Evolve 1252


Designed and made in New Zealand

Last sold Oct 2023, superseded by the Evolve 1253 Plus 

Design your own fire with modern burn media or traditional logs and a choice of two frames, using our 'Design Your Fire' feature.

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

IMPORTANT: Evolve fires manufactured from April 2019 have inbuilt Wi-Fi capability. You can easily determine this as the operation guide provided with your fire will have a section on Wi-Fi control.

If you don't have inbuilt Wi-Fi capability and you want Wi-Fi control, a Wi-Fi module is available for purchase, part number R7000. This will need to be fitted by a licensed gasfitter.

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Design Your Fire

Burn Media

Product Details

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 134 m²
- Central and lower North Island 93 m²
- South Island 78 m²

Technical Specifications







* kW output will vary according to gas type and flue configuration.
Gas type

Available for Natural Gas or LPG, specify at the time of purchase

Convection fan

3-speed fan. Heat is distributed from the top of the appliance.

Data plate

Located inside the appliance, upper right hand side.

Gas connection

½ " BSP, the gas supply terminates inside the heater—lower left hand side of the appliance.


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

Operated using a basic infra-red remote, or for more features, such as timers and thermostatic control, using the Rinnai Wi-Fi fireplace controller app, refer important note in 'Features tab'.


Approx. net weight: 84.5 kg

General clearances

The minimum clearances listed below are measured from the edge of the glass.

  • Above - 400 mm
  • Sides - 400 mm (includes side walls)
  • In front - 1000 mm
  • These are the unit dimensions only, not the framing/cavity dimensions
  • Viewable glass dimensions 1000 x 305 mm


Supplier declaration of compliance: Declaration number - 18423201712

Market release
March 2018
Last sold

Last sold Oct 2023