Always a popular choice, cast iron inserts replicate the stylish designs from the Victorian era. With panels at either side allowing you to add a splash of colour with some decorative tiles or cast panels, they can also be combined with all types of fireplace surrounds to create a truly spectacular and classical feature within your home.
Whilst originally designed for a real open fire, cast iron inserts are now more commonly combined with a gas fire for convenience. The only issue with this is that due top their construction, the only gas fire available would offer minimal heat output and poor performance and be compatible with Class 1 flues (real chimneys only).
To combat this, Cast Tec have designed a range of innovative inserts called 'Integra' which allows you to to choose from a variety of gas fires; high output producing up to 4.6kW of heat, a glass-fronted high efficiency model giving you more heat for less money, slimline gas fire for shallower Class 2 flues and even two models designed especially for homes with no chimney or flue!
The Aston Integra is offered in a choice of Matt Black, Antique (graphite) or Highlighted finish.
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Integra Fire Options
Integra 'HO' (High Output) - Total depth of 195mm, this open-fronted gas fire has a maximum heat output of 3.9kW with efficiency of up to 55%. Available in manual control with adjustment to the fire made by turning the discreetly located controls at the bottom of the fire behind the insert ashpan cover. A slide control option allows for full operation of the fire using a lever at the top, right-hand side of the fire or a remote control option is available allowing for armchair operation.
Convector Plus - Capable of providing a superb maximum heat output of up to 4.6kW, this innovative, open-fronted gas fire features the very latest technology and also boasts improved efficiency of up to 67%. Total depth of 195mm with Manual, Slide or Remote control versions offered.
Classic Multiflue - Designed especially for installations into Class 2 flues with a slimline depth of only 120mm. 3.3kW maximum heat output with an efficiency rating of 50%. This open-fronted gas fire is only available as with manual controls.
Integra HE (High Efficiency) - For those looking for the lowest running costs, the Integra HE is a glass-fronted gas fire boasting fantastic high efficiency of 83%. Available in manual, slide or remote control, it has a maximum heat output of 3.8kW with a total depth of 195mm.
Integra Balanced Flue - A glass-fronted gas fire suitable for installation in homes without a chimney or flue. When fitted on an external wall, the Integra Balanced Flue has a pipe attached to the back of the fire which allows the fumes to be expelled horizontally through the wall. Appliance depth of 193mm with a maximum heat output of 3.8kW.
Integra Solid Fuel Box - Glass-fronted, inset multi-fuel stove which is DEFRA exempt and allows you to burn wood logs or smokeless fuels even if you are located in a smoke control area. Nominal heat output of 5kW with efficiency rating of 78%. Total depth of this inset stove is 270mm and it would require a Class 1 flue (real chimney).
Integra Electra Electric Fire - Dedicated Integra Electra electric fire has a realistic flame effect and produces up to 2kW in fan-assisted heat if required, however, in the summer months you may opt for the attractive flame effect only. Electra controls are manual and cleverly positioned just behind the cast-iron canopy so that they are not too prominent but can be accessed without too much bending over. An ON switch will display the flame effect only and an additional two switches allow a 1kw or 2kw heat output. This fire can be housed inside a standard 100mm (4”) rebated mantel, which means that the complete fireplace can be installed against any suitable flat wall with only the skirting to remove.