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5 Natural Stone Fireplace Ideas for a Cosy Home

Bespoke fireplaces made in Yorkshire

A natural stone fireplace or hearth is the perfect addition to your home, whether it is a country conversion or a modern new build. This blog shows our most popular fireplace and hearth finishes, but we are able to create bespoke designs if you have something in mind!

Our hearths are usually supplied in 50mm or 75mm thickness, and full mantle and surrounds can be made to your requirements. Having our own quarry with a wide selection of block sizes gives us the ability to supply hearths and mantles in long lengths, rather than sections.

A large stone fireplace with log burner
Large fireplace with punched detailing

Fireplace Ideas

1. Traditional punched detailing and moulding

If you are looking for a traditionally detailed fireplace, a punched finish is a great option. This adds textured sections giving a more traditional look. We can also add moulding to the fireplace surround, if you are looking for a more opulent finish. Large fireplaces can also be finished with matching yorkstone cladding, as seen in the photo above.

2. Contemporary Fire Surround

An alternative to a traditionally masoned fireplace is a more modern and minimal design, taking advantage of the natural beauty of the stone. A contemporary fireplace is the ideal way to add character to a new build home, combining with a gas fire creates a cosy ambiance. The beautiful home pictured below is also featured here.

Contemporary fireplace with gas fire

3. Half-Bullnose Hearth

If you're looking for a hearth to combine with an existing fireplace or mantle, then look no further! Our most popular hearth finish is a half-bullnose, this is when the top edge has been rounded off create a soft curve, as seen below. This finish removes any sharp edges from the stone and helps it blend in to the surroundings. If your hearth is raised, not sitting on the floor, we can also do a full bullnose, to round both the top and bottom edges.

Fireplace with Stone hearth, log burner and wood mantlepiece
Half-bullnose hearth (75mm thick)

4. Dressed edge vs. Chamfer edge

Two alternatives to the bullnose edge hearth are a dressed edge and a chamfered edge. A dressed edge is hand-fettled to give a rough textured appearance, which is sometimes preferred in a rustic property. Wheras the chamfered edge (a sloping surface on the corner) offers a clean and refined look, which often accompanies a moulded fireplace surround.

As seen below we can also shape your hearth to fit into an existing opening. We can either do this based off measurements, or we can cut from a template provided by the customer, which is useful for uneaven openings!

5. Raised Edge Hearth

Our final fireplace inspiration is a hollowed-out hearth, creating a raised edge effect. This creates a unique look which is perfect for thicker hearths. We can also create corner hearths with any of the edge detailing described above, as seen below.

These 5 fireplace ideas are a great starting point if you are designing your own. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your fireplace project, please don't hesitate to contact us! Our talented stone mason can work from sketches or even photos found online to create your ideal cosy fireplace.


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