Fireplace Fitter Bromsgrove Worcestershire (B61): Re-opening a disused fireplace to put in a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a good way to add a bit of charm and a homely feel to any Bromsgrove home. If you combine your fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire during the cold winters' evenings, you'll also be provided with a plentiful supply of boiling hot water.
There are a few important considerations to make before you begin any work, in order to create an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your property. Any combustible appliance installed in the home must adhere to Part J of the Building Regs, and this applies to fireplaces, chimney breasts, hearths and flue linings. If you live in a listed building you'll also need to find out if planning permission is required from the local council before any work commences.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the restoration work on a bricked-up fireplace if you've got the skills to do so, however there is always a problem in finding safety and structural problems that need to be resolved professionally. It could be that in order to get a fire burning in your fireplace once again you need nothing more than a quick clean of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. What you'll likely find is a pile of old, crumbling bricks that conceals issues such as a lintel that needs replacing or a stopped up chimney.
Because of the serious health and fire risk problems that can result from a poorly fitted or renovated fireplace, it's best to draw on the knowledge and experience of an experienced fireplace installer in Bromsgrove. Airflow has to be sufficient in any room which has a fireplace; and it's a requirement in the Building Regulations that this is the case. If there's not enough airflow then it's quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be lethal.
To safely get over any issues with air flow, vents could be installed in the room during a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable oxygen levels reach the fire. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents may have to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to enhance the airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can cause huge amounts of dust and soot to enter your room. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and supply some form of protection, but it's sensible where possible to remove rugs, carpets and furniture from the area before work starts. If you are conducting a complete renovation of a property or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is undertaken. This should help to avoid any damage by soot and dirt to any previously completed work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace open, it's time to see what can be restored and to give the hearth and chimney a thorough cleaning. The very first item on your agenda will be to contact a competent chimney sweep. They'll be willing to offer expert guidance on the chimney and flue after sweeping, regarding the condition of the chimney and if it is advisable to replace the existing liner.
It could be necessary to put in a new flue liner to comply with the current UK Building Regulations, and work may also be needed to strengthen the existing chimney and breast. These are projects that need to be done by an experienced craftsman with a knowledge of the applicable building regs and quality construction skills.
In older buildings you may discover the original fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. When you have supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now possible to renovate or upgrade the hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you will have to raise it to comply with the latest regulations. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to choose a bespoke, tailor-made hearth, but there are also a wide range of ready to fit hearths in slate, concrete or marble.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will show the choices available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. Every fireplace may not be suitable for your existing flue and chimney therefore it is wise to accept any guidance and advice offered by your sales and installation team in relation to your specific circumstances.
Whether you go with a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will be based on the all round look that you are trying to establish, your existing decor and maybe, your home's age. As an example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks splendid set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm and character of the stove and deflecting the heat into the room to good effect.
If your Bromsgrove property doesn't have a chimney you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This form of fireplace can be fitted with a stainless steel flue that's taken through an external wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
GAS, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, OPEN OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who can deny that they enjoy the crackling of an open fireplace on a cold winters' evening, however if your circumstances do not allow for this, what are the other alternatives?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement any home in Bromsgrove, can be easily fitted by any competent person. They can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish them from the real thing.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) when compared with open fires, there are a wide array of designs to suit any Bromsgrove home. Must be professionally maintained and installed by Gas Safe registered (previously CORGI registered) technician.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for your room and can be used with a variety of solid fuels. In the bad old days an open fire might have been associated with being smoky, draughty and inefficient, but a skillfully fitted modern fireplace is a joy to sit in front of and bask in the warm glow it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with various different fuels, (gas, wood, oil, coal) to create a focal point in your house in Bromsgrove. They can be used not simply for heating a single room, but some styles such as the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the entire property if plumbed into an existing radiator system.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide selection of different styles to suit any period of house in Bromsgrove, and can even be freestanding. An integrated back boiler is an added benefit and can provide piping hot water for personal use, or for heating in another area via a radiator.
Fireplace installations are available in Bromsgrove and also nearby in: Lickey End, Redditch, Burcot, Foxlydiate, Dodford, Tardebigge, Blackwell, Sidemoor, Stoke Heath, Hewell Grange, Stoke Prior, Finstall, Worcester, Lowes Hill, Hewell Lane, Aston Fields, and in these postcodes B60 1BA, B60 1AX, B60 2AX, B60 2ED, B60, B60 1AG, B60 2JZ, B60 2JD, B60 1BZ, B60 2HJ. Local Bromsgrove fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode B61 and the phone code 01527. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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