Antique Victorian fireplace restoration in Kensington (W8) West London.

We removed 2 Victorian slate surrounds and cast iron inserts for restoration, conversion to gas and installation with slate hearths. The surrounds were stripped, polished and rebuilt before having a primer coat added so the client could paint. The installation was for gas use with Nu-Flame gas fires, the gas fires will be added at a later date when the property is ready.

Busy week removing antique fireplaces all over London for restoration.

This week as well as all the installations we are also removing lots of antique fireplaces for restoration all over London, Marble surrounds from Belize Park (NW3) and Muswell Hill (N10). Antique cast iron surround and insert from Dulwich (SE21). Two original slate surrounds from Forest Hill (SE23) and a an antique small bedroom fireplace from Tunbridge Wells (TN1). Busy week!! Before and after photos coming soon.

Restored antique Edwardian slate surround in Herne Hill (SE24)

Our customer chose to retain the faux marble painted finish of the slate surround so after a complete rebuild we worked around the original finish redoing the black laquer but leaving the faux marble intact. The surround was reinstated with a slate hearth, slate slips and an Aarrow Ecoburn plus 5 wide-screen stove.

Customer feedback from a stove installation.

We supplied and installed an Abbey Fireplaces Cleve in marble along with slate slips and a slate hearth for use with the customers own stove, a very striking fireplace! “Finally had the stove installed and it looks great! 

Thanks again for installing the fireplace for us. 

Cheers

James.”

Another happy customer in Brockley (SE4) South East London!

A review of a Victorian cast iron surround and tiled insert restoration, completed recently ​”Thank you for a really excellent restoration of my son’s fireplace and mantelpiece. He has just seen the finished work and is very pleased.

It was also a pleasure to meet you both and to benefit from your helpful advice and excellent service.”

Fireplace restoration in Tooting (SW17), South West London.

Before After The cast iron surround was initially pinstalled with an ugly tiled block and painted brown with many layers of paint. We removed and sandblasted before refinishing with a satin White and installing with an original tiled insert from our stock and a bespoke slate hearth and gas coal effect fire.
“You’ve done a wonderful job and it looks amazing”

Slate fireplace restored and refitted in East Dulwich (SE22), South East London.

We removed an original slate surround for restoration, originally the slate was covered in black laquer with a marbelised pattern. The customer felt it was too dark for the room but rather than replace it with a limestone/ white marble surround we stripped it and polished it out before rebuilding the surround and painting it white, it was then installed with a plain highlighted cast iron arch for use as a gas fire with slate hearth.

Bespoke Marble fire surround supplied and installed in Brockley (SE4), South East London.

We returned to an old customers property to remove an old tired liver Marble arched fire surround, the surround want to the customers taste so was to be replaced but at 72″ it would need a big surround to take its place. We commissioned a 72″ Carrera marble fireplace to be made to replace the old one, installed it along with the original arched insert which had been sandblasted and restored at our workshop in Sydenham (SE26). The fireplace was reinstated with a slate hearth for solid fuel use. 

Marble fireplace restoration in Brockley (SE4), South East London.

We removed and restored a Victorian black marble fireplace and cast iron arch insert in Brockley (SE4).  The Victorian marble fireplace looked every bit it’s 140 odd years prior to restoration, After our extensive restoration work the fireplace was refitted, before plastering, looking a world away from where it started.

12 Victorian fireplaces removed, restored and reinstalled in Clapham (SW4), South West London.

A huge restoration of a 2 side by side propertys in Clapham, derelict for years. An exciting project to be part of, both houses completely restored to there former glory. Project consisted off removing 8 Victorian cast iron surrounds and 1 slate surround. All cast iron restored to a highlighted finish and the slate surround stripped and polished before being rebuilt. We supplied a number of reproduction cast iron tiled inserts supplied from www.abbeyfireplaceslondon.com  and  3 carrara marble surrounds . All fireplaces were installed as purely decorative items with slate hearths. Pics to be posted to www.facebook.com/rpsfireplaces soon.

