News and useful information about fireplaces
In our continued series on fireplace facts, we take a brief look at dog grates.
A look at fireplaces designed during the Arts and Crafts Movement era.
A brief look at the Louis Revival fireplaces that we sell in our showroom in Levenshulme.
A look at fireplace fenders in relation to the Art Nouveau movement. From 1890 to 1914, Art Nouveau was a highly popular art movement which has inspired many architects and designers.
When you buy an antique fireplace, you see two posts on the left and right hand sides of your fireplace. They have one essential function as well as being an embellishment to your hearth. They are known as andirons, or firedogs and embellish horizontal iron bars.
At The Antique Fireplace Restoration Company, we like to go the extra mile with our services, offering extras and options that most fireplace manufacturers and restorers don’t. With years of experience in the industry, we have expanded our product and service selection, allowing us to provide you with the most up-to-date methods and processes when it comes to arranging your ideal fireplace set-up.
Fireplaces are often seen to be the focal point of a room, comparable to a work of art. A fire surround is the equivalent of a picture frame and draws attention to the fireplace. Fire surrounds come in a variety of styles, from a range of materials they are crafted from to the period they were created in, for example, the Victorian era.
If you want to inject character and ambience into any room then the flickering effects of a fire will instantly create an inviting and homely setting; however the result can be somewhat diluted if the fire is not faultlessly framed. Furthermore, a fireplace design that complements the fire perfectly will ostensibly enhance the value of your home also.
A fireplace is without a doubt the very heart of a home. Offering a sense of beauty and tranquillity alongside the ability to provide a welcome relief from the stresses of the modern world, it only makes sense that such additions have been around for centuries.