One of the most popular trends in modern homes is to specify gas fireplaces. The main difficulty is being able to source a cheap marble fireplace with a gas fire as high street Showroom prices can be in excess of £1200 for the marble fire surround and around £350 for a decent gas fire. Hence the total cost of approximately £1550 excluding installation is much more than most people would ideally like to spend.
Sourcing Cheap Marble Fireplace & Gas Fire Packages
1. Showrooms often try and mislead customers into thinking they are getting themselves a barging by provide you a total quotation for your project (fire surround, fire and fitting). This makes is much more difficult to compare prices. We strongly suggest you should consider each item separately and then evaluate the quote given based upon its own merits. It is possible to source a cheap marble fireplace form Creative Fireplaces (our factory) and hence cut out the middleman making cost savings. Our marble fireplaces are on average 70% cheaper than most high street alternatives and hence will save you considerable amounts.
2. Similarly, there are several websites and plumbers merchants that stock a wide range of gas and Electric Fires at knock down prices. Nowadays you can source a wide range of Fires from warehouses such as B&Q. By sourcing Fires separately you will typically save 30%-40% of high street prices. The main consideration you should be aware of when considering a new gas/electric fire the recess dimensions required. Essentially most fires fit into a standard 16.25 inch wide x 22.25 inch high cut out in the back panel & there is hence no modification required regardless of where you purchase a fire from.
3. If you need to have your gas fire & surround installed, then it is advisable to have a look on the Gas Safe Register website as they have a list of local installers around the country. Alternatively you can post your job on websites such as www.ratedpeople.com or www.findatradesman.co.uk/