Metropole tiled fireplace insert

We make Fireplaces from 1920s Art Deco fireplaces and classic Edwardian fireplace and mantel designs.
This deceptively simple fireplace design could equally as well be found as a 1920s or 1930s fireplace or in homes built after World War II. The Metropole insert is recessed from the edge of the fireplace. It is largely the colours and hues in the tiles that lend it its distinctive qualities. This version pictured is a hand-made mottled tile that we produce ourselves and was made as a commission for a customer. The fireplace was always seen as an insert, hearth and separate mantel. We have shown it here with an original Stonite mantel which typically featured a large "Bolection" moulding, popular throughout the inter-war and post war periods in fireplace design. We have come across quite a few original versions of this fireplace and most were made after World War II with "Stonite" mantels of the design shown here. We do make a wooden mantel called the Gorton which is in the same style as the one shown here. We do usually have one or two of these for sale as original fireplaces. The fireplace is very similar in design and proportion to many of the Faience block fireplaces which were made from the 1920s through to the 1950s and 1960s ( see the original fires section on this website )
Plain Tiles
£1 450.00

included and extra items

The above price is inclusive of a standard sized hearth. The hearth can be made to any size or shape, depending on the installation requirements.
The sizes given are for those fireplaces pictured here, but we do manufacture completely to order, and would make a fireplace for you at any reasonable size requested. Price will vary with size. As a rough guide, to increase the width of a fireplace by up to 4 inches will require £45 extra of tiles (plain tiles), to increase width of a fireplace by 5 to 8 inches will require £90 of extra tiles (plain tiles). To add 2 extra shoulders to an all tiled fireplace will add £190 to the cost of a fireplace.
A 16 inch fire-back for gas use is available for this fireplace. It is made from ceramic fibre and will increase the efficiency of our decorative gas fires. It is NOT suitable for use with solid fuel.
A "living flame" gas fire is a decorative fuel effect gas fire, designed to be used with a 16 inch ceramic fibre gas fireback. They are low efficiency, with a heat output of about 2 kW, but they have real flames.
A 16 inch fire-back for solid fuel is available, made from fired clay.
Solid Fuel Kit - grate and ashpan for solid fuel use
A standard N fret is available for this fireplace in matt black (other frets are also available )
Other frets are available - see

Vertical Tabs


36.00 inches

Body Width

40.00 inches

Opening Height

22.00 inches

Opening Width

16.00 inches