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Fireplace & Stove Guides

Buying a fireplace or stove can seem quite a daunting process and here at Castfireplaces we want it to be simple without any fuss and ensure you have the perfect fire for your home. Advice contained here will explain fuel options, hearth choices and advice as to how ensure you get the correct person to fit your new fireplace or stove.

So feel free to browse our online guides and if you do have any questions, please give us a call on 01773 749060. We really are here to help and with 20 years in the fireplace trade, we know what we are talking about too.

What are Micro Marble Fireplaces?

Stylish, sophisticated and affordable; it is not hard to see why micro marble fireplaces are a huge trend. Rising in popularity, many people are realising that micro marble fireplaces can create a beautiful aesthetic and provide a fireplace to suit almost every style of home without breaking the bank. So, what exactly are micro marble … Continued

A to Z Fireplace Terms

Choosing the perfect fireplace for you can be difficult with a lot of different things to consider. To make it easier for our customers, we’ve cut through the jargon and explained definitions and fireplace terminology used throughout the site. If you still require further help or advice, please contact one of our expert team.   … Continued

Fireplace Buying Guide

Buying a fireplace can initially appear to be a relatively straight forward task – yet an hour’s searching and you may find that finding the perfect focal point for your home is an overwhelming experience. Fear not! We’ve put together a complete guide on how to choose a fireplace, covering everything you need to know … Continued

Fibre Back or Cast Back for Gas Use

On our tiled fireplaces we offer a choice of cast iron backs or fibre backs with our fireplaces and I am often asked why as most people only offer cast iron. The reason for this is the fact you get a better heat output from a fibre back as they reflect the heat better and … Continued

Using a Limestone Mantel with a Stove

Browsing through many fireplace brochures you will often see Stoves in lovely room set photos with them all complete burning away, these images are designed to give customers a view of what they could look like in your home. Quite often they are pictured with a mantel and in particular a limestone mantel because at … Continued

Granite Hearth for a Multi Fuel Stove

Quite often we get asked here at Castfireplaces if you can use a granite hearth when fitting it below a wood burning or multi fuel stove. I’m pleased to say the answer is yes but it’s not just any hearth the only way we will guarantee they will not crack is to section and slab … Continued