Fireplace mantels made of wood have always been a popular choice for fireplace designs. Wooden mantel designs changed over the centuries, from a carved oak Tudor surround to the clean lines of modern MDF; wooden fireplace mantel styles identify the age of a fireplace. At Scarlett Fireplaces, we design, build and install bespoke wooden mantels in oak, MDF and any other suitable timbers. Using wooden surrounds in fireplaces alongside modern wood burning stoves does require an understanding of UK fireplace regulations and stove manufacturers recommendations relating to the distances needed from a stove and its flue pipe to surrounding combustible materials. To meet these requirements, we carefully design our wooden mantels, integrating non combustible elements such as slate or stone slips to protect the combustible wooden surfaces from extreme heat.