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How best to fit a fire surround flat against a plasterboard

Postby pacarey » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:15 pm

I want to put a fire surround flat against a platerboard wall. It had mounting brackets. Is there an easy way to conceal the mounting brackets or are they usually on display?
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Postby stevenc1603 » Thu May 01, 2008 12:49 pm

What you could do is screw 2 vertical batons to the wall that fit tight to the inside of the surround.

You then screw through the side of the surround and into the batons. All you need to do after that is cover the screws with caps or if its a natural wood surround you could countersink them and then cover over them with filler before decorating.
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu May 01, 2008 7:06 pm

you can get brass ones ,and yes they are usually on show.try B&Q
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Postby pacarey » Thu May 01, 2008 10:10 pm

Thanks guys, much appreciated
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