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For those who require a truly unique carved stone fireplace, designed to their exact specification, The Open Fire Centre's Bespoke Stone Fireplace Service is ideal.
Drawing on the wealth of experience available from our stone masons who specialize in fine carving in stone from small ornemental work up to large church restoration work, there is no limit to the range of styles available.
All types of made to measure stone fireplaces can be designed and supplied.
birth of a fireplace
A skilled stone mason assesses a slab of Yorkshire Sandstone for its suitability for creating a fireplace. The stone is checked for texture, colour, veining and freedom from flaws.
After being selected for suitability, the large block is cut to thickness on the large circular saw.
Stocks of stone are held from quarries all over Yorkshire and surrounding areas. Yorkshire stone offers a wide variety of colours and textures. There are white, yellow and cream limestones, grey and brown sandstones and the best known Yorkstone, the hard, fine grained buff Millstone Grit quarried in Huddersfield.
Power tools are used to shape the block to the approximate shape required.
Employing the traditional skills and tools used for generations, this young, award winning mason combines craftsmanship and artistry to create carvings of exquisite beauty.
All parts complete, all that is needed is for our qualified installer to transform the parts into a striking feature in the customer's home.
The Finished product
|In addition to
our bespoke stone fireplaces, we supply the Wessex ranges
of contemporary and traditional natural limestone
fireplaces and The Calder range of Yorkshire Stone
Made from Yorkshire Sandstone, Yorkshire Limestone or mellow cream Cotswold Limestone, our fireplaces are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes and represent Britain's fastest growing range of natural stone carved fireplaces.
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