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Focus launches Ecodesign Ready label ahead of 2022

The French manufacturer's state-of-the-art, energy efficient fires are making eco-friendly specification easy for architects in light of upcoming changes to building regulations

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Stofocus Pivoting steel wood stove with triple-layered insulation and heat-resistant materials covering the entire inner surface of the firebox. The large, off-centre Pyroceramic glass screen is set in a curved facade and a side door opens to allow wood to be loaded.
Stofocus Pivoting steel wood stove with triple-layered insulation and heat-resistant materials covering the entire inner surface of the firebox. The large, off-centre Pyroceramic glass screen is set in a curved facade and a side door opens to allow wood to be loaded.

With building regulations changing in 2022, Focus's Ecodesign Ready label aims to help architects make eco-responsible choices when specifying fireplaces.

Ecodesign is the European Union's programme for lowering emissions across Europe. It is due to be implemented on 1 January 2022 for woodburning and multi-fuel stoves. The characteristics that make fires and stoves Ecodesign Ready are:

1. A reduction of particulate emissions.

2. A reduction of unburned gases.

3. A reduction of energy consumption.

4. An increase in energy efficiency.

5. Control using measurement methods recognised by the EU.

Around 60 per cent of Focus sales are outside France and the company has adapted to the most stringent requirements to remain competitive in the US, Russia, Europe and other countries.

Focus has built its reputation on research and development and now includes 17 gas models in its catalogue. Focus gas fires emulate flames and the play of a real wood fire to an authentic degree while eliminating its disadvantages. All the gas fires in the Focus range are equipped with a CE-certified gas burner that can operate with either natural gas or propane. The state-of-the-art combustion system in Focus gas fires guarantees ease of use and high performance.

Focus has recently designed the Slimfocus, a DEFRA-approved fire ideal for urban areas where there are restrictions on woodburning fires and stoves. The Slimfocus features a cylinder of flames with a hearth either suspended (in which case it can pivot) or supported by a base and fixed in place. Its streamlined shape takes up little space, whether positioned centrally in a room, near a wall or in a corner. Its fluid lines make it one of Focus’s most stylistically revolutionary fireplaces. 

  • Slimfocus fireplace with hermetically sealed fire and a glass door opening on hinges.
    Slimfocus fireplace with hermetically sealed fire and a glass door opening on hinges.
  • The new Slimfocus compact fireplace wall version.
    The new Slimfocus compact fireplace wall version.
  • The Slimfocus fireplace is available with optional fixed base or pivoting.
    The Slimfocus fireplace is available with optional fixed base or pivoting.
  • Focus's Grappus high-performance stove is suitable for low-energy buildings.
    Focus's Grappus high-performance stove is suitable for low-energy buildings.
  • The Bathyscafocus fireplace features a closed hearth and porthole.
    The Bathyscafocus fireplace features a closed hearth and porthole.
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The merging of interior and exterior schemes has resulted in many leading models being adapted for outdoor use, with the pivoting, suspended Gyrofocus, Ergofocus and Emifocus recently joining this stable, with an anti-corrosion coating and a resistant black paint or rust finish that develops a patina over time.

Gas fires are equipped with a remote control and are easily adjustable and simple to use, while the wood fires with a thermal efficiency of 70 per cent or more are an excellent way to use renewable energies. Focus has an augmented reality app so that clients can visualise a Focus fireplace in their own home.

Focus fireplaces are available in over 70 countries and there are 70 models to choose from. Their distinctive designs are matched only by their technology and energy efficiency.

For more information and technical support, visit focus-fireplaces.com

 

Contact:

00 +33 6 8918 7544

UK agent Xavier Lucas  x.lucas@focus-creation.com

 

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