Old fireplace already removed
Here we've installed the lintel and started opening out the new chamber
We now have the space we need to build the new fireplace
Raised slightly, so the customer and slide their new wood flooring in, underneath.
The whole inner chamber is now lined with A1 rated fireproof board. Registration plate installed and chimney lined.
Here the rear of the chamber is now lined with brick slips. This gives the appearance of a brick fireplace, but without wasting the space.
Ready for pointing.
Solid Oak Mantel set in place. The mantel is bolted to the breast and bonded, the support remains in place for 10 minutes, to ensure no risk of failure.
All pointing completed and now looking like a traditional brick fireplace, that has been there for decades. Hearth polished, ready for the stove.
Stove installed, being tested and already generating warmth