A bit more progress was made today. We have a steel plate in situ at the bottom of the chimney, the lintel is cemented in place and the hearth has been built up.
Next we need to render and plaster over the lintel and down the insides of the hole. And we need to lay the stone flags for the hearth. Still no stove yet I am struggling with parting with the cash (story of my life). I just need to find a second hand one on ebay.
Bye for now