Fireplace Projects

These fireplace projects show the range of work we undertake, as well as smaller projects we were really pleased with ….

  • Gazco Studio 2 makeover

    Gazco Studio 2 gas fire - transforms room 1You have to look at the ‘After’ picture… See what we did with a Gazco Studio 2 gas fire. Not much to say here… Customer set us these pictures which speak for themselves. Shelf is there to give the TV some protection from convected air. 1970′s fireplace removed, wall plastered, with heat proof board above fire. Edge (frameless design) See ...
  • Low Lintel Fireplace with Stove

    Stove in low lintel fireplace - 1Inset Stove set into modified ‘low lintel’ Fireplace. Our customers had a stone fireplace which they had installed themselves 25 years ago, and which they very much wanted to retain. At the same time, their open fire was draughty and was not capable of warming their living room properly. The height of the opening was rather low, ...
  • 3-sided Brunner Panorama Stove

    Brunner 3-side guillotine door stove3-sided Brunner Panorama Stove with Guillotine Door The brief was to create a stunning and functional fire in the open living area of a new, contemporary, light-filled home on the edge of the Bath Downs. The new building is sophisticated: highly insulated, with underfloor heating powered by heat pumps, and with a Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery ...
  • MCZ Logika Pellet Boiler

    MCZ Logika Boiler - project 11201/1Replacement for 20 year old oil boiler Fully MCS registered installation. Boiler is MCZ Logika Refill 35. We specified this boiler as fully automatic, with ash compression and automatic turbolator, with pellet feed system. Italian manufactured. System Configuration. This boiler replaced an 1988 Trianco 110BTU oil boiler which (along with the oil tank) needed replacing. Clients took the ...
  • Inglenook Reconstruction at the Ring O’Bells

    Ring O'Bells Inglenook RestorationInglenook Fireplace at the Ring O’Bells, Compton Martin, Somerset Famous (infamous?) for appearances from Coldplay and Kylie Minogue at Parlophone’s annual parties, this pub now has a fireplace to be proud of. We are particularly proud of this project. An inglenook, disused for 25 years, has been brought back to life. In the last 10 years, ...
  • Fireplace Modernisation – from 1930’s to 2010’s

    Fireplace Modernisation - to enjoyInterior design – forward 80 years with Bellfires York gas fire. The owners had lived in the house for 28 years, and wanted a complete fireplace modernisation and fresh look for their drawing room. The original ornate but rather dated brick fireplace of this 1930’s house was built in the Art Deco style inside an ‘inglenook’ ...
  • Refurbished Kitchen at Portishead Lido

    Portishead Lido Kitchen1950′s cafe, with a recent complete refurbishment. The challenge was to reduce the use of electrical heaters in a poorly insulated 1950′s building. We recommended a large 14kw Clearview stove, discretely installed in the comfy seating area, ideal for those cold days. The Clearview is well built, robust, and ideally suited to commercial environments as it ...
  • MCZ Ego Hydro Pellet Boiler for Solarsense

    Solar sense pellet boiler Solarsense are one of the South West’s leading solar energy companies. We recently installed a pellet boiler in Solarsense’s showroom south of Bristol. Solarsense offer a full range of PV, Solar Thermal, whole house solutions, and recently won the Renewable Energy Association Company of the Year 2011 award. This boiler, sitting on a granite plinth in ...
  • Inset Stove in Home without Chimney

    project-10498-4 Home without chimney - completedContemporary Danish inset stove A modern home without chimney; with a modest gas fire and fireplace installed by the original builders. Space was limited, and our customers wanted the minimal look of an inset stove, and no internal flue showing. Home without a Chimney The best way to fit a stove if you have no chimney is to ...
  • Bespoke Oak Mantel

