What can be better than resting by a glowing fire during winter. The focal point of any living space the fire, be it a log burner or open fire, deserves to be dressed in the best natural materials available.
At Windsmere Stone and Granite Ltd we offer a wide range of bespoke, made to measure fire surrounds, mantles and hearths in granite, limestone, Bath stone, marble and slate. From the ultra modern and sleek look to classic designs still popular today our team are able to bring to life any design using natural materials. Visit our showroom where we have a number of fireplaces to inspire you or we can work to your designs if preferred.
If you would like more information or a quote for a fire surround and/or hearth please get in touch or better still call into the showroom to see the variety of natural stones and designs for yourself.
We have highly experienced craftsman and traditional stonemasons with the ability to create custom made stone fire surrounds and hearths to your own specification in natural stone.
Whether you have a specific design in mind or you would like to incorporate details from different designs into one bespoke design we can help you create your vision.
All our fire surrounds and hearths are made to measure to ensure they fit your requirements, working with Bath, Portland and York Limestones.
We also work with marbles and granites and can access a wide range of different materials from a range of UK suppliers, all ensuring we can find the best material for your project.
Most natural materials can be used as a hearth including marbles, granites and limestones. There are so many to choose from and all have their own beauty and character helping your project remain unique.
Black or dark grey is still the most popular choice for a fire hearth for those with a working log burner of open fire and we stock Italian Black Honed Slate and Honed Nero Granite in both 20mm and 30mm thicknesses so that we can work to your templates or dimensions to create a bespoke hearth in as little as 7 days.
But dark hearths are not just for those looking for the traditional finish. The simplicity of some materials such are Nero Granite can help create a striking and modern look for use with and with out a fire to create that much needed focal point.
Many are opting for a pared back look and choosing to have a mantel above the fire chamber opening with any surrounds. This look is simplicity itself and looks fantastic in modern and character properties alike.
Working in limestone block we can create a 'floating' mantel by hand, with or without corbels. Not only does the mantel help to bring proportion to the fire opening, it can also protect items hung above the fire such as TV's.
Many do not have or are not able to create a large fire chamber opening but all is not lost. Using inserts the visible wall between the chamber opening and the inner edge of the fire surround can be hidden.
More recently it has become popular to reinstate hearths even when there will not be a working fire. This type of project presents a fantastic opportunity to explore the many different materials available. Marbles can give a modern, geometric feel whilst the naturally occurring fossil content of Jura Blue and Beige limestones create an organic, natural look.