I have just taken out an old fireplace and I am going to replace i with a wood burning stove with a vertical outlet into the chimney. have to replace a fair bit of the brick work before rendering particularly since I can now see into the neighbouring property! can't decide what sort of brick work to use within the fireplace t surround the stove. I really want to reflect as much heat back int the room, particularly due to the narrow divide between my fireplac and the neighbours one. Is it worth using firebricks to reflect mor heat back into the room or perhaps some insulation behind some norma clay bricks would be a better idea?
Any suggestions much appreciated..