hearth

  1. Rageyboy91

    Laying a slate hearth on limecrete.

    Hey guys, I have a chunk of slate comming for my hearth, 30mm thick, I'm setting it above the laminate so I created a concrete bed around 2cm, so the boards will slide under to create a nice finish. But I'm not sure what to use to stick it down, I want about 5mm, I was thinking flexible tile...
  2. P

    Log Burner - Hearth Really Required?

    Hi, I'm having a double-sided log burner installed in my kitchen diner and I've been told I need a hearth. The appliance will sit in the centre of the room at least 2+ metres away from any furnishing, etc. However, the flooring will be 22mm limestone tiling throughout so I don't see why I need...
  3. B

    Victorian fireplace hearth - dig out structural cement or just replace cracked screed?

    Not a wizened DIYer so please forgive naivety and incorrect terminology. I have a couple of fireplaces in my ground floor Victorian flat, both with approx. 2cm of old (cracked) screed over approx. 20cm of cement (lots of large stones in this lower mix). This all sits on a rubble filled, brick...
  4. B

    Repairing old hearth and filling large hole

    Hi there, This is my first post and have been searching the Internet for someone with a similar issue. I have opened up the fireplace and have removed an old metal Ash box which has left a large hole in the floor. I am looking for the best solution to help infill the hole which is around 20 x...
  5. C

    Constructional Hearth Guidance

    Hello everyone, I have spent the last few days reading lots of posts on constructional hearths for solid fuel stoves but very little reference to gas fires. The background: I have bought an 1890's victorian semi which was unoccupied for 16 months and previously rented out. The property...
  6. K

    Metal trim on top of first floor hearth

    Hi We have pulled up an old carpet with the plan to restore the old floorboards. However, we discovered a concrete hearth (approx 2 inch thick). It is already cracked and it moves when a crowbar is placed under it. We would like to remove and cover the space with floorboards. However, there is a...
  7. R

    Lintel below a lintel - opening a fireplace

    Afternoon guys, I am opening up an old chimney breast that was blocked up years ago. The reason is twofold - ventilation (it wasnt vented!) And decoration. The new opening will be 400mm wide x 600mm high which is smaller than the original so I'm only knocking out 'infill bricks' and not any of...
  8. D

    Concrete Slabs Underneath Hearth

    Hey everyone, I've just taken out the hearth in one of my first floor bedrooms and discovered two concrete slabs built into the wall. They're really solid & sturdy, but I'm not sure how far they are built into the wall. I was wondering if I could run my noggins directly off of them instead of...
  9. wilco88

    Can I vent a disused fireplace through suspended floor?

    Hi, I know old fireplace/hearth questions are talked about on here a lot but i don't think this question has been answered, or if it has, not comprehensively. I have taken out the concrete hearth of an old disused fireplace, in preparation to re-lay the original t&g flooring throughout the...
  10. M

    Filling back hearth and raising all only 15mm (pics)

    I've exposed our fireplace and removed the rubble from the rear hearth area, it's just earth and flint in there now and about 200mm deep. We plan to lay flooring so I need to fill the back hearth and then raise the whole lot to be level with the 15mm shuttering I have fixed. I was going to: 1...
  11. A

    removing constructional hearth = brick infill collapse?

    Hi all, I'm currently renovating a ground floor suspended timber floor of a Victorian semi. I've just started removing a constructional hearth that was in front of a bricked-up fireplace, but after removing the concrete slab I realise that the earth underneath seems to also be supporting the...
  12. janieJones123

    Tile adhesive for tiling hearth

    I am getting a multi fuel stove installed and will be retiling the hearth. I was wondering, are most standard tile adhesives heat resistent enough for the temperatures of a 5kw stove? Possibly non-cement based ones? Or should I get a specific heat resistent adhesive? I found this at a local...
  13. R

    What granite hearth adhesive?

    I’ve laid a new concrete base ready to lay a granite hearth but what adhesive should I use? The open fire will be used on occasions and then only for a few hours like at Christmas. So do I need to use a specialist product from the likes of Vitcas or can I use a normal cement based floor tile...
  14. T

    Hearth

    I am going to replace carpet with engineered wooden floor. I have removed a massive hearth around the fireplace and left with a recess which goes down to concrete beams (no screed). I can level this part with a bed of mortar to align with the rest of the floor but my question is: - should I lay...
  15. R

    What mortar mix for a fireplace

    Replacing our fireplace with a Victorian cast iron type. The front hearth will be a granite slab but not under the fire grate. This will be cemented, but what mortar mix should I be using? Richard
  16. F

    Levelling a slightly slanting hearth

    I'm using self levelling compound to repair a crumbly old hearth (crumbling bits all removed), so that I can tile on top in Victorian style tiles. It's just a decorative hearth in a bedroom, so no actual fire. BUT, the floor is on a bit of a slope! What's the best way to get my hearth to match...
  17. R

    Damp Hearth & Sub-floor damp

    I recently bought a Victorian end of terrace and over lockdown have gradually been making progress with restoring it. We ripped up the carpets in the dining room and noticed the floor boards were in a bit of a state, with some breaking away. I should also add we had the house re-wired and...
  18. F

    Floorboards over concrete hearth

    Hi, I am currently having my orginal floorboards renovated and restored (1930s house). The floorer has said I should floorboard over my concrete hearth - there is no fireplace there as I have taken out the chimney breasts (first floor). Is that reccomended? I would hate having the hearth...
  19. I

    Prep for tiling hearth - log burner

    Morning, I'm building a hearth for a log burner. Plan is to use bricks to build it up from the concrete subfloor. I need to level before tiling. Can I shutter it and pour a thin (say 5mm) layer of self levelling screed to give me a flat surface to tile from? My concern is heating might cause...
  20. Jayb75

    Levelling floor for Hearth installation

    Hi. I am wanting to level the floor where I will be installing a multi-fuel stove on a hearth. The depth in the opening is approx 2-3cm and then surrounding area is the depth of parquet flooring approx 1cm. Was thinking of a mix of sharp sand and cement for the deeper bit (that maybe exposed to...
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