As the name suggests, freestanding fires are designed for use against walls and corner and do not need to be mounted or encased. Generally a freestanding fire will generate 2 Kw more than the same firebox designed as an insert due to radiant and convective heat from the flue.
Freestanding Heaters were not really designed to be fitted in alcoves and hollowed out open fire cavities. This can impact heavily on the ability of the fire to heat a room. Creating an angled ceiling can assist in correcting this and having the ceiling of the cavity as high as possible with help also. While masonry Englenooks and alcoves can look great, from a heating point of view they are very inefficient.
For a Freestanding fire to work well it needs to be in open air. Straight on to a wall being the most effective and space efficient position.
Below is the range of freestanding clean air fires we offer, most are also available as rural.