Archive for January, 2012

No standard way to fit a fireplace

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

When you talk to different people about fireplace fitting wehther its getting advice from a company like Castfirepaces or speaking directly to your chosen fireplace fitter we all do things slightly differently.
We always say to our customers to chop the granite hearths below the level of the plasterwork to ensure you get a better finish there is nothing worse than seeing the ege of the hearth on display if no skirting is fitted.
Fireplace fitters all have different methods to fitting and ways that they fit fireplaces whether it be using pushunders or removing the rebate strip on mantels to move the fireplace forward each one has there own ideas.
The fitters we use know our products very well and we have never had any problems with them installing our fireplaces, questions and problems always come from a DIY Dan fitting it himself or builders and plumbers with no knowledge of fitting fireplaces.
If you have a profesional fitter install your fireplace you would expect them to fit it correctly but we are always on hand to help if there is anything they are unsure of.
So if you take advice from us or your fireplace fitter we may not say the same things but as long as once its fitted it looks how it should and has been installed correctly you have a fireplace that you know has been fitted correctly


Lytton and Pine Corbel Mantel to Exmouth

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Hi Mark,
I am more than happy to give you some feedback.
We found your service exceptional. An excellent delivery service, so friendly and helpful. We are so pleased with our fireplace, such good value for money and such a beautiful product.
We would certainly recommend you to others!

Many Thanks

Dale Exmouth 25/01/12

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Firefox 5 Stove and Flue Lining Kit to Consett

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Hi Mark

We are very happy with our Firefox 5 + lining kit, superb quality product and very competitive online price. The stove was really well packaged and arrived as specified. We cannot fault the service and would highly recommend Castfireplaces to friends and family. Hope to do business again.

Kind regards

Chris Leithead Conestt 24/01/12

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Gallery Fireplaces HE Inserts available at our Showroom

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The range of gallery HE fireplaces are a none interent selling item and are exclusive to retail shops only here at Castfireplaces we also have a showroom where customers can come and view the range we offer and also order the HE gas fireplace packages we sell
Gallery say in the fire place brochure ”The HE brand has been designed to deliver efficient gas fires within more traditional and sometimes ornate cast iron fireplaces.
We have sought from the design stage to combine the two critical components, the fires and the cast iron surrounds in unison to deliver an aesthetically pleasing integrated appliance that offers you a choice of gas fire and one of the best fuel efficiencies for any integrated appliance on the market”

Designed to be housed within a 3″ rebated mantel so they look traditional and not to bulky its clearly explianed in the photo below the components that make up these gas fires that have Efficency ratings of up to 88% with the glass fronted versions and 64.5″ for the open fronted, when you conside a normal living flame gas fire has efficiency of around 33% its a huge improvement.

So if you are looking for a more traditional fireplace with a gas fire that can offer you more than just decorative heat we may have a soloution for you that we can offer you.
These HE gas fires can be fitted with a full range of mantels from the Cast Iron Palmerston and our full range of limestone and finally can fitted with the majority of our timber mantels too there really is a huge choice to form your perfect fireplace


Gallery Fireplaces Stove update on stock levels

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Having spoke with our suppliers this morning after they emailed me the updated order list we have here at Castfireplaces and a conversation with Jim followed im pleased to say we have some good news.
We are again having many pallets of stoves delivered to us this week and amongst this order is a few Firefox 8 Clean Burn Stoves only 4 i must admit but its a start and with others to follow at a later date things are starting to get moving again.
We are also taking delivery on the 3rd Febuary 16 Tiger Clean Burn stoves into stock which again we have run short of for a few months now.
So these items are now available for sale again on our website and within 20 minutes of them being relisted for sale we sold our first Firefox 8 Clean Burn.
So be quick on these and with Snow forecast and cold weather to return customers again will be going mad for Stoves in general,its very strange as soon as it gets below freezing or a sign of snow and the whole country goes multi fuel stove mad.
Also when buying a stove remember your carbon monoxide detector its the law to have one which are also availble on our website.


Tiger Plus Multi Fuel Stoves to Chester

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Hi Mark

Thank you for the very quick delivery to the room of my choice. The 2 Tiger plus multifuel fires that I have now had installed
are excellent. They give out loads of heat and make the house a cosy home. I am extremely pleased with the product and your service.
Many thanks

Shirley Woods Chester 23/01/12

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Profesional fireplace fitters please use them

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Here at Castfireplaces when customers order fireplaces and stoves from us we do have lists of profesional fireplace fitters for both gas and solid fuel installations and rest assured they are HETAS and GAS SAFE registered.
It’s all well and good having a gas safe registered plumber to connect your gas fire but to be honest they are not very experianced at installing traditional fireplaces.
The companies Castfireplaces put you in contact with are all fireplace and stove fitters and basically thats all they do so you can be sure of it being installed correctly.
So im not saying you have to use these installers its just a good idea to ensure everything goes smoothly and is installed correctly.
Of course with them being registered fitters it automatically means it passes all relevant tests and they will issue a certficate for the installation.
You can take a chance on a local builder or plumber but if this is done like this make sure it is signed of by your local council building controls.
So when you order from us here at Castfireplaces just ask us if you require a fireplace fitter and we will put you in direct contact with them and you can arrange for them to come and visit you.
So be safe and have your new fireplace fitted by a professional fitter


Radley and Brompton Limestone to Crowthorne

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

I would have no hesitation in using Cast Fireplaces again and would thoroughly recommend them to anyone. They were extremely knowledgeable and helpful and always prompt with their replies to the questions that I had. The delivery driver and his assistant were helpful and courteous and arrived bang on time.

Kind regards

Mark Westmore Crowthorne 22/01/12

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Increase the value of your home with a fireplace

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Few people don’t appreciate the appeal of a fire in winter. Central heating makes our lives comfortable, but no family gathers round the radiator on a cold winter’s night. Fires are a focal point and a good fireplace is something to be coveted.

As they are so popular, fireplaces can add value to your home. It’s not just real fires that are a hit with buyers these days either. Gas fires have moved on apace since the days when they were looked down upon as being faintly undesirable. Modern ones look great and provide many of the benefits of a real fire with far less hassle. So too electric fires, which aren’t the ugly pieces of equipment of days gone by, but striking focal points fit for the classiest of contemporary homes.

If you want to add a fireplace to your home, there are a few considerations, some of which may be structural if you’re adding a real or gas fire. If your room can accommodate a fire, do the job properly. Get something that looks good and don’t detract from it by placing the TV above it or anything like that. A good fire provides the heart and soul of a room, as well as the warmth.


Tiger Plus Stove and Daisy Fireplace to Grafham

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Dear Mark,

Thank you Castfireplaces. Not only do you offer great value but the service was also efficient and helpful. Everything arrived on time and was delivered to the required rooms.

Best regards

Christian Mash Grafham 21/01/12

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