FAQs

HOW MUCH DOES INSTALLATION COST?
WHAT KIND OF PREPARED SURFACE IS NEEDED?
WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS?
WILL I NEED TO GET PERMISSION FROM THE COUNCIL?
WHOM OBTAINS CONSENT IF I NEED IT?
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
CAN I PAY BY INSTALMENTS?
WHO DO I GET TO INSTALL IT?
DOES FLARE FIRES INSTALL?
IS THE FIREPLACE COVERED BY INSURANCE IN TRANSIT?
WILL THE WEIGHT OF THE FIREPLACE AND TRUCK DAMAGE MY DRIVEWAY?
CAN YOU CUSTOM-DESIGN SOMETHING FOR ME?
CAN THIS FIREPLACE BE PUT ON A WOODEN DECK?
CAN FIREPLACES BE CRANED OVER A HOUSE INTO DIFFICULT TO REACH LOCATIONS?
SHOULD I OPT FOR A WOOD OR GAS-FUELLED FIREPLACE?
CAN YOU COOK PIZZAS ON THE FIREPLACE?
HOW MUCH HEAT DOES THE FIRE PLACE CREATE?
WILL THE STEEL FIREBOX RUST?
ARE FLARE OUTDOOR FIREPLACES SAFE FOR CHILDREN?
HOW MUCH DOES INSTALLATION COST?

This does depend on where you are located and the difficulty of the install. If access is not a problem, and you have a prepared surface (see below), then installation should be in the $1,000 – $2,000 range. Sometimes it can be less, sometimes more. You can contact us to find out what it would cost you.

WHAT KIND OF PREPARED SURFACE IS NEEDED?

This can vary depending on your circumstances and fire model. A concrete pad is fine, we recommend the pad meets our manufacturer’s specs, some models can be installed onto good ground. You can request the manufacturer’s specs for the footing from us.

WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS?

The Flare Fire is modular with the fire box and wood boxes each being 1360W X 720D. A Standard and Deluxe is 1360 wide. A Premier is 2720 wide, an Executive or Senator is 4080 wide.

WILL I NEED TO GET PERMISSION FROM THE COUNCIL?

It depends where you are located. There are times when a building consent is needed, and/or sometimes a resource consent. It is best to check with your local council. Tell them you are building an ‘outdoor concrete barbie’.

WHOM OBTAINS CONSENT IF I NEED IT?

Either yourself or your installer will need to obtain consents.

WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept Direct Credit, Cheque, Cash or Bank Cheque.

CAN I PAY BY INSTALMENTS?

Yes, you can pay over 3 months. This requires prior approval, conditions apply.

WHO DO I GET TO INSTALL IT?

People often DIY install, however installers can also be landscapers, builders, stone-masons and so on. Contact us for installers in your area.

DOES FLARE FIRES INSTALL?

Yes we can install in many areas. Please contact us to check our availability.

IS THE FIREPLACE COVERED BY INSURANCE IN TRANSIT?

Yes, your fireplace is covered by Insurance while in transit.

WILL THE WEIGHT OF THE FIREPLACE AND TRUCK DAMAGE MY DRIVEWAY?

This is a possibility. We suggest the company dropping the fireplace to complete a site inspection prior. Care should be taken.

CAN YOU CUSTOM-DESIGN SOMETHING FOR ME?

As long as we use our standard modules we can work with you to custom design your own look.

CAN THIS FIREPLACE BE PUT ON A WOODEN DECK?

Some people have done this. Either the deck will need strengthening in the fireplace location or a concrete base built up to the fireplace position. Installing onto a wood deck does not meet our current PS1 requirements, so engaging an engineer would be advised.

CAN FIREPLACES BE CRANED OVER A HOUSE INTO DIFFICULT TO REACH LOCATIONS?

Yes this is a very common occurrence. Because of the modular design the maximum weight of any one piece is 1,100kg, so an average crane or large Hiab can lift the modules 20-40 metres into your property. Your next question will be but isn’t that really expensive? Cranes vary in price from $150 – $300+ per hour but installation should take 3 hours (maximum) depending on the fireplace model. So at the end of the day it is often the most cost effective and simplest way to go.

SHOULD I OPT FOR A WOOD OR GAS-FUELLED FIREPLACE?

Wood has a lot more ambiance and a wider variety of uses. Gas is good if the area is small or enclosed or if fire restrictions are in place.

CAN YOU COOK PIZZAS ON THE FIREPLACE?

Yes, using a pizza stone on either the swinging cooking frame or the cooking hood over our standard cooking frame.

HOW MUCH HEAT DOES THE FIRE PLACE CREATE?

Solid masonry construction provides huge residual heat distribution, holding and distributing the heat and as the fire is built directly on top of the firebricks – this provides a solid, warming fire that burns slowly.

WILL THE STEEL FIREBOX RUST?

There is no steel firebox to rust and stain your deck, no need to put unsightly covers over the firebox to stop it from rusting while not in use.

ARE FLARE OUTDOOR FIREPLACES SAFE FOR CHILDREN?

Flare Outdoor Fireplaces have their fireboxes set at a height that is safe for children. The front of the firebox has a stainless steel shield to protect against log roll out, this is also double folded to reduce the risk of burns.

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