A super efficient low emission fire can be built into existing brick surrounds or add the optional zero-clearance kit to build directly into timber framing without masonry.

Nothing quite beats the clean lines and uncluttered look of an insert fire. No flue to look at, just an appliance on the wall surface. Clean, elegant and simple.

The Ares has all the intelligent combustion features, high output and low fuel consumption of the freestanding models, with the benefit of discreet wall mounting.

Perfect if you have an existing open fire or log burner, the compact firebox design means there will be no trouble fitting into even the smallest open fireplaces but don’t let the compact firebox size fool you. It can pump out a generous 14kW of heat, making it comparable to much larger rivals.

Add the extremely low emissions and high efficiency, and you’ll realise that you’re generating heat where other fires are just making smoke. Better for the environment, better for your wallet, and better for your home.

If you are building new or renovating a home without an existing fireplace, just add in the optional Zero Clearance Kit to build your insert fire into timber framing and floors. The Ares gives maximum flexibility with minimum fuss, for the custom look you want.

Couple all this with the large entertaining viewing window and the ability to choose from over 100 custom colours for the front facia and you have everything you need to stylishly heat your room.

  • Category
    Wood Fireplaces, Heating, Cooling & Ventilation
  • Range
    Insert Fires
Specs / Details


  • Estimated Peak Output: 14kW
  • Average Efficiency: 67%
  • Average Emissions: 0.3 grams per kilogram
  • Emissions per Output : 22 milligrams per megajoule


  • Flue Diameter: 130mm
  • Fire Height: 600mm
  • Fire Width: 615mm
  • Fire Depth: 465mm
  • Facia Height: 650mm
  • Facia Width: 850mm


NZ MFE/ECAN approval number: 103880

Tested and compliant to the following standards:

  • AS/NZS 4012:1999 Power output and heating efficiency
  • AS/NZS 4013:1999 Flue gas emissions
  • AS/NZS 2918:2001 Safety
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Ethos Woodfires supply New Zealand's Cleanest Range of Woodfires and Log Burners. Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, we represent the evolution of the wood fire as a clean and efficient heating solution

High Output Power

  • Ultra-high-temperature combustion air is force-fed into three independent burn chambers at the rear of the firebox as well as one at the front.
  • Combustion extreme.

Big things come in small packages

  • The combination of highly pre-heated combustion air and the specially designed Ethos firebox with four independent burn areas act as a supercharger for burning wood.
  • Nearly everything burns, from the solids and volatiles to the smoke itself. This is key to why our fires are so efficient at generating heat, and why their emissions are so low.
  • We regularly receive feedback from new owners amazed that they are getting so much heat from so few trips to the wood stack.
  • Other fires billow smoke from their chimneys, but with an efficient Ethos your neighbours will be hard-pressed to tell your fire is going.
  • Better for your fuel costs, better for the environment, and far less residual ash to clean in the morning. 
  • The fire also burns brightly, so you are rewarded with a more entertaining visual experience while you enjoy the heat.

Bespoke Colour Options

  • You can now order your Ethos firebox in a customised colour to suit your room decor at no extra cost.
  • Choose from over 100 custom colours from Dulux Pacific Gold and Duralloy colour palettes to give you a truly customised look.
  • Make it compliment your room, or make a statement with your fire, the choice is yours.
  • For those who prefer the traditional black option, we still have that too.
  • And if you change your colour scheme later, no problem. Either recolour your existing panels or order a replacement set.


Please confirm colour availability with your local Ethos dealer. Colours can display differently on screen, for correct colour matching it is recommended to use a physical colour chart from your local Dulux reseller.