Regulations on structuaral and non structural hearths for log burner.

28 Oct 2013
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United Kingdom
I’m looking to install a log burner stove in a 70’s house which doesn’t have a chimney so will be having the flue routed through the house out the roof with twin walled flue etc.. I understand the regulations about installing a hearth where a chimney already exists and the need for a structural hearth to be built/present. I also understand the regulations when a chimney breast/inset isn’t present and the stove is freestanding where by the hearth can be a lot thinner. However, I wish to build a false chimney breast around the new stove to make a fire place. Does this mean the stove is free standing still and requires a non-structural hearth, or does the implementation of a chimney breast around the stove suddenly mean a structural hearth is now required?

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