Drywall around the fireplace?
We have chosen a horizontal fireplace - COSMO SLR
We wanted to just have the area drywalled to the edge of the fireplace opening and thought that the gap would be covered by the metal frame that comes with it. Kind of like this..
Our builder insists that there will still be a gap which we don't really understand?
Also, we looked at the spec sheet and it says to not cover the non-combustible cement board with any combustible materials. We assume that means drywall? We've seen it done in many homes and wonder if this is really a hazard as they say it is.
Thanks in advance.