Fireplace Fitter Basildon Essex (SS12 and SS13): Putting in a new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Basildon property is a good way to add a homely feel and some character to any room. If you choose to combine a new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire during the chilly winter evenings, you'll also be supplied with plenty of steaming hot water.
However before you start smashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some crucial things to consider to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. All work carried out must abide by Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of flue linings, chimney breasts, hearths and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also be needed before work commences if your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the work in remodeling an existing fireplace if you've got the skills to do so, however safety and structural issues are often found which need to be resolved professionally. If you are lucky when you open up a boarded fireplace you may find a decent lintel, chimney breast and hearth that requires nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. What's more commonplace however is an area of old brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and needs some form of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause serious fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace company in Basildon with the knowledge and experience to do the work effectively. A key part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for a fire to burn efficiently and safely. Insufficient oxygen means the fire will not burn properly, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide could occur, which can cause breathing problems or even death.
To successfully get over any airflow issues, vents might be fitted around the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen reach the fire. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and causing damp spots and staining, vents may have to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to increase the airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
A large amount of grime and soot can be discharged from a blocked up chimney upon opening it up for renovation. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and provide a bit of protection, but it's advisable where possible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the room before any work begins. If you're conducting a full restoration of a house or room, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is tackled. By opening up a fireplace first you'll prevent any soot from the chimney causing discolouration damage to other parts of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace uncovered, it's time to see what needs to be restored and give the chimney and hearth an intensive cleaning. Bringing in a chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the initial items on the checklist. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing so will check the structural condition of the chimney and provide you with guidance on whether you need a new flue lining.
It may be necessary to install a new flue liner to observe the all important Building Regulations, and work may also be needed to beef up the existing chimney and breast. This kind of work needs to be accomplished by a competent tradesman who is acquainted with the relevant building regulations and decent construction practices.
If the size of the existing fireplace is greater than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel should be installed. When this has been done the next phase of your Basildon fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. You may find the original hearth has been sunken into a void in the floor, however to abide by current regulations it must be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to choose a bespoke, tailor-made hearth, but there are a wide variety of "off-the-shelf" hearths in marble, slate or concrete.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with a wide array of different choices available to you. Every fireplace may not be appropriate for your flue and chimney and it's sensible to accept any guidance and advice offered by your installation team regarding your particular circumstances.
Some rooms and homes will be more suited to an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. For example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop to an old-fashioned cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its character and reflecting heat back into the room.
Even if you don't have a pre-existing chimney in your Basildon property, it is still feasible to put in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This type of fireplace can be installed with its own stainless steel flue which is channeled through an external wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
GAS, OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
Who can deny that they enjoy the warmth and glow of an open fireplace on a dark winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't permit this, what alternatives are on offer?
Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for a room and can utilise an assortment of solid fuels. In the good old days an open fire may have had the associations with being inefficient, draughty and smoky, but a skillfully installed fireplace is a delight to the eye whilst reclining in the warm glow it provides.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent individual and there are styles and varieties which are appropriate for just about any room and house in Basildon. Can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of modern electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from the genuine article.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a wide range of designs to suit any property and are generally more efficient than open fireplaces. A Gas Safe certified technician must fit and maintain any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with a range of fuels, (wood, coal, oil, gas) to generate an attractive focal point in your home in Basildon. They can be used not merely for heating a room, but some types such as the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the entire home if plumbed into a system of radiators.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Basildon can benefit from the installment of a wood burning stove, which are available in a range of styles, and can even be fitted as a freestanding feature. A version with an integrated back boiler will deliver extra heating by transferring the piping hot water to radiators in cold spots in your house.
Fireplace installation is available in Basildon and also in: Galmington, North Benfleet, Langdon Hills, Pitsea, Laindon, Fobbing, Billericay, Crays Hill, Corringham, Great Burstead, Bulphan, Vange, Eastgate, Nevendon, Runwell, Wickford, Rawreth, Rayleigh, Dunton, and in these postcodes SS13 1EU, SS13 1QA, SS13 1HB, SS13 1BX, SS13 1DA, SS13 1QS, SS13 1HQ, SS13 1EE, SS13 1QL, SS13 1FN. Locally based Basildon fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone code 01268 and the postcode SS12 and SS13.
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Searching Online For Fireplace Installation in Basildon
Just "Googling it" seems to be the way in which the majority of property owners in Basildon look for all sorts of tradesmen nowadays. I would have thought that you are checking out this webpage at this moment because you uncovered it by using Yahoo, Google, Bing or Ask and it was listed on the 1st page. However, the foremost search engines cited above oftentimes give page 1 results which aren't the most focused. Most home owners, when trying to locate fireplace installers in Basildon will type "Basildon fireplace installation", "fireplace installation Basildon", "fireplace installation near me" or "fireplace installation in Basildon" into the search box and go through the listing results.
Corporate lead Generation Websites like Quotatis, TrustaTrader, Local Heroes, My Builder, Rated People or Checkatrade, and online directories such as Yelp, ThreeBestRated, Yell or Thomson Local will show up highly on the page 1 results, as will purely "paid for" advertising (normally the 4 top listings). In order to uncover the sites of real life fireplace installers, you'll need to scroll to page two and three or maybe even farther down the search results.
Fireplace Enquiries Essex
The latest Essex fireplace posts: Stefan and Marni Armitage recently requested an estimate for re-opening and restoring an old, boarded up fireplace in a terraced house in Finchingfield, Essex. Mr and Mrs Mohamed recently enquired about the possibility of fitting a wood burner in a semi-detached house in Panfield. Kade Forshaw and Ines Forshaw recently requested a quote for the installation of an electric fireplace in a terraced house in Great Tey, Essex. Natalia and Olivier Benson recently enquired about installing a gas fire in a bungalow in Fyfield. Elwood and Rose Sumner recently enquired about the possibility of opening up and restoring an old brick fireplace in a detached house in Takeley. Niamh and Justin Bear recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new gas fire in Broomfield. Emma Jobson and Keaton Jobson recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in East Hanningfield, Essex. Nylah and Henri Delaney recently requested a quotation for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new wood burning stove in Kirkby le Soken, Essex.
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Households in Curlew Crescent, Deepdene, Arne Court, South Gunnells, Bockingham Green, Brecon Close, Bridge Street, Shrewsbury Close, Sparkbridge, Bearsted Drive, Chaplin Close, The Frame, Barleylands Road, Tallis Road, Charleston Avenue, Cornwall Road, Bedford Road, Courtney Park Road, Ayletts, Carlisle Way, Caister Drive, Beambridge, Dovedale Close, Surrey Way, Southway, Clifford Close, Berry Close, Delimands, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also undertaken in these Basildon area postcodes: SS13 1EU, SS13 1QA, SS13 1HB, SS13 1BX, SS13 1DA, SS13 1QS, SS13 1HQ, SS13 1EE, SS13 1QL, SS13 1FN.
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