Fireplace Fitter Derry Northern Ireland (BT47): Putting in a brand new fireplace or re-opening an old disused fireplace in your Derry home is an excellent way to add a homely feel and some charm to any room. Cold winters' evenings can become a pleasure as you sit back in front of your fireplace listening to the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also enjoy cheap hot water too.
However before you start smashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some essential things to consider to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. All work must follow Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of fireplaces, chimney breasts, hearths and flue linings of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple restoration of a current fireplace can probably be executed by a skilled DIY enthusiast, however if any building work is needed there's a possibility of encountering structural issues that will need to be handled by a professional. It may be the case that when you pull back the covering from an old fireplace to uncover a hidden treasure which requires little more than a good clear out and a check from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. It is much more likely that you will come across a blocked flue and old brickwork that needs structural modifications.
A wrongly fitted fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace installer in Derry with the knowledge and experience to do the job safely. There always has to be a decent air flow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure adequate amounts of oxygen enable the fire to burn properly. Deadly carbon monoxide fumes can build up from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.
It may be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fireplace to receive enough oxygen to burn safely and effectively at all times. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and causing staining and damp spots, vents may have to be installed by the fireplace installation team to introduce some airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It is astonishing just how much soot and grime can build up inside an old fireplace and chimney and you will not know precisely what is there until you proceed to open it up. It is good practice to remove any rugs, furniture and carpets from a room where you're planning to expose an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by dirt, dust and soot that may be disturbed during the fireplace installation works. If you are fortunate enough to be carrying out a full renovation then it ought to be one of the very first tasks to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This should help to prevent any damage by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed restoration work.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have opened up your old fireplace you will have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clean up any hearth that may have been left in place. Contacting a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the initial items on the agenda. Not only will they make sure that your chimney and flue are clean, but they can also assess the state of the chimney and flue liner and offer advice about whether you need to upgrade any area of the chimney and flu, such as the flue liner.
Following a chimney sweep examination it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or install a new flue lining as set out in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. A reliable fireplace installer in Derry will be needed to complete this task, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are bigger than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. When this is complete the next phase for your fireplace installation in Derry will be to upgrade the hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you will have to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest building regulations. Pre-made solutions from marble, slate or concrete are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Derry might be able to offer a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to match the style of your room.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with a wide array of different options open to you. It's quite possible that because of your current flue and chimney, that some fireplaces might not be appropriate, therefore it pays to follow the the recommendations and advice of your fireplace company in this respect.
Some houses and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. For example, an inglenook fireplace can be a perfect backdrop to an old-fashioned cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its character and reflecting heat back into the room.
Even if you don't have a pre-existing chimney breast in your Derry home, it is still possible to put in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This form of fireplace can be fitted with a flue which is routed through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be safely installed.
WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, ELECTRIC OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that cannot be beaten, but what are the other options available to fit in your lovely new fireplace in Derry?
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide array of styles to suit any type of home in Derry, and can even be free standing. A back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide hot water for personal use, or to provide heating for the house via radiators.
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fireplaces an extremely popular choice for Derry houses that don't have a chimney. Modern electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to imitate an open fire when set into into an old fashioned fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focus for any room and it has the ability to burn virtually any solid fuel that is available. An open fire is a sight to behold and modern fireplaces are no more the inefficient, smoky and draughty things they once were.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a variety of designs to suit your home and are typically more thermally efficient than wood burners. A Gas Safe registered engineer must fit and maintain any gas fire in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using coal, wood, gas and oil to deliver a multipurpose heater for any property in Derry. Some designs, like the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire home.
Fireplace installations are available in Derry and also in nearby places like: Dungiven, Ardmore, Strathfoyle, Feeny, Derry, Greysteel, Draperstown, Portstewart, Dunnamanagh, Limavady, New Buildings, Ballykelly, Drumahoe, Eglinton, Castlerock, Strabane, Claudy, and in these postcodes BT47 3QJ, BT47 2BW, BT47 2JL, BT47 2DN, BT47 2JD, BT47 2TJ, BT47 2LR, BT47 2AS, BT47 2HG, BT47 2BN. Locally based Derry fireplace specialists will likely have the phone code 028 and the postcode BT47.
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Northern Ireland Fireplace Enquiries
Recent Northern Ireland fireplace customer job requests: Mr and Mrs Lovell recently asked for a price quote for installing a wood burner in a bungalow in Rathfriland. Mr and Mrs Newton recently requested an estimate for opening up and restoring an old, boarded up fireplace in Cullybackey, Northern Ireland. Tadhg and Eryn Gray recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new electric fireplace in Keady. Mr and Mrs Chase recently enquired about fitting a multifuel stove in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. Helen and Sean Lane recently enquired about re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new gas fire in a detached house in Maghera. Monica and Keegan Crisp recently requested an estimate for the installation of a wood burning stove in Springvale, Northern Ireland. Dawud Blundell and Aysha Blundell recently requested a price quote for the installation of a gas fireplace in a terraced house in Waringstown, Northern Ireland. Mr and Mrs Lovell recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening and restoring an old brick fireplace in a semi-detached house in Castlewellan, Northern Ireland.
Searching On the Web For Fireplace Installation in Derry
There is little doubt that your first impulse when you're looking for services in Derry is to go online and "Google it". Immediate and useful results are the main reward of searching with Yahoo, Google, Bing or Ask, which exist for this precise reason. It isn't always the case that all of the listings displayed on the first page of the search engines are helpful to you. When hunting for fireplace installers, most people in Derry, will type "fireplace installation near me", "Derry fireplace installation", "fireplace installation Derry" or "fireplace installation in Derry" into a search engine like Google and wait to see what comes up.
It is a good idea to be aware that the 4 top results are often PPC advertising and the majority of the remaining results on the 1st page will be business directories like Three Best Rated, Yell, Scoot or Yelp, or entries for major trade portals such as Quotatis, Rated People, Local Heroes, TrustaTrader, Checkatrade or My Builder. The sites relating to real fireplace installers in Derry are likely to be out of sight on page two or three of the search engine results, so you will need to dig deeper if you prefer to contact fireplace installers directly.
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Some Derry streets and roads where fireplace installation has recently been done - Montrose Gardens, Ard Grange, Baronet Street, Iniscarn Crescent, Beverley Gardens, Shipquay Street, Galliagh Park, Ben Varden Avenue, Iona Court, Donegall Place, Sheriffs Glen, Racecourse Park, Torrens Avenue, Cromkill Place, Ballyarnett Village, Shaw Court, Larcom Drive, Eglinton Terrace, Belvedere Park, Killea Manor, Culmore Point, Waveney Park, Thornlea Gardens, Heathfield, Fallowfield Park, Drummard Close, Shanreagh Park, Ballynacraig Gardens, Ballougry Road, Ashburn Avenue, as well as the following Derry area postcodes: BT47 3QJ, BT47 2BW, BT47 2JL, BT47 2DN, BT47 2JD, BT47 2TJ, BT47 2LR, BT47 2AS, BT47 2HG, BT47 2BN.
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Fireplace installation in BT47 area, phone code 028.