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Fireplace Mantelpieces and Surrounds

When it comes to building character in a room, there's nothing more dramatic than a well-designed fireplace. Whether you have a traditional working fireplace or a modern gas appliance, when you walk into a room your eye will instantly be drawn to the fireplace. Find various fireplace mantlepieces and surrounds suited for all styles of interior decor.

No matter if you plan on installing a new fire, or are making a few home improvements, whatever design you choose you'll want to ensure you do your fireplace justice. Popular brands including Adam, Inglenook, Gallery and Stovax can help you achieve the look you desire.

When choosing a new fireplace mantelpiece or surround it's important to decide which style you'd like to emulate, from antique, art deco and art nouveau to traditional, contemporary and modern styles.

With hundreds of options to choose from you can have your new fire mantelpiece and surround made from a variety of materials, including timeless marble and stone designs or metals such as steel, copper, bronze and cast iron. If you'd like to update your fireplace in keeping with the period in which your property was built, marble was a stone favoured during the Regency and Georgian periods, whereas metal units look best in a modern home.

You can also take your pick from a choice of woods including ash, mahogany, oak and pine. The type of wood you choose will depend on your budget and décor. Cheaper woods, such as pine, can provide a good base for painting or staining, while rich carved mahogany can add instant luxury to your fireplace.

If you have a country theme to your décor or are working with a small space such as a study, wood may be a popular material choice. Properties from the Victorian era tend to feature wood and ceramic fireplaces and surrounds.

Depending on the type of finish you're looking for you'll find several handmade pieces available. If you'd like something that will be easy to maintain, ceramic, brick, slate, granite and metals are relatively low maintenance.

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