We got back from Yorkshire last Friday and I spent Sunday & Monday fiddling about with oak beams, steel plates, self-tapping screws, bolts and fire cement and last evening we lit the maiden fire in the new log burner and cracked open that bottle of champagne that had been chilling since August!
I can't believe how efficient it is - we burnt only a fraction of the wood that we would have put on the old fire and the room was so warm we had to open the doors. That also helped get rid of the awful smell of the paint curing.
Sorry...no pics yet. Hopefully we'll get another camera today.