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Apologies. I could ask this question for every stove. What is defined as combustibles? Is the stone wall at the back of a hearth OK or is this combustible? If there is a mantelpiece is this considered combustible? I know it sounds obvious but just want to check. Thank you.

asked by Harriet on 10 January 2018

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Hi Harriet,
Thank you for your question.
It's not always obvious, a lot of things are considered combustible.
The stone wall inside the fireplace chamber should be non-combustible as should the hearth. A 'fake' chimney breast made of stud wall and plasterboard would be considered combustible.
The fire surround or mantel if made of stone is non-combustible. If the surround is made of wood it is combustible and should be fixed at the maximum distance set by the stove manufacturer. We now have a range of non-combustible wood effect beams that are proving quite popular - https://www.directstoves.com/fireplaces-with-chambers/beams.html?style=675
There is a section about distances in the user manual on the downloads tab on the product page, if you need specific advice please feel free to ask our stove experts on 0161 376 4191 or sales@directstoves.com
Hope this helps?
Kind regards,

Customer Support answered on 10 January 2018