Mirror as a fireplace back panel?


Postby Arbies » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:43 am

Hi there. I am in the process of making a unique fireplace. I want to use mirror as a back panel but am not sure if this is safe.

The house was built in 1987 so no chimney, basically it is just a plasterboard wall.

I have bought a flueless gas stove that will sit on the floor but to keep the light in I really want a reflective surface, hence mirror.

Will this be suitable?

Thanks for reading!
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Postby winger » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:11 pm

Doesnt sound too bad an idea as long as it doesn't get too hot (try not to fit the mirror too close). Also i would recommend you use a 6mm thick mirror. It might be worth getting an off cut of mirror and just plonk behind and see if it it is going to work without it cracking, but i think it should be fine.
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Postby Arbies » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:43 pm

Great idea, thanks for that!
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