Long Crendon - Reinstating an inglenook

The new family who had become the custodians of this 16th century listed 'chocolate-box' cottage decided to reinstate some of it's original features.

We removed the modern stone fireplace which prevented proper sweeping access and posed a risk to the thatched roof from chimney fire. We cleaned behind the stonework and laid matching hearth tiles once the fireplace was removed.

The chimney stack was raised to meet Building Regulations with new brick courses and a taller chimney pot.

A new insulated flue system was installed to minimise heat build up in the thatch. This was connected to the elegant Charnwood Island 1 multi fuel stove with double doors.

The homeowners were delighted with the results after only 3 days of work; a safe and pleasurable way of heating their home.

"Really professional advice from the outset. Our stove was installed in place of an existing open fireplace so involved removal of tiles and making good of the floor underneath. Everything was carried out quickly and efficiently and the end result looks amazing!"

In just one week and with the minimum disruption, the living room had been lifted from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Call now to see how we can make your fireplace really impress on 01844 342400.

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