Contemporary fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular. The main reasons can be put down to the stunning designs which are now available and ease of control making them an attractive option as the focal point of your room. All these gas fires run on either natural gas or for those of us who do not have piped gas to their properties and have to rely on propane or bottled gas then this can be specified when selecting your fire. Tunnel or double-sided gas fires are those where you can see right through the fire to the room on the other side. In effect, the front and rear of the fire are glass panes.
These tunnel gas fireplaces can give both a traditional and contemporary appearance. They can be installed as inset fires which some refer to hole in the wall. Tunnel fires in the UK hence are very popular for this reason. They have very high heat efficiencies and are easy to install as they have a balanced flue system. All come with programmable remote controls. You have a choice of fuel bed types such as logs or stones and also on some, you can choose to have anti-reflective glass and different interior linings. Banyo offers tunnel gas fires from brands including Dru, Element4, and Gazco. Popular models to look out for are the Sky and Bidore fires from Element4 and from the Dru range, the most popular models are the Metro with sizes from 80cm wide to 150cm wide and the Maestro. Both these fires have eco wave technology.