Framing/Insulation around basement fireplace
Hi all! New to the site here.
I have recently purchased a home that has an unfinished basement with a block foundation. I plan on finishing this space. I will be using 2" XPS to insulate the walls followed by 2x4 framing over the insulation.
There is a red brick fireplace against one wall. How would one go about insulating/framing around the fireplace? I understand that XPS is quite combustible, so how close can I get to the fire place brick work?
Kinda of a side question as well, but if I planned to mount a TV over the fireplace, would I place the XPS on the wall above the fireplace as well?
Thanks in advance!