Hearth help!

spoonymonki Posted By spoonymonki, Jan 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

  1. spoonymonki

    New Member 2.

    Jan 14, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Hello again!

    Progressing well with the fireplace restoration (gas to solid fuel). Wondered if anybody had advise on the following;

    I'm having the gas feed stripped out shortly and have a quote for restoring the hearth area. However I tend to think I could do it myself.

    Questions are;

    In the picture you can see the slate hearth (probably needs to be replaced to reduce risk of cracking under heat) and also the area where the fire basket will eventually sit. This is raised about 4 or 5 inches higher than the slate hearth.

    Should this be the case or should they be level?
    The raised area has been smashed at the front to make way for the gas pipe and ideally needs replacing. What material should I use for this? Do you think I can patch this up or would the right approach be to rip the whole raised area out and start again?

    I guess there's a name for the raised area but I've no idea what it is!



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