If you don’t want your fire to take up too much floorspace, one way of ensuring it doesn’t is to choose an inset fire.
Also known as recessed or hole in wall electric fires, these appliances simply slot into your wall – into a pre-existing hole or one made especially for the job – for an efficient use of space and a cosy home.
Recessed electric fires come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from traditionally-styled appliances that slot into standard fireplace openings, to modern fires designed to be fitted into walls.
Without further ado, let’s look at some of the finest inset electric fires currently available…
Dimplex SP16 Wall Hung Electric Fire
The SP16 is a stylish, modern electric fire, which can be wall hung or inset.
It has a remote control, two heat settings and a flame effect that can be used independently of the heat. With its depth of just 18.2cm, it is the ideal space-saving contemporary fire. Find out more.
Dimplex Bach Wall Hung Electric Fire
Another Dimplex fire that can be wall hung or inset, the Bach isn’t quite as panoramic as the SP16. That makes it ideal if you’re looking to devote less wall space to your fire or if, for instance, you want to recess your electric fire into a fairly narrow chimney breast.
It comes with a choice of 1kW or 2kW heat settings, and the flame effect can be used independently. Find out more.
Dimplex Danesbury Black Electric Fire
The Danesbury is a timeless approach to the fireplace. It is designed to fit into a standard 16inch or 18inch fireplace opening.
The inset depth is just 5.5cm, while all the controls are hidden beneath the canopy to ensure you don’t lose that traditional fireplace aesthetic. Find out more.
Dimplex Exbury Brass Electric fire
The Exbury is an eye-catching brass fireplace. It comes with a space-saving double whammy; as well as being an inset stove that slots into 16inch or 18inch fireplaces, it also comes without a canopy.
It has a 1.5 kW heat output and comes with a highly accurate electronic thermostatic control. Find out more.
If you like the Exbury, the Dimplex Loxley is also worth consideration.
Dimplex X1 Black Electric Fire
The X1B is proof that you can add contemporary styling to a traditional fireplace with an electric fire.
With its sleek black finish and minimalist design features, it is the perfect inset electric fire for anyone with modern decor. Find out more.
Dimplex Bizet Wall Hung Electric Fire
Another wall hung electric fire, the Bizet can be wall-mounted or recessed to a depth of 13cm.
Its contemporary styling turns your heating requirements into a work of art, with the flames framed on your wall.
Dimplex Aspen Optiflame Electric Fire
The Aspen is a smart, stainless steel-effect electric fireplace that will slot into 16inch or 18inch openings.
It can be fully inset to a depth of 5.5cm to ensure it saves space and keeps protrusion into your room to an absolute minimum. Find out more.
If you like the Aspen, the Dimplex Adagio is also worth consideration.
Dimplex Horton Brass Inset Optiflame Plus Electric Fire
The Horton is a standard inset fire with a traditional aesthetic that comes in a brass-effect finish.
It can be fully inset or semi-inset (flat-wall fixed) using a suitable surround. Find out more.