False Chimney Breast Construction for Woodburner in Uffculme
Our customer requested a false chimney breast in their 1980’s brick property in order for it to become both a focal point for their lounge together with an additional heat source, whilst improving the character of a room.
We are HETAS professional false chimney breasts and woodburner installers and currently installing many false chimney breasts for clients in Uffculme and Somerset area, often because property developers exclude them in planning in order to speed up construction and reduce costs, which is shame as a chimney breast transforms a room and provides an attractive, dynamic focal point.
Day 1: The powder black twinwall chimney system is installed. This double skinned insulated chimney system goes through the wall of your property at your chosen location and up adjacent to your property. We begin to construct the false chimney breast using a fireboard chamber to protect from heat. The customers specified a chimney breast width of 1200mm and to keep the depth to a minimum within regulations. I would normally enlarge the false chimney breast to between 1300mm – 1400mm wide.
Day 2: We cut the slate hearth on site and continue to construct the false chimney by screwing plasterboard to sides and top in preparation for plastering. We then added the metal corner beading to protect against knocks, followed by plastering the entire chimney breast. The final job is to install the woodburner and test.
We perfer to use a black powder finish of the twinwall chimney to reduce the visual impact of the completed system, whilst the slate hearth provides a solid timeless finish and compliments most interior design styles.
We always install a carbon monoxide alarm in the correct position as specified by HETAS.