A Step-By-Step Guide to Installing a Hearth Based Electric Fire

A Step-By-Step Guide to Installing a Hearth Based Electric Fire

A Step-By-Step Guide to Installing a Hearth Based Electric Fire

Helping to create a real focal point in both modern and traditional spaces a hearth based electric fire should be easy to install for most qualified electricians.

By following these instructions and using the right tools a qualified electrician should have no problem installing a hearth based electric fire in your home…

A few reasons to buy a hearth based electric fireFire.fw 2

  • They tend to be cheaper than other fires
  • Incredibly stylish
  • Typically, the running costs are cheaper than other types of fires.
  • No concerns about poisonous fumes such as carbon monoxide
  • Electric fires are more efficient than other types of fires.


The tools you’ll need include:

  • Electric drill
  • Screw driver
  • Spirit level
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil

Your step by step guide

The instructions below are intended as a general guide and are not exhaustive…

  1. Before fitting the hearth based electric fire ensure there’s access to an electric socket. This can be done by running an extension lead into the chimney breast or wall cavity where the electric fire is to be fitted. Do this by running the wire behind the skirt board, under the floor or inside the wall cavity.

NEVER route the cable under carpet.

  1. Now it’s time to lay the hearth. Start by ensuring the skirting board has been removed and the hearth is touching the wall. Lay the hearth on a solid surface.

Do not lay the hearth on carpet!

  1. Secure the hearth to the floor using adhesive or cement.

Fitting your electric to plaster board with a cavity behind it? Make sure you use extra wall fittings to increase stability and security.

  1. Use a spirit level to ensure the hearth is level. An uneven hearth will cause serious consequences further down the line.
  1. Now to fit the surround! Attach the supplied right angled brackets to the back of surround and decide where you’re going to place it in relation to the hearth. Use the guidelines supplied with the fire to help.
  1. Fix the brackets to the wall and check they’re in the right place.
  1. Lift the surround and lower it onto the brackets ensuring the surround is completely secure.
  1. Time to install the electric fire. Simply plug the fire in and place the brand new electric fire into the recess.

After Installation

Once the electric fire is firmly in place check it is fully operational. Conduct a thorough inspection and ensure all required paperwork is signed.

Maintaining your electric fire

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When cleaning or maintaining a hearth based electric fire, owners should ensure it is switched off and unplugged. Stainless steel units can be cleaned using a cloth and suitable cleaner. Other units should be cleaned with a damp cloth.

By using the correct tools and following these simple steps installing a Hearth Based Electric Fire should be a doddle. If you encounter any problems along the way then don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re always on hand to offer expert advice and guidance on our Brilliant fires.

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