Using stone slips to create a stone wall effect.
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Another tricky job, this fireplace work was undertaken in Tockholes, just out of Darwen, near Blackburn, Lancashire.
As the photographs show, the wood-burning stove fired the hot water to the house and the water pipes were visible, much to the annoyance of the house owner. The space between the back of the stove and the rear wall was no more than two inches.
Random stone was selected from Waddington Fell Quarry, and faces were cut to create 1″ inch stone slips, which when built behind the fire would create the illusion of a solid stone wall, whilst disguising the gas feed to the stove appliance.
Photos show both before and after pictures.