I have a lovely original fire surround in my living room (Edwardian surround). When I first moved in years back I put in a gas fire.
However the gas fire is expensive and doesn't provide much heat. So I am thinking of getting the gas fire removed and getting an open fire grate fitted. Does this sound doable (am yet to contact the fireplace people). Will it be really expensive.
The next question... my kitchen is in a single story extension. It's flipping freezing in there. So dreaming of a log burner. There is no chimney - can this be done? It's against the outside wall. Can a chimney flue thing go straight out?
My friend has a (tall) single storey living room extension & her stove stands in one corner; flue goes up & then out, no probs
Re the fireplace, assuming there is still an open flue up to the chimney (ie the chimney breast in the room above is still there) you should be able to open up & have a fire again (do you have the inner surround as well as the mantelpiece bit?)
"Yes you can remove the gas fire and have a solid fuel fire should not be expensive all depends on what's there. (Eg you will need a sortable hearth and fire back you can pick grate up cheap from amazon,eBay or wilkos. As for a wood burner that can be flued to a out side wall and up the side of the property using a twin wall system. Can cost 2000 to 3000 pound fitted by a heats registered fitter. Be careful when buying cheap stove online as some are made of cheap material and will crack "
special I have an pretty tiled surround and don't want to loose it which is why I was thinking open fire. DD's childminder has an open fire and their house is always toasty, or maybe mine is always so flipping cold. If I could get a stove there too....
stretch, thanks. I knew there would be an expert! I have a surround and a hearth already in my living room.