Victorian Fireplace restoration and fitting in Kew (TW9), Surrey.

We restored a Victorian slate surround and 2 cast iron Victorian tiled inserts for a customer in Kew. The slate surround was stripped back to individual panels and rebuilt, the slate as is often the case was assembled from multi coloured slate so it was given a light coat of paint to make it indistinguishable from oiled black slate. One fireplace was installed as a a purely decorative install, the other installed with a bespoke gas fire.

Testimonial from restoration customer

We took on a job recasting a cast iron front bar for a customer, we rebuilt the front bar in a 2 pack filler before sending it away for casting in iron at a foundry. Below is the customer feedback.
Excellent service and quality of work – well done RPS Fireplaces & thanks Richard R. Seville

Fireplace fitted in West Norwood (SE27), South East London.

We were called in by a customer who had purchased an original fireplace, unfortunately it had been badly installed by the previous firm. We had to cut the plaster away and remove the tiled combination fireplace, remove all backfill from the chamber and then carefully reinstall the tiles correctly before refitting and plastering the fireplace ready for use as a solid fuel fireplace.

Restoration of 4 fireplaces in Crystal Palace , South East London (SE19).

We ambitiously took on a restoration job for the complete refurb of 4 fireplaces with the caveat that we only had 3 days to do it, including removal and restoration of the inserts!! Monday saw us begin the job with 1 team removing all the cast iron arched inserts from the fireplaces and prepping the chambers and another team working on running the cast iron inserts back to the workshop (luckily only 10 minutes away) and sandblasting them before rebuilding and refinishing including new firebricks. The fireplaces were then reinstalled over the next 2 days with marble reproduction surrounds and slate hearths for use as working fireplaces.

Clapham North restoration and reinstall.

We have picked up where the contractor left off on the restoration of 8 cast iron fireplaces in Clapham. The fireplaces had been partially stripped with paint stripper. We have now removed all 8 surrounds for sandblasting and highlighting, they will be reinstated with slate hearths and reproduction cast iron tiled inserts. We are also restoring a slate surround and reinstalling with a reproduction cast iron tiled insert and slate hearth and supplying 3 reproduction marble surrounds along with tiled inserts and slate hearths. We will do before and after pictures in January when it’s all back in looking amazing!

Feedback from a recent restoration project in Croydon.

We removed and fully polished an original cast iron tiled fireplace, the fireplace was reinstalled with a new bespoke gas coal effect fire.

“Many thanks for the works done on my fireplace – which we Love by the way.”

“With both the removal and installation the guys worked efficiently and were extremely polite and thoughtful.”

L.Francis- Croydon (CR0)

Fireplaces supplied and installed in Peckham (SE15) South East London.

We supplied and installed 2 reproduction Carrara marble Victorian corbel style surrounds which were installed with slate slips and a solid fuel slate hearth for use eventually with firebaskets for solid fuel. Plastering to be done by building contractor. Upstairs we supplied and installed a white combination fireplace for use purely as a decorative feature. Downstairs front room  Downstairs back room Upstairs master bedroom

Recent testimonial

 I am delighted with the fitted fireplace. Excellent work! -M.Done (Kensington, West London) Marble surround restoration and cast iron insert rebuild with parts cast from a pattern in a local foundry to give a truly authentic finish and installed on a slate hearth for decorative purposes in West London.

Recent customer feedback

​Just wanted to say thanks for doing the job so quickly, it looks great! R.Priddy (Dulwich, South East London)
A rush job for a previous customer, we supplied a Carron fireplaces combination fireplace and slate hearth and installed before the decorators started.

Recent customer feedback

We are really happy with our newly installed fireplace – it makes the whole room look so much better. Thank you. We will definitely be recommending you to friends and family. J.Bedlow (Bow, East London) We removed a marble surround, completely restored the surround and then supplied an original cast iron Victorian arched insert and a slate surround before refitting everything.

