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At Backwoodsman, the varied West Coast terrain we cover is matched closely by the wide variety of projects and buildings we work on, from yurts to castles and everything in between.
St Mary’s in Fasnacloich, Appin, is one project the firm have been recently involved with.
The rectory and converted church belong to Jamie and Charlotte Smith, who have been renovating the building over the past six years.
This year the project was finally completed and the church has been transformed into a beautiful space that is now available to hire for a range of creative outlets, including recording studio, artists’ retreat and music venue (see www.stmarys.space for further details).
Last autumn, Jamie and Charlotte came to Backwoodsman looking for a stove to heat the large space in conjunction with an oil boiler system.
The company conducted a home survey and the brief was quite specific. The church is not only a business venue but also a family home, so the stove needed to provide heat and a focal point for events as well as an intimate cosy space for family use.
The Smiths’ initial thought had been to centre a double-sided stove in the hall but, after a short spell of living with a mock-up model in the chosen spot, they realised this position prevented the space from being used to its full potential.
The stove was re-sited in a corner facing into the main body of the hall and, after discussing the various model options, the Smiths settled on the Charnwood Cove 3 in almond with a log store.
It is a big stove with plenty of presence. The tall proportions and large door glass suit the vaulted space perfectly and the installation has brought a warm heart to the church which Jamie and Charlotte say has really transformed the space.
The service offered at Backwoodsman is friendly, professional and efficient and, with more than 40 years’ experience of managing stove installations in the area, the firm is uniquely positioned to help customers transform their space too.
For more information, contact Backwoodsman on 01631 720539 or go to www.backwoodsman-stoves.co.uk