Classical Fireplaces & Hearths

Limestone fire surrounds and hearths can bring a unique touch to any home. The luxurious, timeless aesthetic of limestone creates a stunning focal point in any space.

One of our more popular limestones was known locally as Sheldon marble and is a medium grey colour that takes a high polish. Limestone fossil beds can vary considerably in shade, base colour, fossil type and fossil distribution. The fossils are mainly crinoids, including Brachiopods, corals and occasionally sharks’ teeth. This combined with the quality craftsmanship makes every limestone fire surround truly unique and special.

We occasionally inlay Derbyshire Blue John, a beautiful blue and gold gemstone, into some of the limestone fire surrounds. This practice which we have revived from the Victorian period brings these two Derbyshire stones together creating a magnificent center piece for any room. In addition, even though our limestone is the hardest and most durable in the UK, it is relatively easy to carve into beautiful designs that will make your fireplace a stylish conversation piece.

Limestone is a durable material that has a high heat tolerance. When properly cared for, limestone fire surrounds stand the test of time and become a beautiful staple of your home’s design.

At Natural Stone Sales Ltd, our quarry sources limestone slabs and building materials to create your ideal hearth. We can help you find the perfect option for your fire surround and hearth, helping to create a natural, unique and show-stopping focal point for your space.

Please call us on 01629 735507 for further details.