Cottage Fireplace

DateDecember 2018
Location Aylesbury
Client Cottage Style Fireplace
Category Residential

The existing ‘off the shelf’ gas fire suite just wasn’t going to fit the bill when this very astute retired lady relocated from a much-loved large country house. Her dream retirement home had to include a traditional fireplace and a stove which she had been used to for many years.

Our Solutions

We opened up the fireplace to maximise the space in the chamber This also helped to make a small living room feel more spacious.

The enlarged chamber was lined with a brick-lined fireboard for a rustic feel. Hand made bricks from Yorkshire are cut into slithers and applied to the board. This makes the boards light enough to work with without needing to employ a specialist brick layer.

A new custom cut natural slate hearth was laid with generous proportions to the sides to provide space for log baskets.

To finish the look, a french oak kiln-dried beam was fitted across the top of the brickwork to create a feature mantle shelf.

To create a softer feel a grey colour was chosen for the Charnwood Island 1. The project took only 3 days to complete and transformed the main reception room of the house.