Fireplace Fitter Chertsey Surrey (KT16): A wonderful way to add charm to any Chertsey home is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. If you decide to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire or stove on those nippy winters' evenings, you will also be supplied with a plentiful supply of boiling hot water.
There are a few vital considerations to make before you commence any work, if you are to establish an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your house. Any work which is completed on your chimney breast, fireplace, hearth and flue lining must comply with the United Kingdom's Part J building regs for combustible appliances. If you are living in a designated conservation area or a listed building you should check with the local authorities to find out if planning permission is required for installing a fireplace in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a keen and competent DIY'er it is quite possible to restore a blocked up fireplace, however the chances of encountering structural issues in the majority of cases is high. If you're fortunate when you open up a blocked up fireplace you might find a decent chimney breast, hearth and lintel that needs nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. What's more common however is an area of crumbling, old brickwork covering a blocked flue, and needs some degree of structural reinforcement before it can be safely used.
Owing to the serious health and fire risk issues that can be caused by a poorly installed or renovated fireplace, it's best to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a certified fireplace fitter in Chertsey. Airflow has to be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; and it's a key requirement of the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is so. Dangerous carbon monoxide fumes can soon accumulate from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated space.
It could be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fire to receive ample oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also have to have air vents fitted because they can trap moist air inside them and cause damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A large amount of soot and other dirt can be released from an old chimney when reopening it for renovation. It is advisable to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from an area where you are planning to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being affected by dust, soot and muck that might be stirred up during the fireplace installation works. If you're engaging in a full renovation of a house or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any plastering or decorating is dealt with. This prevents any staining damage to any restored work you have already done.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace now open, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated and to give the hearth and chimney an intensive clean. You now need to get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. They will not only ensure that your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can additionally take a look at the state of the chimney and flue liner and provide advice if you need to upgrade any part of the chimney and flu, such as the flue lining.
After a chimney sweep examination it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining in accordance with Part J of the Building Regulations. These are jobs that need to be done by an experienced tradesman with a good understanding of the pertinent building regs and sound construction skills.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are larger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel must be installed. When you have supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be necessary to upgrade or repair the hearth. If the current hearth is set into the floor you will have to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest building regulations. You can get bespoke solutions to fit any style and size of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of popular size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be tricky when faced with the various shapes, sizes and styles available from a fireplace showroom or online store. The suggestions and advice from your installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace which is both suitable for your flue and chimney, and suited to your home's decor.
Whether you go for a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will hinge on the overall look you're trying to create, your existing decor and in some situations, your property's age. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burner can look striking in this surrounding, and has the added benefit of reflecting the heat into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.
If your Chertsey property hasn't got a chimney you've still got the option of a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. A chimney is not needed because the flue is taken directly from the rear or top of the stove and channeled through an external wall.
OPEN, GAS, WOOD, MULTI-FUEL OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
The feel and ambience of a log fire cannot be surpassed, however what options are out there if this style of fireplace isn't possible within your Chertsey property?
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted easily and safely by anybody who's reasonable competent and there are styles that are suitable for almost any room and type of property in Chertsey. Modern electric fires can deliver "real" look flames and and sometimes even the crackling sound of wood to mimic a real fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use coal, oil, gas and wood to furnish you with a multi-purpose heater for any house in Chertsey. They can be utilised not only for heating a room, but some designs like the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the whole property when plumbed into an existing radiator network.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in a range of styles to suit your property and are usually more thermally efficient than wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe registered technician must maintain and install any gas fire in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Chertsey can benefit from the installation of a wood burner, which come in a range of designs, and can even be fitted as a freestanding feature. A back boiler is an extra benefit and can provide hot water for personal use, or to provide heating in other rooms via radiators.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is an eye-catching focal point for any room in your home and it has the ability to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can purchase. In the good old days an open fire might have been associated with being draughty, inefficient and smoky, but a skillfully installed contemporary fireplace is wonderful to watch while lounging in the warmth it provides.
Fireplace installations are available in Chertsey and also in: Weybridge, Sunningdale, Longcross, Addlestone, Virginia Water, Thorpe, Woodham, West Byfleet, Leleham, New Haw, Lyne, St Georges Hill, Castle End, Brooklands, Shepperton, and in these postcodes KT16 8BF, KT16 8LF, KT16 8HU, KT16 8LX, KT16 8HE, KT16 6DU, KT16 8JE, KT16 8EG, KT16 6EF, KT16 8BA. Local Chertsey fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode KT16 and the dialling code 01932. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
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Searching For Fireplace Installation Online
In these days of modern technology, the initial reaction for most when looking to find services or tradesmen in Chertsey is to take out the mobile and do a search online. It is probable that you're looking at this page at this point after you located it by searching on Bing, Ask, Yahoo or Google, or maybe some lesser known search engine. At first it may appear that the results on page one are just what you need, but that is not necessarily the reality. Most property owners, when trying to locate fireplace installers in Chertsey will type in "fireplace installation in Chertsey", "fireplace installation near me", "Chertsey fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation Chertsey" into the search box and review the listing results.
Major trade portals like Quotatis, Local Heroes, My Builder, Checkatrade, Rated People or TrustaTrader, and internet directories such as Hotfrog, Yelp, Gumtree or Yell will feature high up on the 1st page of listings, as will purely paid adverts (generally the four top listings). The websites belonging to genuine fireplace installers in your area will most likely be shown quite a bit farther down the listings - on the 2nd or 3rd pages maybe.
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Over the past 12 months fireplaces had been fitted in these Chertsey streets: Beomonds Row, Eastworth Road, King Street, Queen Street, Inglewood, Horsell Court, Pound Road, Bridge Wharf, Hamilton Close, Elm Tree Close, Hanworth Lane, Weir Road, Clay Corner, Gordon Drive, Chantry Road, Stepgates Close, Marina Close, Abbey Road, Green Lane, Victory Road, Drill Hall Road, Crown Rise, Guildford Street, Painesfield Drive, Galsworthy Road, Flemish Fields, and in these Surrey postcodes: KT16 8BF, KT16 8LF, KT16 8HU, KT16 8LX, KT16 8HE, KT16 6DU, KT16 8JE, KT16 8EG, KT16 6EF, KT16 8BA.
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