Open Fireplaces

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  1. Should we cut a Vitcas Fireback before installing? It is not necessary to cut a Vitcas Fireback before installing.
  2. Should we leave an expansion gap behind a Vitcas Fireback? Corrugated cardboard should be placed around the back of the fireback in order to create an expansion gap. Then the space behind should be flled with Vitcas Vermiculite Insulating Cement.
  3. What should be used to fill the space behind a Vitcas Fireback? We would recommend using Vitcas Vermiculite Insulating Cement or Vitcas Loose Vermiculite to fill the space behind a Vitcas Fireback.
  4. What material should be used for the hearth of an open fire? We would recommend using Vitcas Heatproof Screed at a minimum thickness of 25mm.
  5. What mortar should be used for indoor applications? Vitcas Heatproof Mortar can be used for all indoor fireplaces for firebricks and brick slips aiming for a thin joint thickness of 3-5mm.
  6. What is the correct material to use to render brick or block work in an open fire? We would recommend using Vitcas Fireplace Render to a minimum thickness of 25mm.
  7. Can Vitcas Heat Resistant Plaster be used inside an open fire? Vitcas Heat Resistant Plaster is not suitable to use inside an open fire. Vitcas Fireplace Render should be used to a thickness of 25mm.
  8. The wall is damp where the new fireplace is being installed. Sometimes the situation arises where you want to put an open fire or a freestanding stove against a damp wall. On other parts of the wall or around the whole room you may have or plan to have a damp proof membrane. One of the most popular suppliers is Newton Waterproofing and systems called ...
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