We would definitely recommend Fireplaces Direct. When we were in the store, we were given enough room to browse the firplaces on display but when we were looking for advice it was readily given. We had originally thought about a marble hearth but decided on a slate after a discussion, which I'm glad we did, we wouldn't have thought about that ourselves. The fitters were excellent , easy to have in the house and cleaned up after themselves. Also gave a clear demonstration of the fire and tips for cleaning ! We are so pleased with the finished look of our fire and surround and have had many compliments. The whole process of ordering and installation of the fire was very straight forward , to the point I was expecting something to go wrong which it didn't ! Thank you for all your help, patience and advice.