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Invincible Cast Iron Fireplaces

Cast iron stoves are made from molten iron that is poured into casts. These were the earliest closed combustion fireplaces, with a long history dating back many years. As technology advanced, welding opened up the way for newer types of stoves to be made. Steel stoves are made from sheets of steel that have been welded together. Both cast iron and steel stoves have advantages and disadvantages, from their appearance to their heating ability, longevity and price. Which is better? This question is not as clear-cut as it seems. There are many things to consider when investing in a wood burning fireplace, and material is just one thing that you will need to consider. Ultimately, the decision on which material to choose will largely come down to individual preferences and budget.

Ashton

Power Output 5.5 kw

Constantia

Power Output 6 kw

Klapmuts

Power Output 7 kw

Helderberg

Power Output 8 kw

Witsand

Power Output 9 kw

Vermont

Power Output 11 kw

Caledon

Power Output 11.5 kw

Ceres

Power Output 12 kw

Beaufort

Power Output 12 kw

Hermanus

Power Output 14 kw

Kimberley

Power Output 14 kw

Robertson

Power Output 14 kw

Darling

Power Output Double Sided 16 kw

Calvinia

Power Output 16 kw

Worcester

Power Output 18 kw

Arniston

Power Output Double Sided 20 kw

Strand

Power Output 24 kw

Charnwood Fireplaces

Charnwood UK are the oldest British stove manufacturer and respected throughout Europe for their innovation and quality in stove manufacture. Entirely manufactured in England, Charnwood stoves have been sold in South Africa since 2001 and are today supplied by Charnwood South Africa through a network of independent Charnwood distributors. Charnwood UK have been leading the way in the ‘Eco-Design’ initiative which centers around the urgent need to reduce particulate emissions from solid-fuel burning stoves in Europe. By 2022 European legislation will dictate that any wood-burning or solid-fuel stove manufactured or sold in the EU or UK will be required to meet these new rigorous standards to support a cleaner atmosphere. Charnwood UK already supply most of their product range with an Eco-Design ready option demonstrating their commitment to providing clean and sustainable heating solutions for the future. Their stoves are engineered to make it easy to control the air into the fire making them very easy to operate. Utilizing the latest in combustion chamber technology Charnwood stoves also maximise the amount of heat from the fuel loaded. Charnwood stoves are available in a choice of 8 colours and come with a 10 year extended warranty on the body of the stove (subject to registration). These are truly ‘exceptional stoves’ and we are proud to be a registered as a ‘Premier Charnwood Dealer’.

Steel Plated Fireplaces

Plate steel fireplaces offer a more contemporary design than cast iron due the smooth lines and limited joints necessary in the manufacturing process. Plate steel fire places heat up and radiate heat quicker than cast iron but they do not retain the heat as long as cast iron. Plate steel comes in various thicknesses. 2mm steel is often used in decorative finishes and on some of the ‘convection’ panels that do not take the brunt of the heat from the fireplace. The structural parts of the fireplace, such as the firebox, are generally fabricated from 4mm steel which is lined with thermiculite brick (in the case of the firebox) to increase longevity of the firebox and the stove. All plate steel fireplaces in the Invincible range come with a 5 year limited guarantee and are manufactured to ‘CE’ standards.

Atlantis

Power Output 7 kw

Alexander

Power Output 8 kw

Stellenbosch

Power Output 12 kw

Insert / (Built in) Fireplaces

Most fireplace inserts are designed to increase a fireplace’s efficiency. An insert is basically a fireproof box that’s surrounded by steel or cast iron and fronted by insulated glass, creating a closed combustion system. The steel or cast iron helps to trap the heat. Some inserts have a blower that pushes the hot air back into the room through front vents. Properly installed, fireplace inserts can be a much more efficient supplemental zone heater than a traditional fireplace. Inserts can be powered by electricity, gas, propane, wood, pellets or coal. Electric, gas and propane inserts also offer owners a big time saving advantage. Consider this: To build a fire, you have to gather the materials, which in some cases involve a tree, an axe and a great workout. Even if you buy wood, you­ still have to haul and store it. There’s also preparation involved in setting up a fire: You need seasoned wood, papers and kindling to get it going. Smoke might get in your eyes (especially if you forget to open the flue!) as you tend to the fire to keep it going. And afterwards, you’ve got to clean all the ash out of the fireplace.

Elgin

Power Output 14 kw

Sutherland

Power Output12 kw

Indoor & Outdoor Braai

“Braai” is a word we have all come to love but what are its origins? And why is it uniquely South African? Lets see what under the coals and explore the culture behind braai. The word braai forms a proud part of South Africans slang and is used by people of all languages. The word can be associated with the word barbecue, although one should tread lightly when using that terms in sunny South Africa, especially near a braai. The main distinction between a braai and a barbecue, according to the average foreigner, would be the “fuel” that is used to make the fire and ultimately cook the meat. Another popular Afrikaans variation of braai would be“chop ‘n dop” (dop being Afrikaans slang for an alcoholic drink). The word braai in the context of braai culture, can take on many forms such as describing a social meeting, and the the art of cooking the meat over an open flame or over hot coals.