    Bespoke Solid Oak Wood MantelBespoke Mantel in Solid Oak. It’s not easy to get a well made mantel to a complex design made to a particular size. Our client was very specific about sizes and tolerances for a bespoke oak mantel. We asked Mantels from Grantham in Lincolnshire to build this surround for a delighted client. Well selected oak, proper ...
  • New Chamber and Steel Chimney

    ....and ready for action.New Chamber and Chimney. If you live in a house without a chimney, what do you do? Sometimes you just want a job done properly. Our client wanted a large new chamber for a stove, with oak beam, and lots of space. It had to be external to a relatively narrow room. We constructed an external blockwork ...
  • Contemporary Replacement for old Gas Jetmaster Fireplace

    Replacement for old Jetmaster - completed designElegant, contemporary replacement of dated Gas Jetmaster Fireplace. A very modern house, light and airy, built in the 1970′s, with a gas fired Jetmaster. The design looked tired, the fire was inefficient, and the chimney had been taken down a few years earlier as it did not work reliably because of adjacent buildings. The solution was to ...
  • Guillotine Door stove with Marble and Log Store

    Barbas Guillotine door stove - completeSophisticated Barbas fire, integrated with ventilation and TV. The existing fireplace consisted of a plastered chamber with an outdated Villager stove, and a large oak beam with significant shrinkage. As part of a re-vamp of the whole room, the client wanted a built-in modern stove with as large a firebox as possible. We selected a Barbas Escamolux ...
  • Transform your Home with Stove and Fireplace

    project-9750-1Replacement of developers’ low specification gas fire. “This is the best thing we have done to the house – we have transformed our home with our stove…”. A very happy customer! The original developer had fitted a low quality surround and an inefficient power-flue gas fire. Our customer wanted a traditional fireplace and wood burning stove, and to inconvenience ...
  • Somerset Fireplace for Landscape Stove

    Somerset Fireplace for landscape stoveA modified version of our popular Somerset fireplace for a landscape stove. This fireplace for a landscape stove works well. Elements of tradition, with combination of a contemporary design of fireplace. The fire has been positioned in the centre of the opening and the surround has been widened to 1650mm to provide a traditional element in ...
  • Convert Cupboard into Fireplace

    Cupboard Converted into Fireplace - finishedUnderstairs cupboard into fireplace for large inset stove. Our client had built a stunning contemporary vaulted ceiling family room at the rear of his house – but had omitted a fireplace. We suggested that we could turn his cupboard into a fireplace. The under-stairs cupboard was a poor shape for storage, and could be used to ...
  • Chimney Restoration

    project-9698-1Rebuilding Flue and Stack on Victorian Grange. Part of a major project on a listed Victorian Grange, the flue system in the loft had collapsed, requiring major chimney restoration work. In this period building, as we often find, the construction details are unusual or unexpected features emerge during our work. The flue was an unusual cantilever structure ...
  • Stove in Listed Manor

    Stove in Listed Manor 2How to deal with a cold and ineffective stone fireplace in a late 16th century Grade I listed Manor House? – We advised on a Clearview 650 stove, which we selected for its large heat capacity and appropriate design, as well as being a good quality and easy-to-use stove. Stove in Listed Manor The building and ...
  • Built-in wood burning stove with stonework and joinery

    Cassette Stove with Stonework and Joinery 1Guillotine Door Stove, with extensive stonework and oak joinery. This a substantial built-in wood burning stove with guillotine door, incorporating hot air ducting to other parts of the house, extensive oak joinery. From an initial concept sketch we prepared detailed drawings for approval. The stove was installed to one side of the original chimney breast and flue relocated. ...
  • Contemporary Gas Fire in Queen Anne Period Fireplace

    Queen Anne Rectory Fireplace - afterContemporary gas fire in a period fireplace This beautiful Queen Anne rectory, with large windows, high ceilings and spacious rooms, has been restored into a comfortable and inviting home. The period fireplace is an original feature, the later cast iron insert a reproduction piece. The building is listed, with all the consequent limitations on changing the ...
  • 17th Century Inglenook Restoration

