Antique Fireplace Restoration
Hastings and East Sussex
If you are looking for antique fireplace restoration services, you are aware of the value of period fireplaces and surrounds. A fireplace is more than a source of heat; it's the focal point of a room, where families and friends gather to share stories and create memories.
Sussex Fireplace Restoration specialises in the restoration of antique fireplaces in East Sussex and beyond. Our restoration service provides specialist skills in renovating period fire surrounds, inserts and hearths to their former glory.
Some of our services include:
- Removing multiple layers of paint
- Re-sanding and polishing marble
- Repairing cracks and chips
- Re-affixing loose sections and fragments
- Replacing missing sections
- Re-carving damaged or missing carvings
With over 30 years of experience, Sussex Fireplace Restoration is competent at authenticating original pieces. We can provide advice on an appropriate style of replacement, if necessary, that will be historically sympathetic to the property.
We have experience in working with the following styles, among others:
- Tudor (1485–1603)
- William and Mary (1690s–1702)
- Queen Anne style (1702–1715)
- Georgian (1714–1830)
- Regency (1811–1820)
- William IV (1830 –1837)
- Art Nouveau(late 19th Century)
- Art Deco (early 20th century)
We have completed many successful renovation contracts in a variety of architectural styles and historical designs across a broad range of premises; from Grade 1* listed buildings to new-build properties on building sites and private residences.
Our expert craftsmen have many years of experience in replacing missing plaques, capitals and cornice etc. in limestone and statuary marble, from either photograph or by casting a mould of an existing piece.
We can also supply and install a new hearth in slate, marble or stone, sympathetic to existing fireplaces or into existing spaces. It can be a solid one-piece hearth or a multi-part hearth; we will be more than happy to advise you on the most cost-effective option.
We are capable of coordinating with project managers and site agents as well as working to architect's drawings and Building Works Schedules. If required, we can supply full method statements and risk assessments for contracted work. All of our work is completed to the highest standard, using only quality materials sourced from reputable manufacturers.
If you are looking to restore your antique fireplaces to there former glory, please give us a call. Alternatively, send us an email via our contact form, and we will get in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.
Period Fireplace Restoration Specialists
Victorian fireplaces are a stunning centrepiece in any room in a Victorian house. They are enhanced further as a period feature when they work and provide an excellent form of heating. Early and mid-Victorian fireplaces are usually beautifully ornate with several intricate designs focusing on a more floral pattern to their casting.
If your Victorian fireplace needs restoring, you can decide if this is for decorative purposes or to use as a source of heat. Our team of highly skilled specialists can restore your fireplace to its former glory.
Fireplaces that were produced in the Edwardian era were usually made from cast iron, and as the Edwardian period progressed the fireplaces became slimmer and taller. The decoration on these fireplaces became more straightforward and less complicated than the designs from the late Victorian period. In the mid-Edwardian era cast, iron combination fireplaces had the addition of tiles, and they became prevalent.
Another popular style during the Edwardian era was one using a range of locally sourced arts, and crafts materials including tiles, cast iron and brick. Vast surrounds also became popular during the Edwardian era, especially wooden surrounds that had large mirrors incorporated in them. Whatever style of Edwardian fireplace you have our highly skilled restorers will have it looking like a thing of beauty once more.
Georgian fireplaces from this era were those of grandeur and were usually designed as a focal point for the room. The Georgians achieved this stylish look by using grand fire baskets that created much larger openings for the fireplace.
They also had cast iron register grates. These ornate Georgian fireplaces also had hand-carved designs. These stunning fireplaces are an excellent depiction of the Georgian era. When fully restored, they will add a unique sizeable focal point to your room.
Marble Fireplace Restoration
Marble fireplaces are timeless and still hold their attraction. They are elegant and add a beautiful focal point for your room without detracting from other items you have in your room. They are, however, extremely susceptible to damage and staining.
Therefore they do need a lot of care and attention. If you have a damaged marble fireplace in need of repair, we will carefully remove it by separating the individual pieces and then restore it fully in our workshop. We will then refit it in your home on completion of the restoration and repairs.
Antique fireplace surrounds come in different materials and designs from cast iron and wood to marble. Some of these fireplaces have ornate designs or tiles and have differing degrees of repair and restoration. We are happy to give you a free quote for any repair or restoration projects you might have.
Damaged Fireplace Tiles
If your antique fireplace has damaged tiles, we can use our specialist skills to repair them. In some cases, if the damage is so bad and they are beyond repair, we can source antique tiles to replace them. These sourced tiles would make your fireplace look beautiful again.
Our fireplace restoration services are available in Sussex and the South East areas. Whether your fireplace is solid fuel, gas or decorative, our restoration work will show off their natural beauty.
Sandblasting is the ideal way to entirely remove all the existing layers of paint from your cast iron fireplace. This process enables us to take the fireplace back to the bare cast iron; this stage is the first of the restoration process and the starting point for your fireplaces new finish.
High-Temperature Heat Proof Spray Painting
When the cast iron fireplace has been sandblasted, we apply a high-temperature matt black paint to the fireplace, we add six fine coats. This paint is heat-proof to 600 degrees Celsius and will retain the detail and definition of the fireplace.
Our highly qualified craftspeople are all experts in fireplace restoration and can complete an array of polished styles for your fireplace.
We use the best black lead replacement product on the market to restore your fireplace, taking it back to its original features.
We have over 30 years of experience, and are more than competent at authenticating original pieces. You can have peace of mind that your fireplace will be historically fitting to your property.
Once your decorative fireplaces have been fully restored, we have a range of different paint finishes to complete your fireplace, making it a thing of beauty once more.
If you have a decorative fireplace, we can give it a beautifully smooth and flawless finish by using our special powder coating.
Our highly-skilled stonemasons can restore slate and marble to its original beauty.
If you require any advice or information regarding antique fireplace restoration in Hastings and East Sussex, please contact us on 01424 571018. Alternatively, you can send an email by completing our contact form.