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Costs of installing a (gas) fireplace

Wednesday 08 May 2024

Costs of a gas fire and what are the costs of an open fire

When you are going to buy a fireplace, the costs can vary considerably. This has to do with the different types of fireplaces and the different brands available. The dimensions, extra options and type of finish also influence the cost. Reckon on an amount between €1,000 and €3,000 for the costs of fitting a fireplace and gas fire. These costs for placing a fireplace and installing a gas fire include the labour costs of the professional and include VAT. Call-out charges are not included. Zoofy never charges travel costs.
In the table below you can see which factors influence the costs of fireplace installation.

Price factors Average cost

Fireplace purchase €1,000 to €3,000
Chimney inspection € 125 to € 150
Applying flexible lining in existing flue gas duct € 1,500 to € 2,000
Installation of new, double-walled flue € 2,000 to € 3,000
*These are indicative prices based on jobs previously carried out. The final costs may differ from the invoice you receive from us.

Costs of modern gas stoves

Modern gas stoves require relatively little maintenance and have a fairly realistic flame picture. Because a gas fire is connected to the gas pipe, it can be switched on immediately and you don't need to keep a stock of wood. There is also no need for a flue. This is because the majority of modern gas stoves and gas fires are fitted with a so-called closed combustion system. A chimney with a flue gas duct is no longer necessary. But what are the costs of installing a gas fire and what are the costs of an open fireplace? What else is involved? You can read that below.

Fitting a fireplace or gas fire

Nowadays homes are comfortable and well insulated. With a push of a button or via an app, the temperature can easily be adjusted up or down. So why have an additional heat source such as a fireplace or gas stove installed? The question is rather why not? Both heat sources have their own specific advantages. An open fire increases the atmosphere enormously and you can lose yourself endlessly in the play of the flames. Open fireplaces are available in many designs, so there is always one that fits your interior.
In the event of a power failure, you can still keep the room nice and warm and an open fire is cheaper than a wood-burning stove.

What affects the cost of installing a fireplace?

The type of fireplace

There are different types of fireplaces, such as a gas fire, a wood fire, an open fire and an electric fire.

Gas fire

A gas fire is nothing less than a closed stove (system) that works with gas. Because of the safety glass nothing can happen to it. This makes a gas fire safe to use. A gas fire is also easy to operate. In principle, a gas fire can be placed anywhere in the house. The only thing that has to be done is to change the gas pipe.


An open fire is a fire without glass and is stoked with wood.
Due to the open character of an open fire you experience the crackling flames and the delicious smell of the wood.
An inset fireplace can be placed in the place where there used to be a fireplace.
A built-in fireplace can be placed in any place in the house (provided a flue is available or can be realised).

Built-in fireplace

When you choose an insert or built-in fireplace with a lift door, you kill two birds with one stone. When the lift door is open you have the pleasure of an open fire, when you close the lift door you have the advantages of a wood-burning stove.
Ask the professional, which you can book quickly and easily through Zoofy, for advice and all the possibilities.

What to do without a chimney

If your home does not have a chimney and it is not easy to install one, you could opt for an electric wood-burning stove. Of course, this is less attractive than an open fire or a gas fire.

The brand of fireplace

In addition to various designs, there are also various brands of fireplaces available. Some brands are cheaper to buy than others. Where one brand specialises in gas fires, another brand may be specialised in wood-burning stoves or fireplaces. Other brands are suppliers of both gas fires and fireplaces. One brand is young and modern, the other more traditional.




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