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    John_the_Boy
    Best Type of Fire Surround for a Multifuel Stove
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    • 22nd Jan 11, 8:53 PM
    Best Type of Fire Surround for a Multifuel Stove 22nd Jan 11 at 8:53 PM
    Hi all,

    Planning to open up my fireplace (in a reasonably modern house) to create a small inglenook for a multifuel stove. Getting very confused with internet advice re what is the best type of surround for a stove and the best material to line the inglenook with. So I though I would ask for ideas from those of you with stoves already installed.

    A brick surround wouldn't suit the room so I guess that leaves marble, stone (such as limestone) and wood. Are there any drawbacks with these, such as smoke staining the limestone and greater clearance needed for a wood surround?

    Re lining the inglenook, I know I can use fireboard but am not sure what other materials are best to use (my wife doesn't like the look of fireboard on its own ) so am looking for ideas please.

    Appreciate the help.
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