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How to Hide Your Electric Fire Cable and Plug

What makes electric fires so versatile is their simplicity. Most standard electric fires come with a regular plug. It’s as easy as plugging in a new TV. The only real consideration is what to do with your electric fire cable.

Fortunately, there are lots of ways you can hide your electric fire cable and plug so that they don’t detract from your fireplace as a focal point in the room.

The key here is to work with your room, not against it. Think about the space you have. The easiest way to hide your electric fire cable is by placing your electric fire close to the socket in the first place.

Although tempting, it’s best not to plug electric fires into extension cables. Extension cables aren’t designed to cope with the amount of power electric fires use and could be a hazard. Besides, you’d only be creating an extra cable to hide.

Modern electric fires are sleek and minimal, but having the cable on show can shatter that impression. Here are some ways to hide cables for a more cohesive and less cluttered space.


If there’s no alternative but to run your cable a short distance to an adjacent socket, trunking could be the solution. Trunking is primarily used to conceal and protect your cables. Usually made of PVC, it encloses cables and can be placed along your skirting boards.

As well as tidying up your wires, trunking also protects your cable from accidental damage. Trunking is available in many shapes and sizes, including curved, micro, and even trunking with self-adhesive. For added concealment, you can paint the trunking to match your wall or skirting boards.

This method would work for any of our electric fireplaces, such as our freestanding fires.


An electric suite is an easy way to integrate your electric fire into your room. Designed to create a modern fireplace, the plinth and surround gives you plenty of space to cover the cables from the fire. Your suite could be used with trunking for added cable concealment.

Several of our electric fires are available as suites, including the Ezee Glow 50” Aura Media Wall Electric Suite, while the popular Ezee Glow Zara is available within the Ezee Glow Zara Black Electric Fire Suite.

Media Walls

Building a stud wall to house a built-in or recessed electric fire creates a stylish and clean finish. While building a media wall requires some work, it is a very easy job for any joiner, builder or competent DIY-er and totally worth the effort.

Media walls are highly customisable. They can take up your entire wall or sit out as a fake chimney breast. A bonus to this method is that you can use it to house other wires like your TV or gaming consoles. Simply build in an opening, door or panel in the side of the wall for easy access to the plug and socket.

Variations on the theme include half-walls, panelling, and floating box — the possibilities are endless when it comes to constructing something to hide an electric fire cable.

Want to learn more? Download our free guide on How To Create the Perfect Media Wall.

Hard wiring

As a last resort, if there’s no other way of concealing the cables from your electric fire, you could consider calling an electrician out to wire in an electric fireplace. This would allow the cables to be hidden behind your wall.

Now you know how to handle your cables, discover our wide range of electric fires.

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