Fireplace Fitter Batley West Yorkshire (WF17): A good way to add a bit of charm to any Batley property is by installing a new fireplace, or restoring an existing one. If you choose to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire or stove on those cold winters' evenings, you will also be supplied with plentiful hot water.
Before you begin prising away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you'll need to consider to make sure you can safely install your new fireplace. Any work that is completed on your chimney breast, fireplace, hearth and flue lining must adhere to the United Kingdom's building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your property is listed or in a conservation area.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a keen and competent DIY'er it is possible to restore a blocked up fireplace, however the chances of encountering structural problems in many cases is regrettably high. If you are lucky when you expose 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 you will more likely find is a pile of crumbling bricks that hides problems such as a lintel that needs to be replaced or a blocked up chimney.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there's not just a risk of fire to your property, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it is advisable to bring in a professional Batley installation company for a fireplace. A key part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for the fire to burn efficiently and safely. Dangerous carbon monoxide can accumulate from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.
To effectively get over any airflow problems, vents might be installed around the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. They may also have to fit air vents into unused chimney flues which can trap condensing air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A large amount of soot and other dust can be discharged from an old fireplace upon reopening it for restoration. Even with dust sheets for your furniture, the likelihood of impairment from grime and soot is still likely and it is advised to remove your carpets and furniture before any fireplace renovation work starts. If you're carrying out a full renovation of a room or property, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is tackled. This stops any staining damage to any refurbished work you have already finished.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you are able to see the fireplace opening it is time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and figure out what is fit for restoring. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the initial items on your to-do-list. They'll be willing to provide you with expert guidance on the chimney and flue after sweeping, regarding the situation with the chimney structure and whether it would be advisable to switch the existing flue lining.
It could be essential to fit a new flue lining to observe the all important UK Building Regulations, and work might also be needed to beef up the existing chimney and chimney breast. This sort of work must be tackled by a qualified tradesperson with experience of the appropriate building regulations and decent working practices.
In older buildings you may discover that the revealed fireplace is too big for your needs, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be necessary to adapt the opening. When you've successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now necessary to repair or upgrade the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you will need to raise it above floor level to observe the latest regulations. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to purchase a tailor-made hearth, however there are a whole host of ready to fit hearths in concrete, marble or slate.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you pay a visit to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have lots of choice with the wide range of different choices open to you. Every fireplace may not be appropriate for your existing chimney and flue therefore it is wise to accept any advice and guidance from your fireplace installers in relation to your specific situation.
Some houses and rooms will be more suited to an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For instance, a wood burner looks fantastic set into an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm of the stove and also reflects the heat back into the room effectively.
Even if you haven't got a chimney breast in your Batley property, it's still entirely possible to install a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. A chimney isn't required as a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the rear or top of the stove and taken out through an external wall.
GAS, OPEN, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the crackling of an open fireplace on a cool winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what are the other available options?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with various different fuels, including gas, coal, wood or oil, to establish a unique focal point in your home in Batley. The AGA style is renowned as being capable of providing heating for the whole home, a constant hot water supply and an oven and hob for cooking all in one unit.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can make use of various fuels such as coal, wood, briquettes and other combustible materials. An expertly fitted modern open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was bricked up by earlier owners, and its glowing charm is a delightful addition to any property in Batley.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of designs to suit all types of house and their efficiency to warm a room is better than open fireplaces. Gas fires must only be maintained and fitted by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (previously CORGI registered).
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become "the in thing" in many properties in Batley, and can have modern or classic design to match your home's decor. A version with an integrated back boiler will provide additional heating by connecting the heated water to radiators in cold spots in your property.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any competent individual and there are designs and styles that are suitable for just about any room and property in Batley. Contemporary electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to imitate an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Fireplace installation is available in Batley and also in nearby places like: Staincliffe, Drighlinton, Woodkirk, Birstall, Adwalton, East Bierley, Birkenshaw, Shaw Cross, Morley, Hanging Heaton, Westgate Hill, Churwell, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Soothill, and in these postcodes WF17 0PU, WF17 0NF, WF12 7JA, WF16 9PD, WF17 0AH, WF17 0JW, WF17 0QR, WF17 0ND, WF17 0JD, WF17 0PE. Local Batley fireplace specialists will likely have the telephone dialling code 01924 and the postcode WF17.
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Some Batley streets and areas where fireplace installation work has recently been undertaken - Copley Hill, Bradford Road, Anne Street, Denham Court, Common Road, Cross Rink Street, Town Street, The Covert, Cardigan Close, Chinewood Avenue, Colbeck Terrace, Tweed Close, Swallow Hill, Brearley Street, Clerk Green Street, Station Road, Sycamore Way, Ashcroft Close, Arncliffe Gardens, Bridge Street, Caernarvon Close, Blakeridge Lane, Caledonia Road, Blenheim Drive, St Peters Close, Summerbridge Close, Corfe Close, Beverley Gardens, Shibden Drive, as well as the following local Batley postcodes: WF17 0PU, WF17 0NF, WF12 7JA, WF16 9PD, WF17 0AH, WF17 0JW, WF17 0QR, WF17 0ND, WF17 0JD, WF17 0PE.
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