A Blank Canvas

The client had purchased a new build semidetached property without a fireplace.

Having contacted Sarsen Energy, via a recommendation from a previous customer, we arranged a site visit from one of our surveyors, at a time convenient for the client, to discuss the possibilities of installing a multi-fuel stove. 


Having chosen the location of the new chimney and selected the appliance, we proceeded to construct the fireplace to the required dimensions compliant with current building regulations.

We installed a Twin-Wall flue through the property, boxing-in the flue in the first floor bedroom and installing a protective barrier in the roof space.

Having constructed the fireplace from block work, we then added a 'distressed' wooden beam above the aperture. We then lined the internals of the opening with a heat-resistant decorative board and installed plasterboard to the front and sides.

The chimney breast was then plastered in preparation for laying the slate hearth and the installation of the wood burning stove.

The Finished Article.

A slate hearth, with a superb Capital Fireplaces 490 Sigma wood burning stove.

The transformation from having a plain wall, to having a chimney constructed with a fully operational and compliant wood burning stove, was undertaken by Sarsen Energy in just four days.

Milton Lilbourne, April 2015