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Find the Right Fireplace for Your Home

Choosing a fireplace can be confusing and time consuming. Visit your Jayline dealer for advice about which wood burners can be installed in your location and for help with the installation process.

1

Is your property less than 2 hectares?

In most areas of NZ, new wood burners installed on properties less than 2 hectares must qualify as ‘clean air’:

• Emissions of less than 1.5 grams of particles per kilogram of dry wood burnt and
• A thermal efficiency of not less than 65 per cent

Councils including Nelson City, Canterbury, Timaru and Rotorua have stricter requirements of below 1 gram. Ultra low emission wood burners provide a solution for these locations.

If your property is on 2 hectares or more, you may be allowed to install a rural model (non-clean air fireplace). These produce higher emissions but allow longer burn times when ‘dampened down’.

2

What size area do you need to heat?

As a guide, 1kW of wood fire output will adequately heat 10 square metres. For example, a 15kW wood burner would suit a typical 150m2 3 bedroom home. Use your house plans or physically measure the space you need to heat.

3

Does your home have features that cause heat loss?

Radiant Heat

Hot surfaces of the fire radiate heat onto nearby surfaces which in turn heat up and create warmth in the room. Heat is felt more directly when in short to medium proximity to the fireplace.

Good for: homes or rooms with features like high ceilings, double storey, poor insulation or open plan layouts.

Convection Heat

Convection fires warm air as it passes over the fire’s hot surfaces. The warmed air then rises and circulates in the room, creating the sensation of even heat throughout the room regardless of proximity to the fire.

Good for: homes with standard ceiling heights (2.4m) with good insulation and double glazing.

Radiant Heat

Hot surfaces of the fire radiate heat onto nearby surfaces which in turn heat up and create warmth in the room. Heat is felt more directly when in short to medium proximity to the fireplace.

Good for: homes or rooms with features like high ceilings, double storey, poor insulation or open plan layouts.

Convection Heat

Convection fires warm air as it passes over the fire’s hot surfaces. The warmed air then rises and circulates in the room, creating the sensation of even heat throughout the room regardless of proximity to the fire.

Good for: homes with standard ceiling heights (2.4m) with good insulation and double glazing.

4

Do you need a freestanding or insert/inbuilt fire?

A freestanding fire stands alone rather than being installed into a fireplace or wall cavity. If you have an existing masonry fireplace, an insert wood fire can be installed directly into it. If your cavity or fireplace is made of a combustible material like timber, it requires an inbuilt fire installation. A Zero Clearance Kit is fitted into the cavity and the fire installed into it, effectively fireproofing the the cavity.

5

Do you need hot water heating, a cooktop or other features?

Many of Jayline’s wood burners have a wetback or water booster option to provide some hot water heating, including a clean air wetback for the FR 300 freestanding model.

A cooktop remains a much demanded feature of a wood fire in NZ. Known as wood stoves, these fires provide a source of heat to warm food and boil water, even during a power cut.

Jayline’s best selling FR Series wood fires feature a Soft Glide Ash Drawer, making removing and disposing on your fire’s ash a breeze.