Fireplaces & Interior

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Corkey Stone Fireplace in Ballymoney County Antrim

Corkey Stone Fireplace in Ballymoney County Antrim

A fireplace we built using Basalt Stone in Ballymoney, County Antrim. We used reclaimed red brick for the quoins and back wall of the fireplace. The hearth is Limestone and the mantle shelf is an Oak Beam.

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Stoneer Cladding to Fireplace in Maghera, County Derry – Londonderry

Stoneer Cladding to Fireplace in Maghera, County Derry – Londonderry

A fireplace in Maghera, which we clad in Stoneer natural stone cladding. The stone is a mixture of Silver and Brown Quartzite. Originally the fire had been built for a normal open fire but the fire opening was widened and raised to allow for a stove before we clad the entire breast in stone.

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Sandstone Kitchen Island in Draperstown County Derry – Londonderry

Sandstone Kitchen Island in Draperstown County Derry – Londonderry

A split level kitchen island built in Sandstone in Draperstown, the raised sides are a breakfast bar and the lower side is a worktop and sink with cupboards below.

The natural stone and the design of the island give a strong and unique character to the kitchen and the pale colour of the sandstone is not overbearing in the room.

The worktop is Granite and the Breakfast Bar top is solid Oak to match the Oak beams through the kitchen.

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Sandstone Fireplace Draperstown County Derry – Londonderry

Sandstone Fireplace Draperstown County Derry – Londonderry

A fireplace built from Sandstone in Draperstown, there is a log store under the Sandstone Flag hearth and a shelf made using the Sandstone Flags above the TV. The mantel is Oak to match the feature trusses in the room.

The stonework on the two piers either side continues right out to the window frame, there is also stonework outside the building giving the impression that the stone runs straight through from inside to outside.

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Sandstone Fireplace Draperstown County Derry – Londonderry

Sandstone Fireplace Draperstown County Derry – Londonderry

A sandstone fireplace in Draperstown, the back wall of the fireplace has been clad in stone and the raised hearth has been built in sandstone using sandstone slabs for the hearth itself.

The piers either side of the fireplace have been rough rendered to add character and the mantel is Oak to match in with feature beams in the room.

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Stone Arches and Stone Lintels

Stone Arches and Stone Lintels

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We can build both arches and lintels in stone, be it straight segmental lintels, straight cut stone lintels, segmental arches, relief arches, gothic arches, semi-circular arches, camber arches and the list goes on. Using stone to create the arch or lintel means that there is no unsightly steel showing on the underside.

Obviously when a steel arch is specified we can use it but we prefer to build the arch solely from stone. We can also build brick arches and stone arches/lintels can be incorporated into fireplaces ass well as buildings.

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Quartzite Stoneer (stone veneer) Fireplace Portglenone County Antrim

Quartzite Stoneer (stone veneer) Fireplace Portglenone County Antrim

A Quartzite Stoneer fireplace we built in Portglenone. The Stoneer is a 30mm natural stone cladding veneer product which can be added to any wall either at New-Build stage or later to add character to a room.

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Quartzite Stone Fireplace, Portglenone County Antrim

Quartzite Stone Fireplace, Portglenone County Antrim

Quartzite fireplace built to look dry using a mixture of brown and silver quartzite  in Portglenone. The arch over the fire opening is self supporting so that there is no unsightly steel showing. The hearth is polished black granite and the timber beam is from a Larch which was felled onsite to make way for the house.

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Quartzite Fireplace Swatragh County Derry – Londonderry

Quartzite Fireplace Swatragh County Derry – Londonderry

Double sided fireplace built from mixture of Silver Quartzite and Brown Quartzite built dry. The hearth is Limestone and is raised to give a log store below the hearth.

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Interior work to dwelling house in Kells, County Antrim

Interior work to dwelling house in Kells, County Antrim

Here are some photos of work we carried out to a glass link between two buildings. One building was a listed building which had been demolished so we could rebuild it ‘as was’. The stone itself is a mixture of County Antrim Basalt, Land Stone and Reclaimed Stone. Inside the glass link we built an arched doorway with quoins, for this we used Tardree Granite which had been salvaged on site.

We sawed and redressed the old Tardree stone and used traditional lime mortar throughout the build to ensure that the work would look like it had always been there. The glass link gave the impression that the framing was just added onto the side of the stone building and the stonework ran seamlessly through. With our stonework and the glass link and handrail it’s a mixture of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary style.