Mantels & Beams
Timber Mantel Beams
Points to note on real timber mantels
These are real oak and, despite being seasoned and dried, they will still dry out further over the heat of a wood stove. Over time this is likely to cause a certain amount of shrinkage and cracking in the beam.
There are regulations on the minimum distance to combustible materials -like a timber beam - from your stove or stove pipe. This distance varies and is specified by the stove manufacturer for each model. There are ways this distance can be reduced, by shielding or use of insulated flue pipe. We can advise.
Alternatively, a non-combustible beam can be used. See below.
Geocast fireproof “timber” beams
These are a non-combustible manufactured beam. They look very authentic.
You can see the Geocast range from our supplier, Capital. This is a showroom site. They do not sell direct retail, so come back to us for a price and orders.
Inglebeam fireproof rustic “timber” beams
For a more rustic style of fireproof beam see the Inglebeam range from Newman Fireplaces, another of our suppliers.
As with Capital, this is a showroom site. They do not sell direct retail, so come back to us for a price and orders.