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For many people whether for aesthetic reasons or the wish to retain the original authenticity of the property there is no other choice than to renovate or install a real solid fuel fire.

blog-solid fuel fire-georgianAn open fire can provide a cost effective and reliable form of heating and presents the opportunity to create a delightful ambience to any home.  Whether you are trying to recapture, restore and compliment period features in your home or want to add a contemporary centrepiece to a modern setting, there has never been so much choice.

Most fireback’s are copies of originals with some designs dating back to the 17th century and offer  an ideal opportunity  of trying to pay tribute to and enhance the original historical charm of a property. Sizes tend to range from sixteen inches (40 cms) for the smaller fire opening to a huge forty-two inch (106cms) more suited to the setting of a large inglenook fireplace.  Again, fire baskets and grate sets range in size from sixteen inches through to forty-two inches with traditional spiked swan’s nests being constructed of cast iron making them ideal for burning wood fuels.  More contemporary designs are often hand-made using the traditional skills of the blacksmith and fashioned from wrought iron with replaceable cast iron base grates making them suitable for burning coals or logs.

In addition to the enormous range of fire baskets, grates, mantle, and hearth sets available for burning solid fuels there is huge range of accessories including fire dogs, companion sets, coal scuttles, log tongs and turners, pokers and much more to use and to dress your fireplace which, are available in a variety of metals from traditional brass to sleek stainless steel. 

Within’s merchant retailers premier showrooms you’ll find exclusively designed and crafted stone mantels and hearth sets ranging from clean white limestone, beautifully coloured marbles and granites to the equally traditional materials of brick, tile, and cast iron fireplaces.   There are fire baskets and grate sets to fit the smaller fireplace opening through to the largest of inglenooks to either confirm the most traditional of looks or introduce the most progressive of avant –garde designs to your home. Just click the Showrooms logo below to peruse local online show rooms for ideas or purchases or return back to knowledge hub for more assistance to refine and find more ideas  



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Whatever fireplace you choose, whatever the weather, whatever the time of year, you’ll always look forward to returning home to the warm welcome of a fire, found at

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by Phil Cleaver



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