Honed and polished granite that can be cut to size for Hearths, Inserts etc.
We have a wide range of fireplace surrounds and accessories so if it’s fireplace surrounds, hearths, mantle ideas you are looking for, look no further than John Walsh Fireplaces Cork. Fireplace surrounds in all styles and sizes to suit period homes and contemporary interiors. Our traditional range includes ornate wooden fire surrounds and classic marble fireplace surrounds and limestone fireplace surrounds.
A fireplace insert can be inserted into an existing masonry or prefabricated wood fireplace. Fireplace inserts are categorised primarily by the type of fuel used (natural gas, propane, EPA-certified wood, pellet and coal).Fireplace inserts are invariably made from cast iron or steel and most have self-cleaning glass doors that allow the flames of the fire to be viewed while the insulated doors remain closed, making the fire more efficient.
Fireplace inserts are popular with people who have an existing open fireplace and chimney, since they significantly improve both fuel efficiency and heat output while also providing an attractive focal point to a room. The disadvantages when compared to a free standing wood burning stove are that they are more expensive to install and obviously also depend upon there being a usable fireplace and chimney in the first place.
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Fireplace Grates & Fronts
Fireplace grates are a speciality and this is reflected in the huge range we stock in our showrooms, all the major brands and styles we have various sizes of fire grates ranging from 12” – 24” off the shelf and our trained staff are on hand to provide expert advice when necessary.
Hearths & Back Plates
We have a huge selection of fireplace hearths that are suitable for use with gas and electric fire baskets, as well as slabbed fireplace hearths designed specifically as the bed for solid fuel fires. The slabbed fireplace hearths can withstand extreme temperatures so can also be used for cast iron wood burning stoves and multi-fuel stoves.