Fireplace firebox/hearth repair - Tips and advice?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by thestraycat, May 6, 2021.

  1. thestraycat

    thestraycat Member

    Hi guys,

    I'm currently renovating our dining room and would like to do up our fireplace. I've removed the cast iron
    fireplace plate to assess the condition of the firebox and it's pretty nasty to be honest....

    All i'm really looking to do is to level off and repair the bottom of the firebox, can anyone explain to me what needs to happen? Are there specific fireplace cements i should be using to fill in the void and levelling off the base of the fireplace?

    Any info would be amazing... Pics below:
     

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  2. thestraycat

    thestraycat Member

    Anyone done anything similar?
     
  3. Twin_Jem

    Twin_Jem New Member

    What did you do in the end?
     
  4. thestraycat

    thestraycat Member

    Nothing. Just couldn't get the clarification on what to do. :( I may still just throw some fire cement screed in there to level it out and create a better base out of it then use it decoratively. Although the fire cement base should potentially hold up if it were to be recomissioned.
     
  5. GRH

    GRH Member

    If you have an open fire / stoves / wood burners shop, you might go and ask them as many do the fitting. They should be able to advise you on what products to use. For sure, it needs to be fire resistant - ordinary cement may explode when heated to the temperatures that a fire generate. Another place of information might be the Fire-station (if there are any left), they should be able to point you in the right direction.
     

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