Inglenook fireplace restoration.
Having uncovered the inglenook( see earlier posts) and carried out structural masonry repairs using lime mortar and hand made bricks,then fitted a new oak bressumer beam, the fireplace is about ready for an Aga range to be installed www.agaliving.com .
the hearth is of reclaimed pamments with a limecrete base where the Aga will sit.
the whole affect is not only structurally sound now, but is the key feature in the room,offering a feeling of warmth,texture and colour.
In all a very successful operation,ensuring the stack is secure and making great use of the space, once the Aga is working-can’t wait to see it fired up!
Thanks to www.anglialime.com for the lime products!