An old brick chimney used for a functional back boiler transformed into a homely centrepiece. The customer saw the potential to create an understated rustic brick fireplace with a warm glowing Aspect 8 Slimline SE Woodburning Stove.

  • Replace flue liner with Dura Flue Flexible Stove Liner
  • Install fire boarding in builders opening
  • Clad existing brick chimney with brick-slip tiles
  • Create hearth from Yorkshire stone
  • Install, test and commission Aspect 8 Slimline SE Woodburning Stove

An old back boiler fire once sat in the builder’s opening of this brick chimney. After its removal, the customer saw the potential in the old rustic brick chimney, and the large builders opening. Ideal, in fact, for a woodburning stove. The one caveat to the project was the lintel. The customer didn’t like the harsh look to the beam across the chimney, but we cannot remove it without affecting the integrity of the structure. Our task was to freshen up and clad the chimney to create a classic fire centrepiece.

The project starts with the hidden work. To create the brick effect we used brick-slip tiles. Firstly, we used fireboard inside the builders opening to protect against the heat from the stove, and plasterboard for the outside of the chimney. This provides a great working surface for the brick-slip tiles. Second, we were to fit Yorkshire stone to create a rustic hearth. The customer wanted a particular pattern using the Yorkshire stone, so we created a 5 piece stone hearth to run in line with the edge of the chimney breast.

The Aspect 8 Slimline SE Woodburning Stove

This stove is Defra approved and requires no air brick. It features a large viewing window, so customers can see the entire burning picture. The efficiency rating is A (up to 79.2% efficient) which is a result of the company’s Triple burn technology. Also, the Aspect 8 Slimline SE Woodburning Stove comes with a long guarantee of up to 10 years

A new flue liner needed installing for this stove. We use Dura Flue for all our stove installations because of the high-quality manufacturing and 15-year warranty. Definitely one of the best premium flue liners on the market.

This Aspect 8 Slimline SE Woodburning Stove has transformed the fireplace and makes great use of the space to create a wonderful centrepiece. See our other case study on stove installation here

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