Fireplace Fitter Bilston West Midlands (WV14): Putting in a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Bilston property is a splendid way to add character and a homely feel to any room. Nippy winter evenings can become a joy as you sit back in front of your fireplace listening to the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also benefit from plentiful hot water too.
There are some important things you must think about before you start any work, if you are going to establish an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your house. Any work which is carried out on your flue lining, hearth, chimney breast and fireplace must conform to the UK's building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If you live in a listed building you'll also need to find out if planning permission is required from the local council before any work is started.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic remodel of a pre-existing fireplace can probably be executed by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, however if any construction work is required there's the chance of encountering structural problems that have to be handled professionally. It may be that in order to get a fire burning once more you'll need little more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. Much more likely you will discover a blocked flue and old brickwork that needs structural reinforcement.
If fireplaces are installed improperly there is not just a risk of fire to your home, but there can also be associated health hazards, which is why it is better to bring in a specialist Bilston installation team for a fireplace. Airflow must be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it is a requirement in Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. If there is not enough airflow then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be lethal.
To effectively get around any problems with air flow, vents may need to be installed in the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. They might also have to fit air vents in unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap condensing air and cause staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It's astonishing just how much grime and soot can accumulate inside an old fireplace and you won't know what's there until you open it up. It's advisable to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from a room where you are going to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by dust, soot and muck that may be stirred up during the fireplace installation work. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a complete home renovation project then it ought to be one of the initial tasks to concentrate on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This stops any discolouring damage to any restored work you may have already done.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you have revealed your old fireplace you will have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clean up any parts of hearth that remains in place. You now need to speak to your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and while doing so will be able to check the condition of the chimney and provide you with advice on whether a new flue liner is needed.
It could be vital to fit a new flue lining to comply with the current UK Building Regulations, and work may also be required to reinforce the original chimney and breast. These are projects that should be done by a competent builder with knowledge of the relevant building regs and quality construction skills.
If the size of the original fireplace is greater than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel must be installed. When this has been done the next step of your Bilston fireplace installation will be to update the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was set into the floor, but the latest building regulations require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a made to measure hearth, but there are also a whole host of pre-made hearths in marble, concrete or slate.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be difficult amongst the different sizes, styles and shapes that are available from a fireplace showroom or online shop. The recommendations and advice from your installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace that is both perfect for your flue and chimney, as well as for your decor.
Some properties and rooms will be more suited to open fireplaces than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. For instance, an inglenook fireplace can be a perfect backdrop for an old-fashioned cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its character and reflecting heat back into the room.
Even if your Bilston property doesn't have a chimney you still have options for a feature fireplace by putting in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. As long as you've got an outside wall through which a flue from the top or back of the stove can be routed, you don't need a chimney structure in place to be able to experience a "real" fire.
OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, ELECTRIC OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the glow and warmth of a natural fire on a cold evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what other options are available?
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent person and there are varieties which are suitable for virtually any room and type of property in Bilston. Can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the real thing.
Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) when compared to open fireplaces, there are a multitude of designs and styles to suit any Bilston home. A Gas Safe registered technician must maintain and fit any gas fire in your property.
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is a stunning focal point for any room and it has the capacity to burn almost any solid fuel that you can purchase. A skillfully fitted contemporary open fire is far from the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by former owners, and its warm charm is a welcome addition to any property in Bilston.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using gas, coal, oil and wood to furnish you with a multipurpose heater for any house in Bilston. They can be utilised not just for heating an individual room, but some types like the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the whole property when plumbed into an existing radiator network.
Wood Burning Stoves - A multitude of different styles to suit any kind of home in Bilston, and can even be a free standing feature. If coupled with a back boiler can provide steaming hot water to heat radiators or for use around the house.
Fireplace installations are available in Bilston and also nearby in: Moxley, Blakenhall, Darlaston, Ettingham, Stow Heath, Woods Bank, Wednesbury, Lanesfield, Princes End, Monmore Green, Walsall, Parkfields, Wolverhampton, Tipton, Coseley, Willenhall, and in these postcodes WV14 0HH, WV14 0LJ, DY3 1LD, WV14 0DQ, WV13 2JR, WV14 0DZ, WV14 0AB, WV14 0DP, WS10 8SB, WV14 0JT. Locally based Bilston fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone code 01902 and the postcode WV14.
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Property owners who live in the following areas and roads have just recently requested fireplace installation - Skidmore Road, Bridgewater Drive, Capponfield Close, School Green, Boswell Road, Turner Avenue, Acacia Drive, Albany Crescent, Smout Crescent, Cherrywood Green, Dudley Street, Central Drive, Canwell Gardens, Talbot Place, Stowmans Close, Steven Drive, Stanley Place, Broadmoor Road, Alice Street, Bronwen Road, Andersleigh Drive, Claremont Street, St Chads Road, Bellevue Street, Church Street, Timmis Close, Cedar Avenue, Bickley Road, as well as these local Bilston postcodes: WV14 0HH, WV14 0LJ, DY3 1LD, WV14 0DQ, WV13 2JR, WV14 0DZ, WV14 0AB, WV14 0DP, WS10 8SB, WV14 0JT.
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