Rendering a fireplace

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spark2010

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Been asked to take a look at a fireplace. They are having a new fireplace fitted and they need the back and sides of it rendered as the bricks are very old. Because this is a fire and obviously heat will generate. What is the correct method to do this job and what materials....

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owls

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i must have posted on this topic at least twice before recently,have a look through previous posts.stick some lime in your mixes etc or use victas etc
this topics been done to death. some lazy feckers about.
 

henry

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You can sand and cement render it, no problem . You be amazed how much heat it will take also there is special cements for this kind of work.
 

spark2010

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I had a look at that victas, when its said to put lime in the mix, do they mean put say for example its a 5-1 mix.. so adding the lime 5-1-1 etc
 

spark2010

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I've never done a fireplace before so I have never really thought of what you use, but apart from Hydrated lime's common uses, I can only think it re***ds heat as limestone was used in Kilns years ago but apart from that ...educate me please Henry?
 
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