We are HETAS certified woodburner installers and completed this fireplace resoration and renovation within a day in a property in Halse, Taunton.
We always take time and care to prepare the room before work begins by covering furniture, floors and hallway in plastic in order protect your property against dirt and reduce dust while we work. The carpet was to be replaced and the customer wanted limit the depth of hearth in the room. The minimum is 225mm hearth depth, but I use 300mm due to width of stove door when open.
Fireplace Renovation in Halse, Taunton
We initially removed all the old tiles around the recess and hearth, then replaced the plasterboard with fireboard at rear of stove, before cutting a Brazillian slate hearth to size and bedding on mortar base. The standard size slate hearth is 1200mm x 900mm, but larger sizes can be suppplied.
Removal of Gas Fire: We can arrange for a gas engineer to remove the existing gas fire in advanced, please let us know and we can provide details of our local Gas Safe Engineer or click here.
Rebuilding the Fireplace
The next step is adding the metal beading around the edge of the fireplace recess, before rendering the inside of the recess with sand and cement and finally bonding and plaster the exterior face of the chimney breast.
Note: We always install a flexible liner, chimney cowl, registration plate and carbon monoxide alarm in accordance with HETAS and building control regulations for your piece of mind.
Choosing the Perfect Woodburner for Your Home
We are here to help and guide you on the best appropriate woodburner for your home.
The Ecosy Panoramic multi-fuel stove is a popular 5kw woodburner and suitable for most home with a large enough recess. The Ecosy Panoramic is one of the widest stoves in the range measuring 560mm wide, enabling a log length up to 400mm. We generally have both the multi-fuel and wood only models in stock, and we are suppliers for most other brands.
On completion of installation we test the woodburner and explain how to use your woodburner and answer any questions, we provide a HETA commissioning sheet and submit your HETAS certificate online, The HETAS certification is often requested by both insurance companies and solicitors when selling a property.