Imagine a lovely room with great original features & grand ceiling height, but with no fireplace... No focal point. Not an easy room to heat. A wee bit draftee. You tentatively knock a hole in the plasterboard wall where you imagined a fireplace once was, and all you discover is a small opening, great!!!
But what to do now, you know you‘d love a stove, but how do you go about it all.
And look what you could have instead. We knocked out a substantial amount of rubble and cleaned & pointed up the exposed stone. Added a sandstone flag hearth and finished off with a pitch pine surround a perfect new home to house a Clearview 650stove. Ample heat for this now, grand front room.