Classic fireplaces incorporate materials such as slate, reclaimed brick, granite, limestone, oak and marble with a wide range of antique and reproduction period fireplace products to compliment our wood burning stoves. In some cases the bulk of your new fireplace is already there, renovating and re-using your original fireplace surround, tiles or brickwork can make for a spectacular custom made traditional fireplace that blends into its original surroundings
In older properties (pre 1940) you can usually guarantee that when an existing fireplace is removed, a brick chamber will be revealed in varying sizes and conditions. This chamber is known as the builder’s hole and was constructed at the initial building stage to later accommodate the chosen open fireplace.
Most log burning stoves are designed to fit in to a traditional builder’s hole. Simply adding a hearth and re-pointing or plain boarding maybe all that is needed to create a traditional fireplace design. Where the original brick chamber is in an unsuitable condition, we add reclaimed brick slips to give the desired effect. In modern houses the builder’s hole is usually a pile of rubble, in these cases we would have to undertake additional building works to create any type of traditional fireplace chamber you desire.
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