1960 Fireplace Removal Retoration

To recap I had to tackle my 1960’s fireplace.

 

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I got as far as removing the 1960 fire place and all rubble behind the fireplace.

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I had to decide what I was going to do next. As I could see I didn’t have many options. I could either expose the bricks, paint the bricks as they were or have them rendered. My preferred choice was to expose the bricks to make a feature of them but they were too in poor condition. I decided in the end to render the sides of the fireplace. The end result being nice modern square recesses’. definately an imporvement.

 

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The tools needed to render the recess was sand and cement for the render and a plastering trowel and Hawk. You can get the sand and cement from B&Q

Plastering Trowel

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Hawk

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If you haven’t used a hawk before its used to hold a small amount of plaster or cement as you apply it to the wall.

 

If you don’t think you can try the rendering your self get a builder. If you don’t know a good builder ask your friends and family, at least one of them should be able to recommend you a good builder. I do recommend you try rendering your self, what’s the worst that can happen. Don’t forget it will get plasterer over with a final coat by a plasterer. I would recommend you get a professional plasterers in to do the final coat, the final coat has to be done right and can make allthe difference

 

The final step was to plaster around the fireplaces. I got a professional plasterer in for this job. As you can see they have done and excellent job. Just got to wait for it to dry now so I can paint it…..

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Until next time ….

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