Fireplace Fitter Bexhill-on-Sea East Sussex (TN38 and TN39): Opening up an old disused fireplace to fit an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is an effective way to add a bit of character and a homely feel to your Bexhill-on-Sea property. Adding a wood burning stove or open fire for those cold winter evenings can even prove to be cheaper than certain central heating systems, providing that you have a good source of wood or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful hot water at the same time.
There are a few crucial considerations you must think of before you start any work, if you are going to establish a safe, efficient and attractive fireplace in your house. Any work that is performed on your hearth, fireplace, chimney breast and flue lining must adhere to the United Kingdom's Part J building regulations for combustible appliances. If you reside in a listed building you'll also have to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work begins.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple renovation of an existing fireplace can probably be executed by a keen DIY person, however if any construction work is needed there's the possibility of running into structural issues which need to be handled professionally. It may be that in order to get a fire roaring once more you will need nothing more than a good clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. What's more common however is a swathe of crumbling, old brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and also requires some form of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there's not just a risk of fire to your property, but there can also be health hazards, which is why it is better to hire a professional Bexhill-on-Sea installation company for a fireplace. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to guarantee adequate quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. Dangerous carbon monoxide can accumulate from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated space.
To successfully get over any airflow problems, vents might be fitted in the room during a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and producing damp spots and staining, vents may have to be installed by the fireplace installation team to enhance the airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
An enormous amount of soot and dirt can be released from an old fireplace when opening it up for restoration. It's advisable to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from a room where you are planning to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by soot, dust and dirt that will be whipped up during the fireplace installation works. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a full room renovation then it should be one of the initial jobs to work on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. By opening a fireplace first you'll avoid any soot from the chimney causing discolouring damage to other parts of your restoration project, such as fresh plaster or wallpapered walls.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Now you can see the fireplace opening it's time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and identify what is fit for restoring. The very first thing on your to-do list should be to bring in a proper chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and while doing this will be able to check the condition of the chimney and offer advice on whether a new flue liner is necessary.
It may be essential to fit a new flue liner to comply with the current UK Building Regulations, and work might also be needed to strengthen the existing chimney and chimney breast. This type of work must be tackled by a skilled person with experience of the building regulations and good construction practices.
In older buildings you may find that the existing fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be required to adapt the opening. When you've supported your fireplace with a lintel it will then be time to repair or upgrade the hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been sunken into the floor, however to conform to latest building regulations it must be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to purchase a made to measure hearth, however there are also a wide range of ready to fit hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will reveal the alternatives available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. It's quite possible that owing to your existing flue, chimney and airflow to the room, that some fireplaces may not be suitable, therefore it's a good idea to follow the advice of your fireplace company with respect to this.
Whether you opt for a wood burner, a multi-fuel stove or an open fireplace will be determined by the look that you're trying to develop, your current decor and in some situations, the age of your home. For example, a wood burning stove looks fantastic set back in an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character and charm of the stove and also reflects the heat back into the room to good effect.
Even if you don't have an existing chimney in your Bexhill-on-Sea home, it's still feasible to install a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. An existing chimney isn't required because a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an exterior wall.
WOOD, GAS, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of an open fireplace cannot be matched, but what options are out there if this form of fireplace is not possible within your Bexhill-on-Sea home?
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fires a popular choice for Bexhill-on-Sea houses that don't have a chimney breast. Even if your home has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that appears almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be used with different fuels, such as coal, wood, oil or gas, and become a focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Bexhill-on-Sea. The AGA range is renowned as being capable of providing heating for the whole home, a supply of hot water and an oven and hob for cooking all in one unit.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for any room and can use a number of different solid fuels. In the past an open fire might have had the reputation of being inefficient, draughty and smoky, but a professionally installed fireplace is a joy to behold while lounging in the warm glow it provides.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Bexhill-on-Sea can benefit from the installment of a wood burning stove, which come in a range of designs, and can even be fitted as a free standing feature. If coupled with a back boiler can provide steaming hot water for radiators or for other use around the home.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a range of designs to suit any home and are more efficient (thermally) than wood burning stoves. Must be professionally maintained and installed by Gas Safe registered (replaced CORGI register in 2009) engineer.
Fireplace installations are available in Bexhill-on-Sea and also nearby in: Stone Cross, Westham, Little Common, Hankham, Cooden, Herstmonceux, Hastings, Hooe, Wartling, Crowhurst, Eastbourne, St Leonards, Pevensey Bay, Pevensey, Magham Down, Ninfield, and in these postcodes TN39 3LB, TN39 3DG, TN39 3RB, TN39 3DJ, TN39 3QX, TN39 3FN, TN39 3NW, TN39 3QP, TN39 3JR, TN39 3DD. Local Bexhill-on-Sea fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode TN38 and TN39 and the telephone dialling code 01424.
East Sussex Fireplace Enquiries
Recently posted East Sussex fireplace installation enquiries: Madeline and Edwin Wardle recently requested an estimate for the installation of a gas fireplace in a cottage in Rotherfield. Ross Hutton and Aiza Hutton recently asked for a quotation for fitting an open fireplace in a cottage in Woodingdean, East Sussex. Lacey and Kamran Griffin recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in a semi-detached house in Robertsbridge, East Sussex. Mr and Mrs Kane recently asked for a price quote for re-opening and restoring an old brick fireplace in Heathfield, East Sussex. Mr and Mrs Johnson recently asked for an estimate for installing an electric fire in a terraced house in Pevensey. Ottilie Lord and Borys Lord recently enquired about fitting a multifuel stove in Frant. Luca Jewell and Kara Jewell recently enquired about the installation of a wood burning stove in Newhaven. Mr and Mrs Collier recently enquired about getting a price for fitting a wood burning stove in Hartfield.
Fireplace Installation Help and Advice
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Over the past year fireplaces were installed in the following Bexhill-on-Sea streets: Chepbourne Road, The Gorseway, Chestnut Walk, De La Warr Court, Brampton Avenue, Chartres Close, The Twitten, Christine Close, Beeching Road, Buckhurst Place, Badgers Mount, St James Crescent, Collington Grove, Carmel Close, St Margarets Crescent, Broad View, St Andrews Road, Crofton Park Avenue, Sutton Place, Dalmore Court, Collington Rise, Byworth Close, Devonshire Square, Ticehurst Avenue, The Marlowes, Courthope Drive, Cornwall Road, Clifford Road, St Lucia, Top Cross Road, and in these East Sussex postcodes: TN39 3LB, TN39 3DG, TN39 3RB, TN39 3DJ, TN39 3QX, TN39 3FN, TN39 3NW, TN39 3QP, TN39 3JR, TN39 3DD.
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