Quick update

Sorry the blog has been completely lost of late but here’s a quick rundown of recent work, pictures will go up asap. 3 restorations of antique Georgian marble surrounds for a development company in Fulham (SW10) along with installation of a new surround and insert. 4 restorations of antique Victorian marble from Hampstead Heath (NW3), all installed with gas fire baskets. A cast iron surround removed, polished and reinstalled with slate hearth, chamber hearth and slips along with the chamber renders for solid fuel use. Also 3 templated hearths at same property, for a development company in West Hampstead (NW6) 2 cast iron Victorian surrounds and cast iron tiled inserts removed and sandblasted and refitted with slate hearths for solid fuel use. Also removed 1 slate surround and cast iron tiled insert which was removed and fully refurbished before being reinstalled on slate hearths, we also supplied a similar antique Victorian slate surround and tiled insert in Herne Hill (SE24) Sevenoaks (TN11), biggest job of the year, 6 Victorian marbles removed and restored with their cast iron inserts and one reproduction Victorian corbel Carrara surround supplied with an original Victorian cast iron insert, all refitted with slate hearths. Along with a host of smaller jobs, we have been very busy this summer!! 

Testimonial…

The following is a testimonial from a customer regarding our restoration services,

Richard of RPS Fireplaces undertook a sandblasting and pewter polishing of my 1930s cast iron fireplace, as part of a rear extension project.

The quality of workmanship was exceptional, and the fireplace was transformed from a boring white gloss finish to a truly stunning metallic finish.  Richard picked up and returned the fireplace efficiently, and the cost of the service was very reasonable.  I would have no qualms about recommending RPS’ services to others. Thanks Richard!

Fireplace restored and refitted in Teddington (TW11), Twickenham.

We removed an original Victorian cast iron tiled combination from a beautiful house over looking the wall to Hampton Court. The fireplace was sandblasted and rebuilt including some extensive repairs before being refinished in our heatproof black spray paint and refitted on a slate hearth. We also installed a limestone flat Victorian reproduction surround along with a cast iron arch on a granite hearth for future use as a gas fireplace.

Marble fireplaces restored and installed in Sevenoaks (TN13), Kent.

We removed and restored 6 marble surrounds in Sevenoaks, we also restored 5 cast iron inserts for use with the surrounds, sandblasting and refinishing them in grate polish,  supplied 2 Abbey Fireplaces Telford arches in a grate polish finish and 1 massive bespoke Carrara marble reproduction of a Victorian corbel surround. Unbelievably this was only stage one and there are more fireplaces going in for stage 2!! Keep an eye out on www.facebook.com/rpsfireplaces for the pictures coming soon.

    Restoration and installation of original cast iron Victorian surrounds in Beckenham (BR3), Kent.

    We were contacted by a customer at the very beginning of a massive refurbishment project in Beckenham,  the client wanted 5 cast iron fireplaces and 2 marble surrounds to be removed, restored and refitted with slate hearths. All for use as working fireplaces. The customer was keen to use a company capable of doing all the work in house. We removed 2 Victorian bedroom combination fireplaces, 2 Victorian tiled combination fireplaces and 1 cast iron surround and insert along with 2 huge statuary marble surrounds, similar to normal carrera but with a much whiter background. All the fireplaces were taken back to our workshop and the team began work sandblasting, rebuilding and refinishing the cast iron fireplaces, while the marble was stripped into individual panels and polished before being rebuilt. Today after an entire week of work in the workshop and half a week of installation we finished the job. Pics coming soon.

    3 fireplaces restored and refitted in Wandsworth (SW18), South West London.

    We collected sandblasted and refinished 3 cast iron fireplaces from a customer in SW18. One large tiled combination fireplace sandblasted and refinished with a grate polish centre and white gloss exterior and 2 bedroom combination fireplaces sandblasted and refinished in a grate polish finish. All the fireplaces were refitted as decorative features.

    Fireplaces restored and fitted in Dulwich (SE21), South East London.

