I carried out an initial repair to the chimney breast in preparation for the installation of the woodburner stove. The chimney had been damaged and subsequently boarded up with wood which needed to be removed to comply with HETAS regulations. The job also required the erection of scaffolding to safely gain access to a chimney pot to undertake some localised repairs around the chimney. The wall of the chimney was plastered and rendered to create a smooth finish, and the stove was installed. Wall vents were added to comply with HETAS ventilation standards and vent covers can be painted to match the wall if required.
This inglenook fireplace required a wooden support beam to be removed to comply with HETAS safety regulations as it had been severely singed and charred from using the fireplace with an open fire. With the wall supported, the wooden beam was removed and replaced with a concrete lintel. Following installation of the concrete lintel, the wall was made good with plaster and rendered and the woodburner stove could then be installed. The stove selected was a Stovax stove from the Studio range.
A garden room was built to create a gym and recreation area. It was constructed from fully pressure treated timbers and mounted on a reinforced concrete base. The walls and roof were fully insulated with Celotex insulation wrapped with a breathable membrane and finished with cedar cladding. The flat roof material used was EPDM rubber roofing which is great for ease of application as it comes in one sheet which is rolled out and glued down.