Handyman Question

Fitting flat screen tv above fireplace in timber built house


I am thinking of getting a flat screen tv (maybe 32 - 37") and would like it mounted on the wall above the fire. The house is timber built and I am concerned that it may be too heavy for the wall, can anyone advise? Also what happens to the wires etc, would I have to have them running down the wall from the tv down to the socket?

Many thanks

2 Answers

Assuming the chimney is built of brick then I don't see the weight as a problem as long as you have the correct bracket for that model of tv & the proper fixings are used. If the fire place is used & assuming it is a gas fire, you can either run the cables on the surface in conduit or possibly through the chimney depending on access & proximity to the fire itself. I hope this helps you.

Answered 24th Oct 2013

The Handyman

Member since 24 Oct 2013

Be sure to check that the convected heat from the fire does not affect or damage the TV or wires. A 32-37 inch TV does not weigh that much, and as long as you use a suitable bracket for that size TV and secure it to the wall with ample fixings which are usually provided in the kit, it should be OK.

Answered 22nd Nov 2016

PPK Handyman Services

Member since 20 Sep 2016

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