    17th Century Inglenook Restoration -11970s makeover reversed, for Inglenook Restoration The images show the work carried out to expose layers of addition to an original 17th century bakehouse. Many of the original features had disappeared, so our work included replacement of a large beam, sourcing and relaying flagstones. We revealed a hidden oven on the right. The inglenook restoration included ...
  • Studio Gas Fire with Stone Shelf

    Studio Gas Fire with Stone Shelf - CompletedWide aspect gas fire. Our customers had a large, attractive interconnecting lounge and dining room that lacked a focal point. We designed and built a well proportioned chimney breast with a very efficient landscape gas fire with stone shelf to protect the TV above and provide storage. Fire with Stone Shelf This design was complemented and enhanced ...
  • Stove in Conservatory

    Stove in ConservatoryA Clearview Vision stove in conservatory. Our customer wanted to use his conservatory through the winter. Installing a stove in a conservatory suited him well, for occasional use, and was more attractive than gas or radiators. We chose a Clearview Vision stove as it was simple to use, would run well with a slightly shorter flue. ...
  • Traditional Brick Fireplace with stove

    Traditional Brick Fireplace - Front ViewTraditional brick fireplace opening with rustic oak beam and stove. We built a traditional brick lined chamber into a 1950s house with original tiled fireplace and back boiler. This very traditional look, combined with an efficient stove was created out of a very ordinary 1950′s fireplace. Red brick slips were pointed up with a lime mortar mix, ...
  • 1960s fireplace redesign

    1960s fireplace redesign 1Our clients, a retired couple, wanted a stove to keep in continuously to radiate warmth throughout their bungalow and enable the central heating use to be minimised. They also wanted to update the look of their fireplace. We carried out this fireplace redesign and replacement of 1960′s stone fireplace with a Woodwarm Stove. In this ...
  • Rebuilt Fireplace with Stove

    Rebuilt Fireplace with Stove - 1Replacement of a rough stone fireplace, that dominated a relatively narrow room. Building modifications to a 1950′s house with a small 20″ fireplace opening, made of rough stone projecting into the room. We removed the old fireplace, and, with a large chimney breast in solid masonry, enlarged the chamber opening to take a Stovax Huntingdon ...
  • Piazzetta 2 sided Firebox

    Piazzetta 2 sided firebox - stone slipsBuilding project in farmhouse to remove existing fireplaces and make structural modifications. Rated at 12kW. 2010/HTfirebox. This project to install a Piazetta 2 sided firebox required the dismantling of a chimney breast in a large farmhouse to install this impressive firebox. A counter-balanced vertical sliding door allows easy refuelling, and the high capacity of the fire ...
  • Inset Stove with Slips and Woodstore

    Inset Stove with Slips afterReplacement of 1950s brick fireplace with clean and contemporary design for inset stove with slips. The principal part of a major refurbishment of a small cottage sitting room, the job included the removal of a tired brick fireplace, modification of the chamber to incorporate a wood store lined in slate and the installation of a ...
  • Landscape Gas Fire with Stone and Slate Surround

    Landscape Gas Fire with Stone and Slate Surround - completedContemporary frameless hole-in-wall fireplace, based round a Gazco Studio gas fire. Design with stone and slate surround Designed for a beachfront house, this is a dramatic design in slate and natural limestone, complementing a clean and light room. The hole-in wall design avoid the need for a hearth, so has minimal impact on the room. This technically ...
  • Chimney Breast with Stove and New Flue

    Chimney Breast with Stove and New Flue - afterThe customer wanted a solid fuel fire as a central feature in their living room. However, this is a modern house with a pre-cast flue, limiting the type of fire that could be used. An open fire or stove was not an option. The existing fireplace was installed by the builder – a relative low ...
  • Stone Bolection Fireplace with gas log fire

