Hearths & Fireplaces
The decision on a fireplace is a personal choice dependent upon the aesthetic look you wish to achieve in your home, and can range from a modern ‘clean-cut’ look to the recreation of a traditional period look.
In the slideshow below we have put together images of some of the jobs we have done to give you a flavour of the endless possibilities available.
All stoves have to stand on a hearth created from a non-flammable material – the two most common options are probably slate or Yorkshire stone flags, but many other stone types can be used or for a free standing appliance a glass hearth can give a modern minimalist look.
The interior chamber of the fireplace also needs to be a fireproof material, for a clean look we can use a fireproof plasterboard which can then be painted to match the colour of the walls, alternatively a polished marble interior can look very luxurious, or for a more textured look a wide range of brick slips and tiles are available.
The surround forms the frame to the fireplace, and can vary from a simple wooden beam to a highly decorative mantel with carved and detailed corbels – or for a totally clean cut look you may wish to dispense with a surround completely
Smooth and neutral coloured marble and limestone fireplace finishes are the most popular over all, but can be mixed with black granite or slate hearths, for example, to give contrasting details.
Wooden surrounds are available in a wide range of wide range of colours and styles – though you may need to put in stone ‘slips’ to protect the wood from the heat of the stove.
At The Stove & Fireplace Studio as well as the established fireplace manufacturers we work with many suppliers to provide bespoke fireplaces in the material, style and size you desire.