Fireplace Fitter Bewdley Worcestershire (DY12): A good way to add character to any Bewdley property is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. Chilly winter evenings can become a pleasure as you sit back in front of your new fireplace surrounded by the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even benefit from plentiful hot water too.
Before you go prising away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you will need to consider to make sure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any combustible appliance installed in domestic homes in Bewdley must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this covers hearths, flue linings, chimney breasts and fireplaces. If your home is a listed building you will also need to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work can commence.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the work in restoring a blocked up fireplace if you have the ability to do so, but there is always a problem in finding structural and safety problems which need to be resolved professionally. It might be your good fortune when you remove the covering from a disused fireplace to discover a hidden gem that needs nothing more than a good clear out and a check from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. Much more likely you'll come across a blocked flue and old brickwork that requires structural modifications.
Due to the serious fire risk and health issues that can be caused by a poorly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is advisable to draw on the knowledge and experience of a certified fireplace fitter and builder in Bewdley. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee sufficient levels of oxygen for the fire to burn properly. Inadequate oxygen means that the fire will not burn properly, and a build up of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can lead to injury or death.
To overcome this problem a fireplace specialist in Bewdley will consider the circumstances and install vents in the room, or under the flooring, to ensure a satisfactory air flow for the fire to combust safely and efficiently. They may also have to fit vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and cause staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
A huge amount of muck and soot can be released from a blocked up chimney when opening it up for renovation. It is wise to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from a room where you are planning to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by dirt, dust and soot that will be whipped up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. 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 decoration or plastering works are dealt with. By opening up a fireplace first you will avoid any soot from the chimney causing damage to other stages of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace revealed, it is time to see what needs to be restored and to give the chimney and hearth a good clean. The first item on your agenda will be to call in a professional chimney sweep. They'll not only make sure that your flue and chimney are clean, but they can also determine the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide guidance if you need to upgrade any area of the chimney structure and flue.
If you need to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant Building Regulations must be followed to the letter. These are tasks that need to be done by a competent tradesman with a good understanding of the relevant building regs and quality construction skills.
If it is necessary to modify the size of opening of your exposed fireplace to something more suitable for your design, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be installed. When you've successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now necessary to update or repair the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you will have to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest regulations. Off-the-shelf solutions from marble, slate or concrete are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Bewdley may be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to fit in with the design of your room.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have lots of choice with the range of different options open to you. Every fireplace will not be appropriate for your existing chimney and flue and it is wise to accept any advice from your fireplace installers with regards to your specific situation.
Whether you go with an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will be determined by the all round look you're trying to establish, your current decor and perhaps even, your home's age. For instance, a cast iron wood burning stove looks amazing set back in an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm of the stove and also deflects the heat into the room to good effect.
A wood-burning stove is also an excellent option if your Bewdley property does not have a chimney breast. This type of fireplace can be fitted with a flue which is taken through an external wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be safely installed.
WOOD, GAS, OPEN, MULTI-FUEL OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
Who can deny that they enjoy the glow and warmth of a natural fire on a cold evening, however if your circumstances do not allow for this, what alternatives are available?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be used with various fuels, such as oil, gas, smokeless coal or wood, and become a focal point in any living room or kitchen in Bewdley. The AGA range for example is renowned as being able to provide heating for the entire home, a constant hot water supply and an oven and hob all in one useful appliance.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a diverse choice of styles make electric fires an extremely popular choice for Bewdley houses without a chimney breast. Can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish them from the genuine thing.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in a range of styles to suit your property and are generally more efficient (thermally) than wood burning stoves. Must be professionally installed and maintained by Gas Safe registered (replaced CORGI register in 2009) engineer.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Bewdley can be improved by the installation of a wood burning stove, which can be found in a range of styles, and can even be fitted free standing. A back boiler is an added benefit and could provide steaming hot water for personal use, or for heating in another area via a radiator.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use various fuels such as briquettes, wood, coal and other combustive materials. An expertly installed open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was blocked up by former owners, and its glowing charm is a delightful addition to any home in Bewdley.
Fireplace installations are available in Bewdley and also in: Long Bank, Beach Hay, Kidderminster, Habberley, Dunley, Summerhill, Catchems End, Heighington, Wolverley, Stourport, Ribbesford, Franche, Worcester, Hoobrook, Cookley, Wribbenhall, and in these postcodes DY12, DY12 1JL, DY12 1BA, DY12 1HY, DY12 1BF, DY12 2DT, DY12 1JZ, DY12 1HZ, DY12 1QA, DY12 2DB. Locally based Bewdley fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode DY12 and the telephone code 01299. Click the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of fireplace installation in your location.
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Fireplace Enquiries Worcestershire
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Just "Googling it" seems to be the way in which the majority of folks in Bewdley search for all sorts of tradesmen or services nowadays. Google, Yahoo, Ask or Bing will give immediate results which will to a certain extent be related to your search term. Occasionally the page one results offered are not actually what you were expecting when searching with these search engines. In this precise instance you'll be entering something along the lines of "fireplace installation in Bewdley", "fireplace installation near me", "Bewdley fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation Bewdley" to uncover a suitable individual.
Large lead creation sites like Bidvine, TrustaTrader, Quotatis, Rated People, Checkatrade or My Builder, and directories such as Yelp, Three Best Rated, Scoot or Yell will feature highly on the first page of results, as will strictly "paid for" advertisements (normally the top 4 listings). If you take a look at page 2 or 3 of the results you will perhaps stand a better chance of finding websites belonging to actual fireplace installers nearby. Consequently you'll need to delve deeper to locate those.
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In the previous year fireplaces were fitted in these Bewdley streets: Jorden's Walk, Ingram Crescent, Russett Way, Riverside North, Venus Bank, Heathfield Road, Waterloo Road, Load Street, Kidderminster Road, Wyre Hill, Springside Place, Early River Place, Bramley Way, Dunmore Road, Cobham Crescent, Damson Way, Gloucester Way, Baldwin Road, Lambourne Drive, Acacia Avenue, Campion Way, Sandstone Road, Habberley Road, Warstone Close, Grosvenor Wood, Stephenson Place, Pleasant Harbour, Shaw Hedge Road, Wheatcroft Avenue, Welch Gate, and in these Worcestershire postcodes: DY12, DY12 1JL, DY12 1BA, DY12 1HY, DY12 1BF, DY12 2DT, DY12 1JZ, DY12 1HZ, DY12 1QA, DY12 2DB.
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