WHY DO I NEED A FIREGUARD? 

Using a fire surround can help to protect and prevent young children from the notable dangers of a wood burner or open fire. A fire guard is usually the safest and most secure solution for keeping children safe around fire, in particular babies who are now on the move and toddlers. A Fire Surround can ensure they are prevented coming into contact with flames and hot stoves.  Fire Guards are strong, sturdy, steel structures that should be screw fitted in place to ensure the ultimate safety should a young child come into contact with the fireguard.  

Here at Safetots we have a range of Black and White metal panel fire guards that are versatile and can be adapted to suit most open fires, hearths and log burners.  Fire guard panels in various sizes ranging from 20cm through to 72cm enable you to create a fireguard to suit your own bespoke space.  

Our range of Steel mesh Fireguards are particularly popular with parents of young children, the strong and secure metal structure with an encased top not only stops children from making contact with fire but prevents children from throwing items into the fire.  

It only takes a second for a child to fall into or touch a fire and the consequences can be irreversible and unbearable.  A fireguard is the ultimate safety item for keeping children safe in the home during the long winter months when a fire is frequently in use. 

TOP FIREGUARD TIPS 

ENSURE YOU SCREW FIT YOUR  FIREGUARD SECURELY TO THE SURROUNDING WALL 

It is important when choosing the right fireguard for your home to ensure the fireguard can be safely and securely fixed to the surrounding wall.  A fire guard that is securely screw fitted in place will prevent it from collapsing into the fire should a young child come into contact with the guard.  

PICK A FIREGUARD THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR FIREPLACE OR HEARTH 

There is no ‘best fire guard’, its simply personal choice as to which fireguard is most compatible with your fire and fire surround and which fireguard works best in your home.  

The Safetots Multi Panel Fire Surround and the Babydan Flex Hearth Gates are particularly popular with parents.  Flex hearth gates and multi panel surrounds are contemporary, steel fireguards that are designed to be functional yet look clean and minimal in today’s modern home.  Safetots multi panel fire surrounds and Babydan flex hearth gates are the most versatile of fireguards with panels that fit snuggly together in sizes 20cm, 30cm, 46cm and 72cm.  Gate panels measure 72cm and can be positioned to the side or front of any fireguard configuration. Babydan flex hearth gates and Safetots multipanel fire surrounds provide further versatility in that they can be angled to suit most unique spaces and hearths. 

Steel mesh fireguards such as the Safetots Original Fire Guard and Safetots Designer Fire Guard are more traditional and more suited to larger fireplaces and hearths.  Mesh, steel fireguards ensure the maximum stability and security and provide the ultimate in fire safety with the additional top casing.  Fireguard extensions are available for both the original and designer fireguards enabling you to extend the fireguard further if required. 

MEASURE THE SPACE INTENDED FOR USE 

To establish which is the most suitable fireguard for your fireplace or hearth it is advised to measure the space intended for use before ordering.  Extensions are available for all Safetots fireguards and fireguard extension panels are available in various sizes.  If you are unsure about whether or not you need a fireguard extension, Safetots can advise and recommend a configuration of fireguard panels that will work for your unique space.  Multi panel fireguard extensions and flex hearth gate extensions are simple to join together and can be fitted to either side of any existing fireguard panel to create the size of configuration required. 

FIREGUARDS ARE NOT JUST FOR OPEN FIRES 

Many people have a pre-conception that fireguards are only necessary for open fires however they are recommended and advised for all fires particularly in homes where a young child may come into contact with a fire.  Fireguards for log burners are just as important as a log burner can gain considerable heat inside and out and can be particularly dangerous to the touch.  Fireguards and fire screens are the ultimate solution to keeping children safe around open fires, wood burners and gas fires. 

CHECK THE STABILITY 

Once your fireguard is installed securely in place, it is a good idea to check the stability of the guard and testing it by applying pressure to all angles to ensure the safety of children and pets should they come into contact with the fireguard. 

STORAGE 

If storage is an issue in your home and you would prefer to store your fireguard during the summer months, consider a fireguard with panels that fold for ease of storage.  As the Safetots multipanel fireguard and the Babydan flex hearth gate have interconnecting panels that can be easily dismantled when not in use they are ideal space saving fireguards that can be easily put away when not needed.