Fireplace Fitter Bridgwater Somerset (TA5): Putting in a brand new fireplace or re-opening an old disused fireplace in your Bridgwater property is an effective way to add character and a homely feel to any room. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those cold winter evenings can even prove to be less expensive than some central heating systems, as long as you've got a regular source of wood or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with plenty of steaming hot water at the same time.
There are a few crucial considerations you must think of before you commence any work, if you are going to establish a safe, attractive and efficient fireplace in your home. All work must abide by Part J of the Building Regulations, which covers the construction and installation of fireplaces, chimney breasts, flue linings and hearths of any combustible appliance. If you reside in a designated conservation area or a listed building you should check with local authorities if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation in your home.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic renovation of a current fireplace can generally be achieved by a skilled DIY enthusiast, however if any construction work is required there's the chance of encountering structural problems that will need to be addressed by a professional. It may be the case that when you pull back the covering from a disused fireplace to find a hidden gem that needs nothing more than a good clean and a check from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. More likely you will come across a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that needs structural reinforcement.
Owing to the serious health and fire risk problems that can be caused by an incorrectly installed or renovated fireplace, it is preferable to draw on the knowledge and experience of a skilled fireplace fitter in Bridgwater. There must always be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee sufficient amounts of oxygen for the fire to burn properly. If there's not enough airflow then it's possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be lethal.
To get past this problem a professional fireplace installation team will consider the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or under the floors, to ensure an adequate airflow for the fire to combust safely and effectively. They might have to fit vents into unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can cause a lot of of dust and soot to enter your house. A thoughtful Bridgwater fireplace fitter will bring dust sheets for your furniture and provide some form of protection, but it's sensible where possible to remove carpets and furniture from the area before work starts. If your fireplace is being installed as part of an overall renovation then it ought to be one of the initial things to be completed once you've brought the room back to its bare walls and floors. This helps to prevent any discolouring damage to any renovated work you have already finished.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have exposed your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clear out any sections of hearth that may have been left in place. You should now speak to your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. They'll not only make certain your flue and chimney are clean, but they can also determine the condition of the chimney and flue liner and provide guidance about whether you need to upgrade any section of the chimney structure and flue.
Following a chimney sweep assessment it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. These are projects that should be done by a skilled builder with knowledge of the applicable building regs and reliable construction skills.
If it is necessary to adjust the width of opening of your exposed fireplace to something more suitable for your design, a supporting lintel should be installed. As soon as this has been done the next phase of your Bridgwater fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. In the old days the hearth was normally sunken into the floor, however the current regulations require it to be raised above floor level. Off-the-shelf solutions from slate, marble or concrete are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace installer in Bridgwater may be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to fit in with your room style.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will show the alternatives available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. The recommendations and advice from your fireplace installers, which will hinge on your specific requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace that's both perfect for your flue and chimney, as well as for your decor.
You home's age, and the style that you're trying to establish for your room, will all help you to decide on the type and design of fireplace that's most suitable. If you have an attractive inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burner can look striking set inside it, which also has the benefit of deflecting heat back into the room from the brick or stone walls that surround the stove.
A wood burner is also a good option if your home hasn't got a chimney breast. An existing chimney isn't needed because the flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and channeled through an external wall.
OPEN, WOOD, GAS, ELECTRIC OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be beaten, however what other options are available to put into in your new fireplace in Bridgwater?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be fired up with with different fuels, such as smokeless coal, wood, gas or oil, and become an attractive focal point in any living room or kitchen in Bridgwater. They can be used not simply for heating a single room, but some types such as the AGA collection, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the entire house when plumbed into an existing radiator system.
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is an eye-catching focal point for any room and it has the capability to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can buy. An open fire is lovely to see and modern fireplaces are no more the inefficient, smoky and draughty objects they used to be.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of different designs to suit all property types and their efficiency to warm a room is better than wood burners. A Gas Safe certified contractor must install and maintain any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Bridgwater can be improved by the installation of a wood burning stove, which come in a range of designs, and can even be installed as a free standing feature. An integrated back boiler is an added benefit and can provide piping hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating for the house via radiators.
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fireplaces a popular choice for Bridgwater homes without a chimney breast. Even if your home has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a genuine fire with dancing flames.
Fireplace installations are available in Bridgwater and also nearby in: Wembton, Haygrove, Chilton Trinity, Newtown, Stawell, Hamp, North Petherton, Dunball, Cossington, Huntworth, Bawdrip, Pawlett, East Bower, Puriton, West Huntspill, Sydenham, Riverside, and in these postcodes TA6 3HJ, TA6 3JE, TA6 3NX, TA6 3ED, TA6 3DB, TA6 3DG, TA5 2BZ, TA6 3JN, TA6 3BU, TA6 3ND. Locally based Bridgwater fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode TA5 and the phone code 01278.
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Fireplace Installation Information and Advice
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Somerset Fireplace Enquiries
Recent Somerset fireplace installation enquiries: Mr and Mrs Macarthur recently asked for a quotation for installing a wood burning stove in a detached house in Yatton, Somerset. Clara Barnard and Salman Barnard recently asked for a price quote for the installation of an open fireplace in a semi-detached house in Coleford. Jakub and Farrah Radcliffe recently requested a quotation for fitting a wood burner in a semi-detached house in Berrow, Somerset. Madeleine and Nathan Bateman recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of a gas fire in a bungalow in Milverton, Somerset. Lorelei Spicer and Russell Spicer recently enquired about re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in a semi-detached house in Brent Knoll, Somerset. Khadija York and Rico York recently asked for a quote for installing an electric fireplace in Hutton, Somerset. Fraser Garbett and Aanya Garbett recently requested a quotation for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new wood burning stove in a detached house in Easton in Gordano. Lennon and Alayna Nicholas recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening and restoring an old, boarded up fireplace in a bungalow in Berrow.
Doing a Search Online
When trying to find any kind of services and tradesmen these days, almost all householders in Bridgwater are inclined to head straight online to "Google it". You can obtain instant results through the use of Ask, Yahoo, Google or Bing, and without doubt that's the wonder of today's search engines. One concern is usually that the 1st page listings given by the leading search engines may not exactly be the ones that you were after. Most home owners in Bridgwater, when looking around for fireplace installers will go to Google and enter "fireplace installation Bridgwater", "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation in Bridgwater" or "Bridgwater fireplace installation".
You ought to know that the 4 top listings are sometimes "paid for" adverts (which may or may not be on-topic), and lots of the remaining page one results will likely be from large trade portals like Rated People, TrustaTrader, Checkatrade, Bidvine, My Hammer or Quotatis or internet directories such as Yelp, ThreeBestRated, Cyclex or Yell. For those fireplace installers in Bridgwater who have got a website, it is likely that they will be languishing on page two or three of the search engine listings, and you will need to look further than the first page.
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