Fireplace Fitter Brighouse West Yorkshire (HD6): Opening up a disused fireplace to put in a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a great way to add some character and a homely feel to your Brighouse property. If you combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire or stove during the chilly winter evenings, you will also be provided with plenty of steaming hot water.
There are a few vital considerations to make before you begin any work, if you are going to establish an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your house. All work must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of flue linings, hearths, fireplaces and chimney breasts of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your home is in a conservation area or is listed.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the work in restoring a blocked up fireplace if you've got the skills needed, but there is always a problem in finding safety and structural issues which need to be resolved by a specialist. You may be fortunate when uncovering your old fireplace and find out that you need nothing more than a decent clean out of the hearth and a chimney sweep to get your fire roaring once more. Much more likely you will come across old brickwork that needs structural modifications and a stopped up flue.
A wrongly installed fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and should only be put in by a specialist fireplace installer in Brighouse with the experience and knowledge to do the work effectively. There must always be airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure adequate quantities of oxygen allow the fire to burn safely. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be lethal.
To successfully get around any airflow problems, vents might be installed in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable oxygen levels reach the fire. To avoid condensed air becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and causing damp spots and staining, vents may need to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to introduce some airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
Opening up an old fireplace can cause a lot of of soot and dust to enter your room. Even with dust sheets for your furniture, the chance of damage from grime and soot is still likely and it's advisable to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace renovation work starts. If you're lucky enough to be working on a complete room renovation then it ought to be one of the first jobs to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This avoids any staining damage to any renovated work you have already finished.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've exposed your old fireplace you will have a better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clean up any hearth that remains in place. The first thing on your to-do list will be to contact a decent chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing this will be able to inspect the structural condition of the chimney and offer guidance on whether a new flue liner is necessary.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant Building Regulations must be adhered to. A competent fireplace installer and builder in Brighouse will be needed to complete this task, and will have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.
If it is necessary to change the width of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a supporting concrete lintel should be put in. When this has been completed the next step for your Brighouse fireplace installation will be to update the hearth. You might discover that your existing hearth has been set into the floor, however to abide by current building regulations it must be raised above floor level. Pre-made solutions from slate, concrete or marble are available to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Brighouse may be able to offer a bespoke, made to measure hearth to fit in with the style of your room.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have plenty of choice with the array of different options available to you. The suggestions and advice from your sales and installation team, which will be in line with your particular 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.
Whether you decide on an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will hinge on the all round look that you're trying to develop, your existing decor and in some cases, the age of your house. As an example, a wood burning stove looks marvelous set back in an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm and character of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room effectively.
If your Brighouse home hasn't got a chimney you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. Provided that you have an external wall through which a flue from the top or back of the stove can be passed, you don't need to have a chimney structure to enjoy that "real" fire experience.
WOOD, GAS, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fireplace on a cool winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't permit this, what are the other alternatives?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be used with different fuels, such as oil, gas, wood or coal, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Brighouse. Some types, such as the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole property.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any competent individual and there are varieties and styles which are suitable for virtually any room and type of property in Brighouse. Even if your home has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be fitted that looks almost like a genuine fire with an authentic flame effect.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Brighouse can benefit from the installment of a wood burner, which are available in a range of styles, and can even be fitted as a freestanding feature. If combined with a back boiler these can provide piping hot water to heat radiators or for other use around the house.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for your room and can use a number of different solid fuels. A professionally installed contemporary open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was boarded up by previous owners, and its glowing charm is a delightful addition to any home in Brighouse.
Gas Fireplaces - Delivering instant heat and being more efficient than wood burning stoves or open fireplaces, there are a wide range of styles and designs to suit any type of Brighouse home. Must be professionally maintained and fitted by Gas Safe certified (previously CORGI registered) tradesperson.
Fireplace installations are available in Brighouse and also in: Rastrick, Brookfoot, Hartshead Moorside, Lower Wyke, Brackenhall, Cromwell Bottom, Hove Edge, Lightcliffe, Thornhills, Birkby, Bailiff Bridge, Woodhouse, Clifton, Hipperholme, and in these postcodes HD6 1SP, HD6 1RT, HD6 1HA, HD6 1QN, HD6 1UJ, HD6 1QA, HD6 1DE, HD6 1JL, HD6 1SX, HD6 2AL. Locally based Brighouse fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode HD6 and the telephone dialling code 01484. Click on the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your location.
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Fireplace Enquiries West Yorkshire
Recent West Yorkshire fireplace installation enquiries: Mr and Mrs English recently enquired about the possibility of installing an electric fireplace in Rothwell, West Yorkshire. Isabel Cope and Montgomery Cope recently enquired about the possibility of fitting a multifuel fireplace in Ryhill. Dawood Machin and Willow Machin recently requested an estimate for re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a detached house in Collingham. Mr and Mrs Wale recently asked for a quote for installing a gas fire in Mytholmroyd. Jasmine and Bertie Dibble recently enquired about the possibility of fitting a wood burner in a bungalow in Elland, West Yorkshire. Owain and Melanie Allwood recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening and repairing an old marble fireplace in Barwick in Elmet. Elisabeth and Rehan Iles recently enquired about fitting an open fireplace in a detached house in Swillington, West Yorkshire. Jaden Carmichael and Aairah Carmichael recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fireplace in a bungalow in Alverthorpe, West Yorkshire.
Searching On the Internet
When you're searching for tradesmen in Brighouse, you'll quite possibly go online for starters to check out what's out there. By making use of Google, Bing, Ask or Yahoo you can get instantaneous results which will help with your search, however you need to be vigilant. Browsing through such results can be a bit tricky and all may not be what it seems at first. Thinking of a suitable search phrase is essential when you're hunting for a specific service, and in this instance it should be something like "fireplace installation Brighouse", "fireplace installation near me", "Brighouse fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation in Brighouse".
If you examine the resulting page 1 listings, you'll see that the top and bottom four listings will be some form of PPC advertising, whilst many of the rest will be for multi-million pound companies such as Quotatis, Rated People, Checkatrade, TrustaTrader, My Hammer or Local Heroes or business directories like Cyclex, Yell, Yelp or 3 Best Rated. Fireplace installers don't normally have large budgets to move their websites to the uppermost positions, consequently you're liable to find these hidden lower down the listings maybe on the second or third pages. If you are unable to identify anybody acceptable in the search results, it's perfectly okay to make use of one of the various trader vetting websites like My Builder or Rated People, where you'll be able to study reviews, obtain free quotes and examine client feedback.
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Some Brighouse streets and areas where fireplace installation has recently been carried out - Savile Close, Cannon Hall Drive, Danebury Road, Atherton Lane, Close Lea Avenue, Slead View, Croft Place, Brow Cottages, Church Lane, Amport Close, Daisy Road, St Chads Avenue, Sunnyside, Birch Close, Brook Grain Hill, Carr Green Lane, Shepherds Thorn Lane, School Green, Bowling Alley, Cawcliffe Road, Churchfields Road, Slead Avenue, Catherine Slack, Carr Green Avenue, The Hoods, Bryan Street, as well as the following Brighouse area postcodes: HD6 1SP, HD6 1RT, HD6 1HA, HD6 1QN, HD6 1UJ, HD6 1QA, HD6 1DE, HD6 1JL, HD6 1SX, HD6 2AL.
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