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    Hey, just wondering if anyone could tell me wether I i need special bricks and mortar to lay a foundation for an old slow combustion stove I'm about to install. It will sit on a brick floor with a brick wall behind, if that makes any difference. Thanks.

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    I wouldn't think it really mattered as long as there is no direct flame or extremely high temperatures.

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    Check with your local council as regulations are quite stringent. And an inadvertent breach of the rules could invalidate your insurance.

    I put one in ten+ years ago but the rules have tightened since then and I do not know the current ones.

    Cheers

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    The local council sent me a set of guidelines when I enquired about this a few years ago. Mostly the requirements were distances from anything flammable rather than specifying actual materials - it's either flammable or it isn't and it's the measurements they were worried about.

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