Fireplace Fitter Bridgend Wales (CF31): A splendid way to add charm to any Bridgend property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. If you opt to combine a new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire or stove on those chilly winters' evenings, you will also be supplied with plentiful hot water.
There are a few important things you must think about before you commence any work, if you are going to establish an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your property. Any combustible appliance in the home must comply with Part J of the UK's Building Regs, and this applies to fireplaces, flue linings, hearths and chimney breasts. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the work in restoring a bricked-up fireplace if you've got the ability needed, however there is always a problem in finding structural and safety problems which need to be resolved professionally. You may be lucky when revealing your old fireplace and find that you need little more than a decent chimney sweep and a quick clean up of the hearth to get your fire roaring. What's more typical however is a swathe of crumbling, old brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and also requires some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.
If fireplaces are installed improperly there is not only a fire risk to your property, but there can also be associated health hazards, which is why it's best to employ a certified Bridgend installation company for fireplaces. Airflow must be adequate in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it's a requirement in the Building Regulations that this is the case. Not enough oxygen means that the fire won't burn properly, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can cause death.
It might be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to receive ample oxygen to burn properly and safely all the time. They might also have to fit air vents into unused chimney flues which can trap moist air and cause staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
Opening up an old fireplace can cause large amounts of soot and grime to enter your house. Even with dust sheets for your furniture, the risk of damage from grime and soot is still likely and it is advised to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace restoration work and chimney cleaning starts. If you are fortunate enough to be carrying out a full restoration project then it ought to be one of the first jobs to work on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening a fireplace first you'll avoid any chimney soot causing damage to other phases of your restoration project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace now open, it is time to see what can be renovated and to give the hearth and chimney a thorough clean. You should now speak to your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing this will be able to check the condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether a new flue liner is necessary.
After a chimney sweep's assessment it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as set out in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. A reliable fireplace installer in Bridgend will be required to accomplish this work, and will need the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all building regulations.
If it is necessary to modify the size of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be installed. When this has been completed the next step of your fireplace installation in Bridgend will be to update the hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been set into a floor void, but to abide by latest regulations it must be raised above floor level. Ready-made options from marble, concrete or slate are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Bridgend may be able to offer a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to complement your room style.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have lots of choice with a wide array of different options available to you. It is entirely possible that because of your existing flue, chimney and airflow to the room, that certain fireplaces may not be appropriate, and it pays to follow the advice of the fireplace installer with respect to this.
The age of your home, and the theme that you are trying to establish for your room, should all help you determine the type and design of fireplace that is most suitable for you. If you have an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look stunning in this surrounding, and has the added benefit of deflecting the heat into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.
If your Bridgend property does not have a chimney you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by installing a wood burning or multi fuel stove. As long as you've got an external wall through which a stainless steel flue from the back or top of the stove can be passed, you don't need to have a pre-existing chimney structure to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
MULTI-FUEL, GAS, ELECTRIC, OPEN OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that simply cannot be matched, but what other options are available to put into in your lovely new fireplace in Bridgend?
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use different fuels such as briquettes, smokeless coal, wood and other combustive materials. In earlier times an open fire might have been associated with being draughty, inefficient and smoky, however a skillfully installed fireplace is a delight to the eye whilst basking in the warm glow it provides.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of different styles to suit any kind of house in Bridgend, and can even be a freestanding feature. 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.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any property in Bridgend, can easily be fitted by any reasonable competent individual. They can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of modern electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish them from the real thing.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, such as oil, gas, wood or coal, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Bridgend. They can be used not only for heating a room, but some designs such as the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the whole home if they are plumbed into a system of radiators.
Gas Fireplaces - There are many designs to suit all property types and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than wood burners. A Gas Safe registered technician must fit and maintain any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Fireplace installations are available in Bridgend and also in nearby places like: Porthcawl, Pyle, Bryncethin, Tondu, Ogmore-by-Sea, Cefn Cribwr, Pencoed, North Cornelly, Laleston, Brackla, Aberkenfig, Coity, Nottage, Brynna, Pen-y-Fai, Copychurch, Tythegston, Ewenny, and in these postcodes CF31 1TN, CF31 1JY, CF31 1NJ, CF31 1QZ, CF31 1QT, CF31 1QR, CF31 1YP, CF31 1PG, CF31 1HW, CF31 1PA. Local Bridgend fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode CF31 and the telephone dialling code 01656.
