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
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
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
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