilt installation
Are the gas bottles already installed
If an insert, can you use the existing chimney or do you need a flue pipe
7. Enjoy Your New Gas Fireplace!