Wakefords have over 30 years experience supplying and installing fireplaces to homes in Surrey and the South East. Their friendly, professional team are able to project manage installations, advise on fire types and provide a vast range of fires, stoves and fireplaces to choose from, including everything from cast iron fireplaces to marble and limestone. Having the right fireplace can really enhance the choice of fire or stove, and the right advise is critical.
For many people a fireplace refers to the entire fire and surround but it should actually be considered a separate part of the final feature. There are a number of materials and finishes used for creating fireplaces and each has it’s own unique properties. Getting the right fire or stove is critical when it comes to heat, safety and efficiency requirements. However; getting the right fireplace can make the difference between just having a fire or having a treasured centre piece in a room that will be loved for years to come.
Cast Iron Fireplaces
This type of fireplace is typified by the ornate Victorian style surrounds. Always in a heavy black matte finish these fireplaces bring style and gravitas to any room. A cast iron fireplace is often smaller than other styles and, as such, is perfectly suited to town houses and smaller rooms. For those who enjoy patterns and detail; a cast iron fireplace may well be fire surround of choice. When it comes to classic style a traditional cast iron fireplace is tough to beat; with its sleek arching lines and intricate patterns this timeless design remains a very popular choice.
Wood comes in a variety of finishes, shapes and sizes and as such offers a raft of choices when it comes to wooden fireplaces. For a cottage or country style home a large wooden beam fireplace offers a solid and tactile choice. For more modern or smaller rooms wood can be used to create ornate patterns and lines to go with most interior styles. As well as the options wood provides when it comes to style it can also be finished in a varied array of colours and varnishes as well as being left in a semi natural state. Another advantage of wood is that it can be painted and so doesn’t need to be completely replaced if the room is totally redecorated.
Limestone and Marble Fireplaces
Timeless, hard wearing and solid; a stone fireplace has long been a classic choice for stylish homes. The range of colours and patterns found in natural stone means no two fireplaces are the same and it is, in part, this uniqueness that makes Marble and Limestone fireplaces so popular. The array of styles and sizes means natural stone fireplaces are not limited to a certain type of room and can be found in many types of home.
Traditional brick fireplaces are gaining popularity in homes across the country. Affording a timeless charm and functioning as a lovely feature piece for your home, a brick fireplace could be the perfect focal point of any property.
Whatever your taste when it comes to fireplaces Wakefords are happy to advise and help you find the right one for your home so get in touch today to discuss your requirements. We have a number of different styles on show at any one time in our Surrey showroom so if you are unsure of which fireplace would best suit your home come and visit us to find out more.