Shop around according to your style preferences and budget. At Fires2U, we offer a wide variety of fires that will not only uplift your interior but are ideal for matching a range of modern styles. Hole in the wall fires are made to be installed within a recess into your wall/chimney breast, or many customers build their own false chimney breast. The world is truly your oyster!
Create a mesmerising visual impact by purchasing a fireplace with a Pryzm 5D flame effect. With three gorgeous flame colour settings to choose from, you can also select a model equipped with a multi-LED effect fuel bed. Do you want to achieve a more traditional look? Choose a hole in the wall electric fireplace with a hand–painted log-fuel bed. Or, you can opt for a coal-effect fuel bed for that extra dose of warmth. No matter your budget or style preferences, Fires2U has something for everyone. We’ll help you choose the perfect fireplace to complement your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need a hole in the wall for an electric fireplace?
Most hole in the wall electric fireplaces require a false chimney breast for installation.
This type of electric fireplace can fit snugly into a recess of your wall. They are designed to fit within a plasterboard or chimney breast. They also conserve floor space without compromising style and functionality. Your recessed electric fireplace will look like it's been part of your home for years.
As hole in the wall fires are built straight into your wall, there is no need for a surround. You can watch the authentic flickering flames of your fireplace through their panoramic viewing area.
Is it safe to put an electric fireplace inside the wall?
Yes, hole in the wall fires are safe. They come with significantly fewer safety risks than authentic, wood-burning fireplaces.
A hole in the wall fireplace uses electricity to release warm air into a room, whereas traditional fires release heat energy through the gases created when wood burns. Modern-day wood-burning stoves are also safe. However, you must take extensive safety precautions to prevent smoke inhalation.
Similarly, authentic wood fireplaces risk producing embers that could hit something combustible. Hole in the wall electric fireplaces do not burn anything on their fuel beds, meaning there is no risk of combustion or inhaling harmful gases.
Do you need ventilation for an electric fire?
No, you do not need ventilation for an electric fire. Hole in the wall fires do not burn wood or coal, so there is no release of gases into the air. Traditional log-burning fireplaces require sufficient ventilation because they need oxygen to burn. They must be connected to a chimney to filter out the gases released during combustion and prevent them from reentering the home.
However, hole in the wall fireplaces do not produce waste heat. 100% of their energy is usable, and they don’t need to be connected to a flue, chimney or vent. If you are installing into an existing fireplace you will need to block the flue to ensure there is no draft on your electric fire, as this can cause it to stop working.
What are the best hole in the wall electric fires?
1. Elgin & Hall Volta Electric Fire
Give your living room the wow factor it deserves with this stunning Volta Electric Fire that comes in two sizes 32” or 42”. This electric fire starts from £842, you can be the proud owner of a wall mounted inset electric fire with four-sided trim that comes in Black Nickel, Matt Black or Chrome.
Its realistic, glowing log-bed effect will warm you up from head to toe, and that’s before you turn on its 1kW / 2kW heat setting. The flame effect on this model includes Elgin and Hall award-winning Pryzm 5D flame effect with three flame colour settings.
2. Celsi Ultiflame VR Celena hole in the wall Electric Fire
The Celsi Ultiflame VR Celena fire will stimulate your senses with a captivating visual flame display.
Relax and enjoy the virtual flame real fire experience, with its 3-dimensional visual depth and realistic flame movements.
For £576, you can own a hole in the wall fireplace with supremely detailed ceramics that capture the authentic shape and texture of natural logs. Celsi’s Ultiflame VR fires benefit from a multi-functional handset controller with integrated design features.
You can alter the LED brightness control and colour without moving from your sofa! Its thermostatic remote and manual control operation makes this fire easy to use and incredibly convenient!