Making the hearth
Yesterday Brian got the hearth in and its looking lovely, especially in real sunlight. The stone is black natural unpolished limestone.
Although these pictures have been taken at night they give a good idea of the way the fireplace is coming together.
Finally a shot of the brick, we did order 130 but it looks like we’ll have to order more now because we’ve changed our minds on the front finish (going up to a brick and a half front face). They are nice hand made bricks from the York Handmade Brick company www.yorkhandmade.co.uk – delivery charge of £70 a time means we’ll probably order just a few more just in case!
And here are the hapless bricks all sitting by the kitchen wall waiting to go in…the sharp eyed among you will notice the evil pile of incandescent light bulbs which, under one of the latest soviet (sorry, EU) directives, us children are not allowed to buy. Oooooh!