Providing an opulent feature in either traditional or contemporary settings, the solid oak Howard fireplace surround is the perfect companion for a wide variety of interior options. The handsome mantel is shown here with the optional Toulouse cast iron insert and decorative tiles which is a common choice for installation into Victorian properties.
With a mantel width of 1345mm (53"), it should fit well within most room sizes and its imposing stature is guaranteed to create a stunning centrepiece. The Gallery Howard oak fireplace is equally suited to standard marble back panels or for surrounding an inglenook enclosure. Its straightforward design will never go out of fashion and it remain one of the most popular timber fire surrounds within the Gallery Fireplaces range.
The optional Toulouse cast iron insert takes its inspiration from classical Victorian designs. The standard matt black option is ideal if you plan to use for a real fire or the highlighted version allows the intricate detailing to really stand out. It can be fitted with an existing clay fire back or you can specify a dedicated cast iron back to go with it. In addition to the solid fuel kit for burning coal or wood, there are both gas fire or electric fire options available.
The tapered gas fire tray that fits within the Gallery Toulouse fire chamber produces mesmerising flames dancing over a glowing coal effect furl bed. Simple operation from manual controls concealed behind the bottom ashpan tray cover allow for instant ignition and flame height adjustment. 6.9kW maximum gas input means that an air vent is not normally needed.
The optional electric fire provides a simple glow effect from under a orange moulded cover that fits neatly inside the fire area. This is ideal for livening up the fireplace and can be enjoyed no matter what the weather outside. There is also a model that in addition to the glow only setting is capable of providing up to 2kW of fan assisted heat. Provisions for inset depth will need to be considered as the Toulouse with dedicated cast back recesses back 200mm (8").
If opting for the optional Toulouse cast insert, you can select from ten striking tile designs. Tiles are supplied in quantities of ten to create two panels.