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Minsterstone fires are available in 30 main designs with many variations in a theme giving approximately 90 choices of fireplaces. All designs can be customised to your particular needs, or can be made to your own particular design if you wish.
What you have as a standard is the choice of design from the range, the choice of stone and finish, whether rubbed or tooled and, where alternatives are available, a choice of size. There are many new materials that have been developed for fireplace manufacture but none matches the resilience, the solidity, strength and sheer weight of a Minster fireplace. Your fireplace has the capacity for burning solid fuel, wood and coal, indeed was designed to do so, long before the advent of gas fires.
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When you choose a Minster® fireplace you can be confident that your choice will be hand made by craftsmen who have spent an average of 25 years honing their skills so you know they have the experience and expertise to manufacture your fireplace to an incomparable standard and finish.
The six unique processes in manufacture that have been tested over 100 years to achieve a long life and enduring style. There are Minster fireplaces still in daily use that are over 100 years old. You have a choice of six different limestones, each with their own individual texture and colour, to suit your décor. You have a choice of finish, either fine rubbed or traditional tooled finish and a wide choice of style and size, so you can pick a fireplace that will suit your tastes.
The early success of Minsterstone is owed to its innovative founder, William Hutchings, who first incorporated the business on 5 January 1920, although he had been active as a builder and undertaker since 1885. He was the pioneer in reconstructed stone and developed a system of manufacturing fireplaces, ornaments and architectural dressing that had the local gentry and nobility queuing up for his services.
The classical fireplace designs of the Minster Dillington, Haddon Hall, Chilworthy and Muchelney were first drawn up in the time of William Hutchings. These designs, so powerful yet simple in their lines, are 100 years old now and are just as sought after and just as popular as they were in William Hutchings days. They are truly architectural masterpieces.