Design History

Take a few moments to browse through our recent project gallery and see for yourself the many different designs and uses of our gas fireplaces. With over 40,000 satisfied customers to date you can be assured that Living Flame will do everything possible to meet and exceed your expectations.

Continually building on the 32 years of experience has kept us at the top. Our wide product range, our market share and service quality set the standards that others in New Zealand follow.

Whether a fireplace style is traditional or contemporary we employ the same meticulous attention to detail and the highest standards of manufacture throughout our range. For information or details on any of our fires, just Click Here to contact us.

Formed 25th June 1982
Founder Stan Jones

1983 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand Gas Basket and Insert Fires.

1982 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand Victorian and Edwardian Cast Register Gas Insert Fires.

1984 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand dual heat convector and radiant gas fireplace - a classic. The Thermoflow Gas Convector Series, sizes 450 - 2000mm.

1985 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand modernist fireplace with glass and mirrors - The Vision Modernist Series of seven configurations: corner, wall mount, divider and surround.

1993 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand dual heat convector and radiant free standing gas fireplace - The G series GS25 and 35 Free Standing wood burner look a like.

1995 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand dual heat convector and radiant free panoramic standing gas fireplace - The G series Gp25, Gp40 and Gz30 Free Standing.

1996 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand Outdoor stainless gas fireplace - The Aura Outdoor Series 900 to 1500 mm.

1997 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand Outdoor Cook On gas fireplace -The Chef Barbeque / Fireplace 1200 and 1500 mm with flip up cook plate and easy clean pull out drip tray.

2000 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand sleek modernist gas fireplace -The Eastside Designer Series 1200 to 3000 mm seven configurations: corner, wall mount, divider and surround.

2002 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand sleek modernist gas fireplace with plasma TV recess -The Eastside Plasma Series 1200 to 3000 mm seven configurations: corner, wall mount, divider and surround designed to mount a plasma TV above.

2004 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand outdoor Gas Brasier and Flares.

2006 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand free glass sleek modernist gas fireplace - The Eastside Free custom made with hanging glass 1200 to 3500 mm.

2007 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand production fireplace Power Flue System to match our fireplaces, for use where a conventional flue is not practical.

2008 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand custom made Eastside Low Line modernist gas fireplace with strip or full burners at bench height.

2009 Designed and manufactured the first New Zealand production Acoustic Flue Hush Body, noise shield system to complement our Power Flue System.

2010 Designed and manufactured the Thermoflow Allure. Minimalist dual convector and radiant heat, stainless steel gas fireplace with strip burner and remote control system.

2011 Continue design and innovation manufacturing of a New Range of High Efficiency Quality Fireplaces along with special one off custom made fireplace to fulfill the ideas, vision and aspirations of architects and customers.