Are you looking for a fire guard to keep your little ones safe? Here at Safetots, we have a wide variety of fire guards and baby fire guards available to protect you and your family from harm.Read More
Our fire screens are stylish yet practical to give you reassurance, and each guard provides a secure environment for both children and pets by creating a protective barrier from the danger of a heating appliance, such as a gas fireplace or log burner.
Keeping children and toddlers away from the fire can be tricky, even if you are in the same room. Give yourself peace of mind with a Safetots fire guard. Our range includes multi-panel fire surrounds and steel mesh fire guards. We also have a number of fire screen panel extensions so you can adapt your chosen product to suit your home.
Safetots fire guards come with several features, including a two-way accessible option, and have been designed with your home in mind. Our fire guards come in a range of colours and styles, including modern black and wooden options to match almost any home décor. We also have fire surrounds from another reputable baby safety brand, BabyDan, as well as our very own Safetots ranges.
As with our safety gates, our fireplace guards have been tested to British safety standards to certify them for domestic use, so you can be confident that you’re keeping your family as safe as possible. You may also be interested in some of our other child safety essentials, such as our cooker guards and radiator covers.
We’re experts in child safety products, so you can be confident that we have what you need to protect your family. Buy a fire guard from Safetots today and be sure to read our FAQs. If you have any questions at all and can’t see your answer below, our helpful team will be more than happy to advise you.
- How do I use the Safetots Fire Guard Finder
- What is the correct distance to place a fire guard from the fire?
- Do I need a Fire Guard?
- What are fire guards made of?
- Which Fire guard is best for log burners?
- Which Fire Guard is best, a traditional fire guard or a multi panel fire surround?
- What do fireguards do?
- What are fire guards?
- Are wooden Fire Guards Safe?
How do I use the Safetots Fire Guard Finder
The safetots fire guard finder has been designed to offer options for the most typical width and depths of hearths in the UK.
However, not all hearths are standard widths and depths, which is why we offer the following range of make your own fire surround solutions:
Make your own fire guard ranges:
- Make your own fire surround (70cm Tall) in White Metal
- Make your own fire surround (70cm Tall) in Black Metal
- Make your own fire surround (105cm Tall) in White Metal
- Make your own fire surround (105cm Tall) in Black Metal
- Make your own fire surround in Wood
Fire Guard Finder Steps:
- Measure the depth you would like the fire guard to come out from the wall. (Please consider the distance from the source of the heat you will be positioning the fire surround). Select the depth from the list
- Measure the width you would like the fire guard to across the front of the hearth. (please consider that if you are not mounting the fire surround in an exact straight horizontally and would prefer an angled configuration, you will need to measure the total distance required). Select the width from the list
- Simply select the colour (white and black are metal), the beige colour is the wooden option.
What is the correct distance to place a fire guard from the fire?
Each manufacturer will place a different recommendation on their instructions regarding this point. There is no set regulation, and Safetots recommend a common-sense approach. Prior to purchasing a fire guard, it is possible to turn your fire up to its maximum heat potential and make a judgement as to which distance from the fire the fire guard should be placed.
The steel mesh fire guards generally come out approximately 40–50cm from the wall. You may consider this not enough distance from the source of the fire, and therefore a multi-panel fire surround would be more suitable. Safetots always recommend placing the fire guard as far from the source of the fire as is both possible and practical. The most important consideration if using a multi-panel fireplace screen is to ensure your child is not able to reach between the bars (6.5cm in distance apart) to touch the source of the heat.
Do I need a Fire Guard?
A fire guard screen is an essential baby safety item for families with young children who have any sort of fire in the home, including a gas fireplace and log burner. A fire guard protects children from entering the hot zone and keeps them safe from potential lethal accidents, burns, and general dangers of the fire. For the safety of young children, fire guards and fire screens should be screw-fitted in place to a structurally sound surface to prevent them from collapsing upon contact and for maximum safety.
A fire guard acts as a deterrent to children and averts them from going near the fire. Fire guards such as the Safetots Designer fireguard, made from strong steel mesh with an encased top, prevent children from throwing items into the fire. Fire guard screens are non-toxic with a heat resistant coating making them safe to the touch should your child come in contact with your fire guard. Ultimately a fire guard is important in keeping your home and your family safe.
Fire screens and fire guards are suitable for all fires, gas, electric, and log burners. Flex hearth gates can be angled as required and they’re extendable too. Additional panels can be added, enabling them to fit most hearths and fireplaces large and small.
If you're looking for other baby proofing products, we also have a range of baby gates, including retractable, pressure fit, and screw fit gates, as well as room dividers and play dens. These essentials are designed to keep your child away from dangerous areas while playing.
