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Gas Fire and surround

Postby hippomania » Sat May 31, 2008 6:31 pm

Hi,

Have just bought a new gas fire & surround and was thinking of putting the surround up ourselves, however am unsure of whether this is advisable and also what needs to be fitted first - fire or the surround?

Surround is Jurastone, so if it can be fitted by ourselves what is best product to use to fix it to the wall as obviously I don't want it falling off!!

Your advice is appreciated
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Postby htg engineer » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:54 am

It depends on what you have at tghe moment, if swapping a like for like fire putting surround up first shouldn't be a problem.

If catchment space needs altering or flue liner needs to come out, putting the surround and back panel up first makes it awkward to work. If you're fitting a marble back panel then it needs to be sealed properly to prevent any fumes escaping up the back and coming back into the room.

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Postby hippomania » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:37 am

Is there any specific sealants needed to fix surround to wall or can i just use no nails or a product like that? or would it be better to get a proffesional in to do the job?
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