Evolve 1252 with simple remote

RRP $7,785 *Includes engine ($6541), frame ($925), and log set ($319)

Evolve 1252 with simple remote

Design your own with modern burn media or traditional logs and a choice of two frames, use our 'Customise your fire' feature below.

With up to 8.4 kW of heat output, the Evolve 1252 gas fire can easily heat up to 130 m². What's more, with the Rinnai power flue system the fire can be installed where other fires cannot go.

Back to basics—the simple infra-red remote makes operation easy and stress-free.

Made in NZ

Suitable for
Living rooms and open plan areas. The versatile power flue system makes for easy installation in almost any living space, including bedrooms.

Heating areas (up to)
- Upper North Island 130 m²
- Central and lower North Island 114 m²
- South Island 84 m²

Gas type
Available for Natural Gas or LPG, specify gas type at time of purchase. 

General clearances around the Evolve when operating
The appliance must not be installed where curtains or other combustible material (coffee tables, couches etc.) could come into contact with it. In some cases curtains may need restraining. The 400 mm side clearance includes side walls. The 1000 mm clearance is in front of the fire. While the below image shows the Evolve 951, the clearances for the 1250 model are the same.

Evolve 952 clearances


10-34 MJ/h


2.4-8.4 kW*


Data plate Located inside the appliance, upper right hand side.
Convection fan 3-speed fan. Heat is distributed from the top of the appliance.
Gas connection ½ " BSP, the gas supply terminates inside the heater—lower left hand side of the appliance.
Ignition Continuous spark electronic ignition
Noise level 37-45 dB(A)
Power flue Inner 50 mm, outer 70-80 mm. Appliance must be installed with a Rinnai flue system.
Power consumption and electrical supply High 90 W, standby < 8 W.
This heater has a 1.5 m power cord with a 3-pin plug supplied. The power cord passes through a slot in the back left hand corner of the appliance.
Safety devices Flame failure sensing system, pressure relief, overheat safety switch, air temperature sensor, thermal fuse, overcurrent fuse, and spark detector.
Temperature control

Once the fire is turned on the infra-read remote* is used to control the flame height and heat output. If the remote is not used the Evolve will automatically modulate between the burner settings to maintain the deafult set temperature of 22 °C.

* Temperature sensor is located in the bottom of the remote.
Weight 75 kg
Compliance Supplier declaration of compliance:
Declaration number - 18423201712
Market release March 2018
* kW output will vary according to gas type and flue configuration

Evolve 1250 dimensions diagram


Evolve 1250/1252 mesh guard (R2788)

Evolve 1250 mesh guard (R2788)
This accessory kit, ideally ordered at the time of purchasing the unit, is designed to protect against touching the hot surface of the glass.

Evolve 1250/1252 reflector panel kit (R2787)

Evolve 1250 reflector panel kit (R2787)
This accessory kit, ideally ordered at the time of purchasing the unit, ehances the flame picture of the fire.

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