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Flex 68IL Island Fireplace Insert

Starts at £6,245.00
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Designed as a room divider with four open sides.

The zero-clearance Flex Island fireplace insert is designed as a room divider, with four open sides enabling the hypnotic flame to be viewed from the front, back, left and right sides. The UL Listed Flex Island models come with a base component that holds the burner and a top component that lines the bulkhead above.

The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration of the Flex 68IL means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame, creating a harmonious blend of traditional style and contemporary design.

The longest of the XL Burner series, the XL1200 delivers a stunning linear flame. With a 10L capacity, this elongated burner can heat up to 65m2 and provides the ideal bioethanol fire for commercial and hospitality spaces such as open plan restaurants and bars.

Each burner holds 10L of fuel, and can deliver a stunning flame for up to 14 hours.

Manufacturer approved surround for the BS EN16647 Compliant XL1200 burner.

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Ethanol Ethanol Burner In Stock: 3 days
Ethanol  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire

Select Burner Colour*

Stainless Steel In Stock: 3 days
Stainless Steel  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Black In Stock: 3 days
Black  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire

Included Accessories

  • Fire Lighter
  • Lighting Rod
  • Jerry Can 5L
  • Black Glass Charcoal

Add e-NRG Bioethanol

How much fuel do I need?
e-NRG Bioethanol Fuel Bioethanol Fuel - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
e-NRG Bioethanol In Stock: Ready to ship From £130.00
  • 40L 2 cartons +£130.00
  • 60L 3 cartons +£195.00
  • 80L 4 cartons +£260.00
  • 100L 5 cartons +£325.00
  • 120L 6 cartons +£390.00
  • 140L 7 cartons +£455.00

Order Summary

£6,245.00 Prices include VAT* Tax Information
£120.00 Standard Delivery*
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* Prices include VAT. Tax Information * Final delivery cost will be calculated at the checkout. Shipping Information * Standard Shipping provides ground delivery to the curb. Shipping Information * All times, dates, and inventory levels are subject to change at anytime.

Key Features

Multi Room

Indoor or outdoor multi room application. With four open sides, view the flame from multiple vantage points.

Base + Bulkhead

Flex Island models come with a base component that holds the burner and a top component that lines the bulkhead above.

No Gas or Electricity

No gas, no electricity, no chimney, no venting or external vent cap. 4 fewer General Contractors.

Self Contained

All the fuel is housed within Flex’s self-contained burner so you don’t have to run a gas line or electric wires through your walls.

Zero Clearance

The zero clearance construction allows your Flex fireplace to be framed into wood or metal studs, providing installation freedom and flexibility for builders.

Quick and Easy Assembly

Requiring virtually no assembly, Flex Fireboxes are designed to be placed into the desired location, safely secured into position, and operated immediately.

Colours

Available in black, firebox comes with stainless steel burners and decorative Black Glass Charcoal.

Luxurious Finish

Available in a timeless black finish, Flex Fireboxes come with stainless steel burners and black glass charcoal.

Rust Proof

Zinc sealed steel construction powder coated with super hi-temp black paint prevents rusting so all fireplaces can be used both indoors or outdoors.

Wind Screen

Includes a translucent, toughened glass fire screen that provides an added layer of safety, peace of mind and comfort.

Clean Burning

The fireplace inserts are fuelled by eco-friendly clean-burning e-NRG bioethanol, a renewable energy that emits no soot or smoke.

Technical Specifications

Construction

  • Weight 75.20kg [166lb]
  • Model Dimensions mm [in] W 1812 [71.3] D 354 [13.9] H 807 [31.8]
  • Viewing Area mm [in] W 1730 [68.1] D 340 [13.4] H 502 [19.8]
  • Materials Mild Steel & Toughened Glass
  • Colours
Our fireboxes are manufactured to the highest standards and in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.

Accessories

Includes everything you need to easily operate and protect your investment for many years to come.

Fuel Efficiency

Volume Capacity
10 L
2.6 Gal
Heats on Average
65m2
700ft2
Minimal Room
115m3
4061ft3
Thermal Output
15290 BTU/h
4.5 kW 17 MJ/h
Burn Time
9-14h
10 Litres
* These values are indicative only and may vary depending on the model purchased, installation environment, and the composition of the e-NRG bioethanol sourced in each country.

FAQ's

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Is Bioethanol easily obtainable?

Yes, you can have fuel delivered to public and private premises in many countries - many hardware stores even stock it.

What is the difference between gel and EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces?

There are key differences between gel fireplaces and ethanol fireplaces in terms of operation and performance. Gel fireplaces are operated by inserting and lighting tin cans filled with gel. The cans act as the burner mechanism. Gel fireplaces do not produce a long coherent flame as known from ethanol fireplaces and can be difficult to extinguish. EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces use a clean burning liquid fuel made with fermented plants. The fuel is housed in a ethanol burner that allows for safe and easy operation. Ethanol fireplaces produce a beautiful, vibrant dancing flame. Gel fuel should never be used within an ethanol fireplace.

How to install a TV or AV equipment above an ethanol fireplace?

This design can be achieved as long as the TV is protected. You have 3 possible solutions:

Solution 1: The TV needs a non-combustible mantel/ledge to act as a heat shield

Solution 2: The TV needs to be recessed in a niche

Solution 3: The TV needs to sit back off the level of the flame

How to position your TV

Do I need to service my ethanol fireplace in any way?

Yes, normal maintenance and care is very important! Instructions are included in the Installation, Operating and Maintenance Manual supplied with your EcoSmart Fire product.

Are ethanol fireplaces good for the environment?

EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplace burners and fireplace inserts, when paired with our e-NRG bioethanol fuel are clean burning with the only byproduct being heat, steam and carbon dioxide (the same stuff we exhale). Unlike gas fireplace inserts and wood burning fireplace inserts, EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces do not produce messy pollutants like soot, smoke, and ash.

How do I clean my EcoSmart Fire ethanol burner?

Cleaning of the ethanol burner should be done only after you have used 50 litres of fuel or as soon as you notice a black residue forming around or on the burner. Before starting, make sure the burner is off, empty of ethanol, and at room temperature. Spray a multi-purpose cleaner on the surface of the burner and wipe with cloth, making sure to wipe in the direction of the grain. If material has fallen into the ethanol fireplace burner use a vacuum cleaner to remove debris through the burner opening. If your burner smells unusually strong after extensive use, remove the empty and room temperature burner from its surround and wash in hot, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly under running water and wait until the burner is completely dry before placing it back into its surround and reusing. View this video of the simple cleaning process here: https://youtu.be/VqHg9mXOc0U

Note: Stainless steel will rust or corrode over time if contamination or debris is not cleaned or removed immediately. When not in use, we recommend that you protect your ethanol fireplace from water damage or corrosion with a protective cover and the regular use of the burner lid included with your model.

Why use an ethanol fireplace?

An ethanol fireplace is an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to gas fireplaces and wood burning fireplaces. Enjoy the warmth and aesthetic benefits of a traditional fireplace without the smoke, soot or ash in your home. Unlike gas fireplaces or traditional wood burning fireplaces, EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplace inserts require no venting, no gas line, no electricity - eliminating the need and cost of three sub contractors.

What is bioethanol fuel?

Bioethanol (also known as methylated spirits or simply ethanol) is a form of renewable energy. It’s a clear, colourless liquid that’s commonly made from fermenting the sugar and starch components of plant by-products like sugarcane and grain crops.

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