The Fireplace plays an important role in your home, somewhere the whole family can spend special times on cold winter evenings, enjoying the warmth and ambiance from a beautiful fire at the Centrepoint of your living space.
The fireplace originated from firepits in ancient times built-in caves or at the center of a hut living area, in the early days smoke would have been an irritant inside these original dwellings.
In 1185 two-floor homes and buildings became more popular where fireplaces were moved to an outside wall, this led to the invention of the chimney, Conisbrough castle became the first inhabitant to install a chimney.
In the 1600s tall deep fireplace openings with a large fireplace surround became popular, sometime later in 1740 the Franklin stove manufactured from cast iron-producing more heat were installed into the Centrepoint of homes, from this point onwards decorative designs were manufactured for both heat and to add glamour into homes and castles, etc.
Designs have continued through the years with fireplaces manufactured from stone wood marble and cast iron which became a very popular concept in the Victorian days. Electric fires were invented in 1912 but became very popular in the 1950s.
Modern Day Fireplaces
Since the 1950s fireplaces have advanced dramatically with brick and tiles being very popular and also many British homes would burn solid fuel, generally, coal this hot fuel would certainly have heated average-sized living space in many dwellings throughout the UK.
In today’s marketplace, there are various fuels available for home heating from coal wood, electric, gas, and bioethanol.
Electric fireplaces are possibly the most popular choice for consumers in today’s fireplace heating trends, gas and wood-burning are also a very prominent heating choice, all of the above have become incorporated into the beautiful fireplace and fire designs to suit modern styling in many of today’s dynamic UK and European Dwellings.
Fireplace Media Walls
The Fireplace media wall has become very popular in homes throughout the UK and Europe, TVs are installed within a media wall with gas or electric fires below alcove shelving within a chimney breast is a lovely combination for a complete wall feature, not only attractive but also a space-saving concept with all wires, etc hidden from view.
There is a vast choice of materials to give your home a unique individual styling and finish including the very popular Lapitec and Dekton.
The Fireplace Superstore has a vast collection of the above products installed throughout our extensive showrooms,
Please reach out to a trained member of staff for any help you may require, on the many media wall concepts now available
Architectural fireplaces by Focus (Now Instore)
Focus has a history going back 50 years, Dominique Imbert from a simple sketch started what was to become a creative masterpiece for dynamic fireplaces designed for homes restaurants and exhibition centres worldwide.
Focus custom builds unique wow factor fireplaces for discerning properties, with a range of gas wood burning and outdoor heating products.
Hidden away in a medieval village in garrigue in the north of Montpellier Dominique Imbert took up a new venture welding and sculpting heating and shaping a range of metal designs, all culminating in the most diverse collection of fireplaces to be found anywhere.