We were called to look at a fireplace in a beautiful old house in Rotherwick, Hook. The fireplace had been bricked up to a very small opening but upon inspection we could see that the original fireplace was much bigger. As we unpicked the old fireplace we revealed a lovely sized opening with a nice swept arch of rustic brickwork.
We swept tested and lined the chimney with help of a cherry picker. after a few repairs we repointed the brickwork inside the fireplace with lime mortar and plastered the face of the chimney breast. The hearth material here is a riven slate – the perfect match for rustic brickwork. This is one of our favourite stoves – the Salisbury 5 by Chesney.
Opening up this fireplace and fitting a beautiful stove like the Chesney’s has transformed the room. Most importantly it has also introduced a clean renewable way to heat the room whilst giving that cosiness only a fire can provide.