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Fake chimney breast, with oak mantel and opening for fake log burner

Hi, don't know who I would get to do this but at the minute I have a flat wall in living room with white fireplace surround, black marble at the back and hearth, and living flame gas fire. I love the look of the wood burner stoves with oak mantle. I would need a fake fireplace wall putting in though, I don't want this too deep ! An oak mantle fitting and a square hole leaving, maybe lined with thin fake brick tiles. I'm not really bothered about having a working log burner or gas fire type log burner stove as I don't really use the fire I've got. Just want the look of it. Any ideas of who I would ask to carry out this work, I've watched videos of it on you tube, I know there's bits of joiner to make frame for wall, maybe breeze blocks to hold heavy oak mantle and then a plasterer to finish off everything. Anything else I need to consider ? Thanks

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If your not going to have a working log burner then you could construct it with stud partitions and lined with plasterboard. when you've built the main frame you could build in additional timbers to take the oak mantle, fixing through the additional timbers into the back of the mantle with m10/m12 coach screws. Timber wall can be constructed from 4x2 and lined with 12.5 mm plasterboard and skimmed to finish.


Answered 3rd Feb 2019

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