We want to brick veneer our chimney breast (Which has a TV mounted to it) but I had a thought that would allow us to hide the wires, brick veneer the wall and also keep the wall behind in a clean state that would allow us to easily revert the brick veneer if we so wish. However... I'm most certainly a DIYer and don't want to jump head first into it without exploring whether or not it is a wise idea.
My plan is to use a piece of ply wood that is the same size as the chimney breast.
Channel routes for the TV cables into the back side of the plywood.
Cut hole out of the plywood for the TV mounting bracket.
Apply brick veneer/brick slips to the front side of the plywood with the mortar leaving 8 exposed holes around the edges for mounting purposes.
Attach plywood to chimney breast with 8 large screws and rawl plugs.
The chimney breast is not plaster, it is some form of brick or concrete.
The fireplace is not in use. It is blocked up and has an electric fire mounted in it's place. (never used)
The house is a UK semi detached 1960s/1970s construction
The this is the wall mount bracket for the TV
Does this sound like a wise idea? I've had concerns over the weight of the brick slip tiles but having never undertaken a task like this before I'm not sure.
Here is a pic of the wall in question, the bit above the mantle piece is the bit we would like to brick veneer