Hearth regulations for multi fuel stove

10 Jan 2010
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United Kingdom
Hi folks,

Please could someone help me understand the building regulations when creating a hearth for a multi fuel stove?

I have removed the existing fireplace to show the existing stone fireplace (in a victorian town house). There is an existing hearth, which is level with the floor boards and it has a depth of at least 25cm. Stone and concrete construction to the ground below the house.

Can anyone tell me whether the hearth needs to be a certain height above the floorboards? I'm confused whether the building regs state the height required above the floorboards or the total depth of the hearth.

I was hoping to just tile over the existing hearth with 1cm thick slate quarry tiles.

Hope this makes sense. I have included a link to a photo for reference.

Many thanks


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