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Adding recessed area with access panel into brickwork

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by rfalconer, 21 Apr 2017.

  1. rfalconer

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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to run media cabling through a brick chimney breast and am looking for advice; I'm not sure how to build something that will allow me to access the conduit junction. I'd like to be able to re-run cabling at a later date without replastering. (Previous owners had VGA cables plastered directly into the wall!)

    chimney_cabling.jpg
    access_box_concept.png

    • Do I chissel out a space, insert tiny pieces of plasterboard, run beeds on edges, and plaster? Sounds like a mess.
    • Is there a besoke wall-insert module I can buy somewhere? (Can't find any).
    • Do I build a softwood frame?
    I'm not set on the square-plastic-flap thing in the image; a near-invisible plasterboard piece would be preferable:
    plaster panel.jpg

    None of my local builders will touch this as I've already removed the old cables and it looks like a mess arelady.

    Thanks in advance for any help! [​IMG]
     
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  5. rfalconer

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    Building a frame over the chimney is an option. Naively it seems like a lot more work though.

    The plastic box is as great idea. Didn't think of that. Yes, need recess to be deeper than a normal puttress box.

    Re: plasterboard, I don't see how I can mount it into brickwork. All the ones online assume it's for inserting into a plasterboard wall.
     
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