Stovax And Gazco Turn Up The Heat
For many, stoking up the woodburner or switching on the gas fire was an optional extra – a way of adding an ambient focal point when the family come to visit or making the home cosy on those wintry and grey days. Not so now. Today, the function of a fire or stove in a typical British home is one vital to creating warmth and atmosphere; an essential component of a heating system from which we demand not only high performance and efficiency but cost effectiveness and quality design. Today’s home maker wants top results for their money.
Step forward modern woodburning, gas and electric stoves and fires from Stovax and Gazco, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high quality heating appliances. Equipped with the latest technology and stunning aesthetics to satisfy a range of tastes from the traditional to the contemporary; country inspired or urban slick, Stovax and Gazco’s extensive selection offers outstanding choice for those considering a new fire or stove for their home.
The Riva Studio 500 from Stovax is a high efficiency woodburning fire available as a freestanding appliance or a cassette. The latter has been thoughtfully designed to fit into a standard British 22″ fireplace opening which means an easier, quicker and more cost effective installation for many home-owners. The Riva Studio 500, like the Riva Studio1 and 2, also has the benefit of being suitable for use in Smoke Control Areas meaning that those who live in towns and cities can enjoy the many advantages of woodburning. It can be styled with one of a number of frames or is available with the modern, frameless aesthetic of an ‘Edge’ installation. Alternatively, freestanding versions of the Riva Studio can be installed into an inglenook for that distinctive stove look, or can be mounted onto a Riva Bench for even greater visual impact.
A huge draw to a woodburning stove is its capacity to provide you with the energy not only to heat your home but your family’s hot water and broader central heating requirements as well. Stovax has a range of contemporary and traditional boiler stoves, each with the capability to feed an average 8,000 BTU hot water cylinder and, depending on model, up to 19 radiators. It is also possible to ‘link up’ a high output boiler stove with an existing heating system – this will help you to reduce your reliance on gas or oil. Those with access to their own supply of wood will benefit greatly from significantly reduced bills whilst buying from a well managed, local supply will satisfy anyone’s green credentials.
Gazco – gas and electric stoves and fires
Gazco’s Riva2 800 and the landscape 1050 are larger format gas fires with impressive heat outputs of over 7kW and high efficiency ratings of 82%. They are joined by the new Riva2 500; its more classical dimensions have been specifically built to fit into a 22” standard British fireplace opening. The clean lines and simple, sophisticated styling of the Riva2 range can be enjoyed alone as an Edge installation to create a ‘hole-in-the-wall’ look or, are equally stunning when complemented with one of Gazco’s traditional or contemporary stone mantels. Also available for the 500, 800 and 1050 is the new luxurious Icon frame. Made with reflective black glass in clean geometric lines, the Icon has the flair to make a bold yet elegant style statement in your home.
Specifically designed for installation into the internal leaf of a cavity wall, the Slimline has all the distinctive characteristics of Gazco’s Studio range but with a shallower firebox to give home-owners greater scope for integrating a high efficiency gas fire into their living space. With the added bonus of an easier, quicker and more cost effective installation, this is an excellent solution for both new builds and renovation projects where space is at a premium. Furthermore, the Slimline comes with a wide choice of frame, lining and fuel effect options, offering a broad number of styling possibilities sympathetic to a range of interiors. As expected, the Slimline also comes with a state of the art thermostatic remote control system featuring programmable options to ensure a personalised service from the appliance. High efficiency and heat output rates are also guaranteed making this contemporary gas fire as modern in performance as it is in style.
Gazco’s first double-sided Studio Duplex is a fabulous gas firesgas fire. Offering the ultimate in versatility, each side of the Duplex can be individually styled with a broad range of stunning frames. With an impressive 7.9kW of heat output, the Duplex can create a centrepiece to an open plan living space or a connecting feature between two separate rooms.
For a stand alone heating appliance, Gazco’s electric stoves are available in traditional and contemporary designs. With enticing flame and fuel bed effects and the option to enjoy these features without the heat output, the stoves will create plenty of atmosphere for any room, from kitchens to hallways, and bedrooms to conservatories. Provided you have a standard plug free nearby, you can enjoy the warmth or just the wondrous light and flame effects of your electric stove at any time of the year … even the midst of summer!
For further information about the entire Stovax and Gazco range please visit our website – http://www.stovax.com