Fairly unique to Melbourne homes is the traditional Space Heater installed in the front lounge room or family room. Replacement of these is still very common as most of the units are pushing 20+ years old and are at the end of their life. These products require adequate ventilation and must pass a small test prior to any replacement changeover or new installation.
There are 2 types of traditional space heaters
INBUILT Heaters – where the fire sits inside a brick chimney and protrudes into the room about 100mm
CONSOLE Heaters – where the fire sits on the outside of the fireplace or more commonly sits against a wall (i.e. no fireplace)