These appliances are designed to fit into the chimney breast. The inset stove has a convection box which has its own air gap it, so requires much less space than a free standing stove. Most free standing stoves require free air space around it to allow the radiant heat to disperse into the room. They can be great for smaller width chimney breasts.
If you’re unsure what type of fireplace or stove is right for your home, don’t hesitate to get in touch. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, our team will be happy to offer expert advice and guidance.