Chesney’s Salisbury 4 wood burner with floating oak mantle piece. This Victorian townhouse in Farnham had a cast iron fireplace and wooden surround. This was probably fitted the last ten years and wasn’t to the customer’s taste.
The chimney required sweeping and lining and some minor repairs. We also capped the other four disused chimney pots to keep the nesting birds and water ingress at bay. This was a particularly inaccessible chimney which needed scaffolding to do the required work.
After removing the surround and cast fireback we lime rendered the inside of the fireplace and plastered the front and sides of the chimney breast. It is at this point that we measure up for the hearth and get it cut by our stone mason. The customer requested a floating oak mantlepiece with a square planed finish to match the other woodwork in the room.
Once made we laid the hearth and fitted the mantle piece. The final stage is to install and test the wood burner. This has given the customer the much cleaner look that they wanted whilst giving them an efficient and clean way to heat their living room.