Fireplace Fitter Castlereagh Northern Ireland (BT6): Fitting a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Castlereagh property is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to any room. Cold winter evenings can become very enjoyable as you relax in front of your new fireplace listening to the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also benefit from free hot water too.
There are a few crucial considerations you must think of before you commence any work, in order to establish an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your house. Any work which is carried out on your flue lining, hearth, chimney breast and fireplace must conform to the UK's Part J building regs for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your property is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the work in remodeling a pre-existing fireplace if you have the skills needed, but safety and structural problems are often discovered which need to be resolved by a specialist. If you are fortunate when you expose a boarded fireplace you might find a decent chimney breast, lintel and hearth that involves little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. Much more likely you will discover a blocked flue and old brickwork that requires structural reinforcement.
Owing to the acute fire risk and health problems that can result from a poorly fitted or restored fireplace, it is best to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a certified fireplace installer in Castlereagh. A major factor of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn efficiently and safely. If the airflow is not good enough then it is possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be lethal.
It might be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fireplace to receive sufficient oxygen to burn safely and effectively at all times. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents fitted because they can sometimes trap moist air causing damp to build up inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
Opening up an old fireplace can cause huge amounts of soot and dirt to enter your home. A decent Castlereagh fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and provide some form of protection, but it is wise when possible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the area before work starts. If you are fortunate enough to be carrying out a complete home renovation project then it should be one of the very first jobs to complete before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This should help to avoid any damage by soot and dirt to any completed restoration work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you can see the fireplace opening it's time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and work out what is fit for restoring. The very first job on your agenda should be to call in a decent chimney sweep. They will be able to provide professional guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the situation with the structure of the chimney and if you need to switch the existing flue liner.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant Building Regulations must be complied with. This work needs to be completed by a qualified craftsman who is acquainted with the appropriate building regulations and decent working practices.
In buildings that are older you may discover the revealed fireplace is too large for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be required to modify the opening. As soon as this is complete the next step of your Castlereagh fireplace installation will be to update the hearth. In the past the hearth was set into a void in the floor, however current building regulations demand that it's raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to choose a tailor-made hearth, however there are also a wide range of ready to fit hearths in slate, concrete or marble.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be tricky when faced with the various styles available from a fireplace showroom or online retailer. Not all fireplaces will be suitable for your existing chimney and flue and it's sensible to accept any advice and help offered by your sales and installation team regarding your particular situation.
The age of your home, and the theme you're trying to establish for your room, will all help you decide upon the design and type of fireplace that is most suitable. As an example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its character and reflects the heat into the room.
Even if your Castlereagh property doesn't have a chimney you still have options for a fireplace feature by installing a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This style of fireplace can be fitted with its own flue which is routed through an outside wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
GAS, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, OPEN OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold, dark evening creates an ambience and charm that simply can't be beaten, however what other options are available to put into in your new fireplace in Castlereagh?
Gas Fireplaces - There are many styles to suit all home types and their effectiveness in warming a room is superior to wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe registered technician must install and maintain any gas fire in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be used with different fuels, such as wood, smokeless coal, gas or oil, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or living room in Castlereagh. They can be utilised not only for heating an individual room, but some types such as the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the entire home if plumbed into a radiator network.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of different fuels such as wood, briquettes, smokeless coal and other combustible materials. An open fire is a delight to the eye and modern fireplaces are no longer the draughty, inefficient and smoky objects that they used to be.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any home in Castlereagh, can be easily fitted by any competent individual. Contemporary electric fires can deliver authentic looking flames and and sometimes even the crackling sound of wood to imitate an open fire when inset into a traditional fireplace.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide range of different styles to suit any type of property in Castlereagh, and can even be free standing. An integrated back boiler is an added benefit and could provide piping hot water for personal use, or for heating in another area via a radiator.
Fireplace installation is available in Castlereagh and also in nearby places like: Newtownards, Dunmurry, Andersontown, Finaghy, Comber, Lisburn, Ballgowan, Drumbo, Carryduff, Dundonald, Belfast, Moneyreagh, Ormeau, Hannahstown, Saintfield, Crossnacreevy, and in these postcodes BT16 0AA, BT16 0NN, BT16 0PY, BT16 0PZ, BT16 0HZ, BT16 0GQ, BT16 0HJ, BT16 0BS, BT16 0PX, BT16 0PN. Local Castlereagh fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode BT6 and the phone code 028. Click the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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