This beautiful red sandstone built fireplace was an incredible find after the client removed the 70’s gas fire and studwork. Not knowing how to proceed, they contacted us to restore the fireplace back to its original glory. We removed all modern plasters and hooked out the stonework ready for specialist re-pointing works. As we progressed through the restoration we discovered a bread oven, stone seat and undamaged slate hearth and fire back – a rare find. After specialist cleaning and re-pointing with graded aggregates and appropriate lime work, the fireplace was re-established as the room’s focal point. A most interesting and rewarding project.

After restoration works, the matched-lime pointing brought out the beauty of the curved-oak beam