What is an Inglenook?

1: Surround

2: Chamber

An inglenook is a small recess opening in a fire surround. Inglenooks originated as a partially enclosed hearth area appended to a larger room, which became a natural place for people seeking warmth. With changes in building design and central heating traditional inglenooks began to disappear. The contemporary inglenooks we offer are ideal for a modern living environment; a neat well proportioned chamber to accommodate a stove, burner or fire of your choice.


There are up to four steps when designing your personalised inglenook surround.

1: Chose a surround of your choice from our extensive range.

2: Chose a chamber from our range (see section below).

3: Chose a stove or Burner of your choice.

4: (optional) Chose a hearth and Back Hearth material of your choice, Marble,

    Granite, Limestone or Honed Granite.


If you require any help or pricing on selecting your desired inglenook combination, please do not hesitate in contacting us via phone, email or drop into or showroom, professional advice is always available. We are here to help you.


3: Stove or Burner

4: Hearth & Back Heart

Chamber Materials

Atlantic Beige

Atlantic Yellow

Atlantic Grey


Atlantic Red

Dark Shale

Over the last two decades Washington Fireplaces have painstakingly sourced some of the finest materials available to produce our fire surrounds. The same attention to detail has gone into selecting materials for our inglenooks; after much experimentation and deliberation we have narrowed the number down to nine materials that compliment all our surrounds perfectly (see samples right).

As well as complimenting our surrounds, the materials represent an excellent range of colours, hues and textures. Combining the nine chamber materials with the number of surrounds and stoves we have on offer, which gives you no less than 30,000 combinations to choose from. That number does not include the possibilities of bespoke surrounds, which literally makes the combinations on offer unlimited.  




Multi Stone


Inglenook Picker

Please feel free to experiment with our Inglenook Picker below. You can mix and match Chamber Materials, Surrounds and Stoves in three easy stages. Simply click on the icons and find a combination you like. Please note all of our surrounds and stoves are suitable for inglenooks, for display purposes we have had to limit the choice to our best selling surrounds and stoves but we have included all nine Chambers. If you cannot see the surround or stove you desire take advantage of our photographic service, click here for more information.

1: Choose a chamber material

2: Choose a surround

3: Choose a stove


Multi Stone


Atlantic Yellow


Dark Shale

Atlantic Grey

Atlantic Beige

Atlantic Red








Purevision 5kw

If you have not seen combination of Surround, Chamber and Stove you like, please contact us with your request and we can produce an image of your dream surround. We also manufacture all of our own Limestone and Marble Surrounds, for an additional charge we can custom make your fire surround to your preferred sizes, so no new carpet or flooring required.

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We can custom make your fireplace to your preferred sizes, so no new carpet required!

16 Elswick Road

Armstrong Industrial Estate


Tyne & Wear

NE37 1LH (Opposite B&Q)

Opening Times

Monday to Friday..........9.00 till 4.30

Sat ...............................10.00 till 4.00

Sun................................11.00 till 3.00

Tel: 0191 416 5467 – Fax: 0191 417 4000