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Contemporary efficient woodburning stove with three sided glass fitted in unused tall black tiled fireplace
This old Victorian fireplace had been opened out and tiled with the black quarry tiles in preparation for a stove before we visited site. The hearth doesn't extend forward far enough but this can be altered easily and the height will suit a tall contemporary stove with glass to three sides.
The chimney looked to be in reasonable condition from the ground but now the scaffolding has gone up to give us safe access to the top it is clear on initial inspection that some rebuilding will be necessary before the new lining and chimney pots can be fitted. As can be seen there is only one chimney pot visible from the ground because the other one has collapsed and been removed some years ago and this is the flue we are needing to use.
The top two courses of weather damaged unsafe masonry have been removed and the bricks cleaned up ready for rebuilding. As is common this part of the chimney had been rebuilt before using hard cement based mortar which is difficult to remove from the soft bricks and causes damage from water and weathering.
The chimney rebuild is now complete and the new stainless steel chimney liner has been fitted. Two new chimney pots have been installed with a vent cap on the disused chimney to prevent water getting in and birds nesting whilst allowing the flue to breathe.
The hearth has been extended with matching black quarry tiles and the new Jotul F163 woodburning stove with three sided glass is installed. A bespoke black steel fireplace surround has been made in our workshop and fitted to frame the fireplace and the stove is being commissioned and tested ready to be handed over to our client.