10 Key Things to consider when planning and building bio ethanol fireplaces – this simple infographic can be a very handy starting point for designers and architects.
Generally speaking Bio Ethanol Fires do not require chimney, so there is a common belief that they can be positioned literally everywhere and there are no limits with regards to the shapes and styles, as well as position or construction of the fireplace. This is partially true – in fact – bio ethanol fires’ design and positioning is not limited by much more than the architect’s and designer’s imagination – but there are several key factors that must be taken into account in order for the fireplace to serve its purpose and to be safe for users.
You always need to consider the materials used for building the fireplace, the amount of heat produced in proportion for the room size and the air flow as well as natural ventilation (like windows and doors). You would be surprised how many designers tend to forget that they are creating a space for living, not only for photographs – creating a 3m long bio ethanol fire in a 20 x 30 ft room (6 x 9m) is going to turn it into a sauna!
Theoretically – a flueless bio ethanol fireplace can go anywhere, but we mustn’t forget that we are dealing with a real flame generating real heat! What specifications one has to take into account when #designing #fireplace without a flue?