Devon Fireplace Restoration
This work was carried out in Braunton, Devon by our customer, Sean Macauley, who sent us these images and words:
“…you very kindly gave me some extremely helpful advice when I was ripping out my old fireplace and you said you might be interested in seeing some pictures.
I have included a few that go from the fireplace as we found it, to the finished article with the stove installed….Once again thanks very much for your help.”
A modern fireplace had been built over the original. This is very common as successive owners have modernised a property in an attempt to keep up with new trends. These additions were removed revealing the original inglenook fireplace.
The original stonework restored according to our Repair Guidesheets on re-pointing with lime mortar. The joints were prepared by raking and cleaning out with a plugging chisel and churn brush. Lime Mortar was used for the pointing.
The original oak lintel was retained as it was sound, but can be treated as a precaution with a natural pesticide treatment and Universal Hard Oil to provide a deep protection that also highlights the grain in dry wood.
This type of work can be undertaken with guidance by enthusiastic amateurs. We offer a Practical Lime Course and a DVD based on the course. We also provide expert technical advice over the telephone 01409 281644 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.