constructional hearth

Constructional Hearths

The constructional hearth is the patch of fireproof material (either a concrete, stone or tiled surface) in every wooden floored house that should finish flush with the floorboards in front of where the fire is to be fitted. If this has been removed for some reason and you are fitting a fireplace to burn solid fuel (coal or logs) it must be adequately replaced before starting to fit the fireplace.

The constructional hearth is there to stop the joists of the floor extending beneath the fireplace. If they did, then they would dry like tinder and any small ember finding its way down to them from the fireplace would cause a much larger fire than you ever intended. A constructional hearth will usually consist of fireproof material at least 6 inch deep, around 48 inch wide and extending out approximately 18 inch .

Back to fireplace fitting

Our other Websites

We also have other Websites

Victorian Fireplaces

Stockists of JIG reproduction fireplaces in a number of UK styles from the Georgian and Victorian Age through to the Edwardian Era.

Twentieth Century Fires

UK manufacturers of Art Deco fireplaces with an extensive collection of original Art Deco stoves and fires.

Ash Pan World

Buy Ashpans, grates and other fireplace Accessories online.

Wood Pellet Stoves

Wood Pellet Stoves efficiently, conveniently and cheaply convert biomass to heat while giving off almost no wood smoke.

Edwardian Fireplaces

Manufacturers of Edwardian fireplace Reproductions with stock of original Edwardian fireplaces and mantels

Address

  • Vesta Works
  • Greg Street
  • Reddish
  • SK5 7BS
  • UK

Telephone:

+44 (0)161 42 990 42