fireplace

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    How should this fireplace be plastered / made smaller?

    Hi, i have just moved into a house which has this giant fireplace with large sandstone blocks around the edges (image 1). i was wanting to basically plaster the edges to make it look more like image 2 and reduce the overall size of the cavity The only thing im worried about is if you can...
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    Fireplace Plastering Advice

    Hi All - new to this forum, We’ve removed a fireplace in a house we’ve just bought and want to make good around the exposed breeze blocks we’ve uncovered. Seeing as it’s a small area, seems a bit minor to get someone in, and I back myself to do an okay job. Annoyingly the breeze block is...
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    Advice For Plastering Fire Place Please

    Good morning and happy VE day everyone! We are hoping to remodel the fire place in our new house as at looks bloody awful in our opinion. It currently looks like this: We want to drop the height, slap a nice bit of wood on the top, remove the protruding ledges and also reduce the size of...
  4. Katelynmach

    Plaster fireplace

    I have this faux stone wall behind my wood burning stove. I wanted to add more mortar or plaster in between and over some rocks to give it that overgrouted rustic look Like the photo I attached. I’ve done tons of research, talked to some contractors and still cant figure out what material to...
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    What lime to use in fireplace render.

    Evening all. I have a fireplace that needs rendering before a woodburner goes in. Have been advised to do it in a Lime render. Which lime do I want, hydraulic or hydrated and what’s the best ratio to mix it in? I was going to use cement boards but the inside of the fireplace is too rough and...
  6. Spreadinator

    Plastering a fire place

    hello all I had a call from a woman wanting me to quote for re plastering her fire place.she is having a wood burner fitted. she also wants the inside of the fire place plastered to a smooth finish. Boarding with fire board isn't an option as the space is very limited and dabbing boards on...
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    Soundproofing Fireplace

    Hi there, I am going to be sound proofing a house which the owners can hear there neighbours through a party wall. I will be doing two upstairs bedrooms and the downstairs living room. The living room has two alcoves which are easy enough but I was wondering how to tackle the fireplace, I’ve...
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