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    Asbestos in plaster

    Hi all, Currently renovating 1930s house and started removing some plaster from a bricked up fire place to open in back up. Part way up the plaster changes from what looks like normal multi-finish to what looks like multi-finish with asbestos within it? Was asbestos ever used in wet plaster...
  2. Jbcory74

    Wood burner and heat activated fan

    Hi all! We have a wood burner in our living room which emits heat but only to the surrounding areas now the entire room- well not for ages anyway! Do you know if a placing a fan in front of the fire will help? I know they should go on top but I don’t have space on top to place one. Any...
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    How do I remove a resin fire surround?

    Just moved into a new house with a gas fire. The stone on the fire place seems decent but the fire surround is a really cheap looking stone effect resin we think. Does anyone know what our chances are of removing it ourselves without destroying the wall or stone behind? Added pics to help...
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    Ventilation query fora sealed / Bricked up Fireplace

    Hi guys. New user....hope you can point me in the right direction. One of my rooms on the ground floor (of terraced house) has a bricked up fireplace but the chimney was not capped. I had that done a few years after moving in as paint work started flaking on one of the chimney's adjacent...
  5. GoodOne

    Potentail Fire Place Set Up

    Hi, I just got a house and the fire place was covered with wooden boards. After opening it I found there is some kind of metal plate behind it, as shown in the link (https://www.dropbox.com/s/l24gwff139mmml6/20160414_172304.jpg?dl=0) I would like to set up a fire place. I need advise if...
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