Plaster around inset fire

burty

New Member
#1
Alrite fellas, apologies if this has been asked.before, there is an inset fire on our current job, it's been framed out and boarded out with fireproof board. As the board i guess is acting like render would, prime and skim or fire plaster, your thoughts would be great
 

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burty

New Member
#5
It's a cement board with a mesh on the face, same stuff on the outside for through colour render as it's 100% fire proof was hoping to grit to sort the suction and skim, had a that for plaster lol
 

Tinytom

Well-Known Member
#7
Pva and skim. Simple, chuck a couple of hand fulls of bonding in the first coat to help cover the mesh
 

Dropsalot

Private Member
#10
Mine is render & set on brickwork, crazes if I load the fire up. Every now and then I wash it with an easifil slurry, then a splash of emulsion and it’s all good. It’s all part and parcel of a wood burner or open fire.
 

Donzo

Well-Known Member
#11
Alrite fellas, apologies if this has been asked.before, there is an inset fire on our current job, it's been framed out and boarded out with fireproof board. As the board i guess is acting like render would, prime and skim or fire plaster, your thoughts would be great
If it's vitcast board,,, vitcast heat resistant plaster should be used and its very expensive, skim will crack.
 

Donzo

Well-Known Member
#14
It’s bloody s**t to use as well, it’s like trowelling self levelling compound up the wall
It's awful gear,,,, they really need to develop something that is more user friendly as these fires are becoming more popular,,,, I am going to swerve next one as they are too much hassle.
 
#15
Got a bad feeling that's Aquapanel cement board for tiling. The mesh is fibreglass but they claim it is AO fireproof. It's shite to cut and use, breaks easily, plaster skim blew off before stove got hot.
Vitcas plaster might bond, maybe... Mouldy is right about what it is like to use though.
Proof of the pudding will be when it is fired up.

Have you done it yet, and how did you get on?