Fireplace fitting in East Dulwich (SE22), South East London.

Today we removed a customers period wood surround and refitted the wood surround with a slate hearth and slips. The customer had experienced smoke backing into the room whilst burning in there grate. We assessed the problem as being caused by the opening on the chamber being to big to allow the fireplace to draw properly, the solution being to use slate slips to close down the opening, intensifying the draw. Pics on as soon as we get a minute.