J. Rotherham’s new Vela Fireplace surround, part of The Contemporary Collection

J. Rotherham, one of the oldest and most respected stone masonry companies in Britain, is pleased to introduce Vela from the Contemporary Collection: a brand new cutting-edge fireplace design developed exclusively by J. Rotherham.

Part of a formidable collection specifically designed to complement the newly popular ‘hole in the wall’ inset fire designs, Vela radiates a luxury seen only with superior fireplace design.

Inspired by the classic modern Bauhaus movement, the new Vela by J. Rotherham presents an impressive sheer façade with generous fascia and depth. A sophisticated luxury achieved through the untold benefits of Neolith – a sintered stone which guarantees a high quality surface with minimal interruption of seams and joints – J. Rotherham has skillfully unlocked the natural beauty of this stone through its exclusive design. The new Vela Fireplace Surround, Neolith, Calacatta finish is priced from £3255 +vat.


vela dimensionsA: 1503mm
D: 1440mm
E: 350mm
F: 1440mm


Leading the way with an innovative new standard of British fireplace design, The Contemporary Collection by J. Rotherham offers a new level of quality, style, value and new and exotic engineered materials, such as the pictured Calacatta finish: a luxurious white marble effect.

One of the many impressive features of The Contemporary Collection is the material choices offered as part of the designs. For example, the Vela fireplace surround has access to an extensive range of materials which include marble, granite and stone.

The Contemporary Collection:

  • 4 new contemporary Designs: Lyra / Taurus / Vela / Aurelius
  • Neolith sintered stone construction with 20 finishes:

Neolith sintered stone is made from 100% natural materials. A highly innovative material for application in either the kitchen, fireplace or bathroom, Neolith is a superior-quality, man-made designer stone that breaks new ground in terms of interior design

  • Manufactured at Rotherham’s UK factory and developed using the latest CNC technology with hand-finished craftsmanship

With the largest stockyard of any manufacturer in the UK, J. Rotherham maintain over five thousand slabs of stock, held on site to allow exceptionally fast turnaround, across a wide range of popular materials. All of J. Rotherham’s new and existing fireplace products are:

  • Made in Britain and manufactured at the highest quality
  • Delivered with extremely short lead times
  • Bespoke sizes available
  • Comprehensive product support: videos, samples, brochures, online quotation system
  • Nationwide delivery directly from Rotherham

Unifying art, craft and technology, it is the high-tech properties of sintered stone and the clear Bauhaus design influences that ultimately define  J. Rotherham’s new fireplace design Vela, featured as part of its new Contemporary Collection.