Installing a gas fireplace in your home is easier than you think...

Fireplace Installation - How to Install a Gas Fireplace

Installing a Gas Fireplace in Your Home

Whether you call them 'gas log fires' or 'gas fireplaces', installing one is easier than you think.  
A gas fitter does the installation and it can often be done in one day.

How To Add an LPG Gas Fireplace in 7 Steps:

1. Choose Your LPG Gas Fireplace

First, you decide on which type, size and brand of LPG gas fireplace you wish to have.
There are three basic types, based on the type of installation:

Gas Fireplace Inserts

gas fireplace insert flue diagram

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 fireplace flue diagram

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

Inbuilt gas fireplace flue diagram

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. 

Inbuilt Gas Fireplaces
Process of building a false wall to enclose a zero clearance model inbuilt gas fireplace.
Our Online Appliance Catalogue has a great selection of brands and models

2. Buy Your LPG Gas Fireplace

Pre-purchase the LPG gas fireplace. 
This will save time and could save you money, if you choose one of our great LPG Bundle Offers. 
You get a great price, 24 month interest free payments and Bonus Gas Credits! 

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.

Click to Compare Gas Fireplace & Gas Log Fire Prices

3. Pick Your LPG Supplier

45kg gas bottlesIf you are a New User of Home LPG, you also want to pick your LPG supplier before the gas fitter starts, as the gas fitter will need to know from whom to order the initial gas bottles.
It's fast and easy to Open a New LPG Gas Account Online.
As part of the selection process, you will need to decide on the type of LPG delivery that you want.
There are two choices: Automatic Tanker Delivery and Gas Bottle Exchange services.

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 

Try our Trade Finder Map Tool to find a qualified gas fitter close to you.

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

The gas fitter will then install the gas fireplace and flue kit. 
We will coordinate the initial gas delivery so that he can test the heater as the last step of the project.

How Much to Install Gas Fireplace

This varies based on a few variables including:
  • 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!


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New LPG customers get $80 of gas credits
 See Welcome Package for details.