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Cast Iron Fireplaces

Cast iron fireplaces are a wonderful addition to any home. They look incredible and are perfect for any home looking to hark back to a previous era. These types of fireplaces were incredibly popular in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, are beautifully ornate and instantly add charm and character to any room.

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Whether the fireplace is for the living room or bedroom, where they are particularly popular as they are compact in design and tend to come with an integrated shelf, there is no need for a separate mantel.

We have a huge hand-picked selection of cast iron fireplaces including both grey and black cast iron fireplaces offering different fuel options including gas, electric and solid fuel, there really are plenty of beautiful and elegant fireplaces to choose from.

Due to the varied sizes available, we also have smaller casts which are perfect for bedrooms with shelf widths starting at 30”. These are usually found in the more traditional home and used as a source of heating. They make a great focal point for any room, however – especially those with chimney breasts! Cast iron as a material was first used due to its heat retention properties as well as it being an extremely durable material. This means it won’t twist or warp under high temperatures.

Cast Fireplaces are a family run business who are proud to offer a variety of cast iron fire surrounds for all budgets. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff have plenty of experience and are more than happy to help you to choose the right cast iron fireplace for your needs. Whether you choose a simpler design like the Barcelona or something a little more impactful such as the Palmerston, there’s a wide variety to choose from.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team if you require any help choosing from our wonderful selection of iron fireplaces.

Cast Iron Fireplaces Frequently Asked Questions

What rooms suit a cast iron fireplace?

A cast iron fireplace suits any room but is particularly most popular in bedrooms and living spaces. These are where these types of fireplaces were traditionally found and it is easy to see why. They not only look great but provide a great source of heating too.

Do cast iron fireplaces hold heat?

A cast iron fireplace does hold heat well however it will take longer to heat up than other materials. Cast iron is a thick and dense metal and because of this, you won’t feel the warmth in your room as quickly. However there is something extremely beneficial for this as it will actually retain the heat for much longer.

Even when the fire has gone out, a cast iron fireplace should continue to radiate heat into your room for a while afterwards.

How to clean a cast iron fireplace

If you want to know how to clean a cast iron fireplace, then there are a few steps that you need to follow. To clean an iron fireplace, you need to ensure the fireplace is completely cool – don’t try to clean it whilst it is still warm. You should ensure that the area around is covered to avoid getting mess and dirt everywhere too.

First you will need to sweep away the ash from previous fires and any dust and debris. A dustpan and brush is the perfect tool for this and you can use a vacuum cleaner to hoover up any remaining debris. Then a wipe down with a cloth – using something like a methylated spirit to get it clean. It might need wiping down a few times to get everything removed. Then if you feel that the grate is looking a little dull, then use a commercial paste to restore some of its colour.

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