Fireplace Fitter Bridport Dorset (DT6): Fitting a brand new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Bridport home is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to any room. The addition of a wood burning stove or open fire for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove to be less expensive than certain central heating systems, so long as you've got a good source of timber or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful hot water at the same time.
But before you start knocking down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some vital considerations you must bear in mind to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. All work carried out must adhere to Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of chimney breasts, flue linings, hearths and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work commences if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the work in remodeling a bricked-up fireplace if you have the skills needed, however structural and safety problems are often discovered that need to be resolved professionally. If you're fortunate when you open up a stopped up fireplace you may find a decent hearth, lintel and chimney breast that involves nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. What you'll likely discover is an area of old, crumbling bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
Due to the acute health and fire risk problems that can result from an incorrectly installed or restored fireplace, it is best to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a competent fireplace installer in Bridport. A major part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for the fire to burn properly and efficiently. Inadequate oxygen means that the fire will not burn well, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide could occur, which can cause death.
To overcome this problem a professional fireplace installation team will assess the circumstances and install vents around the room, or underneath the flooring, to ensure an adequate amount of air flow for the fire to combust properly and safely. They might have to fit air vents in unused chimney flues which can trap condensing air and lead to staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It's surprising how much grime and soot can accumulate inside an old chimney and fireplace and you won't know exactly what is there until you proceed to open it up. It is good practice to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from an area where you are going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by soot, muck and dust that might be stirred up during the fireplace installation work. If you're installing a fireplace as part of a larger home restoration project then it ought to be one of the first things to be worked on once you've taken the room back to bare floors and walls. By opening a fireplace first you'll avoid any soot from the chimney causing staining damage to other phases of your renovation project, such as fresh plaster or paint on walls.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you're able to see the opening of your fireplace it is time to sweep and clean the chimney and hearth and work out what can be repaired. You now need to contact your chimney sweep, if you've not already done so, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. They'll be able to provide you with professional guidance on the chimney and flue after sweeping, regarding the state of the chimney structure and if you need to replace the existing flue lining.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant Building Regulations must be followed. This type of work needs to be done by a qualified tradesman who is acquainted with the current building regulations and decent construction practices.
In older buildings you might find the revealed fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be necessary to adapt the opening. When this is complete the next phase for your fireplace installation in Bridport will be to update the hearth. In past times the hearth was generally sunken into a void in the floor, however the current regulations require it to be raised above floor level. Pre-made solutions from concrete, slate or marble are available to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Bridport may be able to offer a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to complement the style of your room.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you pop along to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have plenty of choice with the range of different choices open to you. Every fireplace may not be appropriate for your chimney and flue therefore it is wise to accept any advice and help from your installation team regarding your particular circumstances.
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 attractive inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its charm and deflects the heat into the room.
Even if you do not have a chimney in your Bridport property, it's still entirely possible to put in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. An existing chimney isn't required because the flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an exterior wall.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, GAS, OPEN OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a "real" fire can't be beaten, but what options are out there if this kind of fireplace isn't possible in your Bridport home?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, (wood, gas, oil, coal) to generate an attractive focal point in your property in Bridport. Some styles, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire property.
Wood Burning Stoves - A multitude of styles to suit any period of house in Bridport, and can even be a freestanding feature. A model with an integrated back boiler can supply additional heating capabilities by connecting the piping hot water to radiators in cold spots in your house.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a unique focal point for a room and can utilise a variety of solid fuels. An open fire is a delight to the eye and contemporary fireplaces are no longer the draughty, inefficient and smoky objects they used to be.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any home in Bridport, can be easily fitted by any reasonable competent person. Can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish from the genuine article.
Gas Fireplaces - There are many designs to suit all types of home and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than wood burning stoves. Gas fireplaces must only be installed and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (previously CORGI registered).
Fireplace installation is available in Bridport and also in: Chideock, Broadoak, Eype, Bradpole, Pymore, North Chideock, Watton, Dottery, Salwayash, Burton Bradstock, West bay, Shipton Gorge, Walditch, Allington, Higher Eype, Symondsbury, Bothenhampton, and in these postcodes DT6 3NS, DT6 3RB, DT6 3LD, DT6 3AF, DT6 3PG, DT6 3RL, DT6 3AR, DT6 3DD, DT6 3QU, DT6 3AG. Locally based Bridport fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode DT6 and the telephone dialling code 01308. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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Dorset Fireplace Enquiries
Latest Dorset fireplace installation customer job requests: Zackary and Bronte Sweeney recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new wood burning stove in a cottage in Motcombe, Dorset. Israel and Emmanuella Parish recently asked for a price quote for installing a gas fire in Okeford Fitzpaine. Dorothy Gibbons and Hector Gibbons recently requested an estimate for installing an electric fireplace in Motcombe, Dorset. Szymon and Shreya Rush recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of a multi-fuel stove in Charminster. Ronnie Ashton and Alfie-Lee Ashton recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and repairing an old marble fireplace in a terraced house in Tarrant Monkton, Dorset. Mr and Mrs Woodhouse recently requested a quote for the installation of an open fireplace in a cottage in Charmouth. Mr and Mrs Bishop recently asked for a quote for opening up an old fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in a terraced house in Lytchett Matravers. Viktor Hurrell and Beth Hurrell recently requested a price quote for fitting a wood burning stove in a cottage in Bridport.
Browsing the Internet
When trying to find any kind of services in this day and age, almost all people in Bridport tend to head immediately online to simply "Google it". The truth is, you more than likely used Bing, Yahoo, Google or Ask to find the webpage you are browsing at this moment. However, the search engines cited above very often deliver the opening page results that are not the most useful. In this precise situation you will be keying in something like "fireplace installation in Bridport", "Bridport fireplace installation", "fireplace installation Bridport" or "fireplace installation near me" to uncover the best person.
Corporate lead creation Websites like Quotatis, Rated People, Bidvine, Checkatrade, My Builder or TrustaTrader, and web directories such as ThreeBestRated, Yell, Yelp or Scoot will feature high up on the 1st page of results, as will purely paid adverts (usually the top 4 results). For any fireplace installers in Bridport who've got a website, it is likely that they will be buried on the 2nd or 3rd pages of the search engine listings, and you'll need to look further than the first page alone.
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People who live in the following areas and streets have recently enquired about fireplace installation - Knightstone Rise, Mountjoy, St. Michaels Lane, Balaclava Place, Russet Gardens, New Zealand Terrace, East Road, Wanderwell Farm Lane, Churchayes, Nursery Gardens, Wanderwell, Arrowfield, Kingsnorth Close, Vearse Close, Claremont Gardens, Hill View, Fishpond, Hanover Court, Lower Moorbath Farm, White Close, Hospital Lane, Back Rivers Lane, Fulbrooks Close, South Walk, Dorchester Road, Bramley Hill, Foxglove Way, West Bay Road, Moorbath Cottages, Portland Place, as well as the following Bridport area postcodes: DT6 3NS, DT6 3RB, DT6 3LD, DT6 3AF, DT6 3PG, DT6 3RL, DT6 3AR, DT6 3DD, DT6 3QU, DT6 3AG.
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