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Bathroom Fitters and Kitchen Fitters in Banbury | Different Fireplaces Explained


There are many ways to enhance your Banbury property, including fireplace installations as part of brand-new kitchen or bathroom concepts. Our designers, plumbers, kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters can incorporate wood, gas or ethanol-burning models into your home project as practical and ambient heating systems. We are also experienced in boiler repairs and central heating servicing, ensuring your entire property is heated and energy-efficient.


Before we look at the different types of fireplace, we’d like to mention the need for Gas Safe registered plumbers. Remember, by law only a member of the Gas Safe register can fit and install a new gas fireplace. For this reason, our local plumbers arrive with the necessary ID badge in tow for your peace of mind.


We believe that hard work, attention to detail and professional care makes us the perfect choice of kitchen fitters and local plumbers in the Banbury area.  Please speak with us if you would like to learn more about the services that our Gas Safe registered plumbers (8189) can provide.

Different Kinds of Fireplaces



  • Open hearths are traditionally made of brick or stone. This style provides an authentic fireplace aesthetic for homes in Banbury which already have a fireplace. If clients want to install one as part of an open-plan kitchen-lounge design, this will be a bigger construction job carried out by our builders and kitchen fitters to include proper venting.
  • Enclosed style fireplaces are presented in a glass case, which helps to retain the heat. Enclosed fireplaces can be more energy-efficient to heat up your Banbury home as less heat will escape through the chimney.
  • Fireplace inserts can fit into existing fireplaces, which are enclosed, allowing Banbury clients to convert an unused hearth into a source of heating.

Our plumbers and engineers can fix any issues with fireplaces, in addition to boiler repairs and central heating servicing for main heating systems.




Gas fireplaces are a clean and cost-efficient way to heat your property, which can be included in range of home improvement designs. Gas fireplaces require little construction and can be installed by our kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters. As well as installing fireplaces, our Gas Safe engineers and plumbers can carry out boiler repairs and central heating servicing throughout your Banbury home.

  • Direct-vented fireplaces can be vented through an existing or brand-new chimney However, Banbury clients can choose a simple pipe connection for an easier installation, which requires shorter construction timeframes to carry out the work by our kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters.


If you have any questions about gas burning fireplaces, be sure to speak with our Gas Safe registered plumbers. Not only do we work to a continuously high standard for your safety, but as distinctly local plumbers, we also know the importance of clear answers to your questions.



These are popular in contemporary designs due to their stylish appearance. Ethanol burning fireplaces are clean, environmentally-friendly and they are odourless. Due to their aesthetic qualities, they are a versatile choice for Banbury clients to add to open-plan kitchens and modern bathrooms, installed by our plumbers, kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters.

  • Ethanol conversions are inserts which can be easily inserted into existing fireplace hearths. These models come in a range of traditional and contemporary styles to match your home décor.
  • Wall-mounted models can be installed by our plumbers, bathroom fitters and kitchen fitters, which are fireplaces suspended from walls. These enhance the practical element of heating with a striking aesthetic value.


Energy-Efficient Heating


Fireplaces and gas or electric heaters are great ways to heat older properties in Banbury. Our team is also experienced with installing other alternative heating solutions which are environmentally-friendly too. Worcester Bosch’s Greenskies solar hot water systems can be compatible with traditional heating systems, reducing your carbon footprint. We’ll also maintain its energy efficiency with boiler repairs and central heating servicing, as part of our superior customer service.


Gas Safe Registered Plumbers – As always, each member of the team comes with the yellow badge as a sign of their skill. Never trust an engineer without this accreditation, as their skills may prove limited. Here at Steve Cross Plumbing & Heating Ltd, you receive quality work every time, from talented Gas Safe registered plumbers who continue to do lend their skills to homeowners in the community.


Your Local Plumbers – We don’t just perform the work and leave you to it. As trusted, local plumbers working across the region, we can discuss any aspect of your boiler or fireplace. Our team appreciates that you might need some professional advice and information, and will be more than happy to help with your heating or plumbing needs.

For stylish fireplaces installed by our bathroom fitters and kitchen fitters in Banbury and the surrounding areas, call 01865 841 911.