Electric Fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular in new build houses, which are often nowadays built without a chimney altogether. Electric Fireplaces offer unparallel advantages over Gas Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Fireplaces to developers and landlords alike. 1. Electric fireplaces can be installed in any room in the home without having to worry about chimneys, flue, or any type of external pipe or ventilation system. This makes Electric Fireplaces very versatile, and creates the ultimate freedom of design and layout enabling you to maximise return on investment. 2. There is much lower regulation (if any) concerning the installation of electric fireplaces, and certainly no planning permission needed. This saves both time (usually tied up in red tape) and money. 3. Electric fireplaces simply plug into a standard 13 amp socket and as a result have virtually no installation time, which saves money. The faster build and installation time on a project is often the key to success. 4. Electric fireplaces can be switched to effect only (without having to use the heater) and this warm glow can create a lovely atmosphere when showing tenants of potential buyers around a property. This makes Electric fireplace an ideal choice for show homes, and will not run up high energy bills in the process. Most sales representatives will be quick to point out that your customers can enjoy the relaxing flame effect all year round without having to turn on the heater. 5. Although all electric appliances may need to be checked regularly in a rental situation (depends on contract & insurance), the costs involved in checking a standard electric fireplace is substantially lower than the costs involved in the annual service of a gas fireplace or a solid fuel fireplace. 6. Electric fireplaces are safe for customers and families, as they do not emit any toxic fumes (lowering the risks such as carbon monoxide poisoning). 7. Electric fireplaces are 100% efficient at the point of use, which is a big marketing point for energy conscious customers and tenants.