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Can I put plasterboard on chimney breast?

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Hi

We are installing a wood burning stove into an existing fireplace. The fireplace (firechest) we took back to the original brick and then put a layer of concrete over the brick. This is where the wood burning stove will go.

The surrounding fireplace chimney / breast we have had boxed off with plasterboard / plaster. However I just have a query whether this is OK from a building regs perspective? We have had two different people telling us different things.

Does anyone have any knowledge of this?

Thanks in advance

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Plasterboard is fire resistant but you will need to seal the gap between the wall and the plasterboard. This stops the heat getting between the chimney breast and plasterboard. I know this as I have just done the same thing!

I'm just trying to find what sealant to use. I think this may do the trick.

https://vault1.secured-url.com/chimney/acatalog/Index_Page_Silicone_Sealants_and_Caulking_Compounds_145.html

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