We plan to install a wood burning (actually multi-fuel) stove. The first stage was taking out the old Victorian open fire surround.

Victorian Open Fireplace

Slightly sad to remove an original feature, but with the efficiency difference of a wood burning stove, it didn’t take much convincing.

Victorian Fireplace Green Tiles



Fireplace mantle removed

Fireplace recess
Fire surround removed

Thanks to AJ McA for helping remove the old surround. Thanks to PBK for lending his SDS hammer drill.

Fireplace recess