The purpose of a hearth is to provide a safe non combustible base for your open fire or stove.

The requirements of the building regulations are set out in Approved Document 'J' what follows is a brief précis.

For a stove, unless the manufacturer specifies greater, we need a solid non combustible surface extending 225mm/9" in front of the appliance. This needs to extend 150mm/6" either side of the appliance. In most circumstances combustible materials must not extensively spread out under the hearth. The hearth should be at least 12mm thick if the appliance is freestanding and appliance is tested to heat the hearth to less than 100ºC (almost all of ours are).

Most Victorian houses already have what we need and if not, it is usually relatively inexpensive to make them compliant.

Brazilian black 25-30mm thick slate hearths made from 1200 x 600mm slate pieces. Sawn/polished edge. Supplied and fitted £250

Chailey/Ashdown metric bricks or brick pavers hearth. Bullnose edging sometimes available. Supplied and fitted with lime mortar £330

Khota black limestone hearths made from 900x 600mm limestone pieces. Chipped edge. Supplied and fitted £270

Hearths tiled. Hardwood edging. From £150

all prices include VAT


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