FIREPLACE ARTICLES AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION
From time to time we publish articles and information on fireplaces - choosing fireplaces, materials used, maintenance, installation etc.. Please click a link below to read the full article.
A helpful visual guide to choosing the right fireplace for your situation. Use the graphic to help you consider all the options and implications involved in choosing a fireplace surround.
Although you can install your fireplace yourself, it's often more advisable to use a professional fitter. This is particularly important if you're fitting a gas fire or a solid fuel stove.
Skamolex Fire Board is a cost effective replacement for cast iron fireback linings used to protect the fire back and refect heat into the room - available from English Fireplaces
Before you select your fireplace give careful thought to the type of fire you intend to install. You will need to consider whether it will burn solid fuel (wood or coal) or will it feature a gas fire or an electric fire?
Fireplaces are not just for winter evenings - suitably decorated they can enhance your home thoughout each season.
Fireplaces should not be limited to the lounge or dining room - they can add a special charm to your bedroom and here we make some suggestiion for personalising and decorationg your bedroom fireplace.
It is important to be aware of potential dangers associated with open fires and their chimneys and know the routines and procedures to undertake in order to keep your family and home safe.
In order to keep your fireplace looking beautiful and in good working order it is necessary to develop a routine of cleaning and maintenance. This is not too onerous a job and will be well worthwhile.
When it comes to the dressing and decorating of a home, few features make an impact quite as profound as fireplaces. The immense visual appeal of fireplaces cannot be contended and there really is a wealth of options to choose from when choosing fireplaces.
Choosing fireplaces can be quite a difficult decision because there are so many features that need to be taken into consideration to ensure it looks the part in your home. There are a few tips which can be followed when it comes to picking fireplaces which will stand you in good stead.
Our fireplaces are at their best when there's a bright flame in the grate and a crackle in the air, and our customers love using them during the colder months of the year. When it warms up, however, your fireplace is still one of the main features in your room, and there's no reason why it has to stay bare and empty, just because you don't need to light a fire.
Fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular as people return their homes to their former glory. Period properties are common in the UK and each period has its own style of fireplace. Using this style, you can add accessories that are designed to make fireplaces the heart of your room and of your home.
If you're planning on redecorating a room, you need to think about the fireplaces before anything else. It's very difficult to insert a fireplace into a room that's already been completed. Far better to decide on your fireplace first and then match your décor to it.
Georgian fireplaces epitomise the elegance of an era. Incorporating early Renaissance designs makes the Georgian fireplace an intricate and expertly crafted piece of furniture. One of the key philosophies behind Georgian buildings and furniture was that everything had to be in proportion to everything else, and this is something that iconic architect Robert Adam was fascinated by.
In any home, it is often the fireplace that is the focal point of a room, and there is no style more iconic and distinctive than the Georgian style.
Details on which parts of the fireplace to measure when planning a new fireplace installation
Room, design and lifestyle considerations in choosing a new fireplace
Advice on fitting your new marble or stone fireplace
The right fireplaces can make all the difference to the atmosphere of your home.
Fireplaces offer more than warmth and comfort; a cosy hearth is primal, a connection to the earliest civilisations.
Fireplaces offer a focus, a place to sit, reflect and enjoy idle thoughts.
For anyone who has ever been in a stately home and seen a grand reproduction French fireplace, it is impossible not to be impressed with the visual presence and luxurious feel that they provide a room. There are many benefits which emerge from utilising reproduction French fireplaces.
Choosing fireplaces isn't something that should be taken lightly because fireplaces last for many years and it is important to get the decision right first time. When it comes to picking Louis style French fireplace it helps to know what you are looking for.
English Fireplaces has built a team of experts who pride themselves on understanding your needs and providing you with the perfect fireplaces for your home - let us help you choose the right fireplace for your home.
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