Many of the mantel designs incorporate authentic details and elements that were found in original antiques. We came across our Perth mantel in a salvage yard south of London England. Cast mantels were quite common at the turn of the century, and the material itself has a quality and strength of character all its own. This mantel is the perfect accompaniment to the Windsor front.
All our mantels are designed with some depth to them, which gives any mantel more pleasing lines. However, this requires that the firebox be installed ahead of the drywall, whether they are used with a rebate or a cabinet mantel.
Similar with the hearth- the firebox must be installed at a certain height off the finished floor, in order to allow the hearth to be properly located. Please consult the installation manual for these specifics.
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