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By Emily Rivers
Last updated 4th May 2023

Gas Fire Installation Cost Guide 2023

A gas fire can be a great additional heat source for your home. With lots of different fireplaces and styles to choose from, you can make your gas fire complement your home's style. It costs between £100-£350 to have a gas fire installed, plus the cost of the fire – but what can affect the cost?

How much does it cost to have a gas fire installed in the UK?

On average, it costs £100-£350 to have a gas fire installed in the UK. Let's have a look at the average costs of different types of gas fires too to give you an idea of the total cost:

Item

Average cost

Flueless gas fire

£800-£1,200

Open front gas fire

£200-£500

High-efficiency gas fire

£600-£1,000

Outset living flame gas fire

£250-£800

Balanced flue gas fire

£750-£1,500

Power flue gas fire

£1,000-£2,000

Gas fire installation

£100-£350

Cost to install a gas fire

What factors affect the cost of gas fire installation?

There are a few things that affect the cost of gas fire installation, mainly the type of gas fire you choose and where you are located in the country:

Size of gas fire

The larger your gas fire is, the more expensive it will be. It’s important to make sure that you get the right size gas fire for the space – too big and it will overwhelm the room, but too small and it won’t stand out as a feature.

Small gas fires can cost as little as £200, while larger and grander fires could set you back up to £5,000.

Type of gas fire

The type of gas fire you choose will also impact the cost. Make sure you do your research to find the best type of gas fire for your home, but here are a few of the options:

Flueless

Flueless gas fires are becoming increasingly popular as they don’t need a flue. They burn gas through a catalytic converter to turn it into harmless vapour, so they don’t need a vent to release fumes into the air outside.

These gas fires are ideal if you don’t have a flue system installed already. They cost between £800-£1,200 and are one of the more expensive options due to the new and complex technology.

Open front

Open front gas fires have been a popular choice for many years. They look like real open fires and offer a classic look for your home. They often have coal or pebble effects that emit radiant heat into the room.

Open front gas fires are a great budget option as they cost between £200-£500.

High-efficiency

High-efficiency gas fires can be as much as 90% efficient. They are generally glass-fronted, which forces more radiant heat into the room and reduces the amount of toxins being released into the air.

These gas fires cost between £600-£1,000.

Outset living flame

Outset living flame gas fires look similar to open front fires, where the fire sits in front of the fireplace on your hearth. Like high-efficiency fires, they allow more radiant heat into the room.

Outset living flame fires often come with remote controls and other features. Expect to pay between £250-£800 for one of these fires.

Balanced flue

Balanced flue gas fires are room-sealed, so they don’t draw any air from the room, and this makes them very efficient. The flue is usually fitted horizontally through the wall rather than through the roof, and it doesn’t use a chimney.

A balanced flue gas fire is one of the more expensive options, ranging between £750-£1,500 – but luxury models can reach over £3,000.

Power flue

Power flue gas fires have a flue that’s powered by a fan, which takes the fumes out of the fire and moves them through a vent. They’re a great option for homes that don’t have a chimney.

Expect to spend more on a power flue gas fire than other types. You’ll need to budget between £1,000-£2,000.

Whether you need new pipework

If you need new pipework or repairs to your gas connection before your new gas fire can be installed, this will drive up the cost. The job will take longer, so you’ll have to pay extra in labour as well as parts.

Where you live

Your location in the country has a fairly large impact on gas fire installation costs. Gas engineers in London and the south east of England tend to charge more than any other area in the UK. Rates are usually cheapest in the north of England and Scotland.

HaMuch has a large database of hourly and daily rates for gas engineers across the UK. Take a look at the table further down the page for more accurate labour costs in your area.

How long does it take to fit a gas fire?

It will take anywhere between an hour and four hours to fit a gas fire depending on the type of gas fire you choose and how big it is. If you need new gas pipework, your installation will be at the top end of this estimate.

Is it worth installing a gas fire?

With energy bills at their highest ever, it’s still worth installing a gas fire. If you install your gas fire in the room you use most often, like your living room, you can turn on your gas fire to heat the room rather than turn on your heating and heat your entire home unnecessarily. 

Gas fires tend to be more expensive than electric fires, but gas costs less per kWh so will be more effective in the long term.

