Limestone Fire Surround Installation

On July 26, 2012, in Fireplaces, by joinerbuilder

Fireplace Installation in Whalley, Lancashire. View more fireplace installations in Lancashire. Already a useful DIY’er, the customer had prepared the area and removed the skirting boards, allowing us to set the hearth level, fix the limestone surround to the wall, and make good round the recess with careful positioning of the lining and closers. The importance [...]

Lining A Fireplace Recess

On March 23, 2012, in Fireplaces, by joinerbuilder

Using stone slips to create a stone wall effect. View more fireplace installations in Lancashire. 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 [...]

Creating the Illusion of a Brick Fireplace Recess.

On July 15, 2011, in Fireplaces, by joinerbuilder

Fireplace Installation in Sabden, Clitheroe, Lancashire. View more fireplace installations in Lancashire. The brickwork in this fire recess was badly blackened, yet the home owner wanted to stay faithful to the original material, so the recess was boarded out, and lined with brick slips, which were pointed up as normal brickwork. This created the illusion of [...]