I have opened up the fireplace and have touched up the plaster around the hole, this unfortunately has cracked with the heat and fallen off. I am not sure what I can do to stop this happening again. Advice please.
You might need to use lime mortar if you are near the heat. This can be bought in tubs from builders merchants. It might be however that you are not applying the plaster properly. Please see our plastering project.
DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!