All our fireplaces are made in Evesham by Chris our Stonemason and Bec who runs the company. Elite fireplaces are hand-carved from solid blocks of British Bath or Cotswold stone which are both been prized for their consistency and beauty.
We have been producing high quality fireplaces since 1997. Elite is a family company; we personally design and chisel each fireplace.
Browse our brochure for inspiration or email us with your bespoke project. All of our hand carved fireplaces are tailormade to order to suit you and your home.
Stretton - Fireplace from the brochure
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
All of our fireplaces are carved from solid British limestone. Our Bath stone is mined in Corsham, Wiltshire and our Cotswold stone is quarried in the North Cotswolds. We buy the stone as a block and cut it ourselves to make every fireplace.
The stone was formed 150 million years ago under a shallow, tropical sea that covered Bath and the Cotswold's, is made from tiny fossilised crustaceans. These features are beautiful and make each fireplace truly unique.
Bath stone is a creamy white colour and is our most popular choice. It is a very versatile stone and suits many different styles of interiors.
Cotswold stone has a warmer, more honey coloured hue.
We can quote for different British stones if you are after something specific, such as Ironstone or Portland. Please get in touch!
Natural stone is very hardwearing and will oxidise over time to become very robust. Ash will simply brush off the surface of the hearth.
It is safe to use household cleaning products on the stone – something like Cif will get out small marks and stains.
There are a few things we recommend avoiding. If burning candles on the fireplace, make sure to use a candle plate as the wax can seep into the pores of the stone. We also recommend keeping any harsh cleaners, such as white spirit, away from the stone.
Yes! Please send over an email to email@example.com with your address and which stone samples you would like and we will pop them in the post.
We aim to deliver all fireplaces within 4 weeks from the order being placed. Every fireplace is hand carved and made to order. Once you have placed an order, we will be in touch with a final delivery date and fitting if applicable. Bespoke fireplace designs will be produced within 6 weeks.
Please just send us an email with your opening width and height for a bespoke size quote.
If you are after a bespoke size hearth, or a hearth only, please email us with your desired size and we will be happy to send over a drawing and quote.
Yes! We are happy to design and quote for a bespoke design for your fireplace. Please feel free to give us a call to discuss your bespoke project.
We recommend that fitting is carried out by either a stonemason or a builder. The fireplaces are extremely heavy and should not be fitted without any experience. Fireplaces will be supplied with instructions, mortar, and fixings.
We do offer a fitting service. If you require fitting, please purchase this as checkout.
We will be in touch to arrange delivery and fitting at a convenient time for you. Fitting does not include removal of an existing fireplace.
We try to deliver every fireplace ourselves to ensure they arrive safely. In the few instances that this is not possible, the fireplace will be delivered on a pallet by a haulage company. All delivery is free and included in your purchase.
We can deliver anywhere within mainland UK within 4 weeks. There may be some delays for deliveries to the Highlands. Please contact us before purchase to discuss delivery if you are an overseas customer or are based in one of the Isles/ Northern Ireland.
All of our surround sizes are based on opening width and height– the size of the “hole” which your surround is framing. Our most common opening sizes are 800mm x 800mm, 850mm x 850mm and 900mm x 900mm, which are the standard sizes we have available to purchase online. If you are unsure which size you need, please send us an email and we are happy to advise.
Once we receive your order, we will be in touch with a detailed drawing and order confirmation. We will then begin cutting the stone and carving the fireplaces straight away. Every fireplace is hand made to order. We will then arrange a delivery date and fitting if required.
Our fireplaces are on display at a number of stove stores throughout the country.
We do not have an independent showroom, however if you would like to come and visit our workshop please give us a call to arrange.
We strive to be in constant communication with our customers until the job is done. To get a free quote, or if you have questions or special requests, just drop us a line. We look forward to speaking to you.
Cornmill Road, Evesham, Worcestershire, England, WR11 2LL
Monday - Friday: 9AM–5PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed