Embers Bristol
Tel: 0117 925 1115

Prep work and hearths

Prep Work For A Wood Burning Stove Installation

In the video above you can see the time lapse of the building work to prepare a boarded up chimney breast. First we 'knock out' the opening and on this occassion find the brick work to be particularly moist and crumbling. We then decided to allow the chamber to dry out for a couple of days before laying the black Italian slate hearths and re building and installing a lintel. The chamber was re built with reclaimed bricks sourced by the client. Once completed we made good to the plaster work around.

We can undertake all types of work to prepare your setting for the stove installation proper.

Fireplace prep work can include anything from 'breaking out' a blocked up breast to removing an old gas stove and liner. We can prepare the chamber by rendering, repointing or dry lining with fireboard. Other prep work includes beading and plastering to make good. We can also supply and install fireplace surrounds and surface mount timber beams over the fireplace aperture.

Embers Bristol stove installation

Embers Bristol Hearth Options

It is regulation to protect the floor with a hearth of more then 12mm in thickness. We can provide and lay a number of different materials as hearths or work with material provided by you, so long as it satisfies regulations.

Our most popular hearth options include the honed black Italian and textured Riven slate (both pictured below).
The Riven slate is a natural product and as such texture and colour may vary.

Embers bristol install slate hearths

Stovax View 5T on black Italian honed slate with slips. The black Italian honed slate is 20mm thick and gives a deep black finish when oiled.

Embers bristol stove and hearth installation

 Charnwood C Five installed with three piece riven slate hearth. The 25mm Riven slate has texture throughout and the darkness may vary.

Riven slate examples by Embers Bristol

Above shows two examples of Riven slate, the colour and texture can very quite dramatically as it is a natural product.



Contact Us

0117 925 1115

Visit our showroom:
Ember Bristol,
117-119 St Georges Road,
College Green,

Opening Hours

Weds - Fri - 10.30 - 17.30
[Closed between 12.30 - 13.30]
Sat - 10.30 - 15.00
[Closed between 12.30 - 13.00]
Sun - Mon - Closed

Please note:

We will be closed for our annual shutdown
from Tues 30th July - Weds 7th August.