inside the fireplace, there's a gap between the mantle and the chimney of about 2" wide and 30" long
when the previous house owner fitted a mantle and marble back for a gas fire he didn't fill this gap in
B Gas have now told me its unsafe and disconnected he fire as gases can escape behind the mantle and into the living room
question have is what can i fill this gap with, foam, mineral wool, some insulation material, what?
its really awkward to get to, I have to lie on my back with my head in the fireplace so i can look up and do the job