I currently have a large victorian iron fireplace with a grate that can be fully removed leaving a large space. I want to install a log burner as most of the heat currently goes straight up the Chimney, but I don't want to rip out the iron fireplace as it looks lovely and adds to the house.
Can anyone see any problems buy just installing a log burner where the grate used to be. I will of course make sure it meets all the building regs.
The only problem I can see is that for it to line up with the chimney it would need to have 2 x 45 degree bends in the flue (dog leg) straight from the top of the log burner.
Thanks for any advice