Fireplace Renovation and Woodburner Installation at North Curry near Taunton
This project involved enlarging and renovating an old fireplace at North Curry near Taunton and in order to install a new Ecosy Snug Multi-Fuel woodburner and ceramic non-combustible mantel.
Many customers want the traditional look which consists of a woodburner in an open recess with a oak mantel positioned close above the woodburner. Generally this has been impractical due to distance to combustible requirements. However, we can now offer concreate or ceramic mantels which are non-combustible and ideal for this purpose.
View our range of concreate and ceramic mantels here.
Are you looking to enlarge your fireplace and install a woodburner?
There are several stages to completing this fireplace knockout and enlargement.
Step 1: We removed the old fireplace surround and hearth, it’s very heavy so cut into 2 for safe removal.
Step 2: Check supporting lintel requirements, before knocking out rubble.
Step 3: Excavate the recess rubble and return to original size or enlarge if possible.
Step 4: Install slate hearth on bed of sand/cement and install metalwork for registration plate.
Step 5: Install flexible liner before rendering sides or you can damage render
Step 6: Bond beading around recess to protect against knocks and PVA the chimney breast where bonding will be applied.
Step 7: Bond rest of chimney breast legs on each side of recess ready for plastering when dry
Step 8: Plaster chimney breast around damaged area
Step 9: Install Woodburner
Step 10: Drill holes for concreate / ceramic mantel and fix to wall with additional strong fixings.
We generally complete these fireplace renovations within a day to reduce hassle for customers.
Important– Always ask a HETAS certified installer or qualified builder before enlarging and knocking out a fireplace yourself for chimney structural advise.