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Constructing a Fireplace Hearth for Wood Burner

Postby James_B6 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:21 pm

Hi all,

I am looking to rebuild a fireplace hearth and was hoping for some suggestions.

See attached for a couple of images.

We will eventually have a wood burner so would like the base to be well built to regs.

I was thinking that I would break up the remaining loose rubble that is there and tamp down. I was then going to fill up to floorboard level with a 4:1 sand and cement mix. I guess a fairly dry mix would be suitable?

From this point I was planning to create a temporary timber frame to cast the raised hearth ready for tiling. Using the same ratio sand and cement mix.

I think to get the desired width for the hearth I will have to cast the raised hearth over the floorboards by a few inches. I was planing to fix down a cement based board in these areas before laying the cement mix.

Do you think this process would be suitable? It would be great to hear any advice or thoughts!

Thanks!
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Ok, my log burner is in the open, but the rules for me was to have at least 15" in front of your log burner of none flammable floor material. Link here to have a read. https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/woodburner.htm
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