Fireplace Fitter Aldridge West Midlands (WS9): Opening up a disused fireplace to fit an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a splendid way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to your Aldridge home. If you choose to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire on those nippy winters' evenings, you will also be provided with a plentiful supply of hot water.
There are some vital considerations to make before you commence any work, in order to establish an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your home. All work must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of hearths, flue linings, chimney breasts and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. If your home is a listed building you'll also need to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work can commence.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a competent and keen do-it-yourselfer it is possible to restore an existing blocked up fireplace, but the chances of running into structural issues in most cases is high. If you're fortunate when you open up a boarded fireplace you might find a decent hearth, chimney breast and lintel that needs little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. However, what you will more likely discover is a patch of old, crumbling bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
Owing to the severe health and fire risk issues that can be caused by an improperly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is advisable to avail yourself of the knowledge and experience of a reliable fireplace fitter and builder in Aldridge. There must always be a decent air flow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee sufficient amounts of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be deadly.
To safely get over any problems with air flow, vents may need to be installed in the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also need to have air vents fitted as they can sometimes trap moist air causing damp to develop inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Having a fireplace opened up can cause a lot of of soot and muck to enter your house. It is sensible to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from a room where you are going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by dust, grime and soot that might be whipped up during the fireplace installation work. If you are installing a fireplace as part of an overall home renovation project then it should be one of the initial things to be completed once you have brought the room back to bare walls and floors. By opening up a fireplace first you will stop any soot from the chimney causing staining damage to other parts of your restoration project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace now open, it's time to see what needs to be restored and give the chimney and hearth a thorough clean. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the very first items on your agenda. They will not only make sure that your chimney and flue are completely clean, but they can also determine the state of the chimney and flue liner and offer guidance if you need to replace any area of the chimney and flue.
It could be necessary to fit a new flue lining to observe the Building Regulations, and construction might also be required to strengthen the existing chimney and breast. This sort of work must be tackled by a competent tradesman with experience of the building regulations and good construction practices.
If the size of the original fireplace is greater than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel will need to be installed. As soon as this has been done the next step for your fireplace installation in Aldridge will be to modernise the hearth. You may find your existing hearth has been sunken into a floor void, but to be in accordance with latest regulations it must be raised above floor level. There are made to measure solutions to fit any size and style of fireplace, or you can pick from a range of common sized hearths to match your decor.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will reveal the choices available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. Every fireplace will not be suitable for your existing chimney and flue and it's wise to accept any advice and help from your fireplace installers in relation to your particular circumstances.
You property's age, and the style that you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you determine the type and design of fireplace which is best for you. As an example, an inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its character and reflects the heat into the room.
Even if you don't have an existing chimney in your Aldridge home, it is still entirely possible to put in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This form of fireplace can be installed with its own flue which is taken through an outside wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be safely installed.
WOOD, GAS, OPEN, MULTI-FUEL OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the flickering of a natural fireplace on a cool winters' evening, however if your situation doesn't allow for this, what other options are on offer?
Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for a room and can be used with a variety of solid fuels. An open fire is wonderful to watch and contemporary fireplaces are no more the inefficient, smoky and draughty things they once were.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Aldridge can benefit from the installation of a wood burning stove, which come in an array of styles, and can even be fitted freestanding. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide piping hot water for personal use, or for heating for the house via radiators.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fires an extremely popular choice for Aldridge homes that don't have a chimney. Even if your property has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be fitted that looks almost like a real fire with dancing flames.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with various different fuels, (wood, coal, gas, oil) to generate a focal point in your home in Aldridge. Some designs, such as the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole house.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of different styles to suit all property types and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than wood burning stoves. Must be professionally installed and maintained by a Gas Safe registered technician.
Fireplace installation is available in Aldridge and also in nearby places like: Daw End, Hardwick, Hill Hook, Druids Heath, Four Oaks, Daisy Bank, Stubbers Green, Coal Pool, Harden, Little Aston, Rushall, Mill Green, Pool Green, Clayhanger, Vigo, Shire Oak, and in these postcodes WS9 8JP, WS9 8BB, WS9 1DR, WS9 1BR, WS9 8LT, WS9 8PW, WS9 8QU, WS9 1BZ, WS9 0XR, WS9 1BY. Local Aldridge fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode WS9 and the phone code 01543. Click on the "quote" banner or form to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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