Fireplace Fitter Buckingham Buckinghamshire (MK18): Installing a new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Buckingham property is an effective way to add character and a homely feel to any room. Cold winter evenings can become very enjoyable as you sit back beside your new fireplace surrounded by the crackling of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can even benefit from free hot water as well.
Before you start chipping away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you will need to think about to make sure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. All work carried out must follow Part J of the Building Regulations, which covers the construction and installation of hearths, fireplaces, flue linings and chimney breasts of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work commences if your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the work in remodeling a bricked-up fireplace if you have the ability needed, however there is always a problem in finding structural and safety problems that need to be resolved by a professional. You may be lucky when you reveal the old fireplace and find you need nothing more than a decent clean out of the hearth and a chimney sweep in order to get your fire roaring. It is much more likely that you will discover crumbling brickwork that needs structural reinforcement and a stopped up flue.
Because of the acute health and fire risk problems that can be caused by a poorly installed or restored fireplace, it is better to draw on the knowledge and experience of a professional fireplace fitter in Buckingham. Airflow must be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; and it's a requirement in Part J of the Building Regulations that this is the case. Inadequate oxygen means that the fire won't burn properly, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can lead to death.
To get past this problem a professional fireplace installation team will analyse the situation and fit vents in the room, or under the floor, to ensure a sufficient air flow for the fire to combust efficiently and safely. They might have to fit air vents into unused chimney flues which can trap moist air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
A substantial amount of soot and other grime can be released from a bricked up fireplace upon reopening it for renovation. It is wise to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from a room where you are planning to uncover an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by soot, dirt and dust that will be whipped up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of a larger home restoration project then it ought to be one of the initial things to be worked on once you've brought the room back to bare walls and floors. By opening up a fireplace first you'll avoid any chimney soot causing damage to other parts of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plasterwork.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you have revealed your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to rigorously sweep the chimney and clean up any sections of hearth that remains. The very first item on your checklist should be to call in a competent chimney sweep. Not only will they make certain your flue and chimney are completely clean, but they can also take a look at the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide advice if you need to upgrade any section of the chimney and flu, such as the flue lining.
If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all relevant Building Regulations must be followed. These are tasks that should be done by a skilled tradesman with knowledge of the applicable building regs and reliable construction skills.
If you need to change the width of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a lintel support must be put in. When you've successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be time to repair or upgrade the hearth. In the old days the hearth would be set into the floor, but current regulations require it to be raised above floor level. There are custom-made options to fit virtually any style and size of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of common sized hearths to match your decor.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will reveal the choices available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. The recommendations and advice from your fireplace installers, which will be in accordance with your specific requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace that's both suited to your existing chimney and flue, and suited to your decor.
You home's age, and the style that you are trying to establish for your room, will all help you decide on the design and type of fireplace that's best for you. For instance, a cast iron wood burner looks marvelous set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm of the stove and deflecting the heat back into the room to good effect.
Even if you haven't got an existing chimney in your Buckingham property, it's still possible to put in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. A pre-existing chimney isn't required since a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and routed through an exterior wall.
OPEN, GAS, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
The ambience and charm of a "real" fire cannot be beaten, however what alternatives are out there if this style of fireplace is not possible within your Buckingham home?
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is a focus for any room and it has the capacity to burn virtually any solid fuel available on the market. A professionally fitted open fire will be no comparison to the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by earlier owners, and its warm charm is a welcome addition to any home in Buckingham.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of styles to suit all home types and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than wood burning stoves. Gas fires must only be maintained and installed by a qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (formerly CORGI registered).
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fireplaces the obvious choice for Buckingham homes without a chimney. They can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish from the genuine article.
Wood Burning Stoves - A whole host of different styles to suit any period of property in Buckingham, and can even be free standing. A version with a back boiler can provide extra heating capabilities by connecting the hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your property.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests multi-fuel stoves can be used with different fuels, such as gas, oil, wood or smokeless coal, and become a focal point in any living room or kitchen in Buckingham. The AGA range is renowned as being capable of providing heating for an entire house, a constant hot water supply and a hob and oven all in one useful appliance.
Fireplace installations are available in Buckingham and also nearby in: Steeple Claydon, Wicken, Stowe, Lillingstone Dayrell, Radclive, Bletchley, Maids Moreton, Gawcott, Beachampton, Bourton, Akeley, Adstock, Old Stratford, Deanshanger, Padbury, and in these postcodes MK18 1PA, MK18 1GQ, MK18 1LY, MK18 1NS, MK18 1JA, MK18 1HT, MK18 1EE, MK18 1NF, MK18 1FD, MK18 1JN. Locally based Buckingham fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode MK18 and the phone code 01280.
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Latest Buckinghamshire fireplace installation projects: Mr and Mrs Freeman recently asked for a price quote for fitting a gas fire in a terraced house in Seer Green. Skye and Lucas Masters recently asked for an estimate for opening up and restoring an old marble fireplace in Lane End. Mr and Mrs Warren recently asked for a quote for installing a multi fuel stove in Bledlow. Mr and Mrs Polson recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fireplace in a semi-detached house in Shenley Brook End. Elsa and Romeo Michel recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new gas fire in Wolverton. Lochlan and India Mellor recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of a wood burning stove in Loughton, Buckinghamshire. Aliza and Valentino Mcauley recently asked for a quote for re-opening and restoring an old, boarded up fireplace in Shenley Church End. Yasir and Zuzanna Finch recently asked for a quote for the installation of an electric fire in Weston Turville.
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Over the past 12 months fireplaces were installed in these Buckingham streets: Castle Court, Squirrels Way, Minshull Close, Villiers Close, School Lane, The Moorings, Cobham Close, Needlepin Way, Western Avenue, Longland Road, Hilltop Avenue, Holloway Drive, North End Square, Castlemilk, Bushey Close, Orchard Dene, Skelton Road, Sandhurst Drive, Market Square, Riverside Mews, Osprey Walk, Catchpin Street, Fox Way, Jacob, Hazley Walk, Bristle Hill, Overn Avenue, Meadow Walk, Foscot Way, Mare Leys, Well Street, and in these Buckinghamshire postcodes: MK18 1PA, MK18 1GQ, MK18 1LY, MK18 1NS, MK18 1JA, MK18 1HT, MK18 1EE, MK18 1NF, MK18 1FD, MK18 1JN.
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