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Reusing an old open fireplace
I have just bought a house that has an old fireplace in it. It had been converted to a gas fireplace but I have had the gas sealed off and have removed the gas fire. I'm now left with an old mantel piece,a marble effect hearth and an old empty brick fireplace.
I don't want to block up the fireplace. Instead I want to replace the old mantel piece and marble hearth, and put in a "fake" (electric) wood burning stove on a nice tiled hearth.
If doing this, what do I need to consider e.g. to make the existing brick fireplace presentable and still able to "breathe", and what type of tradesman would do this kind of work?
I would suggest a builder to cap off chimney to stop rain water getting in.
Board up ceiling. Fit socket inside fire place. Inject dry zone cream to motor bed just above hearth to stop rising damp. Chisle out motor then repoint brick work and clean bricks with brick acid. Then fit electric stove.
kind regards Paul pickard Pickard plastering
Answered 9th Mar 2018