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Original fireplace, canopy, extended hearth and built in cupboards.
Starting to dismantle and take up the hearth.
The first of four bulk bags of rubble !
Removal of old birds nests and taking out bricks above the existing lintol so that we can make the opening bigger.
New opening and new supporting lintol ... propped while everything goes off.
Hearths, jambs and corbels installed and the stone in the rear of the opening is being built up.
The head of the fire surround is installed and ...
The finished project !
Original gas fire and tiled fireplace.
Making preparations for the new fire surround by creating a larger opening.
Incorporating a new supporting lintol.
Chimney breast extended and plasterboard fixed. Inner hearth goes down.
Outer hearth is installed and the beginning of the stone ashlar back.
Chimney breast is plastered ready for the installation of the new fire surround.
A beautiful new Dovedale fire surround in Bath Stone.