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How To Look After Your Marble Fireplace

A marble fireplace can make your living spaces look and feel incredibly luxurious, especially when the fire is lit and the flames are reflected in the stonework – but if you are tempted by this kind of fireplace, make sure you know how best to look after marble or it may not stand the test […]


Get Your House Ready For Winter Snap

The weather has been relatively mild so far this winter, but this is all set to change over the coming weeks. That is why experts have advised homeowners to begin to get their property winter-ready to protect it against weather damage.   As well as making good use of your antique fireplace and keeping your […]


Pinterest Reveals 2017 Interiors Trends

It’s that time of year when everyone stops and looks back over the past 12 months to see what’s been big, and starts to look ahead to the coming year to predict new trends.   Pinterest has put together a huge board covering all manner of trends that it thinks will be big in 2017, […]


Householders Warned About Accidental Festive Fires

Whether you have a log-burning stove or a beautiful slate fireplace at home, you need to make sure that you always stay fire safe – especially at Christmas time, when they’re bound to be used more and there are all sorts of flammable items kept nearby like the Christmas tree and tinsel.   Figures from […]


Will It Be A White Christmas After All?

A few weeks ago, the odds of us having a white Christmas were slashed by the bookies and no doubt you all rushed out to have your reclaimed fireplaces fitted in time so you could all stay nice and snug as the snow falls down around you.   But it seems that may have been […]


Get The Hygge Look With Antique Fireplaces

If you’re interested in interior design, then you’re sure to have come across the term ‘hygge’ over the last few weeks. This is a fresh new concept that’s come over here from Denmark and basically means living a comfortable and happy life, wherever you are and however you choose to live it. It’s characterised by […]


Gothic Style: Get The Look

The Gothic style first came to the fore in the Middle Ages and while it did fall out of favour for a couple of centuries, it enjoyed something of a revival come the 19th century thanks to the Victorians who were looking for something a little special for their home interiors. It was principally found […]


How To Clean A Fireplace

Now that winter has arrived (and we’re apparently in line for 120 days of snow over the coming weeks), you’d better make sure that your Edwardian fireplaces are in good working order so you can all stay as snug as bugs in rugs. It’s also important that you know how to keep it clean as […]


Iron Fireplaces – Early History

The first domestic iron fireplaces were no more than free standing baskets on legs, from these the stove grate developed, in which form it persisted as a built in wood-burning grate. By the second half of the eighteenth century most grates had begun to be set into the fireplace and had acquired side hobs, at […]

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