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About Grate Expectations



Best Out of London Home - Grate Expectations         Best Out of Luxury Home - Grate Expectations


"Proud fireplace suppliers and installers at the award winning Kylemore House! - London Evening Standard New Homes Awards."


Grate Expectations participated in the renovations carried out at Kylemore House Kingston by supplying and installing all the fireplaces and flues from start to finish. Kylemore House went on to win Best Luxury Home and Best Out of London Home Awards 2014.

Grate Expectations has been established and successfully running for over 25 years and remains the family business it once started as, offering a full service from Chimney Lining to Fan Assisted solutions, complete fireplaces or Wood Burning Stove installations and Reproduction or Antique Fireplaces. Grate Expectations continue to Specialise in antique period fireplaces taking great pride in our marble restoration & cast iron work, with our in house stone mason we can strip, repair & re-polish a period marble to its former glory.

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Over time the fireplace industry has grown, the feature fireplace can be the main focal point of a home, but also a highly efficient heating appliance that can add warmth to your home and give you that green peace of mind. And as the market has developed so have we, growing every step of the way from the prestigious antique fireplace to the classic sophistication of the contemporary hole in the wall gas fires, there’s simply not a style of fireplace we've not mastered. Whether you're looking for a rare antique feature, a classic reproduction, or a truly impressive contemporary feature we are the ones to talk to, offering you the technical advice and assistance required for purchasing and installing your perfect fireplace.

Our showroom based in Wimbledon Chase, London boasts a large range of displays with several working gas fires to view, or take a look in our salvage yard to find a unique antique cast iron fireplace from our vast stock.

If you would like something different we now offer a full in house bespoke design service from our Interior Designer (Danny Cousins BA Hons), which has been set up for our commercial and residential customers who require unique, tailored and designed fireplaces complete with technical drawings, specifications and visualizations.

HETAS Recommended Retailer Scheme

To sell and install working fireplaces you must be a fully qualified and experienced company.

We support the new HETAS scheme that ensures retailers of fireplaces have the correct qualifications to ensure you have been advised correctly before purchasing your goods.

We do not sub contract our installations to any other company, we have over 8 members of our staff fully qualified and trained in house to ensure that we know what we're talking about regardless of whether we are working in sales or installations.

So for a truly professional experience and sound advice contact us and we are always happy to help.

Buying Fireplaces Online?

Over the last few years the fireplace industry has seen massive growth in online sales from non-affiliated wholesalers. This has led to miss sold products and huge after sale and installation problems of many products.

In combat to this many manufacturers have now taken actions to prevent their products being sold by non-recommended websites. Always be sure to purchase your fireplace from a professional fireplace retailer with the right qualifications and recommendations of the manufacturer. Some manufactures do not offer after sale support or full warranties for products purchased from websites that are not part of their recommended retailer schemes.

Best Quotation Possible!

Grate Expectations specialise in quoting for the supply and installation of your new fireplace, we take full responsibility from survey to quotation and to the installation. If you can provide us with a like for like quotation for the product and service that we provide we will endeavour to match or beat that quote.