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Whether you want to restore a period house to its former glory, or create an authentic look for a modern home, let Stovax’s Classic Fireplaces inspire you. From the gracefulness of the early 1800s to the exuberance of Art Nouveau, our cast iron fireplaces add warmth and elegance to any room or living space. You don’t even have to have a chimney, because we can combine traditional design and today’s technology with a realistic Gazco gas fire. And with our latest Convector fireplaces, you can benefit from heating that is twice as efficient as an open fire. All Stovax Classic Fireplaces illustrated in this brochure take their inspiration from 19th Century designs. We also pride ourselves on the fact that each remains an individual masterpiece, authentically hand-cast to the same specification as Georgian and Victorian originals, and extensively finished to display a wealth of intricate detail. In several cases, however, we have added a modern slant to the designs to make them even more appropriate for today’s lifestyles so there are now three types of fireplace from which to choose:
Insert fireplaces are so called because they have built-in firebacks and are designed to be inserted into chimney openings measuring approximately 36” x 36” (915 x 915mm) or larger. In appearance, these can be either completely cast or cast with slots for decorative tiles. The former are generally earlier designs whilst cast iron fireplaces incorporating two vertical ceramic panels became particularly fashionable from the mid-1880s onwards.
By making discreet alterations to three designs of Tiled Insert, Stovax have created traditional looking fireplaces that allow you to enjoy the added efficiency and economy of convected heat whether using solid fuels or a gas fire. It is not surprising, therefore, that these are amongst the most popular models in this brochure. The convector fireplace draws cool air through the grate, heats it in a speciallydeveloped convection chamber and diffuses it into the room through an unobtrusive outlet above the hood. The result is a heating efficiency twice that of a traditional open fire!
Unlike an insert fireplace, which is complete with a fireback and grate, a front is literally that. Cast fronts came to the fore in the Hanoverian era and were designed to reduce, obscure or embellish a larger chimney opening. A fire basket is usually placed behind the front. Tiled fronts, on the other hand, were developed by Stovax to allow the Victorian style of fireplace to be installed against a 22" high x 16" wide chimney opening with Milner tapered firebrick. Many homes constructed between the 1920s and 1980s, and some built since, have this type of chimney. To maintain the authentic look, the tiles are positioned at a slight angle to the face of the fireplace. This means that it stands forward of the chimney breast by 25 /8" (67mm). Most wooden and stone mantels (shown on pages 56-73) have a rebate which can be adjusted to suit this depth.
Every Stovax Classic Fireplace is available in traditional matt black. In addition, many models are offered with the option of polishing, a skilled and authentic period technique which shows off intricate decorative detailing to quite stunning effect. According to the design, the finish may be either highlight polished or fully polished.
Stovax offer an excellent selection of mantels to complement the Classic Fireplaces. In a choice of six historic designs from Georgian and Victorian times, each beautifully carved solid stone mantel can be made in your choice of Limestone or Antique White Marble.
The Wood Mantels range from Stovax offers you an exceptionally large choice of handcrafted mantels, available in 16 different styles which are perfectly matched with 13 different finishes.
All Stovax tiled fireplaces are supplied complete with your choice of 10 tiles from the wide selection illustrated on pages 74-79. However, there is a small supplementary charge if you prefer the particularly impressive, hand decorated tube-lined tiles shown on page 75.
Most Stovax Classic Fireplaces and classically styled fire baskets are available with the convenience of a gas fire. These are supplied by Gazco Ltd, one of the UK’s leading fireplace manufacturers and a member of the Stovax Group. Your options will vary according to the type of fireplace you are considering:
Gas fires: specially designed for each individual insert, these highly realistic fires provide a superb combination of flames and glow. They also come with the option of a Command remote control which adjusts the flame height and heat output.
Gas fires: there are coal-effect, convector gas fires to suit most types of chimney or no chimney at all. All versions offer exceptional realism and efficient heating as well as the option of a Command remote control.
Gas fires: a wide selection of fire baskets are available from Gazco and these can be fitted to order with either a coal or log-effect gas fire. Most also have the option of Command remote control. Gas fire options Most Stovax Classic Fireplaces and classically styled fire baskets are available with the convenience of a gas fire. These are supplied by Gazco Ltd, one of the UK’s leading fireplace manufacturers and a member of the Stovax Group. Your options will vary according to the type of fireplace you are considering: Further information on gas fires is available from your retailer. You can view the complete range or obtain a brochure by visiting www.gazco.com.
Gas fires: in addition to Solid Fuel, most fire baskets are also offered with gas fires that feature a choice of coal-effect, log-effect or dirftwood-effect fuel option with up to 3kW heat output.