We removed our customers original cast iron arched insert a few weeks ago and sandblasted it back to bare metal and refinished in a matt black high temp paint. The damper plate was very badly corroded by soot and damp, we repaired and rebuilt the damper plate and took it to a foundry to be cast in iron giving it another 200 year lifespan. Our customer wanted a small cast iron surround which we managed to locate for them using our extensive trade contacts. The surround and insert were fitted on a slate hearth for solid fuel. Uncategorized
We removed and restored 5 antique cast iron surrounds, from a beautiful period property in Ladywell, South East London. The surrounds were sandblasted back to bare metal and refinished with a matt black high temperature paint. They were fitted with slate hearths, slate slips and traditional firebaskets. Pics will be on http://www.facebook.com/rpsfireplaces in the near future. Uncategorized
We installed a beautiful Morso stove in a house in Beckenham, Kent along with a slate hearth, slate slips and a restored antique cast iron surround finished in a full polish finish. This installation looked amazing when finished, very satisfying for us and the customer was stunned. Pics on http://www.facebook.com/rpsfireplaces soon. Uncategorized
We installed a Gallery Fireplaces Brompton agean limestone surround with Jubilee cast iron arch and granite hearth for solid fuel use in Tonbridge. Its a great fireplace with clean classic lines and manages to give a period design a modern twist. One of our favorite reproductions. Pics on http://www.facebook.com/rpsfireplaces soon. Uncategorized
Busiest day to date, today we decided to install 2 restored marble surrounds with antique restored cast iron inserts and granite hearths and a wood surround with cast iron and granite hearth in Reading. The away team left at 6am and got home at 9pm!! At the same time we installed a wood surround with original restored arch insert and slate hearth in Putney. All in all 4 fittings in a day is our record so far!! Uncategorized
First day of a 2 day fitting. Installing 2 reclaimed period marble surrounds and restored cast iron inserts on the original tiled hearths. Day 1 so a huge Carrara marble keystone arched marble surround fitted with an original arched insert for solid fuel use. Pics on http://www.facebook.com/rpsfireplaces soon. Uncategorized
This week we have been working on the restoration of 4 fireplaces designed by Victorian designer Thomas Jekyll. The fireplaces have all been completely restored back to there original state.
We’ve also been working on several Edwardian firebaskets, completely dismantling, repairing, polishing and rebuilding them in a long but ultimately rewarding process. Uncategorized
We installed a restored Georgian Carron half-hob grate fireplace into an existing Georgian wooden surround, using slate slips to neaten it all up. The fireplace was installed for solid fuel use. Pics will be on http://www.facebook.com/rpsfireplaces soon. Uncategorized
A double fitting in West Wickham of 2 Gallery Collection tiled inserts and pine surrounds, complete with slate hearths for solid fuel use. The pine surrounds were left UN waxed and with a primer coat ready for the customer to choose a top coat.
Our fitting in East Dulwich was an original antique Victorian stone surround with an original restored cast iron arched insert, installed on slate tiles for solid fuel use. Uncategorized
Today we installed 2 tiled inserts with made to measure pine surrounds and slate hearths. When the customer contacted us they had a fireplace in the lounge that they wanted to replicate as much as possible in the dining room, we managed to locate and restore an identical antique cast iron fireplace. Uncategorized