Help!!!! Remember that giant feature of a fire place we have? Well it seems the council are having second thoughts about it and whether or not it actually complies to the code..... Cheers guys, awesome news. (I don't even care about sarcasm being the lowest form of wit, that's the only wit I've got right now and it's just gon' have to do) so we were given a few options to make it comply,
- Raise the false ceiling behind the brick wall above the fire. No problem.... Just bang out a few bits of timber and Bob is the uncle you never had.
- Have a shield made to protect the lowest part of the brick wall (closest to the fire) ummmm ok, not stoked you'll be able to see it, but ok....if it makes it all legit then I won't quit.
- Create vents in the brick wall by leaving out at least a couple of bricks or using weep holes....screeeeech (record player needle sound effect) hold the phone!!! No way! Deals off compadre! You want me to put holes in the main feature of my room. Are you mental?
I am feeling a little gutted and I need to snap on out of it, because it is just a wall.
BUT, it's a wall that I had looking a certain way in my head long before this house was even drawn on paper. So I just desperately want it to be right. So.....from where I stand, these are our options.
Taking a few bricks out and covering the holes with white vents of some sort. Interesting that I have included this as an option, seeing as in my head....it really isn't.
The next option are the weep holes. Do you know what they are? No? Neither did I. They are this...