Fireplace Fitter Dunfermline Scotland (KY11): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is an effective way to add some charm and a homely feel to your Dunfermline property. If you choose to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those cold winter evenings, you'll also be provided with plentiful steaming hot water.
Before you begin bashing away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you'll need to think about to ensure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed within the home must adhere to Part J of the UK's buildings regs, and this covers fireplaces, chimney breasts, flue linings and hearths. If you are living in a designated conservation area or a listed building you must check with local council to find out if planning permission is required for installing a fireplace in your home.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward renovation of an existing fireplace can perhaps be achieved by a skilled DIY enthusiast, however if any construction work is necessary there is a possibility of running into structural problems which need to be dealt with by a professional. If you are lucky when you expose a boarded fireplace you might find a decent lintel, chimney breast and hearth that requires nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. What is more commonplace however is an area of crumbling brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and also requires some form of structural reinforcement before it can be safely used.
A wrongly fitted fireplace can cause significant respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace specialist in Dunfermline with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. Airflow must be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; and it's a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is the case. A deficiency of oxygen means that the fire will not burn properly, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide could occur, which can cause death.
To safely get over any airflow problems, vents could be fitted in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. They may have to install vents in unused chimney flues which can trap moist air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
Opening up an old fireplace can create huge amounts of soot and dirt. It is advisable to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from a room where you're going to expose an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by dirt, soot and dust that will be whipped up during the fireplace installation work. If you are fortunate enough to be working on a full home renovation project then it should be one of the very first tasks to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This prevents any discolouring damage to any refurbished work you might have already completed.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace revealed, it is time to see what needs to be restored and give the chimney and hearth a good clean. You should now contact your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. They will be willing to provide expert guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the state of the structure of the chimney and whether it would be advisable to switch the existing lining.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all current UK Building Regulations must be followed. These are tasks that require a capable builder with a good understanding of the relevant regulations and reliable construction skills.
In older buildings you might discover that the existing fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be required to adapt the opening. When this is complete the next phase of your Dunfermline fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it to comply with the latest building regulations. You can find custom-made options to fit pretty much any style and size of fireplace, or you can pick from a range of popular sized hearths to fit in with your decor.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you pop along to a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with the wide range of different options available to you. Not all fireplaces might be suitable for your existing flue and chimney therefore it is sensible to accept any help and advice offered by your sales and installation team in relation to your specific situation.
Whether you decide on an open fireplace, a wood burner or a multi-fuel stove will be based on the look you are trying to create, your current decor and in some situations, your home's age. If you've got an inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look spectacular in this surrounding, and also has the benefit of effectively reflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
If your Dunfermline home hasn't got a chimney you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. A pre-existing chimney is not needed in this instance since the flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and routed through an external wall.
OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the glow and warmth of a natural fire on a cool winters' evening, however if your circumstances do not allow for this, what other options are available?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with various fuels, such as coal, wood, oil or gas, and become a focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Dunfermline. Some styles, such as the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole home.
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fireplaces a popular choice for Dunfermline houses without a chimney breast. Even if your house has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with multi-coloured flames.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide selection of different styles to suit any type of home in Dunfermline, and can even be a free standing feature. If combined with a back boiler they can provide hot water to heat radiators or for use in your house.
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is an attractive focal point for any room and it has the capability to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can buy. A skillfully installed open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was bricked up by past owners, and its warm charm is a delightful addition to any home in Dunfermline.
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and more efficient (thermally) than open fireplaces, there are a multitude of designs to suit any period of property. Gas fires can only be maintained and installed by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (formerly CORGI registered).
Fireplace installations are available in Dunfermline and also nearby in: Hill of Beath, Crombie, Blairhall, Limekilns, Halbeath, Dalgety Bay, Crossford, Crossgates, Kingseat, Hillend, Inverkeithing, Cairneyhall, Charlestown, Oakley, Townhill, Valleyfield, and in these postcodes KY11 4JN, KY11 4BP, KY11 2NW, KY11 4HF, KY11 3BW, KY11 3AG, KY11 4AP, KY11 3BJ, KY11 4BE, KY11 3BN. Local Dunfermline fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode KY11 and the telephone dialling code 01383. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get specifics of fireplace installation in your area.
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Recent Scotland fireplace customer projects: Maria Barnes and Cassius Barnes recently asked for a quote for fitting a wood burning stove in Glenmavis. Mr and Mrs Murrell recently requested a quotation for opening up and repairing an old, bricked up fireplace in a cottage in Thornhill, Scotland. Mr and Mrs Patterson recently requested a quote for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in Castle Douglas. Fatimah Regan and Solomon Regan recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fireplace in Mauchline. Mr and Mrs Flower recently asked for an estimate for fitting a multifuel stove in Stanley, Scotland. Mr and Mrs Lloyd recently enquired about re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in Macduff, Scotland. Kobie and Theodora Clarke recently requested a quote for installing an open fireplace in a bungalow in Thornliebank, Scotland. Ruby and Buster O hara recently asked for a quotation for re-opening and repairing an old brick fireplace in a semi-detached house in Coupar Angus.
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in the following Dunfermline roads - Arniston Road, Balmule House, Kingseat Road, Frederick Crescent, Bridges View, Torwood Place, Roscobie, Thorn Grove, The Forge, Methven Drive, Colton West Lodge, Grange Road, Grange Park, Allan Crescent, Harris Place, Middlebank Rise, Lorimer Gardens, Paterson Way, Cross Wynd, Canmore Grove, Rumblingwell, Peploe Rise, Canmore Street, The Heathery, Rosemalen Place, Glamaig Way, Dick Street, Dales Steading, as well as these Dunfermline area postcodes: KY11 4JN, KY11 4BP, KY11 2NW, KY11 4HF, KY11 3BW, KY11 3AG, KY11 4AP, KY11 3BJ, KY11 4BE, KY11 3BN.
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