traditional wood burner with non combustible mantle

Esse 100SE Multi Fuel Stove Installation, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire

FireBug remodelled this fireplace at a property in Chawton. The original was an inefficient open fire with brickwork surround. We removed this, relined the fireplace with a nice multi blend brickwork & fitted a non combustible mantle piece. The customers design required us to set the mantle piece in a position where an oak mantle would have been too close to the flue pipe. The solution for the was to install a non-combustible beam – you would be hard pressed to guess that this wasn’t actually a wooden beam.

The stove is a traditional styled Esse 100SE mutli fuel. A perfect stove for the wide opening. We sat this upon a large riven slate hearth. Although a hearth of this size is beyond the minimum requirements set out by the building regulations – a deep heath like this means that the stove door will stay over the hearth even when fully open. This prevents any ash dropping from the door onto the carpet.

We left the customer with a great way to heat their living room, which is clean, efficient and a great central feature for the room.

log burner with non combustible mantle piece

non combustible mantlepiece

traditional wood burner with non combustible mantle

false chimney breast with chesneys stove

Chesney’s Salisbury 8 Log Burner With Twin Wall Flue System

One of our customers wanted to create a new focal point for their living room. They required a larger stove for the size and location of the room. We decided to fit a Chesney’s Salisbury 8 Multi Fuel stove. As there was no existing chimney present in the room we fitted a new factory made twin wall flue system. This ran through the wall and up the outside of the property.

To be in keeping with the house we opted to build a false chimney breast to house the log burner. This was a clockwork construction with a rustic rural blend brick interior. The customer specified a very rustic riven slate hearth & slim oak mantlepiece.

The Chesney’s Salisbury 8 gave the room a perfect central point. The final product blended in perfectly and gave them an efficient way of heating the room with a renewable fuel.

twinwall flue with brick fireplace

brick lined false chimney breast

lon burner with twinwall flue

salisbury 8 stove with brick fireplace

false chimney breast with chesneys stove

Stuv Inset wood burner with brick fireplace

Stuv Inset Log Burner Installation, Bordon, Hampshire

FireBug were asked to fit a stove into this customers brickwork fireplace. When a fireplace opening is very small it is often best to fit an inset log burner. This type of stove will give you the biggest firebox for the size of the opening, as opposed to a freestanding that will need an air gap around the stove. The Stuv Inset looked great with the very modern looking fireplace. We removed the original fireback, swept and then lined the chimney. Fitting and testing the Stuv inset was the final stage.

This is one of FireBugs favourite inset stoves available, along with the Contura i4 – the goto stoves when a small inset log burner is required.

Stuv Inset wood burner with brick hearth

Stuv Inset wood burner with brick fireplace

log burner with brick slip fireplace

Log Burner Installation, Camberley, Surrey

We were commissioned to install a Purefire Panoramic log burner into a new property in Camberley. A light brickwork hearth was matched with brick slips to line the fireplace. The chimney was constructed with a new Isokern pumice chimney liner. The customer supplied the great looking panoramic stove which we connected, tested and HETAS certificated.

log burner with brick slip fireplace

modern log burner with brick fireplacefireplace air supply

Charnwood log burner ropley

Log Burner Installation, Ropley, Hampshire

FireBug were hired to update the fireplace in this victorian house in Ropley. The customer had already sourced a great stove – The C-four from Charnwood. The chimney needed sweeping, lining and some repairs to the chimney stack. We also capped the two disused chimney pots. There was an existing slate hearth with a wooden fireplace surround. We had to change the surround for a floating mantlepiece to meet the required distance to combustibles. There was also some changes needed to the brick lining of the fireplace. After plastering the fireplace looked great. They now have a great looking, clean burning, heat source for their front room.

Charnwood log burner ropley

brickwork fireplace surround guildford

Log Burner in Country Cottage, Compton, Guildford, Surrey

This cottage is Compton in Surrey had an inefficient open fire that needed attention. There was a wooden lintel used in the brick fireplace and the opening had been closed down to try to make the fire work more efficiently. We first changed the oak support for a non combustible lintel with matching brickwork to face. Opened up the fireplace to the original opening size. The chimney was lined with a flexible flue liner and fitted with a rain cap. We then fitted a new oak mantle piece finished in a lime wax. This gave it a light finish to match the tiles of the hearth. The Stove is a Purefire Panoramic stove. The room is now cosy and warm with a clean and efficient wood burner.

log burner with oak mantle and matching shelves

Log Burner with Oak mantlepiece, Deepcut, Surrey

This property had an open fireplace that had been blocked up. Initially we opened up thew fireplace, swept and lined the chimney. The brickwork inside the fireplace benefited from being cleaned up and repointed with a lime mortar. The hearth had already been laid, it was adequate and looked right for the fireplace. The stove is an ACR Oakdale with high legs – its a very efficient stove and heats the room up in no time. To finish this install we fitted a rustic oak mantle piece above the fireplace and also fitted two shelves of a similar size into the alcove next to the fireplace. All were finished with a danish oil to give a natural effect.

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Large rustic fireplace with chesney wood burner

Chesney Log Burner Installation, Hook, Hampshire

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.

Large rustic fireplace with chesney wood burner

Double sided wood burner in rustic brick fireplace

Double Sided Wood Burner Installation, Farnham, Surrey

This property featured a double sided open fireplace. Fireplaces like this are often the poorest performing and as you can see by the staining above the fireplace – this one had been spilling smoke for years. To give the customer a properly working, safe and efficient way of heating their room we fitted a Parkray Aspect 4, double sided wood burner. This required us to sweep and line the chimney. The hearth looked great but did require some repair work where the original fire basket has sat. The staining on the very aged brickwork was actually a great aesthetic of this fireplace – and looked great with the addition of the new, slightly modern look of the stove.

brick fireplace with Chesneys wood burner

Brickwork Fireplace with Salisbury 4 Wood Burner, Bordon, Hampshire

The challenge here was to make a very small fireplace opening look a little more in proportion with the room it was in. We kept the inside of the fireplace as the original bare brickwork to keep the opening as wide as possible. The choice of bricks were a rural cottage blend – not too dissimilar from the interior of the fireplace but a much more aesthetically appealing brick & with the rustic look the customer wanted. The mantlepiece was made from a piece of beech which we danish oiled & the hearth was a lovely riven slate. The wood burner is a Chesney’s Salisbury 4 in black finish. A very nice job with another happy customer.

brick fireplace with Chesneys wood burner
brick fireplace surround with beec h mantlepiece and hearth samples
brickwork fireplace with oiled mantlepiece
rustic brick fireplace with slate hearth and wood burner
brick fireplace with Chesneys wood burner