Typical open fireplaces in many British homes are often too small to accommodate a free-standing wood burning stove. Freestanding stoves are designed to have air circulating all around them, and it is especially important that there is as much space above a stove as possible with, ideally, at least 100mm on either side and 25-50mm behind.
Fortunately, many chimney breasts are wide enough to allow us to open them up to really make the most of the installation. (Alternatively, we can position the stove in front of the chimney breast, with the flue connecting back into the chimney.)
Employing several teams of experienced installers, and carrying large stocks of specialist-sourced beams, bricks and tiles, we have built many bespoke fireplaces for customers, spanning the whole spectrum from traditional rustic to modern ascetic.