The Melrose is an ornate design with intricate leaf detail complimented by a frieze across the chest and decorative scroll corbels at the top of each leg. Taking design inspiration from original Victorian designs, the Carron Melrose will look great fitted in period lounges, dining rooms and even bedrooms*.
With a mantel shelf width of 1140mm (45"), it may be smaller than standard size fireplace but with its detailed artwork, robust construction and dramatic finishes, it will still provide an imposing feature in any home.
The arched fire chamber can accommodate a fire to suit your requirements. For the warmth, ambience and charm that a real fire offers, the optional Ashpan Tray is offered allowing you to burn wood and solid fuels. Due to the intense heat produced by burning wood and coal, the matt black cast iron finish is recommended as tarnishing is likely to occur on polished finishes.
A dedicated gas fire provides a convenient way of bringing the fireplace to life without refuelling and emptying normally associated with a real fire. The dancing flames are simply adjusted using the controls at the bottom of the appliance behind the Carron Melrose's fret drawer. The coal effect gas fire can be tailored for either Natural Gas or LPG homes and with a maximum input of 6kW, an air vent is not normally needed.
The hearth plinths offered with this cast iron fireplace are crafted from polished black granite which has a shiny surface. 4 piece hearths are available which provide expansion if you plan to use the fireplace for a real fire. The Carron Melrose has a outer leg measurement of 94cm so the minimum width of hearth suitable would be the 107cm. Larger sizes are offered in case you need to cover a bigger carpet cut-out etc.
*Gas fires are not suitable for installing in bedrooms
Polished cast iron is likely to tarnish when used with a real fire. If planning to use the Carron Melrose cast iron fireplace for burning wood and coal with the optional Ashpan Tray, it is recommended that the black finish is selected.