    Stone Bolection Fireplace with gas log fire A slender bolection moulding in white Lavaux limestone. Strong contrast with an oiled slate hearth and backpanel. A slender bolection moulding, just 65mm deep, carved from white Lavaux limestone, installed in an elegant townhouse in Bristol. The gas fire –  log fuel effect - is set into a recessed slate back panel. The fireplace was designed and manufactured ...
  • Restoration of Slate Fireplace

    Restoration of Slate Fireplace -1Renovate slate surround and reconstruct chamber with new lining, basket and fireback. A Victorian fireplace in a very sorry state. The cast iron back had damaged bars and a collapsed fireback. The original painted slate surround was also disintegrating, and was held to the wall with metal brackets. Work included: Dismantle old slate fireplace, remove old Plaster of ...
  • Lightweight Fireplace – Convector Firebox with Log Store

    Lightweight Fireplace -1Lightweight fireplace on first floor for contemporary house with no chimney. An upstairs living area, (with no chimney or flue) in which the client wished to install an open fire. The installation has a raised Tortoise convector firebox over a slate lined log store, both for aesthetic reasons and to meet building regulations which would ...
  • Harrie Leenders Pharos Interior

    Harrie Leenders Pharos Interior Installation 1Organic shape. Top design values, Installation of Harrie Leenders Pharos Interior rotating stove. Elegant and distictive, as well as a highly effective open fire. Ceiling fixed stove, able to be rotated though 360 degrees, with integral spark guard. Each stove is made to measure, and is beautifully engineered. This installation is in a new single storey extension ...
  • Gazco Designio Gas Fire in Wall

    Gazco Designio Gas Fire in Wall -2This elegant design for a hole-in-wall fire is based round the Gazco E-Box fire with a Designio frame. The e-Box is a relatively deep balanced flue fire, which gives a good flame picture. However, when built into a standard cavity wall, it requires an extra 75mm off the wall. This light limestone design has a framed ...
  • Floating Shelf Fireplace with Pebbles

    Floating Shelf Fireplace - sideSophisticated shelf and fire arrangement in granite and micro marble. The customer was looking for a clean, minimal design. Replacing a traditional 30′s tiled fireplace, this floating shelf fireplace design successfully emphasises the strong horizontal lines of the room. The work involved removal of the old fireplace, modifications to the fireplace opening to raise the ...
  • Sion Rose Fireplace with lined chamber

    Sion Rose FireplaceHandcarved limestone surround, with delicate carving rose details and matching hearth and limestone chamber lining. The fireplace has been designed to fit round an existing stove. This is a slightly larger version of our Sion Rose fireplace. The rose in the name refers to the classic Tudor Rose design in the header. The fireplace is carved ...
  • Stone surround for AGA and Stove

    Surround for Aga and Stove - AgaImposing Surround for AGA A pair of stone surrounds for an AGA range cooker and Rika wood stove. Matching pair of large hand made natural limestone surrounds, commissioned for a high specification conversion of a period stable block. The shelf and surround for AGA are particularly impressive at nearly 7′ high. The size and detailing were ...
  • Stove at Puxton Park

    Puxton Park Stove - 2 sidedLarge Double Sided stove in Puxton Park Meadows’ Restaurant. Puxton Park is a family visitor centre for Farming and Food, just north of Weston super Mare. It has a strong environmental commitment. They wanted a wood burning stove at Puxton Park’s Meadows Restaurant as a focal point. The stove burns locally cleared timber, a carbon neutral ...
  • Arts and Crafts Fireplace

    Arts and Crafts Oak Fireplace for open fire - 2Large Oak Surround, designed round a BAXI drop-grate for solid fuel. This original design, in a listed house being sensitively restored by its present owners, is inspired by the Arts-and-Crafts movement. Uniquely designed oak arts and crafts fireplace, with turned oak columns and with oiled finish. The slate hearth is sectioned, with a turned slate roundel detail ...
  • Limestone Corbel with Slate Hearth and Brass Detail

