1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

what to do with hole in wall after gas heater removed

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by lillyput, 15 Oct 2020.

  1. lillyput

    lillyput

    Joined:
    15 Oct 2020
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    hey guys, i'm fairly new to diy and would like advice on the following situation:
    ive just had a gas fire removed and would like to cover up the hole. there is already a metal plate attached and i am thinking of placing an electric fire in front of the hole.
    would there be any issues with me just leaving the metal plate as it is and placing an electric fire in front? if not, what would be a better solution?
    on a side note, i have issues with mice in the property and would like to fully block any holes in the chimney section, would there be issues with me doing this?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Sponsored Links
  3. Chris_W

    Chris_W

    Joined:
    26 Sep 2019
    Messages:
    5,041
    Thanks Received:
    1,380
    Location:
    North
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    If you fully block it up, you could suffer from damp. If you want to block it up we (Company I work for) use thermalite blocks with a purpose made hole in it, plaster it up and a vent fitted (to prevent damp) You could leave it as is with the closure plate also and fit an electric fire.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. lillyput

    lillyput

    Joined:
    15 Oct 2020
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    might then go for 2nd option....thanks!
     
Loading...

Share This Page