Traditional brick fireplaces or exposed brick fireplaces and surrounds are once again gaining popularity in homes across Surrey and the rest of 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. At Wakeford Fireplaces we have been supplying and installing high quality brick fireplaces in homes across Surrey since 1984.
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Why Choose a Brick Fireplace or Surround?
Brick surrounds and fireplaces provide a naturally cosy and warm appearance to any room, whether you’re thinking of having it in your lounge or dining room. Our brick fireplaces can be installed in a wide range of styles and sizes to match the aesthetic of your home. We will work with you to come up with a fireplace design that is ideal for you. There is no doubt brick offers a uniquely warm feeling as a fireplace material. It conjures up images of the village pub or cottage living compared to something like limestone which is more sleek and minimal.
- Great looking
- Traditional look and feel
- Easily created from existing brick fireplaces
- Compatible with open fires, stoves and other fuel fires
A brick fireplace can suit a variety of property types and can be personalised to your requirements whether you’re looking for simple rustic brickwork or a painted fireplace, Wakefords can make it work for you.
Are Brick Fireplaces Hard to Clean?
In short no. But it does depend on how long the fireplace has been left without cleaning. If you are thinking of getting a new brick fireplace then cleaning should not be an issue as long as you keep up with it and don’t leave it a year at a time. Some decent scrubbing brushes are a very useful tool along with bathroom cleaner, oven cleaner and even white vinegar which can be really good at getting rid of soot. If you are considering bringing an old brick fireplace back to life so we can install a new fire for you then there are a few more powerful options. Mixing washing up liquid with salt creates an abrasive which can be really good for bringing up old soot stains. Bleach is also useful but obviously must be used with care and we always advise testing it on a very small area which cannot be seen.
Do not be daunted by the thought of cleaning a brick fireplace, they are simple to clean and look fantastic!
Can I Use My Existing Brick?
As well as creating new fireplaces we can also work with existing brickwork. In some cases this is not possible but in many a bit of care and attention can bring previously covered up brickwork to life. This brickwork can then from part of a new fireplace while maintaining the original character. Some homeowners are not even aware what is behind the plaster round their fireplace so get in touch to find out what can be done in your home.
Our Professional Service
Choosing the ideal fireplace for your home can be difficult, but we have the experience and expertise to help you make the decision. We can provide you with a long-lasting fireplace that offers excellent value for money and a real sense of sophistication and style for your home. We provide a personal service to each client, working with you through every step of the process – from installation to aftercare.
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If you are interested in having a brick fireplace installed in your home or you would just like some advice and guidance, get in contact with us today. You can us on 01483 223900 or email email@example.com and talk it through with a friendly member of the team. Alternatively you can visit our showroom in Surrey to get a flavour of the kinds of fireplaces we install.