Classic Hearths

Until now, the only options for a single-slab fire hearth have been either a costly natural stone slab, or a common-place multiple tile look.

Our Glass Fibre hi-tech concrete single-slab fire hearths give you the best of both worlds – strikingly authentic and distinctly unique!

Such is the strength of our hearths that they only need to be 20mm thick, which makes for an easy and cost-effective installation.

Design Your Own

Classic Hearths are endlessly customisable; we are here to help you work through all your design considerations.

Below is a selection from some of the hearth designs we’ve created. Click the magnifying glass to get a close-up view.

Size

Let us know the size you need, and we can produce it exactly to your specifications (maximum size is 2.4m x 1.4m).

Things to cover in detail:

  • Firstly, fire hearths must comply with your local council’s fireplace regulations.
  • Next, fire hearths must comply with the minimum specifications of your fire supplier (distance from the wall, distance from the edge of the unit etc.)
  • Take into consideration your personal requirements. What size will complement the room? Do you need room on the hearth for storage of wood?
  • Talk over your ideas with our team, and consider any additional suggestions.
  • Confirm with your council that they are happy with the design chosen, and that it meets all their legal consent requirements.
  • When all the above completed, place your order with us.

Shape

Ask us about creating your own custom shape – it might be for placement of wood/boxes/baskets, or to add a special feature-look to your living areas. We can even customise the angles on the front of your hearth.

Things to consider:

  • The addition of rounded or angled corners in the front of your fire hearth can add to the visual effect, and overall function.
  • Talk with us about standard corner features available, or have us design a custom design specifically for you.
  • When using corners, please check that the design has not compromised the legal consent requirements.

Texture and Colour

Our ability to take natural textures like NZ West Coast schist and manipulate them in to custom textures is second-to-none. Or perhaps you prefer oak planks or polished concrete? We love to work with creative people who have a concept they wish to turn into a reality. Every hearth presents its own unique patina, and natural colour variation.

Standard colours and textures include:

  • Tussock Country: is made up of the soft fawns, golds, and rust highlights of Central Otago, with a small amount of grey in a schist texture. This presents an overall warm golden tone, that when it is incorporated with your design, can give a strong contrast, or a subtle blend.
  • Gold Fields: is a deep grey with bright highlights in a schist texture. It has both cool and warm tones, so is able to be used with multiple applications in variable design settings.
  • Gates of Haast: is a cool blue-grey base with vibrant rust and quartz variations running through the schist texture. This produces a striking contrast which suits a rustic, natural look.
  • Midnight Sky: is a dark grey/black colouring in a schist texture, that gives you a striking, bold contemporary look.
  • Rustic Oak: is all the textures and features that you would normally associate with a rustic wood appearance – timber grain, saw cuts, nail holes; yet it is made from highly durable concrete! It won’t burn, is incredibly easy to maintain, and will be a talking point in your home, business or cabin for years.
  • Urban Steel: is a gun-metal-grey colouring, moulded directly off a hot-rolled steel plate, with all its intrinsic industrial features.

Got Questions? Please check out our Classic Hearths Frequently Asked Questions page for common questions, or contact us for more information.

Get In Contact

Do you have a question, or a customised idea you’d like to discuss? Please fill out the form below or call us on
0800 278 663. Classic Hearths are also available for viewing at our showroom in Timaru.