My Edwardian terrace has been vandalised at some point in the past and had its fireplaces removed and plasterboarded over.
I'd like to put one back in the living room - hopefully an authentic(ish) cast iron tile insert jobbie.
I spoke to a few shops and they pressed upon me that any fireplace installation will need to be done by a HETAS engineer (even if I just wanted it for show and never lit it - for the record, I will probably burn stuff in it occasionally, but mostly it will be for show).
I've been looking on eBay to see if I can pick up a 2nd hand one (from some other vandal who is tearing one out!!) and there are a few out there that look suitable.
Can I DIY install it (I'm perfectly capable of the work - barring lining the chimney or anything serious like that, just not sure of the compliance regs)?
If I do, would I have to get it signed off (similar to Part P for spark work)? Would it be better to get a 'competent person' to do the install?
What knowledge does the great STW oracle have for me?