In Edwardian times the fenders would commonly sit over a hearth flush with the floor and cover the gap between it and the floorboards.
Our Edwardian style fenders are made from 6x3 inch tiles with 3 inch x 3 inch corners. A hearth can be incorporated in the middle if required
These fenders can be made to any size in any of our standard tile colours.
We can also make fenders from 4x4 inch tiles to any size
We also use the canted corner C20 kerbed tiles.
All the fenders can be supplied as seperate items or built into the hearths themselves.
A Standard Size Hearth is 54 inch x 15 inch x2 inch thick with or without a kick (a tongue extending back) but all other sizes are available.
The standard hearth shape is rectangular (a flat back hearth). These flat back Hearths are for use when the fireplace opening is level or just in front of the wall line (the front of the chimney breast).
Kicks or tongues accomodate fireplaces where the fireplace opening steps back behing the wall line of the chimney breast.
A cut out is required when the fireplace system is fixed in the floor and is forward of the wall line e.g. Baxi Burnall and similar systems.
if you have a large open fireplace or Inglenook Fireplace we can supply a separate Back Hearth with our stone Hearths or incorporate it into a one piece tiled hearth as long as the size is reasonable.
There are strict regulations governing the size of a fireplace hearth.
For a Gas Fire the Hearth must be 15 inches in front of the flame and 2 inch thick.
For Solid Fuel Fires the Hearth can be flush with the floor and less than 15 inches deep provided there is a fixed fender, otherwise it must be 15 inches in front of the fire.
For a Solid Fuel Stove the Hearth must be at least 12 inches in front of the opening door of the stove.
Once the regulations are complied with the size and shape of your hearth is down to aesthetics.
If you have exposed floorboards then the hearth should fully cover the constructional hearth to avoid seeing the concrete.
If your fireplace has a mantel then the hearth size will vary depending on whether the mantel stands on the hearth or the hearth sits between the mantel legs