The Grass Is Greener

We had been recommended to this client by a friend.

They had heard how efficient modern stoves are and coupled with the fact that they are so much easier to clean and more controllable than an open fire they gave us a call.

They didn't want anything too modern, but wanted clean lines.

By the end of day one we had removed the existing surround and hearth, excavated to reveal the original builders opening, installed a concrete lintel and lined the chimney with a Class 1 904-Grade flexible stainless steel liner.

At the end of day two the installation was complete with a sandstone hearth laid, heat resistant decorative board lining the internals of the aperture, register plate fitted, an angle iron frame to the edges, a bespoke oak beam above the opening, the chimney breast plastered and a Charnwood C-4 multi fuel stove installed.

The finished installation looks stunning.

Painting the decorative board in a similar colour to furnishings in the room, really enhances the feature of the fireplace.

In this instance the client chose to use the same colour as the rug (it is not grass in their lounge as some people have mentioned) to bring the stove into the room.

Their comment on the completion of our installation:

"We are over the moon with all the work carried out, our dream has now come true! Workmen Lovely too! Thank you!"

Great Cheverell, February 2014