Double-Sided Fireplaces: Is it the Right Design for Your Home?


Double-sided fireplaces can make quite a statement in your home. They provide a warm and inviting atmosphere while also offering an extra level of heat. 

In this blog post, we’ll dive into everything you need to know about double-sided fires, from the advantages to things you need to watch out for. By the end, you’ll have all the information you need to decide whether or not a two-sided fireplace is right for your home.

Benefits of double-sided fireplaces

Good centrepiece

Consider a double-sided design if you’re looking for a fireplace that will make a statement. These fireplaces create a stunning focal point in any room and are also incredibly practical. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your double-sided fireplace:

  • Choose a style that will complement your décor. Whether you want something classic or contemporary, there’s sure to be a double-sided gas fireplace that’s perfect for your home.
  • Think about how you’ll use the fireplace. If you’re interested in aesthetics only, a new gas fire is better suited to your interior design purpose. However, if you also need a source of heat in your living space – an open wood fireplace is a great addition. 

Even distribution of heat

A double-sided fireplace can be seen on both sides and it distributes heat evenly in your home. The fire burns in both chambers, and the heat rises and spreads out evenly. This is a great choice if you have a large dining room that you want to keep warm or a home with multiple levels. Double-sided fireplaces are also more efficient than single-sided fireplaces, so you can save money on your energy bills

Things to watch out for with double-sided fires

Accurate wall supports

There are a few reasons why a double-sided fireplace needs accurate wall supports. First, if the fireplace is not properly supported, it could shift and cause problems with the structure of your home. Second, a poorly supported fireplace can be a safety hazard, especially if it collapses. That’s why it’s important to ensure that your double-sided fireplace is properly supported. With the right supports in place,  you can enjoy your fireplace without worrying about safety or damage.

High cost

If you consider a double-sided fireplace for your home, be prepared to spend a bit more money than you would for a traditional one-sided fireplace. Multi-sided fireplaces tend to be larger and require a central installation, often leading to more work and labour. In addition, these types of fireplaces usually require custom-made doors and glass panels to seal off the opening and prevent heat from escaping.

Our most popular double-sided fireplace

The double-sided Calista 917 from JC Bordelet is the latest technologically advanced heating machine. It can be fitted with a triple wall flue, making it airtight and perfect for installation in low-energy homes. The 360 pivot design provides a wide vision of the fire anywhere in the room. The Calista 917 is certified by EcoDesign 2022 regulations.

Model: JC Bordelet Calista 917

Visit the Caleo showroom to see your double-sided fireplace

Are you a homeowner, interior designer or architect interested in a designer fireplace for your property or client project? 

Caleo Limited is an exclusive UK stockist of JC Bordelet fireplaces and Focus Fireplaces which are handcrafted in Montpellier, France. Our luxury fireplaces include bespoke, suspended, central, and designer fireplaces. 

We offer a full design to installation service nationwide right across the UK and Ireland based in Sheffield. Call us on 0114 3221592 to arrange a private visit to our showroom to view our exquisite fireplaces in person so that we can help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Alternatively, to explore some of our most popular options, please download our brochure. We can also supply details of our Focus models on request. 

If we can be of any further assistance, or if you would like to purchase one of our modern designer fireplaces, please give us a call on the above number or send us a message, and one of our friendly team will be in touch. 

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