Fireplace Fitter Brighton East Sussex (BN1): A good way to add charm to any Brighton home is by installing a new fireplace, or restoring an existing one. If you opt to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire or stove on those nippy winters' evenings, you'll also be supplied with a plentiful supply of boiling hot water.
There are a few vital considerations to make before you begin any work, in order to create an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your property. All work must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of chimney breasts, hearths, flue linings and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your property is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're an enthusiastic and competent do-it-yourselfer it may be possible to refurbish an existing bricked-up or closed-off fireplace, but the probability of encountering structural issues in most cases is unfortunately high. It may be the case that when you pull back the covering from a disused fireplace to uncover a hidden gem that needs little more than a good clean up and a visit from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. However, what you will most likely discover is a patch of crumbling bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
A wrongly installed fireplace can cause serious respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace installer in Brighton with the experience and knowledge to install it safely. Airflow has to be sufficient in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it's a key requirement of the Building Regulations that this is the case. 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 deadly.
To overcome this issue a professional installation team will analyse the circumstances and fit vents around the room, or underneath the flooring, to ensure a sufficient airflow for the fire to combust efficiently and safely. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also have to have air vents fitted because they can trap moist air and cause damp to build up inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A huge amount of soot and muck can be released from a bricked up fireplace when reopening it for restoration. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and supply a bit of protection, but it is advisable where possible to remove rugs, carpets and furniture from the area before work commences. If you're lucky enough to be working on a complete home renovation project then it should be one of the initial jobs to focus on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This will help to prevent any discolouring damage by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed work.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be able to rigorously sweep the chimney and clean up any sections of hearth that can be re-used. You should now get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you've not already done so, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. They will not only make sure that your flue and chimney are clean, but they can also check the condition of the chimney and flue liner and provide guidance about whether you need to replace any area of the flue and chimney.
It might be necessary to fit a new flue liner to observe the Building Regulations, and work may also be required to strengthen the original chimney and breast. A reliable fireplace installer and builder in Brighton will be required to perform this task, and will have the skills and knowledge of construction to follow all building regulations.
If the size of the original fireplace is larger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel must be put in. When this has been completed the next step for your Brighton fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been set into a void in the floor, however to conform to current building regulations it must be raised above floor level. You can find custom-made solutions to fit virtually any style and size of fireplace, or you can choose from a range of common sized hearths to fit in with your decor.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be difficult when faced with the different designs and styles available from an online shop or fireplace showroom. It's possible that owing to your current flue and chimney, that some fireplace designs might not be suitable, therefore it's advisable to follow the advice of your fireplace company with respect to this.
Whether you go with a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will be based on the overall look you're trying to create, your current decor and perhaps, your property's age. As an example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop for a classic cast iron wood-burner stove, highlighting its charm and deflecting heat back into the room.
A cast iron wood burner is also a great choice if you haven't got a chimney breast in your Brighton property. As long as you have an external wall through which a stainless steel flue from the top or back of the stove can be passed, you do not need a chimney in place to be able to enjoy that "real" fire experience.
OPEN, WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC OR GAS FIREPLACE?
The ambience and charm of a "real" fire cannot be beaten, however what options are available if this sort of fireplace is not possible in your Brighton home?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using gas, coal, wood and oil to furnish you with a versatile heater for any house in Brighton. The AGA range is renowned as being able to provide heating for the whole home, a constant supply of hot water and an oven and hob all in one useful appliance.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any competent person and there are styles and designs which are appropriate for virtually any room and house in Brighton. Contemporary electric fires can deliver authentic looking flame effects and even the crackling sound of wood to imitate a real open fire when set into into an old fashioned fireplace.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide array of different styles to suit any kind of house in Brighton, and can even be freestanding. If fitted with a back boiler can provide steaming hot water to heat radiators or for use in your home.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for any room and can use an assortment of solid fuels. An open fire is a sight to behold and modern fireplaces are no more the draughty, inefficient and smoky things they used to be.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different styles to suit all home types and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than open fireplaces. Gas fires can only be maintained and fitted by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (formerly CORGI registered).
Fireplace installations are available in Brighton and also nearby in: Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick, Falmer, Bevendean, Hove, Stanmer, Patcham, Saltdean, Rottingdean, Lancing, Kemp Town, Preston, Moulescoomb, Portslade, Withdean, Peacehaven, and in these postcodes BN1 1ZA, BN1 1EL, BN1 1NL, BN1 1RR, BN1 1AZ, BN1 1US, BN1 1HP, BN1 1YG, BN1 2FG, BN1 1EZ. Local Brighton fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01273 and the postcode BN1.
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