Red Brick Inglenook Fireplace Restoration

Essex red brick Inglenook fireplace
Inglenook fireplace before restoration
Inglenook fireplace before restoration 2
Inglenook fireplace before restoration 3
Inglenook fireplace before restoration 4
1600's house with inglenook chimney
Inglenook fireplace brick mortar rake out
Inglenook fireplace brick cleaning
Inglenook fireplace brick replacement
Inglenook fireplace brick repointing
Inglenook fireplace repointed brickwork
inglenook brick fireplace with stove
Inglenook fireplace restoration with stove
Inglenook brick fireplace restoration
Brick fireplace with charnwood stove
1600's brick fireplace restoration
Project Info:

A case study by Scarlett Fireplaces of an Essex red brick inglenook fireplace restoration

The image gallery shows the step-by-step renovation works Scarlett Fireplaces completed to this original brick fireplace built in 1600's Stondon Massey, Essex, including the installation of a modern wood stove and chimney liner.

The ancient fireplace and chimney structure in this 17th century farmhouse had seen centuries of abuse, with numerous bodged repairs and alterations to suit the needs of the occupiers through different eras of fireplace design. Removing modern additions such as cement render, we uncovered a beautiful brick arch with shaped brickwork. The brick arch was structurally unsound and much of the surrounding brickwork was dilapidated.

After supporting the structure, the bricks were cleaned, and the mortar raked out ready for the natural hydraulic lime mortar repointing. Dilapidated sections were carefully removed and replaced with the same locally sourced clay bricks. The washed sand for the lime mortar was selected from a mixture of local sands to replicate the original colouring.

The inglenook chimney was then relined with a flexible stainless-steel liner and an insulating flue wrap. A natural slate tiled hearth and the addition of a Charnwood Island 1 wood burning stove gave the final touches to this stunning original inglenook fireplace restoration



Created by:
Scarlett Fireplaces
Completed on:
November 10th, 2021

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Stondon Massey

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