Cast Iron period fireplaces have seen a considerable revival
of interest over recent years, despite the fact that for
much of the latter part of the 20th century people ripped
out their old fireplaces and consigned them to the scrap
production techniques and authentic high quality reproduction
design has helped fuel the rebirth of interest in reproduction
cast iron fires in Victorian,
Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts and Art Deco styles.
Cast Iron Fireplaces tend to fall into 3 distinct categories
- the Arched Insert, Tiled Inserts, and Combinations.
Inserts are fireplaces like the Radley, (centre right),
which are arched or curved in style and are inserted into
a fascia with a wooden or stone mantel surround. Arched
Insert Fireplaces tend to look very businesslike, simple
in form and highly practical.
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Inserts, like the Tulip (top right) are fairly self explanatory
- the cast iron fireplace frame will have side panels of
decorative tiles inserted. These are most decorative and
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are complete all-in-one integrated fireplaces which include
the surround and mantel. Sometimes simply called 'Combinations',
as shown in the Celtic (bottom right) - one of our most
were very popular for bedroom settings in bygone days and
are making a strong comeback in decorative or practical
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method of completing a fire setting - the Fascia. We can
offer a range of styles in various finishes as well as several
inset gas fires and electric convector fire configurations.
The Fascia offers a greater degree of choice and opportunities
to 'mix and match' fascias with frames, fires, fire baskets
may be used in conjunction with any mantel or fire surround,
whether in wood, limestone, steel or marble.
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