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Find out about some of the projects we have been working on recently. 

Tuesday 19th March 2024

This open fire was providing very little heat. We took it out, opened up the fireplace (revealing the original brick chamber), swept the chimney and lined the flue with a flexible metal liner. We added some slate slips around the edge of the fire surround.
Finished off with a Burley Stapleford, 5kW wood-burning stove for much improved efficiency and heat output.

Friday 15th March 2024

The ‘ApplePie’ range by Ekol. 
Whether it be for a boat, yurt, glamping pod, shepherd’s hut or just a compact fireplace, ApplePie can be adapted and customised to suit. With its very low distance to combustibles this stove is ideal for small spaces. 
With its individual styling and multiple cooking options including stainless cooktop, top baking oven, pan supports to one or both sides as well as griddle plate and pizza shelf inside, the ApplePie is the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of wood burning stoves.
Amongst an elite handful of small-space stoves fully compliant with DEFRA and Ecodesign 2022 it can be used to burn wood anywhere in the UK. 
With full cast iron construction and weighing in heavier than many stoves more than twice its size, it really is built to last. 
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary air are intuitively controlled by a single air control and with an extra large window, enthusiastic fire-starters and chefs can easily monitor their creations.
Available to view in our showroom. 

Monday 11th March 2024

**NEW STONE!** We were excited to install this Woburn surround made in our new stone - Ancaster Freestone. 
Ancaster freestone is from the same local Lincolnshire quarry that we get our popular hard white and weatherbed limestones. Freestone is described as cream to pale brown/buff in colour with a compact, medium grain, predominantly oolitic containing a few shell fragments. 
We installed this surround with the new Burley Stapleford, 5kW wood burning stove in a new build house in Rutland. 
You can view a Woburn in Ancaster freestone in our showroom in Manton now.

Friday 8th March 2024

This customer liked our showroom display so much that they ordered a copy of it for their own newbuild house in Rutland!
A Brazilian riven black slate hearth, herringbone brick slip chamber, non-combustible oak-style beam and a Burley Hardwick 5kW stove. 👍

Tuesday 5th March 2024

Another clean chimney in Rutland. 
All of that soot was produced by an open fire. This customer is going to have a much cleaner and more efficient Burley Appliances Ltd wood burning stove installed instead. 
Did you know? - Not only can we sweep your chimney but we are HETAS qualified and approved flue and stove installers. Visit our showroom in Manton to choose yours. Whilst you are there you can even get a lovely, handcrafted stone fire surround and hearth to finish it off nicely!

Monday 19th February 2024

A small version of our Buckingham fire surround, personalised with family crest shields. Made in Ancaster Hard White limestone.

Tuesday 23rd January 2024

This Burghley fireplace is now available to view in our showroom and is made from Portland stone quarried on the Isle of Portland in Dorset.

Portland stone is hugely popular around the world. Famous for it's versatility, natural colour and durability it is used in many iconic buildings including St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.

It has a creamy/white colour which mellows to a grey/white over time and has a low/medium shell content.

Monday 22nd January 2024

This stone ball finial was one of a pair that Theo made for the entrance to a new build house that we have supplied much of the architectural stonemasonry for. 


Tuesday 16th January 2024

The Burley Stapleford, 5kW, wood burning stove. 
Now available to view in our showroom in Manton, Rutland. 


Friday 12th January 2024

HETAS - Heating and Equipment Testing and Approval Scheme is the certifying body that approves biomass and solid fuel heating appliances, fuels and services. 
We are registered with them as certified, approved installers and chimney sweeps (search for our sister company: Uppingham Stoves Ltd). 
This winter HETAS is launching it's 'Book a Sweep' campaign to raise awareness and reduce the instances of chimney fires. 
🔥Did you know that a total of 3,243 chimney fires occurred in England, Wales and Scotland in 2022/23, with around 40% of chimney fires taking place in England between January and March.🔥
To 'Book a Sweep' now call us on 01572 737 474 or email for more information. 


Monday 8th January 2024

A handcrafted fireplace in our Chatsworth low design in Ancaster Hard White limestone with slips and lining looking very smart in this customer's house in Rutland. 

Wednesday 3rd January 2024

The Eurostove Westfire Uniq 37 on a pedestal looking smart with an Mi-Flues Limited  Limited TwinWall Pro internal chimney flue system. A black riven slate hearth cut in a teardrop shape finishes it off nicely. 


Friday 22nd December 2023

🎄🎄Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team at Uppingham Stone 🎄🎄
A LOT of soot had built up in this large inglenook chimney from years of open fires which we removed before fitting a new, insulated liner.
The Burley Ashdown, 8kW, wood-burning stove was a perfect fit. 

Tuesday 19th December 2023

It is time to reveal that exciting news we teased you with in October...


We are now offering chimney sweeping!

