Classic Mantels

Classic Mantels is an innovative new product designed and manufactured by Classic Stone, leaders in the stone veneer industry. ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ – certainly nothing could be truer when it comes to describing our development of this product, which provides the perfect solution to the challenge of desiring to position a timber mantel close to a heat source.

Using the latest in glass-reinforced concrete technology, we are able to manufacture mantels that are strong and durable, and will not burn. Choose from our ‘solid’ range, or you can choose our unique ‘easy-fit’ cavity range that has been developed by Classic Stone to ensure a simplified and cost-effective installation, which provides structural integrity without any visible supports or brackets.

These aesthetically-pleasing mantels are custom-made for your particular fireplace. Choose from our Formal – ‘Straight Line’ mantel or our rustic ‘Chiselled look’ with hand worked edges.

Talk to us today about your personalised ‘made-to-measure’ Classic Mantel.


Classic Mantels can be customised; we are here to help you work through all your design considerations.

Below are some examples from the various ranges we’ve created. Click the magnifying glass on each image below to zoom in.


Below are some of the classic mantel styles we’ve created.Click the magnifying glass on each image below to zoom in.

Rustic Oak - Chiselled
Rustic Oak - Chiselled
Black Beech - Formal


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.


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 Colourings

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 the lovely old charm of oak planks? 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.

Mounting System

Standard textures and colourings include

  • Rustic Oak: is all the textures and features that you would normally associate with a rustic wood appearance – timber grain, saw cuts,  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.
  • Black Beech is inspired from the sun-bleached, sea-blown timbers of our rugged West Coast beech trees. The dark charcoal like tones provide a striking contrast to your fire place setting.

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.