replacing gas fire and surround with mounted bioethanol fire

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  1. Calvados

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    Hi All,

    Your advice welcomed!

    We were going to replace our existing gas fire with a wood stove but are now leaning towards a bioethanol (just for convenience).

    Unfortunately, because biofuel fires aren't usually 'installed' its proving tricky to find someone to do the job (we were looking for a wood stove installer). Do I need a plumber just to make the gas fire safe and then get a handyman/plasterer to finish the job?

    Because there are multiple trades involved I not quite sure what trades to hire...
    The project itself is to remove our existing fireplace and gas fire and replace it with a bioethanol fire (either mounted or on a raised floor). And also to fit a TV above the new fire.

    This should all be possible because the existing fire is fitted in to a 'dummy' plasterboard chimney breast (the chimney itself is actually behind the plasterboard - we understand the previous owners built the dummy fireplace to make it a feature).

    Looking at the photo - does this plan to mount a biofuel and a TV seem possible and which are the trades I need?

    thanks in advance!
     

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  4. Calvados

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    Thanks Foxhole.
    Good advice on the TV - as I said, it might go anywhere.
    Most important is to sort out the fire (place)
     
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