    Limestone Corbel with Slate Hearth and Brass Detail -2Limestone and slate, custom made to replace an existing brick fireplace Replacement for old brick fireplace. The new fireplace is a custom made limestone corbel surround, to the customers’ dimensions and design in a close grained cream limestone. Made for an open fire, with slabbed slate hearth and backpanel, together with an 18″ clay fireback and ...
  • Somerset Farmhouse Inglenook

    Somerset Farmhouse Inglenook - 1Restoration of Somerset Farmhouse inglenook fireplace. An extensive restoration project on an 18th century period farmhouse. Work included removal of an existing Rayburn, excavation of the original inglenook and modern blockwork removed. The stonework was repaired and restored. We laid a flagstone hearth, stonework joints raked and pointed with lime mortar. Whilst not listed, the ...
  • Replace a gas power flue fire with inset solid fuel stove

    Replace a gas power flue with an inset solid fuel stove - AfterKeep an existing fireplace with no chimney, and replace an elderly and inefficient gas power flue with an inset solid fuel stove and new flue. Our clients had an inefficient gas power flue gas fire, built into a cavity wall in a 1970′s property. They wanted to retain an existing Bath Stone surround, but wished ...
  • Cream Limestone Surround for Solid Fuel

    Cream Limestone Surround for Solid Fuel - 2Limestone Fireplace with Chrome detailing and granite hearth. Cream Limestone surround with staff bead detail on legs. Chrome trim and fret, together with highly polished hearth give a sharp contemporary look to a traditional house. The hearth is sectioned for solid fuel, with a slate heath plate, and an 18″ clay fireback has been fitted. Project ...
  • Art Deco Corbel

    Art Deco Corbel FireplaceElegant, fitting replacement for 1930′s house in limestone and chrome. Designed by John Cooper, this fireplace is for an attractive and unusual 1930’s house with original Art Deco detailing to the interior. The exterior façade is in natural stone with Bath stone window sills, mullions and keyed lintels. The original fireplace was missing, replaced in the ...
  • Bathstone fireplace

    Bathstone Fireplace Bathstone fireplace with stone hearth and open fire This fireplace is in a new (10 year old) extension to an old cottage. As built, the new fireplace had a small clay fireback with a relatively small 8″ flue, and our client wanted a much more elegant fireplace with a bigger fire. We came up with a ...
  • ss Great Britain fires

    SS Great Britain fires - from the dockProvide the furnaces as part of the recreation of the ss Great Britain engine. Feature Fire designed, made and installed the furnaces as part of the re-creation of the ss Great Britain fires in the engine room. Brunel’s ship was the world’s first great ocean liner. Launched in 1843, the ship set new standards in engineering, reliability ...
  • Elegant White Limestone Fireplace

    Elegant White Limestone Fireplace -1Classic and elegant white limestone fireplace for an elegant town house White French Lavaux limestone surround. Designed by us. Handcarved in our workshops, with traditional detailing and imposing shelf. Designed for an open fire in a newly built extension. The large cast insert is an Acquisitions Prince casting, very substantial and heavy duty, with solid fuel ...
  • Antalya Art Deco Stone Fireplace

    Antalya Art Deco Stone Fireplace - 1Imposing fireplace for ‘Grand Design’ coast house Large stylish fireplace to complement a modern, striking coastal house overlooking the Severn Estuary, a vast expanse on sand and sea. This is an intensely light house. Strong, light and hard interiors are softened by owner’s personal decorations. There is also a strong degree of perfection about both designer ...
  • Sandford Hand Carved Fireplace

    Sandford Hand Carved Fireplace - with stoveHand Carved Fireplace in Bath stone, Dream fireplace to complement an extensive refurbishment project. This renovation of a gracious old property, removing layers of poor quality modern additions, gave the opportunity to start from scratch. Our clients wanted an impressive fireplace, about 65″ wide, in workmanship and with materials that complemented the character of the house, and ...

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