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Cold air from the from my original 1930's fireplaces

I live in a 1930's house with has 2 orginal fireplaces with tiled decor surrounds in two of the bedrooms. I would like to keep these original features, but i have noticed that their is a lot of cold air coming down the chimmey breats which makes the rooms very cold during the night. I was wondering wether i could have these blocked to avoid this. Any other suggestions would be appreciated .

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2 Answers from MyBuilder Chimney & Fireplace Specialists

you will need the chimneys capped this will reduce the amount of air flow

2012-10-11T18:00:01+01:00

Answered 11th Oct 2012

not a good idea to block them of you can cap the top and vent the bottom they must have some air flow to avoid dampness

2012-10-12T10:20:02+01:00

Answered 12th Oct 2012

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