Grate Fires was founded by Gary R. Craven in Athens, Georgia in 1993. We first began importing the English Gas Coal Fires but soon realized the need for CSA Certified gas coal fires for the US and Canadian markets. Searching for antique grates and surrounds to be produced exclusively for Grate Fires, we began to put together a product line of decorative grates and accessories. The company is currently operated out of Historic Washington, Georgia.


        The fireplace has long been regarded as the focal point for any home, and in the late 1800's, coal fires were the height of fashion.


        Gas coal fires are found in the finest homes in Great Brittian, the US and Canada as well as in centuries old public houses, castles and palaces. These fires are easy to install and can be taken with you should you decide to move.


        Special features include: Easy to operate controls, optional remote with wall switch, the very latest in flame supervision devices and a piezo spark ingniter to give instant response. A pilot position on the controls makes lighting quick and easy. Our ceramic coals radiate heat from a large surface area and all control knobs are concealed by a decorative cover plate. Our burners are available in several sizes and can be used in some cases with an existing grate.


        Safety is assured with our CSA certified burners and Zero Clearance Fireboxes. We offer both vented and ventfree units for new construction as well as for use in existing fireplaces.


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