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After an old fire surround and hearth has been removed, the hole in the chimney breast can be bricked in to tidy up the wall. There is no need to remove the fireback from the fireplace, although if a back boiler is fitted, this should be removed once the plumbing has been isolated and disconnected. Ventilation needs to be provided to the chimney space to avoid moisture collecting on the soot and smoke deposits within the chimney and forming damp areas, this can easily be achieved by building in an air-brick as the fireplace opening is bricked up.
Hi, i have recently taken out our old 80's style gas fire don't worry, i employed a gas sefe engineer to do ithowever it has exposed the old hole in the chimey breast, where a fire used to be, but living in bristol we can't have an open fire so am going to have to board it up with some plaster board. Do i need to put a vent in the plasterboard so that air can circulate inside the chimney breast?? I have been told this needs to be done, but thought i'd ask the experts first.
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A chimney is an architectural ventilation structure made of masonry, clay or metal that isolates hot toxic exhaust gases or smoke produced by a boilerstovefurnaceincinerator or fireplace from human living areas. Chimneys are typically vertical, or as near as possible to vertical, to ensure that the gases flow smoothly, drawing air into the combustion in what is known as the stack, or chimney effect. The space inside a chimney is called the flue.
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We had our chimney breast in an upstairs bedroom plastered recently - it was all exposed brickwork with a hole where a fireplace would have been. It never had a vent on before my partner took all the plaster off as a project but now it's going to be a baby room. The plasterer mentioned he was going to put a vent on but never came back to do it and can't get hold of him! My question is do we need to put one it, is it safe and how would we do it?