Fireplace Fitter Bloxwich West Midlands (WS3): A splendid way to add charm to any Bloxwich home is by installing a brand new fireplace, or restoring an existing one. Nippy winters' evenings can become a joy as you sit 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 also benefit from plentiful hot water too.
However before you start knocking down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some vital considerations you must bear in mind to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. All work carried out must comply with Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of chimney breasts, flue linings, hearths and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. If you reside in a listed building you'll also have to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work can commence.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a competent and enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer it is possible to renovate an existing blocked up fireplace, but the likelihood of encountering structural issues in the majority of cases is unfortunately high. If you are fortunate when you open up a blocked up fireplace you may find a decent chimney breast, lintel and hearth that needs nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. More likely you will discover crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement and a blocked flue.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there's not just a risk of fire to your home, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it is better to hire a certified Bloxwich installation team for a fireplace. A major factor of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn properly and efficiently. Dangerous carbon monoxide can soon develop from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated room.
To overcome this problem a professional fireplace installation team will evaluate the situation and fit vents in the room, or underneath the flooring, to guarantee an adequate amount of air flow for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. To avoid condensed air becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and producing staining and damp spots, vents might have to be installed by the fireplace installation team to increase the airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It's astonishing how much soot and dust can accumulate inside an old chimney and you'll not know precisely what is there until you proceed to open it up. Even with dust sheets for your home furnishings, the likelihood of damage from soot and grime is still possible and it's advisable to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning commences. If you are engaging in a full renovation of a room or property, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. This will help to avoid any impairment by soot and dirt to any previously completed renovation work.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you're able to see the fireplace opening it's time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and figure out what can be refurbished. The first item on your to-do list should be to contact a proper chimney sweep. They will be willing to provide expert advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, concerning the situation with the chimney and if you need to switch the existing flue lining.
Following a chimney sweeps examination it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue lining as laid down in Part J of the Building Regulations. This sort of work needs to be completed by a competent tradesperson who is familiar with the current building regulations and decent construction practices.
If you need to change the width of opening of your original fireplace to something more suitable for your design, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be installed. Once this has been completed the next phase of your Bloxwich fireplace installation will be to update the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it to observe the latest building regs. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you may have to purchase a made to measure hearth, however there are a wide variety of "off-the-shelf" hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will reveal the choices available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. The advice and recommendations from your sales and installation team, which will be in keeping with your specific requirements, will help you to choose a fireplace that's both suitable for your existing flue and chimney, as well as for your home's decor.
You property's age, and the style that you're trying to develop for your room, should all help you to decide upon the design and type of fireplace which is most suitable. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look gorgeous in this surrounding, which also has the benefit of reflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls surrounding the stove.
If your Bloxwich home does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a feature fireplace by putting in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This kind of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue that is routed through an outside wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, WOOD, OPEN OR GAS FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold, dark evening creates an ambience and charm that can't be matched, however what are the other options available to install in your lovely new fireplace in Bloxwich?
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any reasonable competent individual and there are varieties which are appropriate for almost any room and home in Bloxwich. Even if your property has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with an authentic flame effect.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different designs to suit all home types and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than open fireplaces. Gas fireplaces can only be maintained and fitted by a qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using coal, wood, oil and gas to furnish you with a multipurpose heater for any property in Bloxwich. The AGA range for example is renowned as being able to provide heating for an entire home, a supply of hot water and a hob and oven for cooking all in one useful appliance.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use different fuels such as briquettes, wood, coal and other flammable materials. An open fire is lovely to see and contemporary fireplaces are no longer the smoky, inefficient and draughty items that they used to be.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Bloxwich can be improved by the installment of a wood burning stove, which are available in a range of designs, and can even be installed as a free standing feature. If coupled with a back boiler can provide piping hot water for radiators or for use in your house.
Fireplace installations are available in Bloxwich and also nearby in: Shelfield, Heath End, Blakenhall Heath, Birchills, Harden, Walsall, Little Bloxwich, Dudley Fields, Clayhanger, Wallington Heath, Coal Pool, Leamore, Fishley, Rushall, Turnberry, Pelsall Wood, and in these postcodes WS2 7RA, WS2 7LH, WS3 1AQ, WS2 7LJ, WS2 7DH, WS2 7HH, WS2 7HQ, WS2 7LZ, WS2 7AG, WS2 7BL. Local Bloxwich fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode WS3 and the phone code 01922. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of fireplace installation in your area.
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Searching On the Internet For Fireplace Installation
When trying to find any kind of tradesmen and services nowadays, the vast majority of home owners in Bloxwich are inclined to head straight online to "Google it". In fact, you very likely used Google, Ask, Bing or Yahoo to find the web page you're viewing at this point. One difficulty is usually that the opening page results offered up by the fashionable search engines may not be exactly the ones that you were after. When looking around for fireplace installers in Bloxwich, you will very likely type "fireplace installation Bloxwich", "fireplace installation near me", "Bloxwich fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation in Bloxwich" into the search engine and see what listing results this displays.
If you read through the resulting page 1 listings, you will see that the first and last 4 listings will be some type of "paid for" adverts, while a lot of the remainder are often for major lead creation websites such as Rated People, Quotatis, Checkatrade, My Hammer, TrustaTrader or Local Heroes or business directories like Three Best Rated, Yelp, Yell or Scoot. For those fireplace installers in Bloxwich who have their own website, the likelihood is that they will be hidden away on page two or three of the listing results, and you will have to look past the first page.
Fireplace Enquiries West Midlands
Current West Midlands fireplace installation customer job requests: Casey and Franciszek Algar recently enquired about opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel stove in Small Heath, West Midlands. Mr and Mrs Lyons recently enquired about the possibility of installing a gas fireplace in a semi-detached house in Darlaston. Mr and Mrs Potts recently enquired about the possibility of opening up and restoring an old fireplace in a bungalow in Smiths Wood, West Midlands. Israel Patton and Lily-Mai Patton recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a multi-fuel fireplace in Blakenhall. Felix and Zahra Baxter recently requested a quote for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in Bilston. Baxter Parish and Saoirse Parish recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening and restoring an old stone fireplace in Hampton in Arden. Dawood and Lexie Morton recently asked for an estimate for installing a wood burning stove in a semi-detached house in Sheldon. Jaiden and Lexi-Mae Sharkey recently enquired about getting a price for installing an electric fireplace in a detached house in Ettingshall.
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