    We had previously removed a slate surround and tiled insert along with 2 Art Nouveau cast iron tiled combinations. All the cast iron was sandblasted and fully polished to a pewter type effect. The slate surround was separated into its original panels, then each piece was polished before the whole surround was rebuilt. Today they were reinstalled, downstairs the slate surround was installed with a tiled insert for use as a gas coal effect fire and upstairs both polished cast uron combinations were installed for purely decorative use.

    Fireplace restored and installed in Teddington (TW11), South West London.

    We removed an Edwardian cast iron surround and tiled insert a few weeks ago for restoration. The  fireplaces were sandblasted and refinished in a traditional grate polish finish, tiles were changed to customers preference. Then the fireplace was reinstated for purely decorative use with hearth to be tiled at a later date by the customer. image

    Fireplaces collected for restoration

    Last week we collected fireplaces for restoration from the following areas- Sidcup, Kent. Teddington, South West London. Croydon, Surrey. Shepperton, Surrey. Brentwood, Essex. Catford, South East London.

    Fireplaces restored and installed in Wanstead (E11), East London.

    We restored two antique cast iron inserts, they were sandblasted and refinished in matt black with new firebricks and installed them in Wanstead. One was installed with a slate hearth and a bespoke pine surround in a white primer for use as a gas coal effect fire and the other was installed with a slate hearth but purely for decorative use. image

    Restoration and fitting in Beckenham (BR3), Kent.

    We removed an original Victorian green marble effect slate surround and tiled insert for restoration. The slate surround was separated into panels and re-polished before being re-assembled. The cast iron insert was sandblasted and refinished in a matt black paint and the whole fireplace was reinstated for solid fuel use. The plasterwork is still to be done and the fireplace is freshly oiled. image

    Fireplaces restored and fitted this week

    Customers own wood surround and arched insert fitted for gas use with a Carrara hearth in Brockley (SE4). Fireplace parts installed in situ in Sydenham (SE26). A decorative slate hearth installed in Balham (SW12). A  chamber opened up with brick pillars built to support an oak beam, plastered with the chamber walls rendered with a heatproof render, slate hearths laid ready for a stove to be installed in Gypsy Hil (SE19). A limestone surround with limestone panels and hearth installed for use as a gas fire in Tooting (SW17). In Richmond (SW14) we removed a cast iron tiled insert for restoration. It was sandblasted and refinished in our matt black spray before being reinstalled with a beautiful small original period Carron cast iron surround and a small slate hearth.

    Restored original fireplace installed in Kidbrooke (SE3), South East London.

    We picked up a Victorian cast iron combination for restoration, the customer had spent a fair amount of time trying to strip it by hand before giving up and calling us in. We took the original fireplace back to our workshop where it was sandblasted and refinished in our heatproof black paint. Before being returned and refitted for solid fuel use on a slate hearth.

    Marble fireplaces restored and installed in Beckenham (BR3), Kent.

    Earlier we removed 4 fireplaces from a period property being fully refurbished in Beckenham, 3 Carrara marble surrounds and a slate surround. All the stone was stripped, polished and rebuilt. The cast iron inserts were sandblasted, repaired and sprayed with our matt black paint. Today the 3 restored antique Carrara marble surrounds were refitted for decorative purposes, the customer is doing there own plastering. We are one the only places (if not the only place) in London and surrounding areas capable of carrying out all the work in house at our Sydenham (SE26) workshop, no need to out source. image image image

    Fireplace restored and refitted in Hornsey (N8), North London.

    We removed an original Victorian marble surround and a reproduction cast iron arched insert from a property undergoing an extensive restoration. The marble surround was stripped into separate parts before all the parts were polished and  then rebuilt. The cast iron arch was sandblasted and refinished in a traditional grate polish finish before being measured for a made to measure gas coal effect fire. The whole fireplace was reinstalled on a slate hearth for use as a gas coal effect fireplace. The restored fireplace image image image Before restoration image

    Fireplace restored and fitted in East Dulwich (SE22), South East London.

