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Advice on plasterboarding "Inside" chimney breast.

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by M.Rassul, 21 Dec 2020.

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    M.Rassul

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    Hi forum I hope you are all well and looking forward to a well deserved break.

    I have a little DIY project planned in the coming days and just need some advice please, The fireplace area on my chimney breast no longer in use, it has already been removed , I will be widening the opening and cleaned out, in order to make it into a cable box / router area with TV hanging on the chimney breast just above it.

    I am planning to block the chimney flue at the bottom with some cement board and wooden frame.

    My question is, the "box" bit that will house electrical socket and the TV accessories, can this be made with standard plasterboard ? I plan to just stick the plasterboard directly onto the bricks using some grab adhesive. (after I have give the bricks a good clean)


    Thanks all
     
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    blup

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    Don't see why not as long as the frame doesn't interfere with the plasterboard back box lugs

    Blup
     
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    I plan to leave enough gap on both sides of the box to allow for the back boxes to fit.

    I was worried if the plasterboards might deteriorate if it gets too cold in the chimney breast, but i suppose all the electrics producsiong some heat will keep things warm enough.
     
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