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How To cut out your wall to accommodate an electric fire?

January 11, 2011

We often get asked how to cut walls to fully recess the depth of an electric inset fire. Typically the answer is obvious and involves using any kind of cutting equipment to remove plaster work or bricks so that you can fully recess the depth of your electric fire. However there are other solutions that could be easier and save you the mess.

Easier ways to recess an electric fire:

1. It is possible to order a fireplace from a specialist like us which can be manufactured with a rebate. The rebate is the distance from the back of the wall to the front of the back panel. Essentially it involves making a bespoke deeper fireplace that can accommodate the depth of your electric fire. This means you can fully recess a fire into the void manufactured within a fireplace. The majority of fireplaces require a 55mm void. We hence build a 75mm void to give you additional allowance.

2. If you are unable to order a fireplace from a specialist (like us) then the next best alternative is to use a spacer stip. This typically involves using a black metal frame that sits in-front of the back panel and hides the depth of the fire.