Friday 15 February 2013
Designed from the ground up as an all-new model to expand the new Infinity fires range, the conventionally flued 780FL offers a dramatic flame effect and log bed in a fire chamber unencumbered by a trim or fascia. Fully featured thermostatic battery remote control is standard. There is choice of Vermiculite, brick back or modern black glass liners.
‘Built in’ or ‘Trimless’ gas fires and stoves are gaining popularity primarily because the ambience of a substantial flame effect fire can still be enjoyed as a contemporary main focal point without any extraneous clutter. Minimalist style interiors can be enhanced by extending the wall right up to the fire opening eliminating the need to add any kind of trim, slips or fireplace. On the other hand the standard fire also adapts to installation within a more traditional surround set with ease utilising a back panel running right up to its window surround frame.
A range of new suites featuring this fire have also been introduced in a number of materials including; Limestone, Black Granite and new Neastone™.
As you would expect from the experienced engineers at C&J the installation and servicing aspects of the firebox have been fully considered to make the fire much easier to install and service than similar looking products that can be found on the market. For a start the UK produced conventional flue design does not require any liners, debris or adaptor kits and no expensive balanced flue system need be installed unnecessarily into most British homes. Battery access is easily achieved from the front without tools. Glass panel, log set and other components are simply removed from the opening in minutes. All components of the control system, burner and inner firebox are fully contained within the outer firebox envelope thereby negating the need for any supporting framework or even excavation beneath the base of the opening or into walls to accommodate controls. For annual servicing and catchment area inspection the inner firebox components can be removed through the front opening and an inspection panel removed at the rear of the outer firebox.
Technical Manager Rob Pope comments: “At 780mm wide the firebox has been deliberately sized to be suitable to fit into an opening 31” wide and only 22” above the finished opening base. Not only that but we have looked in detail at the standard pre-cast case lintel systems installed in UK properties with a view to suitability for one of the 3 main sizes. The 780 fits well into the mid sized 800mm chamber kits or larger.”
Rob continues: “The fire features a specially designed frame enabling a finished skimmed plasterboard surface to be created using simple 2” timber stud work on the face of a flat wall. Alternatively with a slightly larger opening the fire can be let in fully flush with an existing wall surface.”
The spectacular flame effect is generated from a bespoke burner design unique to C&J and specially developed to maintain gas input at a very reasonable 6.6kW on natural gas. This obviously means there is no need to provide additional ventilation in the vast majority of cases. State of the art ceramic logs and firebox liners enhance the fire to a high level expected at this premium product level.
The Infinity range are only available from showrooms and cannot be purchased Online, so why not pop down to your local Infinity retailer and experience the quality of an Infinity fire first hand.