Fireplace Fitter Bacup Lancashire (OL13): Re-opening a disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a good way to add some charm and a homely feel to your Bacup property. If you opt to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those nippy winters' evenings, you will also be supplied with plentiful hot water.
Before you start prising away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you'll need to do to ensure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any combustible appliance installed within the home must adhere to Part J of the Building Regs, and this applies to flue linings, fireplaces, chimney breasts and hearths. If your home is a listed building you'll also have to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work begins.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic remodel of an existing fireplace can be executed by a competent DIYer, however if any building work is needed there is the chance of encountering structural issues that will need to be addressed by a professional. It may be your good fortune when you remove the boarding surrounding a disused fireplace to discover a hidden treasure which requires little more than a good clean and a check from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. 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.
Due to the serious fire risk and health issues that can be caused by a poorly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is best to draw on the experience and knowledge of a certified fireplace installer in Bacup. Airflow must be sufficient in any room which has a fireplace; and it's a requirement in the Building Regulations that this is the case. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be lethal.
To safely get over any airflow issues, vents could be installed in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable oxygen levels reach the fire. They may have to install air vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and lead to staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It is surprising how much dust and soot can build up inside an old fireplace and you'll not know precisely what's there until you uncover it. A thoughtful Bacup fireplace fitter will bring coverings for your furniture and supply some form of protection, however it's sensible where feasible to remove carpets and furniture from the area before any work starts in earnest. If you are conducting a full renovation of a property or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. By opening up a fireplace first you'll avoid any soot from the chimney causing damage to other parts of your project, such as fresh plasterwork or paint on walls.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace now open, it is time to see what needs to be renovated or replaced and give the hearth and chimney a comprehensive cleaning. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the first things on the agenda. They'll not only make certain your flue and chimney are completely clean, but they can also check the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide guidance if you need to upgrade any section of the chimney structure and flue.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all current UK Building Regulations must be followed. These are projects that should be done by an experienced tradesman with a good understanding of the applicable building regs and sound construction skills.
If the size of the existing fireplace is greater than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. Once this has been done the next step of your Bacup fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. In the old days the hearth was sunken into the floor, however current building regs demand that it's raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a tailor-made hearth, but there are also a wide range of ready to fit hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be tricky amongst the many sizes, designs and shapes that are available from a fireplace showroom or online store. The suggestions and advice from your fireplace installers, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace which is both suitable for your flue and chimney, and suited to your home's decor.
Whether you go with a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will be determined by the look that you are trying to develop, your existing decor and in some situations, your home's age. If you've got an inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burner can look striking set inside it, and has the added benefit of effectively deflecting the heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
A cast iron wood burner is also an excellent option if you don't have a chimney breast in your Bacup home. This style of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue that is routed through an outside wall and does not require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
ELECTRIC, GAS, WOOD, OPEN OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that cannot be beaten, but what else is available to fit in your new fireplace in Bacup?
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can make use of various fuels such as smokeless coal, briquettes, wood and other combustive materials. In the good old days an open fire may have had a reputation of being smoky, draughty and inefficient, but a skillfully fitted modern fireplace is a joy to behold while reclining in the warm glow it provides.
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fires a popular choice for Bacup houses without a chimney breast. Contemporary electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and even the crackling sound of wood to mimic an open fire when set into into a conventional fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using wood, coal, oil and gas to deliver a multi-purpose stove for any property in Bacup. The AGA style is renowned as being able to provide heating for the whole home, a constant supply of hot water and an oven and hob for cooking all in one unit.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in a multitude of designs to suit your property and are generally more efficient than wood burners. Have to be professionally maintained and installed by Gas Safe registered (previously CORGI registered) tradesman.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Bacup can be improved by the installation of a wood burner, which can be found in a variety of designs, and can even be fitted as a free standing feature. A back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating in other rooms via radiators.
Fireplace installation is available in Bacup and also in: Lumb, Trough Gate, Walsden, Cornholme, Stacksteads, Rossendale, Cowpe, Sharneyford, Shawforth, Waterfoot, Todmorden, Helmshore, Weir, Haslingden, Forest Holme, Rawtenstall, Newchurch, Britannia, and in these postcodes OL13 0QW, OL13 0DL, OL13 0EP, OL13 0AN, OL13 0SN, OL13 0TS, OL13 0HG, OL13 0JJ, OL13 0SU, OL13 0QP. Locally based Bacup fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode OL13 and the phone code 01706.
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