I have an open fire place with surronding hearth. The fire place itself does not have a proper (stone) fire back, and just contained a wood back, so has consequently never been used since i moved in.
I plan on bricking up part of the fire opening, in order create a recess in fit one of those modern slim-line electric fires flush to the wall.
I do have a few questions:
[list] Do i need to cap off the chimney?
[list] Do i need to leave some ventalation?
... is there anything i should be aware of that perhaps i haven't thought of?
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