May 21, 2021 6:43 am
We have missed the boat on a fireplace. We have signed contracts and apparently it's too late to add a fireplace - not even as a building variation. This is why I am now wondering how difficult it is to install a fireplace after handover? Has anyone had any experience with this?
Re: Fireplace install after handover2
May 21, 2021 9:24 am
Did they allow for the slab thickening in the slab for the point load
(Fireboxes loaded with wood are quite heavy). If not then you will be responsible for floor covering cracking ie tiles
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Re: Fireplace install after handover3
May 21, 2021 9:57 am
We did a fire box after handover in late 90s,ended up adding blueboard ,then rendering with box being outside of exterior wall.
Probably would need maybe 3 different trades depending on what's inside and outside of house.
It was well worth it but too long ago to remember costs.
Re: Fireplace install after handover4
May 21, 2021 10:51 am
Your biggest problem is that you will be the second builder interfering with first builder's work. It may place you in a position of blame if something goes wrong or at least blurring areas of responsibility. If you do it make sure it is properly assessed and properly constructed.
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