chimney breast

  1. daymouse

    Mounting TV on Chimney breast which has a wood burning stove in the room below

    Hey all, Just wanted to get some advice on mounting a TV on a chimney breast. We want to mount the TV on the Chimney Breast in our bedroom however below our bedroom is the living room which has a wood burning stove. Obviously heat isn't an issue but i wanted to check in regards to drilling and...
  2. M

    Living Room Refurb & False Chimney Breast Build

    Hi all, Long time no post. Post lockdown last year I did a living room refurb and think it came out pretty well. I haven't had time to fully document on here like I originally wanted but I took plenty of photos. If anyone has any questions I'll do my best to answer. The lounge went from...
  3. I

    Hiding cables for a tv/sound bar fixed to a chimney breast?

    Hi - longtime lurker, I’m after some advice on how to hide the cabling within the chimney breast especially the power cables as I want the tv to sit flush up against the wall, so a socket plate would not give me the clearance. Has anyone used something similar to this —> PAC526F Please note...
  4. Otis

    What lights for either side of chimney breast?

    After moving to a new house I want to light the two alcoves either side of my chimney breast in the classic blue/pink colours. I was thinking possibly of two light bars or similar. I don't have any Philips Hue kit & I'm not looking to spend several hundred pounds. Any advice would be greatly...
  5. Dobbyisfree

    TV on chimney breast

    We are considering in the coming years revamping our lounge. Currently TV is in front of the window directly opposite a central MLP on the opposite wall, sofa against that wall. MLP approx 4.5m away from the screen. In the revamp, we are considering not covering lots of the light entering the...
  6. M

    Chimney Breast DIY

    First time trying this kind of project. I'm pleased with the results (barring one problem I have with Dolbyvision and HDMI cables/My home cinema amp)... how to download instagram photos high resolution
  7. Y

    Core Drilling into chimney breast that used to have a back boiler

    Hi All I am about to core drill into our masonry chimney to enable power leads etc to feed through to hide wires from a tv which will be wall mounted. Our fire place wil not be in use as we do not have one. My question though is previously it had a back boiler which was removed prior to us...
  8. R

    Chimney breast mounting advice

    Hi all, I’m looking at buying a LG 55CX and sound bar at the moment We have a brick chimney breast that‘s unused. The alcoves to either side of the chimney are too small for anything above 43” so we were thinking of mounting the TV on the chimney breast. Aware that the height of this isn’t...
  9. L

    42" or 50" tv to accommodate chimney breast

    Hi, So I want to replace my LG 42PQ6000 plasma. After researching it would appear I need to ho at least 55" to even begin getting some of the new tech etc however the only 55" tv that will just sit flush with the sides of the chimney is the 55Q95T and my partner will not stomach a 55" we...
  10. I

    TV size for my chimney breast?

    I have bought a new house and I am planning to get a Builder to build a false chimney on the existing brick chimney breast. TV will need to be recessed in the wall. I don't want to buy a new TV yet, I like to know what the maximum (or reasonable) TV size would fit for my chimney breast. The...
  11. jimmyca69

    Question Some initial help for fake chimney breast build

    Afternoon all, I am after some initial advice on a fake chimney breast project for my living room that I am about to start on. My first query is can anyone recommend decent free/cheap software to plan the work so i can produce 2d/3d design to scale? I have been doing it in paint up until now...
  12. V

    Recessing centre speaker in to chimney breast

    I'm considering recessing my Monitor Audio Silver C150 into the wall. The speaker is mounted on the chimney breast so it'd be a fairly simple process to make a recess to slide the speaker into. Has anybody got any thoughts on whether this would have a negative impact on the acoustics?
  13. S

    Sound absorption in chimney flue

    Hello! I originally posted this in general chat but someone said I might get a better response here, the original more detailed post can be found here. A shortened version of it is that the neighbours TV is hung on their chimney breast and as of about 6 weeks ago we can hear all the bass being...
  14. S

    Sound absorption in chimney flue.

    So I've lurked here for a while now and used the search function to try and find advice on this but I'm not really getting anywhere. This might be a bit of a long one so strap yourselves in. A bit of background: Missus and I bought our first home together last August which is a post-war...
  15. shodan

    Quickie Chimney breast Question

    Due to building works this year, the TV and kit needs to move off the wall its on and the next best location is to go across the room on to the chimney breast (90 degrees to the right from where it currently is). I'm actually looking forward to it as it gives me a chance to get the L&R speakers...
  16. saguk1234

    Building control required for complete chimney stack and chimney breast removal?

    I decided to go for a full removal. The stack is not shared and I am not in a conservation area. There will be no supports required anywhere as it's all coming out. Do I need to tell building control?
  17. I

    cabling suggestion on Chimney breast

    I would like to put Brush Face Plate on the side of the Chimney breast but how difficult to put the cables through the pipe with 3 bends (example pic attached)? I can't put the cable through the Chimney breast because there is a fireplace downstair. Any suggestion to make it simpler before I...
  18. DJW007

    Powering a TV on a wall

    Hi I’m wondering what’s the best way to power my TV. There’s a socket in each cupboard and I’ve also put a hole through the chimney breast at the rear of the TV and side wall to the cupboard so I can route my HDMI cable. Can an electrician take a feed from the socket and simply put one on...
  19. Upex

    Putting tv on chimney breast

    Folks, thanks to lots of help from Dodgexander, I've gone and got myself a couple of new sony tv's. I want to stick one of them, a Sony xe85 (55 inch) on a chimney breast (proper chimney breast for open fire in 1890's house) which is not in use. Issue or rather question/situation is: I want to...
  20. Csound

    Question Fancied TV above wood burner see pic...

    Fancied one of these, so regs say any electronic device must be 800mm above the stove. A mantle peice of non flamable material is needed to push heat away from TV on chimney breast. Number of folks have a TV above a wood burner .... how many cooked TV’s???? Also I want this chimney breast!
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