A wood fire has incomparable power to captivate. Not only does a blazing fire provide warmth, it also creates a cosy, intimate atmosphere. Kalfire is continuously seeking to develop this convivial aspect of its fires while optimizing their performance, research which has given rise to the new generation of Kalfire W closed fires. Compared to a traditional fireplace, the only thing we haven’t changed is the wood.
By implementing state-of-the-art technology, we have dramatically improved the efficiency of wood fires in recent years, especially compared to that of a traditional open fireplace. Although the latter offers the pleasure of a completely open fire, the price to pay in energy is very high as the majority of the heat literally goes up the chimney. Closed fires avoid this huge loss of heat.
More heat with less wood
In a closed hearth, the fire is sealed in behind a glass panel. This is not only safer, it also has the advantage of conserving the heat and releasing it in a controlled way to the surroundings. In addition, the innovative technology used in our wood fires ensures optimal and clean combustion. This means you get more heat with a lot less wood!
A clear view of the fire
While the closed-hearth system guarantees a significant improvement in performance, the Kalfire W doesn’t sacrifice the sensory pleasure and sociability of the experience of an open fire. The virtually frameless glass panel allows a full, unobstructed view of the play of flames, while the Clean Window system keeps the glass transparent, even after frequent use. And if you don’t want anything at all between you and the fire, most of our wood-burning models (depending on heir installation) can also be used with the door open.
Our closed wood fires blend in perfectly in any interior and offer an optimal view of the flames. It is possible to opt for the rear panel to extend outside of the hearth, resulting in a fire with clean, minimalist lines that blends seamlessly into the surroundings. This enhances the impression of an open fireplace.
Double-sided Tunnel Models
This see-through fireplace succeeds at being both an eye-catching design statement and blending into your interior naturally and unobtrusively. There are a number of ways you can integrate this fire into a room: for example, by embedding it in a dividing wall so the same fire can be enjoyed in two separate adjoining rooms. Or it can be built into a semi-partition so it juts out into the room. Or the tunnel model can be installed on its own as the centrepiece of a room. A Kalfire advisor in one of our showrooms will be happy to help you explore all the possibilities.
Designing with fire is the best way to describe the three sided Kalfire W models. This is why interior designers so often include Kalfire fireplaces in their projects. With three sides of glass, these fires offer maximum design flexibility in an interior and give the whole room the welcoming atmosphere of a real wood fire. Whether the style of the interior is cosy or minimalist, a three-sided fireplace will be the focus of attention. The single, angled pane of glass is completely frameless, allowing an unobstructed view of the fire from every angle.