Finally while it is only a cosmetic thing, it is intensely irritating. Look at the point where a flue pipe enters the wall. Almost without exception, it will be surrounded by cracks and bits of plaster falling off, and just like every other area, stove installation Cambridge is littered with such examples.
The cause is that whoever installed the stove forgot that the flue pipe would expand and split the plaster. Really the pipe should be surrounded with a flexible, heatproof seal that allows such expansion and contraction without splitting the plaster. For the customer, this is a right royal pain in the fundament, as they either have to have the plaster work cracked and broken, or they have to replaster and paint around it every single year. Of course sometimes even though the stove is incorrectly installed, the expansion does not crack the plaster