What are fire guards made of?
Fireguards are made from a simple and sturdy steel with a non-toxic heat resistant coating. Safetots Fire Guards and BabyDan Flex Heart Gates are made from a powder coated, heat resistant steel making them exceptionally safe should your child come in contact with any Safetots fire guard or BabyDan fire guard during use. The Safetots Designer fireguard is made from a heat resistant steel mesh, a completely encased fire guard which benefits from holding back hot ashes and deters children from getting too close to the heat source. These heat resistant fire guards are the simple and versatile way of protecting children from the risk of life-long serious injury through burning.
Which Fire guard is best for log burners?
Fire guards, fire screens, and fire grates are suitable for and recommended for all fires including log burners. Multi-panel fire guards are available in a range of sizes to fit most spaces. A standard gate size is around 72cm. If you’re looking for a large fire guard, then we offer additional extensions to order in 20cm, 33cm, and 46cm. With the ability to angle, adjust, and increase the size, a multi-panel safety fire guard is a versatile fire guard suitable for most log burners.
Some of the most serious injuries in children are heat- and fire-related, and fire guards are strongly advised particularly for families with open log fires and families with log burners.
Which Fire Guard is best, a traditional fire guard or a multi panel fire surround?
Traditional mesh fire guards such as the Safetots Designer fireguard, with its complete mesh body, will prevent hot, sparking ashes from burning floors and carpets around the hearth. With an encased mesh top, it is an ideal solution for preventing children from throwing items into the fire. These original and more traditional fire guards provide maximum stability and are a great solution for larger fireplaces and hearths.
Multi-panel fireplace screens are versatile, they can be extended with panels of 20cm, 33cm, and 46cm enabling bespoke size fire guards to be created for specific areas. With the ability to angle each fire guard panel, an extendable fire guard can be created to fit a potentially awkward or unique space. Unlike the Safetots designer and Safetots original fire guard, the multi-panel fire surround has the benefit of a two-way opening door panel, enabling easy and safe access to any fire. The multi-panel fire guard door panel can be fitted to the side or front of the fire and more than one door panel can be connected if required, providing additional versatility. It is recommended that all fire guards are fixed securely to a structurally sound wall for maximum security.
What do fireguards do?
A fire guard acts as an instant deterrent for children going towards the fireplace and prevents children, toddlers, and babies from being in direct contact with fire.
Baby fire guards allow children to play safely in the presence of an open fire, log burner, gas, or electric fire. A mesh fire guard will prevent hot sparks of ashes from burning floors and carpets and generally protects the immediate area around the fire.
A fire guard with a two-way opening panel enables adults to access the fire easily and safely, and with a secure locking system the safety of children is not compromised. Fire guards and fire screens keep your family and your home safe. They are the ultimate safety item for protecting children from the potential dangers of an open fire
What are fire guards?
A fire guard screen is a non-toxic, heat resistant, steel construction designed to encase any fire, particularly open fires and log burners, to protect businesses, homes, and families from any potential fire-related hazards.
A fire guard is an essential safety item for families with children, keeping them safe from open fires and log burners. Fire guards can be fitted to protect children from any type of fire. From gas and electric through to coal fires and log burners, a fire guard provides suitable protection. Fire guards and fire screens act as a deterrent to children and enable children to play safely in any room with an open fire. Made from heat resistant steel, fire guards are ultra-safe should a child come into contact with them. Fire guards are designed to fit most fireplaces and hearths, and provide a versatile solution to keeping homes and families protected.
Are wooden Fire Guards Safe?
Safetots has a range of wooden fire screens for sale. Naturally, if a product is made from wood, it is essential the fire surround is positioned at a sufficient distance from the fire to prevent it from not only reacting to open flames, but also to protect it from the heat of the fire. There is not a set regulation to determine the exact distance a fire surround should be installed from a fire. Safetots recommend a common-sense approach when installing a wooden fire screen. The first step is to recreate the maximum amount of heat from the fire before selecting where to install the fire surround. This will provide a guide of how close to the fire a surround could be positioned without reacting to the heat. Safetots always recommend placing the fire surround as far from the source of the fire as is both possible and practical. If you are installing a fire guard screen around an open fire, is it vital you eliminate the risk of any debris being emitted from the fire which could reach the fire surround. Using an additional spark guard will prevent any sparks or embers from reaching carpeted areas or the wooden fire surround. The vertical bars in all fire surrounds are approximately 6cm apart. It is important to consider that a small child can reach through the vertical bars with an arm, and therefore you should ensure that any hearth or fireside tools are not reachable, and obviously the source of the heat is significantly beyond this distance.