Restoration of Antique Fireplaces
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 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 are competent at authenticating original pieces and are able to 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 are experienced in replacing missing plaques, capitals and cornice etc. in limestone and statuary marble, from either photographs 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. This 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 are completed to the highest standard, using only quality materials sourced from reputable manufacturers.
If you are looking to restore your fireplace to its former glory, simply give us a call. Alternatively, send us an e-mail via our contact form and we will get in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.