Fireplace Fitter Blyth Northumberland (NE24): Opening up a disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to your Blyth property. If you opt to combine a new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those cold winters' evenings, you'll also be provided with plenty of steaming hot water.
There are some important considerations to make before you begin any work, if you are to create an attractive, efficient and safe fireplace in your property. Any work that's done on your chimney breast, hearth, flue lining and fireplace must adhere to the Part J building regs for combustible appliances. If you are living in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you must check with the local authorities to find out if planning permission is necessary for a fireplace installation in your property.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward remodel of a pre-existing fireplace can probably be achieved by a skilled DIY enthusiast, but if any building work is necessary there is a possibility of running into structural problems which will need to be dealt with professionally. If you are lucky when you expose a boarded fireplace you may find a decent chimney breast, hearth and lintel that requires little more than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. What is more commonplace however is a jumble of old brickwork that hides a blocked flue, and also requires some form of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.
A poorly installed fireplace can cause serious fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be put in by a specialist fireplace installer in Blyth with the knowledge and experience to install it safely. A key part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn efficiently and properly. Toxic carbon monoxide can soon build up from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated room.
It could be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fireplace to receive adequate oxygen to burn safely and properly all the time. To avoid condensed air becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents might need to be fitted by the installation team to introduce some airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It is astonishing just how much dust and soot can accumulate inside an old chimney and fireplace and you'll not know what's there until you open it up. A thoughtful Blyth fireplace installer will bring covers for your home furnishings and supply a bit of protection, but it is sensible where feasible to remove rugs, carpets and furniture from the area before work begins. If you're carrying out a complete restoration of a room or house, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. This avoids any discolouration damage to any restored work you might have already completed.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you are able to see the fireplace opening it's time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and work out what can be restored. You now ought to contact your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. They'll not only make certain your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can also check the state of the chimney and flue liner and provide guidance if you need to upgrade any area of the chimney and flu, such as the flue liner.
It might be vital to fit a new flue lining to comply with the current UK Building Regulations, and construction may also be required to strengthen the original chimney and breast. This kind of work needs to be tackled by a qualified person who is acquainted with the current building regulations and decent working practices.
If the size of the existing fireplace is larger than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel must be put in. When you have supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now time to upgrade or renovate the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was normally set into a void in the floor, however current regulations require it to be raised above floor level. Off-the-shelf options from marble, slate or concrete are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace fitter in Blyth may be able to provide you with a bespoke, made to measure hearth to fit in with your room style.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be difficult amongst the various designs, shapes and sizes available from a fireplace showroom or online store. It is possible that due to your current chimney and flue, that some fireplace designs might not be appropriate, therefore it pays to follow the the recommendations and advice of the fireplace company in this respect.
Certain rooms and properties will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For instance, an inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its charm and reflecting heat back into the room.
If your Blyth home doesn't have a chimney you still have options for a feature fireplace through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A pre-existing chimney isn't needed because a stainless steel flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and taken out through an outside wall.
OPEN, GAS, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that simply cannot be beaten, however what else is available to put into in your brand new fireplace in Blyth?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use oil, wood, gas and coal to deliver a multi-purpose stove for any property in Blyth. Some types, such as the AGA range, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole home.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide selection of styles to suit any period of home in Blyth, and can even be freestanding. A model with a back boiler will deliver extra heating by connecting the piping hot water to radiators in cold spots in your property.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of styles to suit all property types and their efficiency to warm a room is better than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Have to be professionally maintained and installed by Gas Safe registered (replaced CORGI register in 2009) tradesman.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focal point for any room in your home and it has the ability to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. An expertly fitted contemporary open fire is a far cry from the old style smoky fireplace that was blocked up by previous owners, and its warm elegance is a welcome addition to any house in Blyth.
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a wide choice of styles make electric fireplaces the obvious choice for Blyth homes without a chimney breast. They can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish them from the genuine article.
Fireplace installation is available in Blyth and also in nearby places like: Seaton Delaval, Bedlington, Cambois, Choppington, Seaton Sluice, Cowpen, West Sleekburn, Nelson Village, New Hartley, Newsham, Scotland Gate, Morpeth, Bebside, North Seaton, Cramlington, and in these postcodes NE24 2ED, NE24 1NG, NE24 1BN, NE24 1ET, NE24 2BZ, NE24 2EB, NE24 2HR, NE24 1HH, NE24 1PQ, NE24 2BA. Local Blyth fireplace specialists will likely have the dialling code 01670 and the postcode NE24. Click the "quote" banner or form to get information on fireplace installation in your location.
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