    We removed a Victorian tiled cast iron insert for some basic restoration in East Dulwich, South East London. Once it had been removed from the wall, we cut off the old corroded fireback and replaced it with a new cast iron fireback. Then the whole fireplace was refitted with a new bespoke slate solid fuel hearth replacing the tiled hearth that had previously been installed. image After restoration image Before restoration.

    Antique Victorian fireplace restoration

    We took on a complete restoration of a Victorian combination fireplace. The restoration included sandblasting, replacing the hood, welding the back and refinishing in our black heatproof paint. We are one of the only, if not the only company, who can carry out this sort of restoration in house from start to finish. image The fireplace at our starting point, note the hood had previously been broken off. image The same fireplace after sandblasting, the hood and a set of front bar and ashpan cover had been added. We still had the firebrick to set and the spray paint finish to complete. image The fireplace with firebrick set. The paint is still wet at this point. .

    Fireplace supplied and fitted in East Dulwich (SE22), South East London.

    We supplied a made to measure pine surround and custom sized slate solid fuel hearth with an Abbey Fireplaces Sheldon cast iron arched insert for use as a solid fuel fireplace. The surround was primed white ready for the customer to apply a top coat. Fitted with the best selling Abbey Fireplaces Sheldon arch insert in black and a cut and joined solid fuel slate hearth in East Dulwich, South East London. image

    Restoration of a brass table for trade customer

    We had 2 tables in the workshop today in need of an overhaul. Paint was stripped from the legs and base and then the base was polished by hand, unfortunately some of the chrome plating was too far gone and some rust remains. The table top was polished by machine to a high finish. image image Before restoration of the table. image image After the restoration process.

    Restoration and fitting in Brentwood (TW8), West London.

    We removed an antique original Victorian cast iron surround and Victorian cast iron  tiled insert fireplace for restoration. Once back in the workshop it was all sandblasted in house to get it back to the bare metal of the original casting. From there a light coat of black paint was applied before everything was polished to produce a pewter like effect, the remaining black paint in the depth of the detail makes everything stand out and makes a stunning fireplace. Once refitted, we tiled the hearth with the customers own tiles. The fireplace was fitted as a purely decorative feature, maybe one day housing a gel burner. Pics up soon.

    Restored fireplaces installed in Brixton (SW2), South West London.

    We installed 2 matching original Victorian tiled inserts with marble surrounds and slate hearths in Brixton, South West London. We had previously restored the cast iron inserts, sandblasting and refinishing to traditional grate polish finish, they were fitted with new reproduction tiles before being installed with the marble surrounds and slate hearths for use as solid fuel fireplaces.

    Restored fireplace installed in Hertford (SG13), Herefordshire.

    We removed and restored a beautiful antique Art Nouveau tiled combination fireplace. The fireplace was sandblasted back to bare metal and then refinished in our heatproof matt black paint. We then fitted a reproduction front bar and ashcover and a hood cast from our very own pattern parts. The fireplace was refitted with a clay back and a solid fuel slate hearth for use as a working open fireplace. image Before restoration image After restoration

    Brixton (SW9), South West London Restoration

    image Before sandblasting,refinishing in matt black and replacing the parts for this Edwardian tiled combination fireplace image After the restoration and refitted with a new reproduction tiles and a slate hearth, for use as a solid fuel fireplace.

    Installation of restored solid fuel antique fireplaces in Herne Hill (SE24) & Brixton (SW9)

    In Herne Hill, South East London we supplied and installed a restored Victorian bedroom combination fireplace. The combination was installed along with a slate hearth for solid fuel use. Over in Brixton, South West London, we installed an Edwardian tiled combination for solid fuel use. The fireplace had been removed 2 weeks ago to allow us time to do the renovation. The fireplace was sandblasted and the painted with our heatproof matt black finish, the tiles were replaced with a set of Stovax reproduction fireplace tiles and installed on a 20mm slate hearth, cut in 2 to allow for expansion.

