Carron are modern heating specialists based in Lincolnshire. They create high quality cast-iron stoves and fireplaces, tiles and surrounds and many other products besides. Carron stoves and fireplaces are high-end pieces, hand crafted from only the best materials into elegant show-stopping centre-pieces.
Their selection of stoves is notable for its range of colour enamel finishes, eleven distinct and eye-catching colours to personalise your stove to your interior and your tastes. Colours available include: Red, Blue, Cream, Pebble, China Blue, Sage Green, Ash Grey, Egg Plant, Green, Black and the standard non-enamelled gun-metal matt black version.
Carron stove 4kW matte blackCarron were among the first to offer DEFRA approved stoves with colour enamel finishes, taking the entire stove industry in a new direction. DEFRA is the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and their approval on a given stove grants permission to burn wood inside smoke control zones. Check to see whether or not you require a DEFRA approved stove or not at: www.uksmokecontrolareas.co.uk. The emissions profile of a stove is what decides DEFRA approval; under a certain threshold DEFRA grants approval, therefore, DEFRA approval is a mark of efficiency and environmental neutrality.
There are four Carron stove models offering a good choice of design. The Carron 4.7 offers 4.7kW of heat, great for a smaller room, meaning you will not need any additional air ventilation. The next model up is the Carron 7.3 which looks similar to its smaller sibling, offering a greater heat output. Then we come to the Dante which is a small round stove offering 5kW’s. Lastly we come to the newest member of the Carron Stove family the Carron 11. This stove provides a generous 11kW heat output and has a pair of double doors.
Each model is available in any enamel colour. What’s more, both the Carron 4.7 and 7.3 can come also come with a built-in logstore underneath.
Styles in every period
Carron fireplaces are pieces of art in their own right. They have faithfully recreated cast iron combination fireplaces in various architectural styles:
The Gothic style enjoys stark patterning and austere lines and edges, dominating Europe for centuries, pieces in this style emphasize verticality, using arches and columns to accentuate height. Unadorned symmetry and a sort of understated minimalism characterises the Georgian period pieces . Drawing inspiration from the classical period and the renaissance, these Georgian pieces highly refined, offering a muted form of beauty.
The Victorian pieces hark back to the 19th century, characterised by indulgent ornament, utilizing rich patterning to suggest opulence. The Art Nouveau pieces herald from the early 20th century, beginning life as a reaction against the more stringent styles of the 19th century, choosing instead to evoke natural forms with curved lines and stark contrasts and reliefs.
Some light relief
All Carron cast-iron combination fireplaces are available in a range of finishes. First they coat the piece in a high quality iron paste to bestow character and add a sense of history, then they are buffed to varying degrees. Some remain black, others are detailed by buffing the raised patterns to a high sheen, creating an effective contrast. Completely polishing the fireplace to a high metallic sheen creates a dazzling piece that showcases and frames the fire perfectly. Many of these are available with tile inserts that add an artistic flourish to an already stunning centre-piece.