Galliard Homes

Smart Fire UK adds class to exclusive development

An exclusive apartment development in central London has installed fires using the very latest in green fuel.

Galliard Homes Ltd, in a joint venture with Frogmore and C J O Shea, have built 44 apartments at The Chilterns on Paddington Street, which are selling for up to £25million.

The Partners turned to leading heating provider Smart Fire UK to install its latest bio-ethanol fires. 

The Partners needed to find a real flame fire solution that required no chimney or flue; a stylish fire that would meet the high standards expected by it’s discerning clients.

Smart Fire UK installed its EcoSmart Fire 1200SS Fireboxes and XL900 Burners in the apartments.

Each fire runs off bio-ethanol which is a clean burning fuel sourced from agriculture. The fires can be placed anywhere in a room and do not need a chimney, flue or any other means of fume extraction. The fuel is stored in the device’s internal reservoir meaning there are no pipes or cables required during the installation process.

All the workings of the fire are managed from inside the box so they can simply be installed into a standard frame or inside an existing fireplace. The fires can have a bespoke finish to ensure they are in keeping with the décor of a room, either contemporary or traditional.

The interiors of the apartments at The Chilterns have been designed by world-renowned designer Rabih Hage.

Lesley Lawson from Galliard Homes said: “Finding a real flame fire solution in new build apartments is very difficult. Our clients expected a very high quality finish so Smart Fire UK fire boxes provide the prefect solution and could be installed without a gas supply, chimney or flue.

“The fires installed by Smart Fire UK meet the high specification we look for in products we install and have become a selling point for us. They set us apart from similar developments and offer our customers something new and different.

“Homeowners buying our properties look to us for advice on new technologies and advances on products they can use in the home, so we like to offer them something they haven’t seen before.

“We’ve been able to do just that with the Smart Fire UK fires and at the same time provide them with something aesthetically pleasing and functional.”

Paul Holt from Smart Fire UK said: “Our fires are the obvious choice for new build properties simply because they don’t need a chimney or flue.
“It also means interior designers aren’t restricted as to where they place the fire – it can go anywhere in a room and the finish can be hand crafted to fit in with a the interior.
“We’re delighted to have worked with Galliard Homes & their partners on this prestigious project. Our innovative products were made for developments like this.”