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Installing an open stone fireplace in your home with your local stone masons

An open stone fireplace in a living room is often a picture-perfect place for the Christmas period. The feeling of warmth combined with perfect decorations and a selection of well-picked logs conjure up the perfect cold Christmas morning made better with a roaring fire. An open fireplace is not only a great way to quickly heat a room but offers a sense of timeless elegance no matter your layout. Whether you are currently using a wood burner in your fireplace or you have a traditional chimneypiece and open grate, updating your fireplace surround with the support of your local stone masons is a great way to improve the finish of your room and offers you a perfect place to stage some fantastic Christmas decorations!

Open stone fireplaces are versatile and able to handle a wide range of different types of stoves and fire, so you will have your pick when it comes to finding the perfect fit. For a truly traditional look that matches a more rustic design, a bespoke stone fireplace is a perfect option to achieve what you are looking for. Coulon Stone has over 22 years of experience in the design and creation of custom-made open-stone fireplaces for a variety of homes and styles.

Don’t forget your fireplace hearth

Fireplace hearths are primarily for safety purposes, as open flames can be dangerous when near combustible materials. The hearth extends outwards to catch any embers, ash or other materials that could catch fire and supports directly underneath the fireplace as a surface that will not crack. Fireplace hearths also offer a decorative function, making your fireplace look complete and providing a safe distance from any hot materials – particularly important if you have a carpet or rug close by.

Using stone for your fireplace hearth is a great way to have both a decorative and safe material for the base of your open fire. Coulon Stone offers a variety of stone materials for hearths and fireplaces alike, including Bath Stone, Portland Stone, York Stone, limestone, slate, granite and marble, as they are heat resistant and easy to maintain. Not only will you have a durable and versatile stone material, but these stone choices are carvable, enabling our masonry team to create elegant and bespoke hand-finished fireplaces.

The benefits of having an open stone fireplace from your local stone masons

If you’re looking for a new fireplace for your home, then an open stone fireplace may be the perfect option for you. Stone fireplaces add a sense of tradition to any room and are often the most eye-catching type of fireplace. Here at Coulon Stone, we’re experts in stone fireplace manufacturing and work with retailers and consumers to create beautiful fireplaces that are both practical and stylish.


Not only are stone fireplaces practical, but they are built to last. Stone is a beautiful, strong, and durable material that will last for many years with proper care. Once you purchase and get a stone fireplace installed, you won’t need to upgrade for many years.


An open stone fireplace provides a touch of elegance and prestige that stand out in any home. They come in a wide range of styles, so you’re bound to find one that fits your taste and home design. Plus, who doesn’t love snuggling up next to a cosy fire on a cold winter’s night?

Added value

Adding a stone fireplace to your home is a great way to increase its value because they are an elegant and classic feature. Fireplaces make a grand statement in any living room and are sure to grab attention. They also help to complete the interior decor of a room, making your home more valuable.


Stone fireplaces are not only tough and long-lasting, but they also give your home a more sophisticated look. And because the stone is so heat resistant, you can use your fireplace as often as you like without having to worry about any damage being done to the material. Not to mention, stone fireplaces require very little maintenance – so you can enjoy your fireplace for years to come without having to put in much effort!


At Coulon Stone, we pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of different styles when it comes to our fireplaces. We only use stone because we find it to be more pleasing and natural to the touch, but we have a range of different styles to suit everyone’s taste. Some of our stone fireplace examples can be found on our website, and we welcome visitors into our local showroom to get the full extent of our abilities.

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Get a free fireplace quote with Coulon Stone

Whether you have a fireplace that needs an upgrade or you have recently discovered a buried chimneypiece in your home, Coulon Stone is here to help you get the best from your home. Our master stone masons have many years of experience in the careful design and creation of bespoke open stone fireplaces for a variety of residential homes across the UK. If you are looking for more information about our fireplace abilities or you would like a quote to get your fireplace upgraded, why not put together some rough ideas and measurements and then pay a visit to our showroom, where we will be able to provide a design and quote within 48 hours – all for free!