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Monday 18th December 2023

A handcrafted fireplace in our Boughton design in Ancaster Hard White limestone with the same stone lining. Made to fit the existing hearth. 

Thursday 14th December 2023

What a transformation!
🪵We had to remove the wooden beam, brick up the hole and knock out the aperture. 
We then fitted this lovely French rustic farmhouse inspired version of our Sandringham surround in Ancaster Hard White limestone. 
🔥Finished off with a Chesney Salisbury 8 wood-burning stove.

Monday 11th December 2023

Date and name stones. 
We hand carve these letters with traditional stonemasonry techniques that have been used for centuries.  


Monday 4th December 2023

We made this lovely Ancaster Hard White surround in our Woburn design a while ago now but recently went back to fit the customer's new stove.
Just in time for the snow we had over the weekend here in Rutland!

Friday 1st December 2023

We were delighted to return to this customer to fit our Chatsworth surround in Ancaster Hard White limestone with a larger mantel. It features a contrasting slate hearth and Burley Thorncombe, 4kW, wood-burning stove.
The last picture is the Burghley surround in Ancaster Hard White limestone with a Burley Ashdown 8kW, wood-burning stove that we installed for them last year, looking great

Burley Ashdown

Monday 27th November 2023

The fabulous Burley Ashdown, 8kW, wood-burning stove. Perfect timing now that the weather has turned a bit chillier.

Burley Icarus

Friday 24th November 2023

This customer had their old inset stove removed and the chimney aperture knocked out. We then lined this in Ancaster limestone with a decorative lintel to match. 

A grey sandstone hearth and a Burley Icarus, 5kW wood-burning stove finishes off the look. 

Friday 17th November 2023

It was a tight squeeze to finish off this internal twin wall flue system! 
Completed with an Mi-Fires Ovale Tall, 5kW, wood-burning stove and a slate hearth.


Monday 6th November 2023

ARCHITECTURAL STONEMASONRY: Dripped sandstone coping.

Coping is the capping or covering of a wall. The drip groove acts as a barrier, preventing water from reaching the wall below.

Thursday 2nd November 2023

The customer's own design with a classic twist on the 1950s original shape fireplace in Ancaster Hard White limestone. With a Town & Country Langdale Eco stove we think it is a unique and fabulous result!

Tuesday 31st October 2023

Another busy day at work today...

Coming Soon

Stay Tuned

Thursday 26th October 2023

We can't wait to tell you our very exciting news soon - we will keep you posted!

Friday 20th October 2023

This is a popular look at at moment: Mi-Fires FlickrFlame, 5kW, wood-burning stove with Ancaster hard white hearth and a non-combustible oak style beam. 

Wednesday 18th October 2023

The saws in our yard in action.

Tuesday 10th October 2023


Saltfire Ekol have proudly (and timely) released their new stove - the Pumpkin Pie.

It has a 50% larger fire box than the Apple Pie. It is available in 5kW or 7.4kW and fully customisable with a large range of door and body colours. 

Click below to find our more.

Monday 9th October 2023

Ancaster Weatherbed hearth and insert. Non-combustible oak-style beam.
Brick slip lining.

Burley Thorncombe, 4kW, wood-burning stove. 

Wednesday 4th October 2023

A tale of two halves... part 2

Our Woburn design fireplace in Ancaster Hard White limestone with matching hearth, insert and lining. But this one has the Mi-Fires Firecracker Large, 5kW, wood-burning stove. Both stoves and the fireplace are available to view in our showroom. 

Tuesday 3rd October 2023

A tale of two halves... part 1
Our Woburn design fireplace in Ancaster Hard White limestone with matching hearth, insert and lining.
This one has the Stovax Stockton 5, 5kW, wood-burning stove. Which one would you choose?

Friday 29th September 2023

A Westfire Uniq 45, 5-7kW, wood-burning stove on an Ancaster Hard White limestone hearth. With a twin wall chimney flue system fitted to the rear.

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Monday 25th September 2023

Ancaster Weatherbed comes in a mixture of blue and buff colours. Most people specify mostly buff but we love the blue and this block certainly had plenty of it!


Thursday 21st September 2023

Number carving by hand on a piece of scrap stone.

Wednesday 20th September 2023

  • Before, during and after.

  • Handcrafted fireplace in our Chatsworth design in Cadeby limestone with the chimney aperture lined in the same stone.

  • Chesney Shoreditch, 4kW, wood-burning stove in their 'silver' colour.

Thursday 14th September 2023

A bespoke commission to create a surround for a customer's AGA in Ancaster Hard White limestone.


Monday 11th September 2023

Another Woburn fireplace in Ancaster Hard White with the trusty Stovax Stockton 5kW stove combo. 

Wednesday 6th September 2023

A handcrafted fireplace in our Springfield design made in Ancaster Weatherbed limestone.

