Please note: Do you need a rebate for a marble or cast iron insert or indeed any other adjustments, if so please ensure you send me any relevant details of the above on ordering
Also on placing your order can you please send me your measurements or additional requirements either on here or to my email (in contact details at the bottom of the listing) you are of course welcome to ring also but a back up message would be much appreciated to aid & better guarantee the order/construction process especially during busier periods.
Hello & welcome to my Listing.
This Rustic Solid oak fire surround is produced with part seasoned French/German oak Beams, approx 1year or older which in time will allow for cracking & shakes which will improve it's look the older it gets ,giving a traditional old 'true' rustic appearance. you see in the majority of this cracking will happen within a few weeks of installation & exposure to heat.
None of my Oak is 'fed through' anything, routed, or mass produced in anyway.... these are built individually by myself from quality Oak Beams with only hand held power/Hand tools giving each one the time & attention to detail that should be taken on such an important piece in your Home space
As a precautionary measure The surrounds are also treated with a water based non toxic woodworm treatment just under the final wax coat, which will stop them on both the inward & outward stages should there happen be any .
With it's hand crafted recessed pegs (see pics) this surround could have been produced years ago... but is infact brand new!
This item is also available without these pegs at %10 less list price
With it's solid beam construction you get some stunning cracking & shakes that you just don't get with layered or plank construction,
I have made these for well over Two years now & have had no comeback regarding any significant warping on these items I have even contacted some of my earlier customers who say the product is still A1 as well as numerous repeat orders & recomendations
Timbers of these chunky dimensions dont tend to move too much & the thinner cut mantles are screwed down with at least 8 screws although they will develop cracks which is kind of the point of the rustic effect :)
Made using only hand held electric saws / planes, & hand tools from solid good quality Western European oak beams.
Each surround is pressure assembled & then screwed together to ensure stability
Each surround is also belt sanded & then hand sanded with two grades of sandpaper before waxing
It is finished in an antique Oak wax finish as standard the majority of my pictures have have this colour & as you can see it is basically very close to most generic finishes used by high street furniture stores so will match most other bought items.
We can even send to you unfinished to apply a look or match of your own. .
I can make these any size you wish ,although I would not recommend going too much smaller than the standard size listed below , unless of course it is for purely ornamental purposes(as in pic 4) or it is an unusually small hearth if in doubt please consult your local heating engineer or Stove stockists before placing your order.
This surround comes in one piece & ready to fit with recessable brackets, if you want the brackets left flush please let me know
These below are the standard sizes for use use with standard 'off the shelf' Gas/electric appliances or standard recessed open fire grates with clay fire back & fire front insert, usually marble , cast iron or tiled & measuring around about 940 x 940, basically most scenarios... some smaller wattage electric fires may allow for less (please read down for custom build or other appliances)
The above description is for size reference only! A rebate for the fore-mentioned insert will only be cut if you inform me on ordering, thankyou
Please also ensure you inform me of the fire insert dimensions if different from the standard I will need the height, width & depth of this in order to cut a rebate if needed it's always worth checking in any case as the Adhesive thickness for example may add more to the depth.
Opening, W 34.5", H 35"
Overall height, 45.5"
Overall width, (mantle) 54"
Overall depth (mantle) 6.5"
leg depth 5"
leg width 8"
width at legs 50.5" (this can be adjusted by reducing the leg width as indeed can any of these dimensions within reason)
Weight, 70 kg minimum! (Solid beams)
Important safety information for custom build items, please read
For custom build items (below) to surround solid fuel burners & Dog/ oversize open grates, I would strongly recommend you seek expert advice as to the correct clearances. as this can vary with factors such as the age, size, insulation rating & protrusion of your particular appliance
(This is not just for safety reasons as you may find with some modern multi-fuel stoves that you may be able to get away with less than you thought... if you have space issues)
This advice should be available from your local heating engineer, or even stove stockist or manufacturer. This is up to you but may affect your ability to claim on any insurance etc if incorrectly measured or installed , as well as the obvious safety aspect of course
Please feel free to submit your dimensions & we will build to fit, there are no extra costs incurred up to 40" openings, however larger sizes may incurr some extra cost.
Rebates (for marble inserts etc) or any other adjustments can be incorporated at no extra cost.
Please feel free to contact me if you need measurement advice.
All surrounds are built to order , the stock level listed is just to save relisting after every sale, please allow between Two & Four weeks for construction & delivery.
please be aware that my courier is contractualy obliged to deliver kerbside only! though I am sure in most cases they would help you with it into your home, they don't actually have to... so I would recommend you arrange to have some burly help on standby just in case although they are wrapped in moisture proof wrapping so would not take harm in being left outside for a few hours if need be providing it's not Cats & Dogs of course !
Also, if you have any access issues please let me know as it is likely to turn up on an 7.5 tonner!.
I can deliver any time after completion so if you need time to organise this help then there is no problem there at all
If you are wanting to collect this item you will need a large van or trailer as this surround comes in one piece & weighs at least 70kg! (solid Oak beams)Please allow A further Two Inches on the finished dimension widths for the packaging when organising your Vehicle
local delivery within 20 miles is charged at £1.00 per mile, & of course pickup is free.
Other deliveries are set at £39 this may sound high but please bear in mind the weight is 75kg average, & guaranteed next day delivery too. So I can always give you a day for delivery after completion.
My Courier can deliver morning or afternoon, but this extra service does carry a £15 surcharge, otherwise anytime before 6pm on the agreed day & always next day on The British mainland from the despatch date on any week day . For Ireland ,the Isles & the far reaches of Northern Scotland Please expect up to three days.
Saturday delivery is also available but this carries a £40 surcharge. so probably best to go for a week day.
Each surround is braced, bubble wrapped & pallet wrapped for protection it is then strapped to a pallet & doesn't see human hands again until it arrives at your door.
Delivery will normally be within Two to four weeks of purchase but typically Three in most cases (dependant on demand)
Sorry but this is the best I can guarantee as this is a genuine hand built piece of furniture & not just bailed out of a shipping container :) If you have an urgent requirement ie, "your Builder finishes next Week" give me a shout anyway as if my demand is low I may be able to fast-track it for you, though certainly no guarantees
estimated delivery slot is available to view on your order details
page, this is normally pretty reliable however if any issues did arise
were this could not be achieved you would be informed in good time
Also please ensure you are happy there is no damage to the item before signing for it or it will be near impossible to make A Claim,
How do I order ?
I like to keep as much of my correspondence on here as possible as it makes my order processing much easier & more reliable for you too, especially during busy periods.
So the best way is to simply submit your required sizes etc on here through a message, & then ask me for a total if applicable, if you need help with your measuring please give me a shout
if you just want the standard spec or any opening size up to 40" in height or width or both then you can just order right away using the 'buy now' option on the head of the listing making sure of course you message the dimensions to if different from the standard.
You are welcome to ring me of course but I will need a message also in any case please to back up any dimensions given over the phone.as scribbles are never %100 reliable :)
This item is fully refundable within three weeks if you are not happy with what we have made for you. please read all descriptions carefully before ordering Including my 'returns policy' & feel free take a look at our feedback.
Please be aware that we cannot cover reshipping costs.
I want you to enjoy this product & ensure that others do too, so if you have any problems at all or ideas on how we can improve our service please let me know.
Thank you for your interest.