free standing wood burner alton

Free Standing Wood Burner, Alton, Hampshire

This freestanding wood burner is a Contura 810L with a twin wall chimney system. If you want a wood burner but don’t have a chimney in place a prefabricated twin wall chimney system is the simple solution. The basic requirement for a freestanding stove is a non combustible hearth & a flue to remove the combustion gasses.

A free standing wood burner is a great way to introduce a new clean and efficient heat source to you room.

free standing wood burner alton

freestanding wood burner with round hearth

Edwardian tiles fireplace with log burner

Tiled Fireplace Renovation with Log Burner, Guildford, Surrey

FireBug were commissioned to repair this old tiled fireplace in Guildford, Surrey. The original fireplace had a cast iron fireback and the hearth was in a very bad state of repair. First we removed the cast iron fireplace and backfill. To line the sides of the fireplace we built new brickwork to match the original brick work at the back of the fireplace. The hearth was taken back to the sub hearth level & new matching tiles were laid. The tiles are a hand glazed fireplace tile, made in the traditional way so they matched perfectly.

With a fireplace opening of this size the goto log burner is the Hobbit by Salamander stoves. FireBug can supply and fit Hobbit stoves and all the Salamander accessories. Although the Hobbit looks small, it still has a output of 4 Kw which is by no means to small for a room of this size.

Renovating this fireplace has give the customer a working and efficient appliance without having to take away one of the original features of the house.

tiled fireplace with log burner

Vintage tile fireplace with hobbit log burner

victorian tiled fireplace with log burner

Edwardian tiles fireplace with log burner

Chesney wood burner in Atlantic blue

Chesney’s Beaumont Wood Burner in Atlantic Blue, Ash Green, Surrey

The beautiful stove chosen for this installation was a Chesney’s Beaumont 5 finished in Atlantic Blue. When choosing a coloured stove often the subtler the colour the better the effect, which is why we like the Atlantic blue and also the sage green from Chesney’s.

This job involved removing a large brick fireplace which had been installed in the 1960’s. After inspection it became apparent that the chimney required repointing. Luckily this property is a bungalow so the access requirements were quite minimal. The chimney was repointed, flaunting replaced and disused chimney pot capped. We then lined the chimney with a stainless steel flexible flue from Poujoulat. The fireplace interior was finished in a lime render whilst the front and sides of the chimney breast were plastered. There heart here is a honed granite (that is a smooth, matt finish granite).

Notice how the customer has painted the chimney breast a dark blue colour similar to the stove, but has painted the interior of the fireplace in a mid grey tone. It is always a good idea when choosing colours to make sure that you retain contrast between the stove and the inside of the fireplace. If you were to paint the inside of the fireplace to match the stove the definition of the stove can become lost in shadow.

Remodelling this customers fireplace and installing an efficient wood burner has totally changed the feel of the room. It’s given a beautiful aesthetic whilst also being a practice way to heat the room.

ornate wood burner in Atlantic blue

Chesney wood burner in Atlantic blue

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.

scratch coat preparing for plaster
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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

externally build fireplace

External Fireplace with Twinwall Flue, Farnham, Surrey

FireBug were commissioned to construct an external fireplace chamber with twin wall chimney system.

This customer wanted to create a fireplace in a room without a chimney, but they didn’t want to loose the space that an internal false chimney breast take up. The solution is to build the fireplace chamber on the outside of the house.

This construction requires a small footing to be laid to support the weight of the new brickwork. We then match the construction of the main house, that is double skin brickwork with insulation. The fireplace chamber is operated from the roof structure by a fire break. We then run a twin wall chimney system to through the new roof structure to the correct termination height above the roof.

We then laid a granite front and back hearth inside and fitted a limestone fireplace surround. After this came the plastering and finally fitting the wood burning stove. The stove here is a salisbury 5 series.

Now our customer has a a safe & efficient way to heat their living room as well as a beautiful centre point to the room.

twinwall exits an external fireplace

twinwall exits an external fireplace

externally build fireplace

externally build fireplace

free standing stove on granite hearth

Freestanding Wood Burning Stove, Four Marks, East Hampshire

As part of the renovation of this bungalow in Four Marks, we were commissioned to install a freestanding wood burning stove. This property didn’t have a chimney so it was required to fit a twinwall flue system. The chimney runs up through the ceiling, through the loft space, and exits through the roof. The stove choice here was a Contura 850 in black finish on a textured granite hearth.

Contura is a great choice of stove for this style of installation. With its low distance to combustibles, the Contura range of wood burning stoves can sit just 100mm away from a combustible wall. The tall design of the stove also works better aesthetically when a stove is freestanding in the room. It is also quite handy to have an area to store your wood beneath the stove.

Twinwall flue installation

Twinwall flue in hampshire

free standing stove on granite hearth

modern fireplace surround with inset log burner

Modern Fireplace Surround With Inset Log Burner, Headley, Hampshire

FireBug were asked to create a modern fireplace surround to house an inset wood burning stove. The fireplace is created out of brickwork with a heat proof render to finish. We made the mantlepiece from a beautiful piece of horse chestnut. This is finished with a natural wax and shows the natural edge of the wood.

The stove is a Contura i5 inset stove. We manufactured a trim which is painted to match the stove to really finish the fireplace off. Luckily we managed to utilise the original hearth which sits in front of the fireplace and inside the wood store area.

This fireplace really transformed the room and gave the customers a clean and efficient way to heat their living room.

modern fireplace surround with inset log burner

modern fireplace surround with inset log burner

modern fireplace surround with inset log burner

modern fireplace surround with inset log burner

modern wood burner in inglenook fireplace

Wood Burner Installation Into Inglenook Fireplace, Bighton, Alresford, Hampshire

We were commissioned to fit a Chesney’s Shoreditch wood burner into an old inglenook fireplace in Bighton. The fireplace had been modelled a number of times over the years & was currently used as an open fire. We first removed the brick build fireplace chamber and seats. The chimney was lined and insulated and a new steel register plate fitted. We then lime rendered the interior of the fireplace and plastered the chimney breast. Where the original fire sate there was very bad damage to the brick hearth – the customer chose to have a new slate hearth laid to cover this area. We then repaired and stained the rest of the brick hearth to match the front section.

The stove is a Chesney’s Shoreditch 5 in silver finish. The hearth is a riven slate over an old brick hearth. The little door on the left of the fireplace is an old bread oven.

modern wood burner in inglenook fireplace

modern wood burner in inglenook fireplace

modern wood burner in inglenook fireplace

inglenook fireplace prior to works

Scan wood burning stove Hampshire

Free Standing Log Burner, Lasham, East Hampshire

This Scan 83-3 Maxi log burner is all that is needed to heat this log cabin. The stove is stood on a glass hearth, letting you see the wood floe underneath. A twinwall flue system serves as the chimney for the appliance. A Woodburning appliance is the perfect way to heat an off grid property such as this.

free standing log burner in wood cabin

free standing log burner in wood cabin