Re: do I need a hearth with a gas fire?

Alex wrote:

What sort of gas fire? Outset or inset?
It might also depend on the manufacturers instructions. I would expect that for a 'standard' 60s 70s type outset gas fire: a minimum height of 250mm from the bottom of the 'radiants' to the floor+coverings would be sufficient clearance.
For a grate burner or inset type. Then you can still remove the hearth but you would have to reinstate a new hearth on top of the floor at least 150mm wider each side than the fire place opening, at least 300mm forward into the room. At least 12mmm non-combustible surface at least 50mm above the floor (this latter to discourage carpet fitting over the hearth). HTH
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
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