HomeFires - Decorative English Firebaskets
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Tradition of Excellence


Homefires, America's exclusive distributor for Real Flame and Dowding Metalcraft since 1994, has set out to change the American fireplace market. Representing the pinnacle of luxury in fireplace design, our firebaskets combine the traditional charm of a warm, lively flame with the modern convenience of gas coals to create instant atmosphere in any room. This unique and stylish alternative to the traditional American gas log is sure to please even the most discerning customer.

Real Flame created the first decorative gas fire for the English market in 1976 as a fashionable alternative to wood and coal fires, which were banned in London in the late 1960s. Since then, over 400,000 Real Flame fires have been sold to the most discriminating customers throughout Europe, including Buckingham Palace, #10 Downing and the Royal Pavilion.

As the exclusive importer and distributor of Real Flame fires and Dowding Metalcraft in North America. Homefires has many satisfied customers throughout the U.S. and Canada and has acquired vast experience in designing, decorating and furnishing all types of fireplaces for homes large and small.

Superior Craftsmanship
Inspired by the authentic firegrates (a.k.a. dog grates) of the 18th century, our firebaskets are made with respect to the true character of the period. English country craftsmen cast the brass, steel and iron components of each firebasket using carefully preserved original patterns. Before they are assembled into the finished firebasket, the castings are hand-polished with endless care to achieve the mirror-like finish that is so prized.

Although considered a work of art, one should not be afraid to actively use a firebasket. On the contrary, our fires only get better and more realistic with age. The distinctive ceramic coals are baked with special dyes and spun with a heat refractory pigment that assures they will remain black, never change in size and burn forever. The coals can be arranged in any manner to create a lively, realistic flame.

In short, Real Flame and Dowding Metalcraft decorative firebaskets are the most realistic gas fires in the world. Perfected by the English, there simply is no substitute manufactured anywhere else in the world.

Style, Convenience and Safety
While everyone can appreciate the warmth and ambiance of a fire when it is raging in the hearth, Homefires wants to provide our customers with more than just flames. Our firebaskets are decorative pieces that add style and charm to a room both when they are burning, and when they are turned off. Our fires give you the comfort, warmth, and convenience of natural gas while providing an extremely cost efficient, clean, and aesthetically pleasing way to warm a room.

We offer a variety of styles, each of which is exceptionally crafted. From simple inexpensive black iron firebaskets to fully polished steel and brass works of art, Homefires has a firebasket to meet your needs and your budget.

Customization
Homefires has the ability to use a variety of materials and finishes with the production of a firebasket.  If you see a piece in brass it can be made in steel, or have a chemical patina making it appear like oil rubbed bronze.  We also fabricate bespoke firebaskets, as well as a wide range of other products.  If in doubt, please call and ask if we can fabricate something special for you.  If we cannot ourselves, we will point you in the right direction.

Other Products
Our firebaskets by Real Flame and Dowding Metalcraft are our main product line.  But throughout the years Homefires has built a comprehensive range of the best fireplace products available.  We sell everything from gas logs to fireplace tools.