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

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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

***NEW STOVE ALERT!***

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

Summer...

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. 

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Monday 12th June 2023

When fresh concrete gets poured at our yard...

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Tuesday 6th June 2023

FROM THE ARCHIVES:

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.

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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. 

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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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