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#1 dor

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

If you have been stunned by the price of fire bricks, e.g. 35 just for one for a Stovax Brunel, this might be useful if you are in the Nantwich area.

There is a shop on the corner of Pillory Street & Love Lane (close to the town centre) that cuts them to size. They charged me 7 each and the material, a sort of compressed mica / vermiculite composite looks like the same material as in the genuine Stovax part.

Even the sets offered on eBay, which will be cut from similar material, are 35 - 40 a set.

Maybe other local fireplace shops do a similar deal.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

If you have been stunned by the price of fire bricks, e.g. 35 just for one for a Stovax Brunel, this might be useful if you are in the Nantwich area.

There is a shop on the corner of Pillory Street & Love Lane (close to the town centre) that cuts them to size. They charged me 7 each and the material, a sort of compressed mica / vermiculite composite looks like the same material as in the genuine Stovax part.

Even the sets offered on eBay, which will be cut from similar material, are 35 - 40 a set.

Maybe other local fireplace shops do a similar deal.



I wanted firebricks for a garden bbq last year. In the end it would have been cheaper to ship used ones from Stoke or somewhere than buy new anywhere. I went without after all.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

I've always used ordinary Fletton house bricks to reduce my grate area to cut the heat down and to save on fuel,with no problems at all.
If your handy with a hammer and bolster they're easy to sculpture to fit your stove,or i suppose if your a power tool nut an angle grinder and stone cutting disc will do it. :mellow:
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

Wilkinson hardware stores do fire bricks at really good prices. About 3 as I recall I bought 2 for either side of my Morso

http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:41 PM

Go to Kiln Linings Ltd - -

Check through some of their bargain sizes . . . .

If you don't mind trimming your own - these very high quality kiln firebricks can work out very cheap indeed

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

If you have been stunned by the price of fire bricks, e.g. 35 just for one for a Stovax Brunel, this might be useful if you are in the Nantwich area.

There is a shop on the corner of Pillory Street & Love Lane (close to the town centre) that cuts them to size. They charged me 7 each and the material, a sort of compressed mica / vermiculite composite looks like the same material as in the genuine Stovax part.

Even the sets offered on eBay, which will be cut from similar material, are 35 - 40 a set.

Maybe other local fireplace shops do a similar deal.


Do you have a Wilkinson's shop anywhere near you. I bought mine from there and I carefully used a chisel to get a good fit. They were very reasonable, just a few pounds. Needless to say I am very pleased with them.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:16 AM

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:22 AM

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