Perhaps you live in a modern home with no chimney or the original fireplace in your home has been bricked up. Just because you have no flue and no inclination to install one, it doesn't mean you can not bring the warmth of a real flame into your home.
The latest bio-ethanol fireplaces are smoke free and don't require a flue or chimney. Although they don't give out quite as much heat as a standard wood-burning stove, it's enough to make a smallish room feel very cosy.
Whilst the most sophisticated designs with price tags to match are to be found at the top end of the market, there are a growing number of very stylish looking products to be got for less than £500 too.
These fireplaces run on a type of ethanol derived from plants such as corn, wheat, barley and sugarcane. You pour the required amount of this bio fuel into the intended vessel on the fire and light. It produces a clean, smoke-free flame instantly.
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