||Iron and non ferrous
castings have an association with fireplaces and stoves that
goes way back. Remember the cast iron kitchen range, practically
a standard feature in the home of yesteryear. And what about
the ornate brass fire irons so often found as part of a farmhouse
or inglenook fireplace.
Castings are just as popular today as ever and play an equally
important role in the 21st century of the fireplace and stove
industries as they have done in the years since Abraham Derby
perfected the techniques for casting iron.
Cast iron is a versatile and durable material and is equally
suited to withstanding the heat generated in a solid fuel coal
fire as it is to forming the decorative front to an open gas
It can be painted, polished, highlighted and combined with tiles
and other materials to form traditional and contemporary fireplace
and stoves designs that will be a perfect compliment to any
style of home.
And castings also come in non ferrous metals such as bronze,
brass and a variety of alloys.