Be Modern is perhaps one of the largest fireplace manufacturers in the UK at present and has an vast experience in manufacturing Fireplaces since it was founded in 1964. The fireplace specialist has always serviced this very niche sector of the market and has recently started manufacturing bathroom cabinets with excess capacity from the factory. Be Modern Fireplaces are available through a network of independent retailers/showrooms as well as a variety of plumbers merchants nationally. Several online websites also sell the Be Modern range of fireplaces, although arguably the firm would prefer customers to purchasing goods form showrooms that have displays and shown some commitment towards displaying their products.
Are there any cheaper alternatives?
1. Be modern fireplaces are typically very high quality and the majority if not all of their fireplaces are made in the UK. However, as Be Modern will not sell directly to the public it is possible to find several cheaper alternatives by cutting out the middle man. Creative Fireplaces is a marble fireplace specialist that owns its own 45’000 sq foot factory in Nottinghamshire and can supply similar fireplaces for around £399 - £450 (depending on range selected). By cutting out the middle man, we are able to offer our customers considerable cost savings and lower the overall cost. It is also possible to fully customise your fire surround and select the colour, shape and style that will best suit your home as we manufacture all fireplaces to order.
2. It is also possible to source cheaper fireplaces from firms that source goods from low cost countries such as China. The Gallery Group for example is famous for purchasing and distributing fireplace products to the entire industry. The majority of websites you find nowadays simply stock and sell this range online. The main disadvantage of this is that the retailer has no control over the quality of goods sold as they are simply buying and selling. It is also not possible to fully customise your order if you are looking for something different.