Classic Fireplaces

Traditional style

Whether you want to restore a period house to its former glory or create an authentic look for a more modern home, you can be confident that Stovax’s Classic Fireplaces take their inspiration from genuine 19th Century designs. We also pride ourselves on the fact that each remains an individual masterpiece, hand-cast to the same specification as Georgian and Victorian originals, and extensively finished to display a wealth of intricate detail.

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... with a modern slant

Alternatively, we also offer fireplaces with the most up-to-date design to compliment modern interiors.

In several cases, we have added a 21st Century slant to the design to make them even more appropriate to today’s homes and lifestyles. For example, three models even been discreetly altered to offer the added efficiency and economy of convected heat whilst two others have been modified to allow installation into shallower fireplace openings than their Victorian equivalents. Many models can also specified with a gas fire, complete with remote controls!

Classic Fireplaces

London Fronts

London Fronts

Developed during the Georgian era, these elegant fireplace fronts are equally suitable for modern homes.

Cast Iron Insert Fireplaces

Cast Iron Insert Fireplaces

Featuring arched or rounded styling, these models are also complete fireplaces that insert into a ‘builders opening’.

Cast Iron Hob Grate Inserts

Cast Iron Hob Grate Inserts

Complete fireplaces that insert into a ‘builders opening’. They incorporate side hobs that were originally used for cooking.

Art Nouveau Tiled Fireplaces

Art Nouveau Tiled Fireplaces

These intricate fireplaces faithfully recreate all the exuberance of the 19th Century fin de siecle style.

Cast Fire Backs

Cast Fire Backs

Fire backs are placed behind a fire and radiate heat from the back wall of the fireplace into the room to increase the heating efficiency.

Victorian Tiled Fireplaces

Victorian Tiled Fireplaces

Popular from the mid-1880s onwards, tiled fireplaces remain the epitome of Victorian flair for casting and colour.

Insert Fireplaces

Insert fireplaces are so called because they have built-in fire backs and are designed to be inserted into chimney openings measuring 36”w x 36”h (915 x 915mm) or larger. In appearance, these can be completely cast (with or without hobs) or cast with slots for decorative tiles. The former are generally the earlier designs whilst those incorporating vertical ceramic tile panels became particularly fashionable from the 1880s onwards.

Fireplace Fronts

Unlike an insert fireplace, which is complete with fire back and grate, a front is literally that. Cast fronts came to the fore in the Hanoverian era and were designed to reduce, obscure or embellish a larger chimney opening. A fire basket is usually placed behind the front.

Tiled fronts, on the other hand, have been developed by Stovax to allow the Victorian and Art Nouveau style of fireplace to be install against a standard 16”w x and 22”h (405 x 560mm) opening with Milner tapered firebrick. Many homes constructed between the 1920s and 1980s, and some built since, have this type of chimney.