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Fuel Types and Beds

What are the types of fuel beds available?

The term fuel bed refers to the part of the fire the flames appear through to give the effect of a realistic fire. You will find a choice of coals, pebbles or driftwood fuel bed when looking at our gas fire product range.

N.B. The photos on this page are only a guide. The appearance of fuel beds varies between manufacturers.

  • Pebble Bed

    Pebble Bed
    A pebble bed can be found on the majority of our modern products. Pebble beds are available on both full depth and slimline gas fires and come in a bright, white colour that will suit a number of interior decors.

  • Coal Bed

    Coal bed
    Coal beds are often used on more traditional products. The coal beds used on our products have been designed to give a very realistic coal fuel bed effect, with each original coal having been designed by hand.

  • Drift Wood

    Driftwood and Skimmers
    Driftwood and Skimmers fuels bed are used on more contemporary products. This Fuel bed is unique to Wonderfire.

 

What are the differences in depths of a fuel bed?

  • Deep Fuel Beds

    Deep fuel beds (sometimes referred to Class 1)
    These are full depth fuel beds found on fires for homes with brick built chimneys or prefabricated flues. Please always check with a qualified installer to make sure your chimney is suitable for your chosen product.

  • Slimline Fuel Beds

    Slimline fuel beds (Sometimes referred to Class 2)
    These are shallow fuel beds that are found on slimline (multiflue) fires, they are usually at least 10cm/ approx 4 inches shallower than the deep fuel beds. This type of fuel bed is suitable for most chimney/flue types. Please always check with a qualified installer to make sure your chimney is suitable for your chosen product.

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