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Wall mounting electric fire, currently open breast.

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by lasors, 4 Sep 2010.

  1. lasors

    lasors

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    Hello,
    We have removed a back boiler from the chimney breast in the living room, so now have a big hole, although neatly square. It's too small for a log burner, which we thought might have been fun but the associated costs of widening the breast will probably make it prohibitively expensive for now.

    I don't really want to brick up the hole if possible so was wondering what my options are to cover it up and allow a wall mounted electric fire to be hung on the wall. Would something like a timber frame, secured inside the breast, with plasterboard and a skim on top, do the job? Thus I can mount the fire to the wall into the battens under the plaster.

    This would be easily reversible should we decide to try for the logburner in the future.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    Hi there
    Yes you can do as you say, Make a wood frame around the opening,but i would suggest setting it back by the thickness of a piece of plywood +the thickness of you plasterboard,then when you come to hang fire you will have plenty of choice for fixing to the board,do remember to leave a vent at bottom for ventilation for chimmeny
     
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