Ask a Tradesman
Restoration & Refurbishment Question
Is a hearth needed for log burner installation on ceramic tiled floor
In a downstairs room a few years ago we put ceramic floor tiles down and took these into the fireplace recess covering the old (and rather unattractive) fire bricks. We now want to install a multi fuel stove. Can we put this on the ceramic floor tiles in the fireplace recess or do we have to have a hearth? There is nothing combustable near the fire as the fireplace and surround is brick. The floor tiles have flexible grout as the rest of the room (not near the proposed stove location) has electric under floor heating. Any experience with such an installation would be appreciated. Many thanks. Paul.
You need at least 100mm solid non combustable material below stove and extend at least 300mm from the front.
You can diy fit but need to notify bco, pay their fees and install everything to their satisfaction, they then issue a certificate of compliance.
The best route is through a Hetas registered installer, he will advise, carry out and test the installation and sort out the certificate.
Answered 29th Jan 2012