There has never been a greater choice available to Birmingham homeowners when it comes to fireplace surrounds and lintels. With innovations in materials and styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, the range available at Fusion Heating of Solihull is sure to offer something for every taste and budget. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to help you to find the perfect match for your home decor.
For a traditional open fire, a wooden fire surround would not be recommended, for obvious reasons! But as solid fuel stoves became the norm in Birmingham homes during the industrial revolution, new construction methods were adopted. A solid oak lintel at the head of a fireplace would not only be structurally effective, it would add an ambience which spoke of natural textures and themes in what may otherwise have been a decidedly urban dwelling. Even in a world of high-tech materials and construction techniques, wood – often with a rustic finish – remains popular among decorators with taste. This is because hardwoods age very attractively, and reminds us of a natural world of which we are all a part, even when surrounded by the artifice of our modern world.
The wood fireplaces and fire surrounds stocked by Fusion Heating are supplied by some of the most respected names in interior design, and come in a wide range of styles. Modern manufacturing processes mean finely crafted designs are available which could not have been achieved just a few years ago. Of course, the rustic look is still available for those who prefer it.
As a reflection of the industrial heritage of our region, cast iron fireplaces remain popular among visitors to our Birmingham showroom. In fact, it’s often our iron fireplace surrounds Birmingham residents look for first when entering the premises, and we are determined to see that they aren’t disappointed. Like so many traditional materials, iron looks just as good whether finished to fine tolerances or when kept in a more traditional style.
A cast iron insert allows wooden surrounds to be used safely with your fire, and also perfectly complement the current fashion for iron solid fuel stoves. With cast iron fireplace surrounds Birmingham homes are being refurbished to keep up with the times. As retailers and installers of heating solutions of all kinds, we have seen many trends come and go, but iron never goes out of style. We are confident that when it comes to cast iron fireplaces Birmingham residents can expect many years of reliable service from their appliances, and that they will look just as good then as they do today. Tasteful decor affords you a pleasant living space and can increase the value of your property.
Of course, if they are looking for something other than a wood or iron fireplace Birmingham customers are welcome to browse our range of marble, stone, and composite models. Or is you need any help with your selection, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team who will be happy to help.