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Log burner and wallpaper??

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BaggyAnn Wed 31-May-17 09:42:05

I was wondering if anyone knows the regulations on wallpaper around a log burner? I would only be papering the chimney breast to the opening and not around the stove. Something like this

CowParsleyNettle Wed 31-May-17 09:46:14

Contacts HEATAS, they should be able to advise.

That wallpaper is gorgeous, I usually hate feature wallpaper but I love that, where's it from?

BaggyAnn Wed 31-May-17 09:51:20

Thanks for your reply. The paper is called cole and son 'wood and pears' I'm not sure where you can buy it from as I was just googling to try to find a picture of where i would be finishing the wallpaper to. It is lovely though. I'll try looking on HETAS website.

LizzieMacQueen Wed 31-May-17 10:06:17

There are guidelines on the minimum space between fire and combustible surface but if it's above the mantlepiece (is that wood?) that should be fine.

Bit ironic having a woodburner sitting amongst a 'forest' of trees.

JT05 Wed 31-May-17 20:07:48

You've got my fireplace! Minus the wall paper, so sorry can't help.

BumWad Wed 31-May-17 20:08:21

Oh I love that paper too!!

BaggyAnn Wed 31-May-17 22:50:36

That wallpaper is lovely!! I wish it was mine! But it's not sad I was just wanting to know if wallpapering the same would be ok

BaggyAnn Wed 31-May-17 22:55:25

This is mine currrently after some damp treatment.

LizzieMacQueen Thu 01-Jun-17 09:34:01

Oh that's very similar to the picture you posted, I think it will look lovely but is the intention to keep the tv there? I didn't think it was recommended to have tvs (even the latest models) situated so close to a fire.

NoSquirrels Thu 01-Jun-17 23:35:57

We considered it, but if you touch your chimney breast when the fire is in use, you'll find quite a considerable difference in temperature to other walls - that put me off. But if you have happily had a TV hanging over the woodturner up till now, you may not have the same attitude to risk as me, I am probably more cautious.

user1496658935 Mon 05-Jun-17 12:24:43

As NoSquirrels has stated. The chimney breast gets rather hot when the wood stove is in use. I would imagine that any paper would dry out and start peeling. I have a stove fan on top of my burner which disperses the heat into the room but the chimney breast still gets really hot. I would definitely move the tv too, as any heat will damage it.

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