One Gas fire for two rooms

Postby mrmistoffelees » Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:03 am

Hi all, first post so please be gentle !!

Just moved into my new house and it has a gas fire in the living room and mirrored in the dining room there was a fireplace which was in the exact mirror image of the one located in the living room.

What I would do is knock through the two fireplaces and have one open fire (something like a fire basket) serving the two rooms)

Where do i start and what do i need to be wary of ?

Many thanks in advance
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Postby htg engineer » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:46 pm

You should be posting this in a builders/brickwork forum as it's the support you are removing for the chimney stack and the rest of the house that may be a problem. And the arrangement to disperse the loads that should be the main concern.

You can fit basket style fires in this way shouldn't be a problem, but as i say it's the building work that needs to be planned and thought through first. With specialist structural advice.

You will probably have to get a professional out to have a look, as there's many house styles. They will not be able to offer advice without seeing the house.
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