Whether you want to restore a period house to its former glory
or create an authentic look for a more modern home, you can be
confident that Stovax’s Classic Fireplaces take their inspiration
from genuine 19th Century designs. We also pride ourselves on the
fact that each remains an individual masterpiece, hand-cast to the
same specification as Georgian and Victorian originals, and
extensively finished to display a wealth of intricate detail.
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... with a modern slant
Alternatively, we also offer fireplaces with the most up-to-date
design to compliment modern interiors.
In several cases, we have added a 21st Century slant to the
design to make them even more appropriate to today’s homes and
lifestyles. For example, three models even been discreetly altered
to offer the added efficiency and economy of convected heat whilst
two others have been modified to allow installation into shallower
fireplace openings than their Victorian equivalents. Many models
can also specified with a gas fire, complete with remote
Developed during the Georgian era, these elegant fireplace fronts are equally suitable for modern homes.
Featuring arched or rounded styling, these models are also complete fireplaces that insert into a ‘builders opening’.
Complete fireplaces that insert into a ‘builders opening’. They incorporate side hobs that were originally used for cooking.
These intricate fireplaces faithfully recreate all the exuberance of the 19th Century fin de siecle style.
Fire backs are placed behind a fire and radiate heat from the back wall of the fireplace into the room to increase the heating efficiency.
Popular from the mid-1880s onwards, tiled fireplaces remain the epitome of Victorian flair for casting and colour.
Insert fireplaces are so called because they have built-in fire
backs and are designed to be inserted into chimney openings
measuring 36”w x 36”h (915 x 915mm) or larger. In appearance, these
can be completely cast (with or without hobs) or cast with slots
for decorative tiles. The former are generally the earlier designs
whilst those incorporating vertical ceramic tile panels became
particularly fashionable from the 1880s onwards.
Unlike an insert fireplace, which is complete with fire back and
grate, a front is literally that. Cast fronts came to the fore in
the Hanoverian era and were designed to reduce, obscure or
embellish a larger chimney opening. A fire basket is usually placed
behind the front.
Tiled fronts, on the other hand, have been developed by Stovax
to allow the Victorian and Art Nouveau style of fireplace to be
install against a standard 16”w x and 22”h (405 x 560mm) opening
with Milner tapered firebrick. Many homes constructed between the
1920s and 1980s, and some built since, have this type of