Fireplace Fitter East Grinstead West Sussex (RH19): Putting in a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your East Grinstead home is a good way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to any room. The addition of an open fire or wood burning stove for those frosty winters' evenings can even be more economical than some central heating systems, as long as you have a ready source of fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful steaming hot water at the same time.
But before you start bashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some crucial considerations you must bear in mind to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed within the home must conform to Part J of the building regulations, and this applies to fireplaces, hearths, chimney breasts and flue linings. If you are living in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with local council to see if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a competent and keen do-it-yourselfer it is possible to refurbish an existing bricked-up or blocked fireplace, however the probability of encountering structural issues in many cases is high. It could be that in order to get a fire burning once more you need nothing more than a good clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. What you'll likely find is a pile of crumbling bricks that hides issues such as a lintel that needs replacing or a stopped up chimney.
Due to the severe health and fire risk issues that can result from a poorly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is advisable to draw on the knowledge and experience of a skilled fireplace installer in East Grinstead. Airflow has to be sufficient in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it is a requirement in the Building Regulations that this is the case. If there is not enough airflow then it is quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be lethal.
To safely overcome any issues with air flow, vents could be installed around the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable levels of oxygen reach the fire. They might also have to fit vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap condensing air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can create large amounts of muck and soot. Even with dust sheets for your home furnishings, the risk of impairment from soot and dirt is still possible and it is advised to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning starts. If you are carrying out a complete restoration of a room or property, the fireplace should be opened up before any plastering or decorating is tackled. By opening up a fireplace first you will avoid any soot from the chimney causing damage to other phases of your restoration project, such as fresh plaster or paint on walls.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you're able to see the opening of your fireplace it's time to sweep and clean the chimney and hearth and identify what is fit for restoring. Contacting a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the initial items on the to-do-list. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing this will check the condition of the chimney and offer advice on whether you need a new flue lining.
If you need to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all relevant Building Regulations must be adhered to. These are jobs that should be done by a skilled builder with knowledge of the appropriate regulations and reliable construction skills.
If the size of the existing fireplace is greater than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel should be put in. When your new concrete lintel is safely in position you can now get on with the updating, repair and installation of the fireplace hearth. In past times the hearth would be set into the floor, however current regulations demand that it's raised above floor level. There are made to measure solutions to fit pretty much any design and size of fireplace, or you can select from a range of popular sized hearths to match your decor.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be challenging amongst the different styles and designs available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. Every fireplace may not be suitable for your existing chimney and flue therefore it's sensible to accept any advice and help offered by your fireplace installers with regards to your particular circumstances.
The age of your home, and the style you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you decide on the type and design of fireplace that is best for you. For instance, a cast iron wood burner looks fantastic set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm of the stove and also deflects the heat into the room to good effect.
Even if you don't have a pre-existing chimney breast in your East Grinstead property, it is still possible to put in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A chimney isn't required as a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the rear or top of the stove and routed through an exterior wall.
ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that simply cannot be beaten, but what are the other available options to install in your brand new fireplace in East Grinstead?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit any property in East Grinstead, can easily be fitted by anyone who is reasonable competent. Even if your room has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire that appears almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with different fuels, such as oil, gas, wood or smokeless coal, and become a focal point in any living room or kitchen in East Grinstead. The AGA style is renowned as being able to provide heating for an entire house, a supply of hot water and a cooker all in one unit.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. An open fire is a sight to behold and contemporary fireplaces are no more the inefficient, smoky and draughty objects that they used to be.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different styles to suit all types of home and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than wood burning stoves or open fireplaces. A Gas Safe registered engineer must maintain and fit any gas fire in your property.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide range of styles to suit any type of property in East Grinstead, and can even be a freestanding feature. If coupled with a back boiler they can provide hot water for radiators or for use in your home.
Fireplace installation is available in East Grinstead and also nearby in: St Hill Green, Felbridge, Turners Hill, Newchapel, Cowden, Lingfield, Ashurstwood, Sunnyside, Crawley Down, Felcourt, Upper Hartfield, Rowfant, Forest Row, Kingscote, Blackwell, Brockhurst, and in these postcodes RH19 1PR, RH19 1EY, RH19 1QG, RH19 1DB, RH19 1LX, RH19 1NG, RH19 1JW, RH10 4QQ, RH19 1AR, RH19 1AF. Local East Grinstead fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode RH19 and the telephone code 01342.
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Around East Grinstead
Some East Grinstead streets and areas where fireplace installation has recently been done - West View Gardens, Lingfield Road, Barton Crescent, Fairlawn Drive, Spruce Place, Hoskins Place, Clarence Drive, Byron Grove, Goodwins Close, The Feld, Imberhorne Lane, Edinburgh Way, Harwoods Lane, Luxfords Lane, Rockdene Close, Worsted Lane, Bell Hammer, Lynton Park Avenue, Lowdells Drive, Buckingham Drive, Stream Park, Sackville Gardens, Merlin Way, St James's Road, Leybourne Place, Hazelden Place, Redgarth Court, Crescent Road, as well as these local East Grinstead postcodes: RH19 1PR, RH19 1EY, RH19 1QG, RH19 1DB, RH19 1LX, RH19 1NG, RH19 1JW, RH10 4QQ, RH19 1AR, RH19 1AF.
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