Almost all fire surrounds are suitable for flue less gas Fires. As you will be installing the fire against a flat wall (with no recess), you will need to check that you have sufficient recess for the fire within the surround. At Creative Fireplaces we make all our Marble Fireplaces to order, and can build an internal void of up-to 130mm (called a fireplace rebate).

What is a fireplace rebate?

Fireplace rebate is the internal recess within the fire surround to recess the fire. Hence you can use this void to inset the total depth of your fire if you do not have sufficient recess within a chimney.

How do you create a fireplace rebate?

We create a rebate by pulling the back panel away from the wall and make the side returns and mantle deeper. You will need to ask your fire manufacturer what rebate is required. They may not need a deep recess as the fire could be fitted with a spacer

Useful advice when requesting a deep fireplace rebate:

1. If you require a large rebate (in excess of 75mm), we would recommend not having integrated down lights, as this will bring the side returns further out onto the hearth (and leave you very little room on the hearth). 2. If you require a rebate in excess of 75mm, you may also need an 18 inch deep hearth (we can make this for you bespoke if needed) as the regulations state that there should be a minimum 300mm overhang from the front of the back panel to the edge of the hearth. Please ask your gas safe engineer for advice on what is required for your property.