Convert open fire to bioethanol fireplace

It is possible to turn your old, but traditional, fireplace into a bioethanol fireplace or electric fireplace. You can convert a wood bruning stove into an eco-friendly alternative. It can seem a bit confusing and difficult at first, but the process is actually quite simple. 

There are different options when turning your old wood burning stove into a bioethanol fire or electric fireplace. Perhaps you want the beautiful and unique look of your old wood burning stove? Or maybe you want a modern and contemporary look and change your old fireplace altogether? 

You can read our guide of how to turn a fireplace into a bio fireplace here.


Bioethanol Fireplace Insert

Freestanding bio ethanol fireplace grate insert

Freestanding Bio ethanol Fireplace Grate Insert

If you want to easily convert your old wood burning stove into an eco-friendly fireplace, a bioethanol fireplace grate might be a good solution for your project. A bioethanol fireplace grate is a specific type of bio ethanol burner. It includes a frame and is therefore easily inserted into your existing fireplace. it does not need to be installed and can easily be moved if desired. 

This type of bioethanol burner was specifically designed to convert wood burning stove to bioethanol fireplace or electric fireplace. The only thing you really need is to close the chimney off and insert the burner into the existing fireplace. This way, the old wood burning stove can easily be converted into a modern and eco-friendly ethanol fireplace.

A bioethanol fire is much easier to maintain and clean. It is very low-maintenance, and does not emit either smoke, soot, or ashes. However, it cannot be used as a primary heat source, but it will give off some heat and create a cosy atmosphere in the room. 

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    Bioethanol Fireplace Insert Package

    Price: £459
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    Bioethanol insert for Open Fireplace

    Price: £309
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    Freestanding Bioethanol Fire - Black steel

    Price: £369
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    Bio Fireplace with Ridges

    Price: £369
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    Bioethanol Burner Base for Open Fireplace - 30 cm

    Price: £209
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    Bioethanol Burner Base for Open Fireplace - 45 cm

    Price: £369
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    Bioethanol Burner Base for Open Fireplace - 60 cm

    Price: £429
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    Bioethanol Burner Base for Open Fireplace - 80 cm

    Price: £549
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    Bioethanol Burner Base for Open Fireplace - 100 cm

    Price: £679
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    Bioethanol Burner Base for Open Fireplace - 26 cm

    Price: £279
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    Ethanolpejs 63,5cm rist design

    Biopejs Grate - 63,5 cm

    Price: £489
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    Curved Burner in Steel

    Price: £149
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    Grate With 2,5 Litre Burner and Ceramic Wood

    Price: £369
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    Basket Fire Logs

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      Freestanding electric fireplace insert for existing fireplace

      It is also possible to opt for a freestanding electric fireplace insert for existing fireplace. As opposed to a bioethanol burner insert that runs on bio ethanol fuel, an electric fireplace insert needs electricity. You can easily transform your old fireplace with this electric fireplace insert.

      An electric fireplace insert for your open fire is very easy to handle. The only thing the insert needs is to be connected to electricity. An electric fireplace insert is even very low-maintenance, so it really does not get much easier than that!

      However, it is important to state that an electric fireplace insert does not heat, and can therefore not be used as a primary heat source, but it will create a cosy atmosphere in the room. 

      See all electric fireplaces here.

      Electric fireplace

        Dorset Electric Fireplace insert

        Price: £498
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        Bryher - Electric Fireplace insert for Open Fire

        Price: £198
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        Ignis Freestanding Electric Insert

        Price: £199
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          Opti-Myst Fireplace in Open Fire

          Opti-Myst Water Vapour Fireplace

          Opti-Myst water vapour fireplaces are relatively new on the market, and are considered the latest trend within the fireplace world.

          And it is also possible to convert open fire to a fireplace with an Opti-Myst Water Vapour insert. The only thing you have to do is place the water vapour insert in the existing open fire and connect it to power. No further installation is needed for an Opti-Myst Water Vapour fireplace insert, it requires minimal cleaning and maintenance, it has minimal operating costs, and it is a very eco-friendly alternative to a wood burning stove. 

          It is important to mention that an Opti-Myst fireplace insert has a low heat output, so it cannot be used as a heat source for the room. The fireplace insert is mainly for decorative purposes, and it will surely create a cosy and warm atmosphere. 

          See our full range of Opti-Myst Water Vapour Fireplace inserts for existing fire here. You can also read our guides for Opti-Myst fireplaces.


            Silverton Hybrid Fireplace insert for Open Fireplace

            Price: £798
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            Juneau Hybrid Fireplace insert for an Open Fireplace

            Price: £1,169
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            Juneau XL Hybrid Fireplace insert for Open Fireplace

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              Modern look with customised frame

              If you want to convert your classic wood burning stove into a modern looking fireplace, it is possible to do with our FOCO one. FOCO one is a 1-sided built-in fireplace that can be installed in a wall, or existing open fire, and it will be possible to see the flames from the front - just like a traditional stove. 

              The smart thing about the FOCO series is that it can be customised to your wishes. This means that you can get the frame to fit exactly into your existing fireplace in the exact dimensions needed for the project. You can then choose to insert either an Opti-Myst water vapour fireplace insert or a bio ethanol burner, depending on what you prefer. 

              See all bioethanol burner inserts and Opti-Myst water vapour inserts, and get inspired for your next project.

              Built-in foco in existing fireplace

              Easy and quick conversion

              It is quite easy to convert your old wood burning stove to either a bioethanol fireplace or electric fireplace. 

              Should you choose an electric fireplace insert for existing fireplace, the only thing you need to think about is to connect the electric fireplace to power. You just need to click a button to turn it on, and it is possible to adjust between two levels.

              With a bioethanol fireplace insert for your open fire, you get the flame within 1 minute. Simply pour the bioethanol fuel into the bio ethanol burner, and you are good to go. You will have beautiful flames that will spread a warm and cosy atmosphere in the room. The good thing about a bioethanol fireplace is that it is low-maintenance, and it does not require much cleaning, as it does not emit either smoke, soot, or ash.

              Close off chimney

              Take advantage of the heating effect from a bioethanol fireplace and make sure the heat does not seep directly out of the chimney. It is therefore important to make sure to close off the chimney and let the heat get in your livingroom. Even though an ethanol fire cannot be used as a primary heat source the same way a wood burning stove can, it can create a cosy and warm feeling in the room, while also being able to enjoy the beautiful flames from the bioethanol fireplace insert. 

              Decorations for your Fireplace

              Once you have placed either the bioethanol fireplace insert or electric fireplace insert in your existing open fire or wood burning stove, you can add various different kinds of decoration to your fireplace. 

              You can add bioethanol fireplace deco-logs, also called ceramic wood. The decoration is made of ceramic and is, therefore, very robust and stable. We recommend to not place the wood directly into the flame, since it can cause a bad smell from the bioethanol fuel, but to rather place it around the flame instead. 

              You can also add ceramic stones. Ceramic stones are available in several colours and adds a stylish and modern look to your bio ethanol fire of electric fireplace.

              See all fireplace decoration for ethanol fireplaces here.

              Questions?

              It can be a bit confusing figuring out how to convert your old wood burning stove to an ethanol fireplace or electric fireplace. Should you have questions of how to convert your old fireplace into a modern looking fireplace, do not hesitate contacting us. We will be happy to help and guide you.