Fireplace designs in South Africa have come a long way since their humble beginnings, and in recent years the increased availability of controllable, highly efficient, effective and aesthetically striking fireplaces has led to a radical change in thinking.
Gone are the days of the ineffective roaring open fireplace and convector box. South African home owners are now starting to consider the fireplace as more of a piece of “heating furniture”.
As with any piece of well-chosen furniture, free-standing or built-in fireplaces can become a stunning feature, adding comfort, style and value to a home.
Considered the pioneer of closed system fireplaces, the leading European fireplace manufacturer, Morsø, has been writing history ever since the first castings were made in a small iron foundry in Denmark, 150 years ago.
There is a lot to consider when choosing a fireplace and neither style nor practicality can be sacrificed. With the Morsø range you can rest assured that nothing has been sacrificed in bringing the most beauty and warmth into your home.
Along with the choice of styles from a wide range of cast iron fireplaces, you can be sure that all Morsø’s are as effective as it they are aesthetically appealing.
Apart from the aesthetic value, a cast iron firebox has several important advantages:
- It gives off an even and uniform heat, which is efficiently distributed, particularly in the convection models
- Cast Iron has a unique ability to store heat and gives off a pleasant warmth long after the fire has gone out.
A Morsø can withstand high temperatures without buckling or distorting and is guaranteed for 10 years
Morsø fireplaces offer more control and more heating efficiency.
Morsø fireplaces offer the best all round efficiency with longer cleaner burn times, far more heat radiated into the room and significantly less heat loss to the chimney.
Convection closed system fireplaces have an extra side panel attached to the outside of the fireplace that creates an air channel between the two surfaces. Convection works by transferring heat from the fireplace to the air within these channels. As the hot air rises, cold air is sucked into the chamber at a low level. This results in a rapid circulation of air within the room.
What is also important is that Morsø fireplaces have additional air inlets under the grate to ensure that the fuel is burnt effectively and does not smoulder and cause smoke to pour into the room.
Quite simply, a Morsø cast iron fireplace is over 80% efficient in comparison to an open fireplace, which typically loses 90% of its heat straight up the chimney.
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Easy to install and maintain, the Morsø cast iron fireplace is far more economical. Using only a third of the fuel of the traditional open fireplace, it will burn safely and economically to warm all the corners of your home.
Most steel open fireplaces have a limited life span and will burn out or rust through in time.
Morsø Cast iron fireplaces offer up to a 10 year conditional guarantee. Servicing and replacement of panels and internal grates is quick and easy and prolongs the lifespan of the fireplace.
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Morsø Fireplaces have become a leading example of the highest standard of quality, design and innovation that can be achieved in a fireplace.
Morsø’s many designs offer a timeless look which will fit with any interior, either modern or classic to offer more luxury and more style.
The designer showroom houses a wide range of traditional open fireplaces and highly effective closed system fireplaces crafted from cast iron. Each fireplace, whether classic or modern, has its own unique and elegant style.
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