Fireplace Fenders in Glazed Tiles
Edwardian style tiled fireplace fenders were common throughout the first half of the 20th century.
Most fireplace hearths at this period were tiled and laid flush with the largely wooden floors.
The fenders functioned on a practical level to keep and stray ash or coals from singeing the floor or rugs. While they hide the join between the floorboards and the tiles where dirt often collected, they also look very attractive.
These fireplace fenders are a "slabbed" product. They are made by forming the hollow shape from tiles and then pouring in lightweight concrete around reinforcing rods. They are usually between 3 to 4 inches high.
We also make 4 inch square fenders and can manufacture hand moulded Edwardian fenders too.
The 6 inch x 3 inch double round edge tiles and the 4 inch square double round edged tiles needed to make these fenders are produced exclusively in our factory in Stockport.
Since the tiles are hand glazed to order a fender will take a few weeks to produce.
We can make fenders to any reasonable sizes, please call us on 0161 429 9042 for a quote.
Note: The hand dipped tiles are not guaranteed against crazing. Whilst most tiles do not normally craze the thicknesses of glaze necessary to reproduce the very shiny Victorian colours may often cause this to occur. It does not affect serviceability and actually achieves a truer degree of reproduction effect.