Hi guys, I have been looking around the galleries and builds of the other members and I have been inspired and want to have a floating wall install built for myself. It is still at the early stages so bear with me. Here is what the room and chimney breast looks like at the moment As you can see the room is pretty cosy and the chimney takes up a lot of space in the room. Initially I was thinking of taking the chimnet out altogether but decided that it was not worth the it and now I am going to just build the floating wall on the front side of the chimney only. I want to the final look to look clean and practical while not taking up much space in the room. I was thinking of removing the fireplace and after taking out the bricks etc make a storage unit that will house my components for the tv underneath. Here is a basic picture of what I want it to look like once finished I will be leaving the majority of the work for the tradesmen but the basic I will probably be able to do myself. I am stuck on a few things at the moment and was looking for advice on the following points. 1. As the chimney is large I dont want to the new wall to take up that much more space than it is currently taking. I was thinking of no more than 12 or 13cm from the front of the chimney taking the whole depth to no more than 65 cm. Would this be be possible. If so what size battens would you recommend for the frame etc and does anybody have any ideas on how much this should roughly cost to construct. 2. How do I go about boxing up the hole for the fireplace. Some members have extended the batten frame to the inside of the hole itself and plasterboarded while some members have constructed a box out of wood and boxed it up that way. 3. I am looking to get extra plug sockets to be fitted within the new storage cabinet itself. I think this will look cleaner and house all the wiring all in one place. Is this a good thing to do or is there anything else you can suggest. Any other suggestions are always welcome. Thanks guys.