DH and I have just purchased a 1930's terraced house and are doing up the living room. There are still some original features (parquet floor, coving) which we like. However, there is also an UGLY fireplace surround circa 1960 which we don't. It stretches from the chimney along one wall to the window. Other than getting rid of the brickwork ASAP, does anyone have any ideas on what to to do with the fireplace once the brickwork is gone?
Would places that sell and install fireplaces also be able to the building work/demolition or does it require hiring a few different people one for the demolition/enlargement and one for the chimney flue/hearth/installation?