Are gas fires going to be banned in the UK?

No, gas fires aren’t going to be banned in the UK any time soon. In 2025, gas heating will be banned in newbuild homes and they will have to have renewable sources of heating. But this won’t apply to houses with a gas supply already.

You’ll still be able to have your gas fire for at least 30 years before gas is phased out in homes that already have a gas supply.

If you’re ready to get quotes for your gas fire installation, post your job on HaMuch. We’ll put you in touch with trusted Gas Safe engineers in your area.


Estimates for common heating engineer jobs;

Rates for other trades

Install gas fire cost in the UK
Install gas fire cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKInstall gas fire cost
Install gas fire near Aberdeen£312
Install gas fire near Amber Valley£320
Install gas fire near Angus£288
Install gas fire near Arun£376
Install gas fire near Ashfield£312
Install gas fire near Aylesbury Vale£400
Install gas fire near Barnsley£304
Install gas fire near Basildon£376
Install gas fire near Basingstoke & Deane£472
Install gas fire near Bassetlaw£288
Install gas fire near Bath & North East Somerset£328
Install gas fire near Bedford£384
Install gas fire near Belfast£272
Install gas fire near Birmingham£320
Install gas fire near Blackburn£296
Install gas fire near Blackpool£304
Install gas fire near Bolton£320
Install gas fire near Bournemouth£352
Install gas fire near Bracknell Forest£464
Install gas fire near Bradford£296
Install gas fire near Braintree£368
Install gas fire near Breckland£288
Install gas fire near Bridgend£288
Install gas fire near Brighton£392
Install gas fire near Bristol£312
Install gas fire near Broadland£352
Install gas fire near Broxtowe£312
Install gas fire near Bury£320
Install gas fire near Caerphilly£280
Install gas fire near Calderdale£288
Install gas fire near Cambridge£368
Install gas fire near Canterbury£360
Install gas fire near Cardiff£288
Install gas fire near Carmarthenshire£224
Install gas fire near Charnwood£320
Install gas fire near Chelmsford£368
Install gas fire near Cheltenham£360
Install gas fire near Cherwell£376
Install gas fire near Chester£312
Install gas fire near Colchester£360
Install gas fire near Conway£264
Install gas fire near Coventry£312
Install gas fire near Crewe & Nantwich£312
Install gas fire near Dacorum£432
Install gas fire near Derby£312
Install gas fire near Doncaster£304
Install gas fire near Dover£376
Install gas fire near Dudley£328
Install gas fire near Dumfries & Galloway£272
Install gas fire near Dundee£328
Install gas fire near East Ayrshire£304
Install gas fire near East Devon£280
Install gas fire near East Dunbartonshire£336
Install gas fire near East Hampshire£368
Install gas fire near East Hertfordshire£400
Install gas fire near East Lindsey£280
Install gas fire near East Riding£296
Install gas fire near Eastleigh£360
Install gas fire near Edinburgh£344
Install gas fire near Elmbridge£472
Install gas fire near Epping Forest£448
Install gas fire near Erewash£312
Install gas fire near Exeter£296
Install gas fire near Falkirk£336
Install gas fire near Fife£320
Install gas fire near Flintshire£296
Install gas fire near Gateshead£344
Install gas fire near Gedling£312
Install gas fire near Glasgow£336
Install gas fire near Gloucester£536
Install gas fire near Guildford£456
Install gas fire near Gwynedd£232
Install gas fire near Halton£320
Install gas fire near Harrogate£288
Install gas fire near Havant & Waterloo£344
Install gas fire near Highland£320
Install gas fire near Horsham£432
Install gas fire near Huntingdonshire£344
Install gas fire near Ipswich£504
Install gas fire near Isle of Wight£344
Install gas fire near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£312
Install gas fire near Kingston-upon-Hull£288
Install gas fire near Kirklees£296
Install gas fire near Knowsley£320
Install gas fire near Lancaster£304
Install gas fire near Leeds£296
Install gas fire near Leicester£312
Install gas fire near Lisburn£264
Install gas fire near Liverpool£312
Install gas fire near London£456
Install gas fire near Luton£424
Install gas fire near Macclesfield£304
