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Fitting Instructions

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PLEASE NOTE

It is a legal requirement that any installation of gas work or appliances is carried out by a Gas safe registered installer.

The information provided within this instruction sheet is only a suggestion which can assist the installer to fit the fireplace correctly. There are other equally suitable methods of installing a fireplace. We do not recommend this as a DIY installation and strongly advices using the services of a qualified installer.

Check Walls

Check that the wall is straight and plumb, by using a spirit level as shown. If the wall is not plumb or is bowed, then the fireplace may not fit correctly.

Check the walls

Position The Hearth

Mark off the position of the hearth on the wall and on the floor with a pencil, ensuring that it is located central to the opening and any chimney breast present.

Position the hearth

Bed The Hearth

Prepare the bedding mixture, which can be sand and cement with an accelerator added to speed up hardening, or special hearth bedding mixture available ready mixed. Lay the bedding mixture on the floor to the guide marks, ensuring sufficient depth to ensure sufficient support of the hearth.

Bed the hearth

Place the hollow hearth on top of the bedding mixture and locate to the pencil marks. Tap the hearth down gently until it is level and raised off the floor approximately 5 to 10mm.

Use spirit levels to check.

Remove excess mixture from edge of hearth and smooth off.

Allow to set before proceeding further.

As an alternative, the bedding mixture can be laid so that it does not come to the edge of the hearth, but finishes approximately 12 to 20mm inside. When the hearth is bedded on to this, carpet can be tucked under the hearth to give a neat finish. This is subject to the hearth being raised off the floor to a suitable height.

The full weight of the hearth must be supported by the bedding material.

Check Position Is Correct By Using A Tape Measure And Also Still Level, Before The Bedding mixture Hardens.

Build Up The Level In The Builders Opening To Be Flush And Parallel To The Hearth, Which Can be The Same Mixture As Used For Bedding The Hearth Or A Softer Mixture.

Install The Panel

THE BACK PANEL MUST HAVE AN AIR TIGHT SEAL ON THE WALL.

Mark the position of the panel on the wall

Check front to rear location of back panel such that no air can enter the flue, or products of combustion escape from either the edges, or from behind the back panel.

Packing out with non-combustible material to ensure fit against legs of surround. Liberally coat the rear of the back panel with bedding mixture or tile adhesive and stick to wall centrally about the builders opening.

View at rear of back

NOTE: If there is a large rebate gap on the surround, or the rebate strip has been removed to allow a deeper fire to be installed, then the gap between the wall and the back panel must be suitably packed out to fill this gap and then the back panel is sealed on to the packing.

Mark the position of the legs on the wall

Determine the position of the legs on the hearth with both legs positioned against the wall, check that, the measurement across the top of the legs is the same as the width of the header. Locate the fixing brackets attached to the legs and mark off the position of the holes in the brackets.

Remove the legs, drill holes in the wall and fit wall plugs. With both legs positioned slightly off the wall. Check the legs are square to each other and the wall by placing a long spirit level on to the front of the legs. Keep the spirit level in this position and fasten back the legs.

Installation shotAll our fireplaces are supplied with inner hidden factory fitted fixing brackets.

Apply adhesive on top of the header then position the mantle top on to the header.

Installation shot

Installation Complete

The installation is now complete and any gaps can now be filled in. Off white or beige tile adhesive is good for this, but ensure surplus material is wiped off surfaces with a wet sponge before it dries.

If the surround requires cleaning, then clean water can be used but make sure you wipe the full surface to avoid any watermarks.

More stubborn stains can be washed away with a suitable stone cleaner such as "Lithofin Wexa".

Finished installation