Fireplace Fitter Barnsley South Yorkshire (S70): Installing a brand new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Barnsley home is an effective way to add a homely feel and some character to any room. If you decide to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those cold winters' evenings, you'll also be provided with lots of steaming hot water.
Before you begin prising away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you'll need to think about to make sure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any combustible appliance in domestic homes in Barnsley must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this covers chimney breasts, hearths, fireplaces and flue linings. If you live in a designated conservation area or a listed building you must check with the local council to find out if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic restoration of a pre-existing fireplace can be executed by a keen DIY person, but if any construction work is necessary there is a possibility of running into structural issues which have to be handled professionally. You might be lucky when revealing your old fireplace and find you need nothing more than a thorough clean out of the hearth and a chimney sweep in order to get your fire roaring. What is more common however is a jumble of crumbling, old brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and needs some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.
If a fireplace is installed improperly there's not only a fire risk to your home, but there can also be health hazards, which is why it is best to bring in a professional Barnsley installation company for a fireplace. There must always be a decent air flow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee sufficient levels of oxygen enable the fire to burn properly. Dangerous carbon monoxide can soon develop from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated space.
It may be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fireplace to receive adequate oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and causing staining and damp spots, vents might need to be installed by the fireplace installation team to enhance the airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Having a fireplace opened up can create large amounts of muck and soot. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets for your furniture and supply some form of protection, but it is sensible where feasible to remove carpets and furniture from the room before any work begins. If you are installing a fireplace as part of a larger home renovation project then it ought to be one of the first things to be completed after you've taken the room back to its bare walls and floors. This helps to prevent any discolouring damage to any refurbished work you may have already completed.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've revealed your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to rigorously sweep the chimney and clean any sections of hearth that is still in position. You now need to contact your chimney sweep, if you've not already done so, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. They'll not only make certain your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can also take a look at the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer advice about whether you need to replace any part of the chimney structure and flue.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant Building Regulations must be followed. A good fireplace installer and builder in Barnsley will be required to undertake this task, and will need the skills and knowledge of construction to closely follow all regulations.
In older buildings you might find that the existing fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. When this is complete the next step of your fireplace installation in Barnsley will be to upgrade the hearth. You might discover that your existing hearth has been sunken into the floor, but to abide by latest regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. You can get tailor-made solutions to fit virtually any size and style of fireplace, or you can select from a range of popular sized hearths to match your decor.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
If you pop along to a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with the wide range of different options open to you. It's quite possible that because of your existing flue, chimney and airflow to the room, that certain fireplace designs might not be suitable, therefore it pays to follow the the recommendations and advice of the fireplace company with respect to this.
The age of your house, and the style you're trying to create for your room, should all help you determine the type and design of fireplace that's most suitable. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look stunning set within it, and also has the benefit of deflecting the heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
Even if your Barnsley home does not have a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature by putting in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A pre-existing chimney isn't required since a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the top or rear of the stove and routed through an exterior wall.
ELECTRIC, GAS, WOOD, OPEN OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the flickering of a natural fireplace on a dark evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what other options are available?
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in a range of designs to suit your home and are generally more efficient than wood burners. Must be professionally maintained and installed by a Gas Safe registered tradesperson.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become extremely popular in a lot of households in Barnsley, and can have classic or modern styling to complement your home's decor. A version with an integrated back boiler can deliver extra heating capabilities by connecting the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your property.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of various fuels such as coal, briquettes, wood and other combustive materials. A skillfully fitted open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was blocked up by previous owners, and its warm elegance is a delightful addition to any property in Barnsley.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit any house in Barnsley, can easily be fitted by any competent individual. Modern electric fires can deliver real look flames and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to replicate an open fire when set into into an old fashioned fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with various different fuels, (oil, coal, wood, gas) to create a unique focal point in your property in Barnsley. The AGA range for example is well known as being able to provide heating for the entire home, a constant supply of hot water and a cooker all in one unit.
Fireplace installations are available in Barnsley and also in: Royston, Grimethorpe, Smithley, Dodworth, Penistone, Monk Bretton, Hoyle Mill, Thurgoland, Smithies, Gawber, Darfield, Darton, Worsbrough, Silkstone Common, Kendray, Birdsall, and in these postcodes S70 1BA, S70 1AA, S70 1XN, S70 1JA, S70 1UA, S70 1UX, S70 1HY, S70 1SN, S70 1QH, S70 1XS. Local Barnsley fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode S70 and the telephone dialling code 01226. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
South Yorkshire Fireplace Enquiries
Recent South Yorkshire fireplace enquiries: Emelia and Karson Ricketts recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening and restoring an old brick fireplace in Braithwell, South Yorkshire. Anabelle and Herbie Hamer recently requested an estimate for the installation of a wood burning stove in a semi-detached house in New Rossington. Mr and Mrs Tipping recently enquired about installing a multi fuel stove in Birdwell. Rafael and Elisabeth Exley recently asked for an estimate for installing an electric fireplace in a semi-detached house in Branton. Kurtis Underwood and Celeste Underwood recently enquired about re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel stove in Kiveton Park. Mr and Mrs Cunningham recently requested a price quote for fitting an open fireplace in Swinton. Tommie and Anais Maddocks recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old fireplace and installing a new wood burner in a bungalow in Kirk Sandall, South Yorkshire. Andreas Swift and Rania Swift recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new electric fire in a semi-detached house in Hoyland.
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Property owners living in the following roads and areas have just recently enquired about fireplace installation - Bamford Avenue, South Moor Road, Turnberry Grove, Barcroft Flatt, California Terrace, Church Lea, Coniston Avenue, Avon Close, Castle View, Cliffe Road, Darton Hall Close, Annan Close, Tanyard Croft, Tingle Close, Standhill Crescent, Dovedale, Cobcar Close, Colster Close, Castle Street, Darton Lane, Darhaven, Stanhope Street, California Street, Corporation Street, Clarney Place, Darley Close, Beverley Close, Chilton Street, Dearne Close, Topcliffe Road, as well as these local Barnsley postcodes: S70 1BA, S70 1AA, S70 1XN, S70 1JA, S70 1UA, S70 1UX, S70 1HY, S70 1SN, S70 1QH, S70 1XS.
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