We're pulling the living room to pieces, and have had the whole lot
replastered. In the process we removed a wooden fireplace surround and
cast iron/tiled fireplaces insert. Although we want to reuse the insert,
the surround was awful, with pieces of architrave tacked on to hide gaps
down the side.
I didn't give this much thought, but it looks as if this has been done
because the insert should really have been set into the hearth. As is it,
it doesn't stand flush against the wall (about 1 - 1.5 " away).
What are the options to make this right?
I'm a bit reluctant to start destroying the plastering on the hearth to fit
the insert, but I can't see many alternatives. It seems as if *some*
surrounds have an adjustable rebate of 1" to 3", so it might be possible
just to "pin" the insert in place with the surround, but I feel like thats
a bit of a, well, crap solution.
- posted 12 years ago