Keep heating sales burning long after winter ends with designer fireplaces

Canon freestanding gas heater

Canon Canterbury Classic freestanding gas heater

Winter is drawing to close, but for home builders and renovators the fireplace is a design feature to keep in mind about all year round.

Designed and manufactured in Australia, Cannon’s freestanding gas log heaters are a stand-alone design element, suited to the needs of large family rooms, open plan dining and kitchen areas and well-ventilated lounge rooms within modern Australian homes.

Distributed by Sampford IXL, there are two new freestanding gas models — offered in a choice of natural gas or LPG — the Canterbury Classic Freestanding Gas Heater (CANTFS-SDEEB) and the Fitzroy Profile Freestanding Kit (FITZFSKITX-B) which converts the Fitzroy Profile Inbuilt heater (FITZIB-SDENB) into a freestanding heater.

Cannon says the heaters are energy efficient, easy to operate with an LCD dispaly and have the capacity to heat spaces up to 80-square metres. Standard features on both models include electronic ignition and controls, three heat and fan speed settings and four continuously monitored safety systems. A double glazed window provides an unobstructed view of the flames and faux eucalypt logs.

Cannon Canterbury Classic Freestanding has a curved front CANTFS-SDEEB RRP$3799

Cannon Canterbury Classic Freestanding has a curved front RRP$3,799

Both models have a standard flue arrangement which allows installation against a combustible wall in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended clearances. No fixing of the heater to the floor is required; the base can simply sit atop all floor surfaces.

Cannon_Fitzroy Profile Freestanding_FITZIB-SDENB & FITZFSKITX-B_RRP$4399_DE

Cannon Fitzroy Profile Freestanding RRP $4,399

The Fitzroy model is slightly bigger than the Canterbury Classic and has an energy rating of 3.6 stars compared to 4 stars for the smaller appliance.

Glem Dimplex offers another style of faux fire with the Alameda Optimyst 3D Electric Fire (ALAMEDA, RRP $1,999), with glowing logs, a 3D flame and smoke effect.

Glen Dimplex Alameda Optimyst 3D Electric Suite

The 2-kilowatt Alameda Optimyst 3D Electric Suite from Glen Dimplex (ALAMEDA, RRP $1,999) replicates the look of a real fire.

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