Ancaster Weatherbed is a beautiful, local limestone which is full of character. It comes as a blue and beige mix and has many shell fossils.

With a Burley Hardwick, 5kW, wood-burning stove with a whopping 90.4% efficiency.


Tuesday 5th September 2023

1. Remove existing fireplace.

2. Knock out chimney aperture to larger size.

3. Fit new chimney liner.

4. Fit black riven slate hearth and lining.

5. Install a Saltfire ST-X4 Tall, 4.1kW stove.

6. Done!


Gosh what a busy summer we have had! 

Take a look at a small sample of what we have been up to.

Friday 30th June 2023

Sumer saver offer!

Beat the autumn rush and book a new fireplace and/or stove before 31st July 2023 and get £100 off your total price*!

*Terms and conditions apply

The Uppingham Stone fitting team

Thursday 29th June 2023

Say cheese!

The Uppingham Stone fitting team after fitting a bespoke fire surround for very happy customers.

Monday 26th June 2023

Theo was busy carving again this week for a bespoke commission. Ten points if you know the significance of this design!

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Friday 23rd June 2023

This stone bowl with a hidden bioethanol burner is the perfect addition to alfresco dining (or inside dining!).  

Wednesday 14th June 2023

We installed a flue liner and this Saltfire Bignut, 5kW stove today not far from our showroom. 


Monday 12th June 2023

When fresh concrete gets poured at our yard...

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Tuesday 6th June 2023


We love looking back on our past projects from time to time; this is a stone doorway and window cills we supplied a few years ago for a property in Farndon. 

Friday 2nd June 2023

We now have the beautiful Burley Hardwick, 5kW and Burley Thorncombe, 4kW stoves back in stock. 

Burley are the world's most efficient and cleanest wood burning stoves and they are made just down the road from us in Oakham.

Friday 26th May 2023

Carved corbels and chimney caps...

A bespoke fireplace with hand-carved scrolled corbels and new chimney caps for this job. We are going back soon to put the chimney liner down and fit the stove.


Wednesday 24th May 2023

A straightforward twin wall flue pipe system at a barn conversion nearby. Just waiting for a specially made lead flashing to go through the ridge of the roof to finish the job off. 

Bespoke stone fireplace

Thursday 18th May 2023

This bespoke fireplace was designed by the customer and made in Ancaster Hard White limestone. They were delighted with the result and we think it looks amazing.

Monday 15th May 2023

Theo has been busy carving crests again for another fireplace. This one is an identical copy of a bespoke design we have previously done for another room in the house. 

Dripped coping

Wednesday 10th May 2023

Sherman has been finishing off this sandstone coping with a drip line to encourage rainwater to drip from the edge of the stone rather than seep into the mortar or stone of the wall.

Thursday 4th May 2023

Two Harewood design fireplaces in Ancaster Hard White limestone. One with  a Burley Ashdown, 8kw stove. One without.

Bespoke fireplace with crests in Ancaster Hard White limestone

Monday 24th April 2023

Here is one of the sets of crests we were working on looking great in its finished position on this bespoke fireplace in Ancaster Hard White limestone.

Tuesday 18th April 2023

Theo has been using traditional stonemasonry techniques to create these crests for bespoke fireplaces. Carved into Ancaster Hard White limestone.

Bespoke design fire surround in Cadeby limestone

Thursday 13th April 2023

This bespoke fireplace really shows the beauty of the Cadeby limestone that we use. 

Chatsworth fireplace in Ancaster Hard White limestone with Mi-Fires Firecracker, wood-burning stove

Thursday 6th April 2023

We installed a Chatsworth fireplace in Ancaster Hard White limestone and an MI-Fires Firecracker, 5kw stove in this new build near Market Harborough. 

handcarved limestone fireplace and wood burning stove and black stone hearth

Monday 27th March 2023

Another happy customer just up the road from the yard. We installed this lovely Chatsworth surround in Ancaster Hard White limestone to complement the existing black stone hearth. 

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Wednesday 15th March 2023

Our Sandringham surround in Ancaster Hard White limestone with a Brazilian honed black slate hearth. These customers chose the new MI-Fires Firecracker which is a showroom exclusive - come and see it in ours. 

Handcarved limestone fireplace

Tuesday 14th March 2023

This was a bespoke commission for a large fire surround in Cadeby limestone. The wires you can see in the hearth will have uplighters attached. We think it's going to look amazing!

Twin wall flue system cowl

Monday 13th March 2023

A bit chilly finishing off this twin wall system in the snow!

Stone portico

Thursday 9th March 2023

We love this smart portico that we have installed on a newly built house.

New chimney breast limestone hearth twin wall flue system saltfire stove

Tuesday 7th March 2023

Our team have built a chimney breast and installed a twin wall flue system. We then added an Ancaster Hard White limestone hearth and lining and a Saltfire ST-X5, 5kw, wood-burning stove. 

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