This project was part of a Victorian farmhouse extension and house refurbishment. The owner wanted something ‘out of the ordinary’ for their new open plan living room. A fabulous new Oak-framed barn extension had been completed. The interior of the barn had a high vaulted ceiling and wonderful proportions and natural tones throughout. Furthermore the fireplace was to become the centre of attraction. Its purpose, in addition to providing a great heat source, was to inject interest and personality into the family living space.
Chaplin Farrant Wiltshire architects appointed us and we worked with another of our trusted masonry suppliers. Therefore we were able to advise the client on how to create their bespoke fireplace. This included designing the fireplace to the best proportions, in the right material and in the correct detail.
The client had very specific requirements. The fireplace had to have a ‘rounded appearance’ to the chimney stack as well as a ‘brick built round chimney’ at the top. This meant a steel structure had to be built to hold the flue into place. In addition it had to take the weight of the bricks positioned at the top.