A Camelot canopy has the greatest visual impact on the overall look of the fire. The choice of canopy to compliment the period, size, materials and shape of a fireplace will define its impact on the room it's fitted in.
Form over function
The actual function of the canopy is very limited, as all the fire smoke and gases are carried within the inner flue gather and liner into the chimney itself. The canopy does, however, visually cloak the heat exchanger exits of the fire, and is designed to allow warm air to circulate from the exchangers around the room
This is a short video of a canopy being assembled by hand:
Choice of style
A well proportioned steel canopy, with a sensible yet strong skirt depth, is probably our most popular canopy, It's very sympathetic to a range of materials. Tall canopies are most often created in steel, as brass or copper can look too strong across large areas. Other style canopies, often in brass or copper, are more feminine in shape and edge finish, to compliment the material or style of fireplace.
Choice of material
Camelot utilise panels of hand scored steel, hand beaten copper or polished brass to create our canopies. Brass or copper canopies often feature a steel liner to ensure consistent curves. Steel rods can be used to enhance rolled edges. Whilst steel is most popular, the visual impact and reflection of brass and hand beaten copper can light up the right fireplace even when it's not lit. Steel, brass or copper round heads are used to decorate the hand rivets used the assemble canopy.