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Useful Information

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CALCULATING AREAS 

To Calculate your Area into Square Yards, please use either of the following methods:-

METHOD 1:

  • CALCULATE AREA (LENGTH X WIDTH) OF ROOM IN SQUARE MTRS
  • NO. OF SQUARE MTRS X 1.196 = NO. OF SQUARE YARDS

METHOD 2:

  • MEASURE ROOM IN FEET
  • LENGTH X WIDTH = AREA OF ROOM IN SQUARE FEET
  • AREA OF ROOM (IN SQ FT) / (DIVIDED) BY 9 = NO. OF SQUARE YARDS

AND REMEMBER TO ADD 10-16% FOR WASTAGE!

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STYLES OF FIREPLACE

A Victorian fireplace can be any fireplace made between 1819-1901 but it usually refers to a cast iron fireplace with A Very ‘Ornate’ look with Lots of Flowers, Swirls and busy patterning.
Arched Inserts with Pine Corbelled Surrounds were popular, as were Slate and Marble Surrounds and Decorative Hearth Tiles.

             

An Edwardian fireplace is a fireplace made during the reign of Edward VII (1901-1910). Tiled Inserts and Tiled Combinations were common with plainer tiles and brick designs. Lines were straighter and overall appearance more angled and less fussy.




Fireplaces were an important feature of Arts and Crafts design. In the era from which the Movement drew its inspiration, the fireplace was only beginning to be sited on the sidewalls of great halls in the houses of the very rich. So the style adopted by Arts and Crafts was a 19th century day pastiche of what was really constructed during the Wars of the Roses. 

The fireplaces were large, often rounded and had an inglenook feel. Bricks would vary in size, with courses laid vertically as well as conventionally or possibly in a herringbone pattern. Later designs often included tiles and the type of sinuous designs that are associated with Charles Rennie Macintosh and Art Nouveau. Tiles might have a pastoral scene or a complex flower motif and the Rockwood Pottery that produced early designs was closely associated with Morris & Co, the company that William Morris ran from 1875. We still live with the Arts & Crafts legacy in mock Tudor houses, twentieth century wall panelling and old brick fireplaces. Like virtually all styles of the last two hundred years the popularity declines only to reappear up to one hundred years later.




Art Nouveau Styles featured sinuous, elongated, curvy lines,  stylised flowers, leaves, roots, buds and seedpods.  It was the first style to stop looking backwards in history for ideas, taking inspiration instead from what it saw around it, in particular the natural world.

     

 


PAYMENT: Cash on Collection (preferred), Credit/Debit Card Payment in advance via Telephone, Advanced Cheque via Post (please allow 5 days for Clearance), Paypal, Bank Transfer.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO PAY ON COLLECTION, PAYMENT STRICTLY CASH ONLY!

DELIVERY: We use Royal Mail Standard Parcels, Parcelforce & Palletways (National Pallet Delivery) Services at additional Cost. Occasionally we are able to provide in-house Delivery at additional cost. Please provide the first part of your postcode for an accurate quotation.

RETURN POLICY: As most of our Items are Salvaged and/or Reclaimed, and have in many cases survived TWO World Wars, they will obviously not look 'as new' unless otherwise stated. We try to describe our items accurately so please read our descriptions carefully and look at the pictures closely. For these reasons all goods are sold as described. It is therefore the responsibility of the customer to research and arrange to view any said items listed for sale before agreeing to purchase. Our Original and Reclaimed Items are sold complete with Original Charm and Character and as such tend to show various signs of age - which is obviously only to be expected when purchasing Reclaimed Items!