suggestions from you guys

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Found 1st Oct 2008
Am having thinking of having my gas fire removed from lounge, and wondering if anyone has one of those radiator cover things as thinking of having a radiator put onto breast wall with a radiator box over it, dont want to put a new fire in as will never use it, just cant visualise it being on a prominent wall, at mo rad is in the corner of room
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what about a living flame gas fire a nice modern one all the benifits of fire with no cleaning
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fragaliciousbob;3092874

what about a living flame gas fire a nice modern one all the benifits of … what about a living flame gas fire a nice modern one all the benifits of fire with no cleaning



i dont want another fire, it will not be used, i have never used a fire, and seems stupid to spend hundreds of pounds out on something i will not use and have to pay to get it serviced
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I got a big radiator cover out of B&Q for the radiator in my lounge. Not in place of a fire (never had one) but I do like the radiator cover. I will be getting them for every room in the house when I sell my flat. Personally,I recommend it/them. Easy to assemble and paint in a colour that suits. Mine is white and looks good
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rehydrated;3093252

HiI got a big radiator cover out of B&Q for the radiator in my lounge. … HiI got a big radiator cover out of B&Q for the radiator in my lounge. Not in place of a fire (never had one) but I do like the radiator cover. I will be getting them for every room in the house when I sell my flat. Personally,I recommend it/them. Easy to assemble and paint in a colour that suits. Mine is white and looks good



is it on a chimney breast, thats the bit that makes me think it will look stoopid
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Why not just remove the fire and brick it up. Plasterboard....job done :thumbsup:

Certainly the cheapest option
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Foosball Chum;3093280

Why not just remove the fire and brick it up. Plasterboard....job done … Why not just remove the fire and brick it up. Plasterboard....job done :thumbsup:Certainly the cheapest option



because i have four wall in my lounge, one wall has a door in it and the tv along it, 2nd wall has a window in it, 3rd wall will have my sofa along it (and at the mo rad at the other end, in corner) so wanted to move rad to give me more space along that wall, 4th wall one door, chimney breat and a rescess with double doors that are to be blocked up
Can you keep / restore the original fireplace and just block the chimney to stop draughts? In terms of aesthetics (not to mention resale value), you'd be mad to lose this feature. I can't imagine a radiator on the chimney breast - any images I can produce in my head only look silly. But if you do want to block up the fireplace, I can imagine an LCD TV wall-mounted on the chimney breast. That would free up the space where the TV is now for an extra radiator if you wanted it...
I know what you mean about having a radiator on the chimney breast and I've got to admit I can't really picture it. I have a long low radiator under my window and have the settee in front of it, it works fine heat wise, but I do also have another radiator at the other end of the room, this is in a cabinet as it is on show and it looks great.

I hope this helps a little!
No fireplace :cry:!

Got 5 here... wouldn't be without!
Bloody hell - sassie has 17,000 posts! Let's face it, that front room is never gonna change if you don't cut your post count! :w00t:
I've got to agree a radiator on the chimney breast would look a bit funny.

Couldn't you get a thin vertical radiator and leave it where it is, that would free up wall space
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the trouble is where the rad is now doesnt seem to do alot, it is pretty big and a double one, the only other option is to have another rad, so now two rads in one room, and limited wall space, the only other option is under the window, but have big heavy curtains and like them draw at night, but still want rid of the fire as i also want rid of the big airvent in the room that you have to have
get a radiator cover already painted. they are a nightmare to paint - undercoat then gloss - hell
Rad's on chimney breasts are a no no :roll:
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well im stumped for ideas the, dont want another fire, it makes no sense
ok, my suggestion is,your fireplace prominent feature, take out old fireplace block up any draughts, replace with dummy fireplace as a focal point in the room, built into the wall, with logs piled 3/4 full and candles for the effect of warmth. ;-) night xxx
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