Fireplace Enquiries Wales
Recent Wales fireplace enquiries: Mr and Mrs Sullivan recently requested an estimate for installing a wood burner in Treorchy. Mr and Mrs Sheridan recently asked for a price quote for the installation of an open fireplace in a bungalow in Saundersfoot. Hendrix Spencer and Malaika Spencer recently requested an estimate for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in a semi-detached house in Wenvoe. Matilda Mac and Buddy Mac recently asked for a price quote for installing a wood burning stove in a bungalow in Maesteg, Wales. Dennis and Sophie Clough recently requested an estimate for installing a multi fuel stove in Abertillery, Wales. Harper Wilcox and Gruffydd Wilcox recently requested a quotation for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in a bungalow in Tylorstown, Wales. Alicia Chan and Layton Chan recently asked for a price quote for installing a gas fire in Pwllheli. Henrietta Prevost and Beau Prevost recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening and restoring an old brick fireplace in a cottage in Llanfyllin.
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Searching For Fireplace Installation On the Web
There's little doubt that your first instinct when looking for tradesmen or services in Bridgend is to access the internet and "Google it". It's pretty certain that you are scanning this page right now because you uncovered it by looking on Yahoo, Bing, Ask or Google and it appeared on page one. At first glance it may appear that the listings shown on page one are just what the doctor ordered, but that is not invariably the case. Typing in "fireplace installation in Bridgend", "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation Bridgend" or "Bridgend fireplace installation" will generally be the procedure to follow when trying to locate fireplace installers in Bridgend.
However, you'll shortly discover that most of the first page of listings on search engines like google are either going to be listings from the top trade portals such as TrustaTrader, Rated People, Checkatrade, Local Heroes, My Builder or Quotatis, online directories like Yell, Gumtree, Cyclex or Yelp, or "pay per click" adverts that the search engine has automatically placed there. The websites relating to actual fireplace installers in Bridgend will likely be largely unseen on page two or three of the search engine results, therefore you will need to dig much deeper if you wish to get in touch with fireplace installers direct.
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Around Wales you will additionally discover: Llantrisant fireplaces, Cilgerran fireplace installers, Penygroes fireplace installations, Cemaes fireplace installations, Amlwch fireplace installers, Machen fireplace installation, Ferryside fireplace installations, Rogiet fireplace fitters, Ewenny fireplace fitters, Ammanford fireplace installers, Harlech fireplace installers, Aberaeron fireplace installers, Milford Haven fireplace installers, Barmouth fireplaces, Pen Clawdd fireplace installers, Johnston fireplace installation, Mountain Ash fireplace fitters, Ogmore Vale fireplace installations, Trefor fireplaces, Ynysybwl fireplace installers, Penrhyn Coch fireplaces, Machynlleth fireplace installation, Cefn Cribwr fireplace installers, St Asaph fireplace fitters, Ewenny fireplace installers, Abercynon fireplace fitters, Llechryd fireplace installation, Rhostyllen fireplace installation, Ruabon fireplace installers.
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Also: Nottage fireplace installation, Aberkenfig fireplace installation, Pen-y-Fai fireplace installation, Tondu fireplace installation, Brackla fireplace installation, Cefn Cribwr fireplace installation, Bryncethin fireplace installation, Coity fireplace installation, Copychurch fireplace installation, Tythegston fireplace installation, Laleston fireplace installation, Ewenny fireplace installation, North Cornelly fireplace installation, Porthcawl fireplace installation, Pencoed fireplace installation, Ogmore-by-Sea fireplace installation, Pyle fireplace installation, Brynna and more.
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In the previous twelve months fireplaces were professionally fitted in these Bridgend streets: Abbey Road, Bryn Melys, St Illtyds Road, Burns Crescent, Castle View, Tanyrallt Avenue, Cross Street, Caebryn Terrace, Cae Ysgubor, Coed Y Gog, Bettws Road, Bron Hafod, Two Stones Crescent, Bryn Glas, Tondu Road, Cefn Coed, Brynglas Terrace, Chantal Avenue, Brynawel, Cae Bach, Afon Fach, Caer Efail, Dol Wen, Thomas Crescent, Saville Road, Springfield Gardens, Churchill Close, The Graig, The Strand, and in these Wales postcodes: CF31 1TN, CF31 1JY, CF31 1NJ, CF31 1QZ, CF31 1QT, CF31 1QR, CF31 1YP, CF31 1PG, CF31 1HW, CF31 1PA.
Other Useful Trades in Bridgend Wales
Needless to say, whenever you are doing fireplace installations in Bridgend, Wales, you are likely to be in need of all kinds of different tradespeople and as well as a fireplace installer in Bridgend, Wales, you may also need a general builder in Bridgend, a handyman in Bridgend, a roofer in Bridgend, a stonemason in Bridgend, a metal worker in Bridgend, a bricklayer in Bridgend, a carpet fitter in Bridgend, a painter and decorator in Bridgend, waste removal in Bridgend, a chimney sweep in Bridgend, a heating engineer in Bridgend, a plasterer in Bridgend, a tiler in Bridgend, an electrician in Bridgend, skip hire in Bridgend, a carpenter and joiner in Bridgend, and other different Bridgend tradesmen.
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