Install gas fire near Maidstone£360
Install gas fire near Manchester£320
Install gas fire near Mid Bedfordshire£392
Install gas fire near Mid Sussex£424
Install gas fire near Middlesbrough£320
Install gas fire near Milton Keynes£392
Install gas fire near Neath Port Talbot£304
Install gas fire near New Forest£352
Install gas fire near Newbury£472
Install gas fire near Newcastle-under-Lyme£304
Install gas fire near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£336
Install gas fire near Newport£288
Install gas fire near North Ayrshire£312
Install gas fire near North East Lincolnshire£288
Install gas fire near North Hertfordshire£416
Install gas fire near North Lanarkshire£336
Install gas fire near North Lincolnshire£288
Install gas fire near North Somerset£312
Install gas fire near North Tyneside£336
Install gas fire near North Wiltshire£384
Install gas fire near Northampton£368
Install gas fire near Norwich£352
Install gas fire near Nottingham£312
Install gas fire near Nuneaton & Bedworth£320
Install gas fire near Oldham£320
Install gas fire near Oxford£384
Install gas fire near Pembrokeshire£216
Install gas fire near Perth & Kinross£304
Install gas fire near Peterborough£336
Install gas fire near Plymouth£272
Install gas fire near Poole£352
Install gas fire near Portsmouth£344
Install gas fire near Powys£352
Install gas fire near Preston£296
Install gas fire near Reading£472
Install gas fire near Redcar & Cleveland£328
Install gas fire near Reigate & Banstead£472
Install gas fire near Renfrewshire£328
Install gas fire near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£296
Install gas fire near Rochdale£312
Install gas fire near Rochester-upon-Medway£360
Install gas fire near Rotherham£304
Install gas fire near Salford£320
Install gas fire near Salisbury£360
Install gas fire near Sandwell£328
Install gas fire near Scarborough£296
Install gas fire near Scottish Borders£368
Install gas fire near Sefton£312
Install gas fire near Sevenoaks£424
Install gas fire near Sheffield£304
Install gas fire near Slough£440
Install gas fire near Solihull£320
Install gas fire near South Ayrshire£312
Install gas fire near South Bedfordshire£384
Install gas fire near South Cambridgeshire£368
Install gas fire near South Gloucestershire£320
Install gas fire near South Kesteven£328
Install gas fire near South Lanarkshire£320
Install gas fire near South Oxfordshire£424
Install gas fire near South Somerset£264
Install gas fire near South Tyneside£336
Install gas fire near Southampton£360
Install gas fire near Southend-on-Sea£360
Install gas fire near St Albans£432
Install gas fire near St Helens£320
Install gas fire near Stafford£320
Install gas fire near Stockport£320
Install gas fire near Stockton-on-Tees£328
Install gas fire near Stoke-on-Trent£304
Install gas fire near Stratford-on-Avon£344
Install gas fire near Stroud£336
Install gas fire near Suffolk Coastal£552
Install gas fire near Sunderland£336
Install gas fire near Swale£360
Install gas fire near Swansea£288
Install gas fire near Tameside£320
Install gas fire near Teignbridge£304
Install gas fire near Tendring£456
Install gas fire near Test Valley£344
Install gas fire near Thamesdown£392
Install gas fire near Thanet£352
Install gas fire near The Wrekin£328
Install gas fire near Thurrock£384
Install gas fire near Torbay£304
Install gas fire near Trafford£328
Install gas fire near Vale of Glamorgan£304
Install gas fire near Vale of White Horse£368
Install gas fire near Vale Royal£288
Install gas fire near Wakefield£304
Install gas fire near Walsall£328
Install gas fire near Warrington£328
Install gas fire near Warwick£328
Install gas fire near Waveney£336
Install gas fire near Waverley£440
Install gas fire near Wealden£384
Install gas fire near West Lancashire£312
Install gas fire near West Lothian£360
Install gas fire near West Wiltshire£384
Install gas fire near Wigan£320
Install gas fire near Windsor & Maidenhead£440
Install gas fire near Wirral£304
Install gas fire near Wokingham£472
Install gas fire near Wolverhampton£328
Install gas fire near Wrexham Maelor£336
Install gas fire near Wychavon£344
Install gas fire near Wycombe£448
Install gas fire near York£280