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About Grate Expectations

Grate Expectations is a well-established, family run business. The company has supplied and installed fires, fireplaces, stoves and flues in London and the surrounding area for more than 35 years.

Based on our knowledge and experience, Grate Expectations has built an excellent reputation that continues to be enhanced by the meticulous approach we take with every project. Our friendly, professional team efficiently manages each order from sale through to installation. We take great pride in ensuring that each client is 100% satisfied.

Fireplace installations

We offer a full service, from complete fireplace, gas fire or wood-burning stove installations to chimney lining and fan-assisted solutions.

Grate Expectations specialise in supplying and installing antique fireplaces and we are particularly proud of our marble restoration and cast-iron work. Our in-house stonemason can strip, repair and polish period marble, fully restoring it to its former glory.

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Fire and fireplace showrooms

At our showrooms in Wimbledon Chase, London, you can view a wide range of fireplaces and working gas fires and stoves. You can also browse the vast stock of cast-iron antique fireplaces that we store in our salvage yard.

Our in-house designer, Danny Cousins (BA Hons), can provide a bespoke interior design service for both commercial and residential clients. Custom fireplaces can be designed to order, complete with technical drawings, specifications and visualizations.

HETAS approved retailer

Only fully qualified and experienced companies can sell and install working fireplaces. Grate Expectations supports the HETAS scheme that ensures fireplace retailers have the correct qualifications. This ensures you have been correctly advised before you purchase your appliances.

We do not subcontract fireplace installations to other companies. All our staff are fully qualified and trained in-house. Rest assured in the knowledge that Grate Expectations can take care of everything in a highly professional manner. We can make getting a fire, stove or fireplace for your home easier together.

Which? Trusted Trader

Grate Expectations are Which? Trusted Traders - a scheme which recognises reputable traders and aims to raise standards for consumers, by setting a high service benchmark to acheive this endorsement. 

Through the Trusted Traders endorsement, you can be confident we will apply the highest standards of across all of our customer and installation services.

Best quotation possible

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

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