Mrs H had recently taken possession of this turn of the century dwelling, and was excited with the prospects of the much needed renovation work. Along with many other alterations she wanted to look at the possible option of installing a wood burning stove. We were invited to visit and advice on the options.
As you will see the fireplace was somewhat dated and in need of some love and attention. We supplied a quotation for the removal of the existing painted brick and to excavate the opening to allow for the installation of a new appliance. The original thought process was to plaster the chimney breast and line the internals of the opening with a decorative heat resistant board, leaving a clean plastered finish with an oak mantel above.
Our engineers arrived and undertook the initial task of excavation. It was soon apparent that although not in the best condition the brickwork behind was original and it was thought that it may be worth taking the time to clean and re-point.
On discussing this with Mrs H it was agreed that this would be in keeping with the age of the property and the task of rebuilding and re pointing commenced.
Bricks were replaced and and the original metal lintel was re-installed to assure that the chimney breast was structurally stable
The tasks of lining the chimney with Class 1 316 grade flexible liner and installing a metal closure plate were undertaken.
Re-pointing of the chimney breast and patch plastering was completed and a hearth of natural black lime stone was laid.
A Capital Sigma 490 wood burning stove was installed and connected to the new chimney liner with rigid stainless steel coloured to match the appliance.
In our industry nothing is black and white therefore we pride ourselves on being flexible with regards to installations to assure that our clients receive the result they are happy with.
Lambourn June 2017