Here are some pictures of the new fireplace surround using your railway sleepers. The customer loves them. We got a bit of a surprise as we found a stone surround underneath the wooden fireplace once removed! The joiner has built the sleepers around the stone, its looks lovely - don't you think.
It's a nice touch - still enjoying the original stone fireplace, yet adding some solid oak railway sleepers as a lintel and surround. Many wonderful winter evenings in front of the fire await !