    Fireplaces removed for restoration in Beckenham (BR3), Kent.

    We removed 3 marble surrounds and 1 slate surround from a property in a private road in Beckenham, Kent. The property is being completely refurbed from top to bottom. The work is for an old customer and involves removing , restoring and refitting 4 surrounds and the cast iron inserts. One of the marble surrounds has been painted pink and the slate surround had the original green marble effect paint, looking forward to seeing them restored and refitted now.

    Installation in Dulwich (SE21), South East London.

    We installed an Abbey Fireplaces Thornton surround in white Marble, with slate hearth, slips and a rendered chamber for use with a stove in Dulwich. The surrounds a beautifully authentic reproduction of a Victorian surround in a stunning white marble, it works perfectly in a more modern setting due to its sleek lines. The slate hearth and slip sets it all off and the slips hide the exposed brick work caused by the differences in chamber opening and surround opening. More pics are on http://www.facebook.com/rpsfireplaces now showing various stages of the install. image

    In situ restoration of a fireplace in Muswell Hill (N10), North London

    We installed a new slate hearth to an existing fireplace in Muswell Hill, North London. The fireplace was to be restored for use as a solid fuel fireplace without removal, which limited us to installing a template cut slate hearth, replacing the grate with a new cast iron grate and putting in a new firebrick. It was finished off with a replacement cast iron front bar and ashcover and a slate fender to disguise a change of floor level. Pics on http://www.facebook.com/rpsfireplaces soon.

    Fireplaces installed in Peckham (SE15), South East London.

    We installed 3 restored antique cast iron tiled combinations with tiled hearths for use as solid fuel fireplaces in Peckham (SE15). The van headed over to the other side of Cambridgeshire to pick up a huge industrial dust collector for our sandblaster, so big it nearly didn’t fit on the van.

    Fireplace removed for restoration in Oval (SW9), South West London and first part of an installation in Catford (SE6), South East London.

    We removed an antique Victorian cast iron tiled combination fireplace for restoration in Oval (SW9), the fireplace will be sandblasted and refinished in matt black before reinstalled with a slate hearth for solid fuel use and in Catford (SE6) we started an installation that requires a flue liner so the chamber was opened for measurements for the, gather to be taken, the gather connect the liner to the chamber with an open fire, once made and installed we can complete the solid fuel installation.

    Fireplaces installed in Streatham (SW16), South West London and Surbiton (KT5), South West London.

    In Surbiton (KT5), we supplied and installed a Gallery Fireplaces Tregaron cast iron combination with a granite hearth. The Victorian reproduction fireplace was installed for purely decorative purposes and not as a working fireplace. Streatham (SW16), we installed a marble fireplace that had been purchased from Gumtree. It was installed as a working fireplace and the installation involved removing the old remnants of a back boiler. When purchased the fireplace was missing a fireback and grate which we supplied for the customer.

    Fireplaces installed in Forest Hill (SE23), South East London.

    We supplied and installed an Abbey Fireplaces Whitby marble surround and black Sheldon arched insert with a bespoke slate hearth for solid fuel use in Forest Hill (SE23). The Abbey Fireplaces Whitby is a beautifully authentic Victorian corbel reproduction, in a stunning white Marble fitted along with the best selling Sheldon arch insert the result is stunning. Upstairs in the same property we supplied and installed a Carron Fireplaces Valentine combination. Carron Fireplaces do an amazing range of period reproduction cast iron combinations and surrounds. In the workshop a huge cast iron surround was blasted and polished, ready for delivery.

    Fireplaces restored and fitted in Wandsworth (SW18) and Tonbridge (TN11).

