Reproduction fireplaces

Fireplaces belong to an older, softer, slower world and bring a certain yesteryear refinement and cosiness to lounge/sitting/living-rooms. An extraordinary variety of fireplace designs exist, from Spartan to fanciful, from practical to unwieldy, from no-frills to frills galore, from antique to modern.

Modern fireplaces are rare, the modern-minded prefer central heating. People wanting the best of both worlds (modern functionality and old-world charm) could have the house built around the fireplace … or go for old! Well-maintained older houses are usually updated with the latest mod-cons whilst keeping their thatched roofs, ancient oak beams and antique fireplaces on full display.

Those who are seeking to remodel an existing fireplace are spoilt for choice. Original antique fireplaces are available in numerous styles and materials: for enormous rooms, a grandiose white marble or sculpted stone fireplace or a massive mahogany mantelpiece; for smaller rooms a cosier version in oak or hardwood or decorated brick. There are antique fireplaces, mantels, fire-guards and accessories to suit every preference.

Installing a fireplace in a newer house can be a challenge. In new houses with no chimney-type outlet, alternative systems are needed. One solution is the vintage wood-burning stove (also gas or coal-burning), which also serves for cooking. Passage to the outside is provided by thick metal tubing, necessitating just a round hole in the outside wall. There are some beautiful vintage wood-burning stoves available, in cast iron with the curvy legs of Victorian times.

Some older houses, reflecting the era when alternative heating first appeared, have bricked-up fireplaces that have become part of the wall; in this case, the fireplace can be recuperated. Nowadays, the antique fireplace is appreciated for its decorative comfy-cosy character rather than its heat-generating properties; it completes the ‘hearth and home’ motif, lending charming old-fashioned cosiness to any room.
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