How to Make A Fake Chimney Breast

Our chimney breast had a few iterations… It is part of our extension but the plan is to eventually knock through the back of the ‘fireplace’ to make a through fire with the room behind it and use the existing chimney. Our original plan was also to build the TV into the chimney breast so it would be a recessed TV, but at the last minute we changed our mind and we opted for Samsung’s The Frame TV, sat flush on the wall instead.

If you’re thinking about creating a fake chimney breast of your own whether it’s to add character to a room or hide wires behind here’s how we did it:

Any work to fireplaces requiring sign off with building regulations will need to be compliant with ‘The Building Regulations 2010: Approved Document J-Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems’.