    In Wandsworth (SW18),  South West London, we refitted 2 antique cast iron combinations we had previously removed for restoration. Both of the original combination fireplaces were sandblasted and refinished in a subtle highlight finish. One was refitted on a slate hearth for use as a gas coal effect fireplace with supplied templated gas coal burner, the other was installed purely for decorative purposes. In Tonbridge (TN11), Kent, we returned to an old customers house to refit an original Victorian slate surround we had previously removed for restoration. The slate surround was stripped of all the old paint and separated into panels, then it was re-polished and rebuilt. The Victorian cast iron arched insert was sandblasted and then refinished in our heatproof matt black paint, the fireplace was refitted for solid fuel on a new slate hearth.

    Fireplace fittings in Sidcup (DA14), Kent.

    We installed 2 cast iron combinations, a period tiled combination fireplace with an electric fire and a cast iron combination fireplace for ornamental use only in Sidcup. Busy in the workshop finishing our trade deliverys for this week, all restored cast iron fireplaces, they’ve all been sandblasted and are now ready for the finishes to be applied.

    Matching reclaimed cast iron surrounds and tiled inserts

    A busy day full of site surveys in Brixton (SW2), Dulwich (SE21), East Dulwich (SE22), Hither Green (SE13) & Clapham (SW4). Managed to buy a beautiful matching pair of Edwardian cast iron surrounds and their original tiled inserts, the surrounds are in mint condition just needing sandblasting and refinishing. Up for sale soon.

    Fireplace restoration and installations.

    In the last few days we have supplied and installed a Carron Morris tiled combination in Brockley (SE4) for use as solid fuel fireplace with a slate hearth. For a customer in Herne Hill (SE24) we supplied an Abbey Fireplaces tiled insert and added an invisible extension to make the insert fit the customers existing original Edwardian wood surround, again installed with a slate hearth for use as a solid fuel fireplace. In Sutton (SM1) we templated a slate hearth on site to fit the existing original fireplace. We had previously restored their antique original Victorian cast iron tiled insert. For a customer in Clapham (SW4) we templated 2 slate hearths, each one in 2 sections to allow for expansion from use with a solid fuel fireplace, we also replaced the grates in 3 fireplaces, the firebricks and supplied 3 replacement front bar and ashcover sets. We also supplied a reclaimed restored original Victorian cast iron arched insert and custom made pine fire surround to be installed as a decorative feature only. We also removed an Edwardian cast iron surround and insert from Brentford (TW8), both surround and insert are due to be sandblasted, restored and  polished and reinstalled for use with a gel burner.

    Fireplaces restored and refitted in Brixton (SW2) and Maida Vale (W9)

    In Brixton (SW2) we refitted an original Victorian arched insert we had previously removed. The insert had been completely rebuilt with a new cast iron fire back, damper and grate along with a set of front bars from our exclusive collection of patterned antique parts which we have cast at a foundry as needed. The finished rebuild was then sandblasted and refinished in our heatproof matt black paint before being refitted with a bespoke pine copy of the original fire surround and a slate hearth for use as a solid fuel fireplace. In Maida Vale (W9) we refitted a cast iron Edwardian tiled insert and a marble surround both had previously been removed for restoration. The tiled insert was repaired and fitted with a new cast iron fireback and front bar set then sandblasted and refinished in our matt black heatproof paint. The marble surround was badly stained and missing 3 of the liver marble capitals and a white marble sphere, replacements were crafted in our workshop and then the whole surround re-polished and rebuilt, unfortunately in this instance the staining was too heavy to completely remove. The fireplace was refitted for solid fuel on a bespoke slate hearth. Pics are on http://www.facebook.com/rpsfireplaces

    Fireplace fitting in Brockley (SE4), South East London

    Today in Brockley (SE4) we supplied and installed an Abbey Fireplaces, Telford cast iron arched insert with a solid fuel slate hearth and the customers own wooden surround. The fireplace was installed for solid fuel use. Just around the corner in Forest Hill (SE23) we returned to an earlier fitting to tile an intricate checker board tiled hearth. Back in the workshop work continued on our display area, where eventually we aim to be able to display examples of the fireplaces we sell and restore.