Fireplace Fitter Dundee Scotland (DD1): Installing a brand new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Dundee home is a wonderful way to add character and a homely feel to any room. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove to be cheaper than certain central heating systems, providing that you've got a ready source of timber or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water in the process.
There are a few crucial things to consider before you commence any work, in order to create an attractive, efficient and safe fireplace in your house. Any work that is executed on your fireplace, flue lining, hearth and chimney breast must comply with the United Kingdom's building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If your home is a listed building you'll also need to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work is started.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the work in restoring a pre-existing fireplace if you've got the skills needed, however there is always a problem in finding structural and safety issues that need to be resolved professionally. You could be fortunate when you reveal the old fireplace and find out you need little more than a good clean out of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney to get a fire roaring. However, what you will likely find is a patch of crumbling bricks that conceals issues such as a lintel that needs replacing or a blocked up chimney.
If fireplaces are installed improperly there's not only a fire risk to your home, but there can also be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is better to bring in a specialist Dundee installation company for a fireplace. A key part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. Inadequate oxygen means that the fire will not burn effectively, and carbon monoxide fumes could accumulate, which can cause injury or death.
To overcome this issue a fireplace specialist in Dundee will evaluate the circumstances and fit vents around the room, or under the flooring, to guarantee an adequate air flow for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and causing damp spots and staining, vents may need to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to enhance the airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
A large amount of soot and dirt can be released from an old fireplace upon opening it up for restoration. Even with coverings for your furniture, the likelihood of impairment from dirt and soot is still possible and it is advised to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace restoration work commences. If you are lucky enough to be carrying out a full room renovation then it ought to be one of the very first jobs to complete before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening a fireplace first you will stop any soot from the chimney causing damage to other phases of your restoration project, such as fresh plasterwork or paint on walls.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace open, it's time to see what can be renovated or replaced and to give the hearth and chimney an intensive cleaning. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the first items on your to-do-list. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and whilst doing so will be able to check the structural condition of the chimney and provide advice on whether you need a new flue lining.
After a chimney sweep examination it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast in keeping with Part J of the Building Regulations. These are tasks that require a skilled craftsman with a good understanding of the pertinent regulations and sound construction skills.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are bigger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be put in. When you've successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now time to update or repair the hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest regulations. There are custom-made solutions to fit pretty much any size and style of fireplace, or you can choose from a variety of common sized hearths to match your decor.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have plenty of choice with the range of different options open to you. Not all fireplaces might be suitable for your existing chimney and flue therefore it is wise to accept any advice and guidance offered by your sales and installation team in relation to your specific circumstances.
Whether you opt for an open fireplace, a wood burner or a multi-fuel stove will hinge on the overall style that you are trying to develop, your existing decor and maybe, your home's age. If you have an inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burner can look spectacular set inside it, and also has the benefit of reflecting the heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls surrounding the stove.
Even if your Dundee home does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by installing a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. A chimney isn't needed in this instance because a stainless steel flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and channeled through an external wall.
WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN, ELECTRIC OR GAS FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the glow and warmth of an open fireplace on a cool winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what other options are available?
Wood Burning Stoves - These have become very popular in many households in Dundee, and can have classic or modern styling to suit your decor. A model with an integrated back boiler will supply supplementary heating by transferring the hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your house.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement any home in Dundee, can easily be fitted by anyone who's reasonable competent. Can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish them from the real thing.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of designs to suit all types of home and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than open fireplaces. Have to be professionally maintained and installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for any room and can use a variety of solid fuels. In the old days an open fire may have been associated with being inefficient, smoky and draughty, however a professionally installed fireplace is a joy to behold while lounging in the warmth it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests they can be fired up with with a range of fuels, such as smokeless coal, wood, gas or oil, and become an attractive focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Dundee. The AGA range for instance 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 installation is available in Dundee and also in: Monifieth, Broughty Ferry, Craigie, Invergowrie, Birkhill, Ballumbie, Trottick, Baldovie, Barnhill, Baldovan, Longforgan, Kingoodie, Bridgefoot, West Ferry, Downfield, Marketgait, and in these postcodes DD1 1QR, DD1 2NL, DD1 1DA, DD1 1AR, DD1 2JB, DD1 2JJ, DD1 2JE, DD1 1NT, DD1 1SG, DD1 2EE. Local Dundee fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode DD1 and the phone code 01382.
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Current Scotland fireplace installation requests: Mr and Mrs Watkins recently asked for a price quote for re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new wood burner in Mossblown, Scotland. Sia and Jay Reilly recently enquired about installing an electric fireplace in a terraced house in Forth. Karson and Bobbie Crosby recently asked for a quotation for the installation of a wood burning stove in a terraced house in Aboyne, Scotland. Estelle Keeley and Luqman Keeley recently enquired about re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new gas fire in a terraced house in Bellsbank. Daisy-May Prevost and Elliot Prevost recently requested a quote for the installation of a wood burning stove in a terraced house in Rosyth, Scotland. Mr and Mrs Beadle recently asked for a quote for re-opening and repairing an old, bricked up fireplace in a bungalow in Uddingston. Ava-Rose and Albie Elder recently requested a quote for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fireplace in Methven. Mr and Mrs Whitehead recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening and repairing an old stone fireplace in a cottage in Dennyloanhead.
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Households in Liff Crescent, Gourdie Crescent, Fords Lane, Mains Gardens, Fintry Crescent, Melrose Gardens, Fullarton Street, Cleghorn Street, Auchrannie Terrace, Garry Terrace, Strips Of Craigie Place, Killin Avenue, Kinghorne Terrace, Ballindean Crescent, Kingfisher Place, Lennox Gardens, Halley Terrace, St. Kilda Road, Redmyre Gardens, Britannia Drive, Liddel Road, Panmure Street, Kilberry Street, Kirkton Avenue, Gray Street, South Powrie Farm Cottages, Balbeggie Terrace, Fleming Gardens South, Lulworth Court, Scotscraig Lane, have needed fireplace installation just recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also undertaken in the following Dundee area postcodes: DD1 1QR, DD1 2NL, DD1 1DA, DD1 1AR, DD1 2JB, DD1 2JJ, DD1 2JE, DD1 1NT, DD1 1SG, DD1 2EE.
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