I am unsure what rebate I need for my fireplace surroundAt Creative Fireplaces, we often get asked what rebate would be needed for correct installation of a fireplace. Unfortunately the answer is not as straight forward as it may seem initially and requires a little understanding of the subject matter:
What is a fireplace rebate?
1. The total rebate includes the thickness of the back panel as the fire usually (99.99%) sits in front of the panel, and hence the back panel forms part of the total void
2. The smallest rebate possible is 25mm. This means there is a 5mm void which is needed for adhesive to secure the back panel against the wall (25mm– 20mm thickness of panel = 5mm void)
3. To install a fireplace against a flat wall you need to allow for the total depth of the fire. In most cases 75mm will be sufficient to recess the fire against a flat wall. It is always advisable to check the thickness of your fire prior to placing an order as the fire depth will vary from model to model