Fireplace Fitter East Kilbride Scotland (G74): Installing a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your East Kilbride home is a great way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those chilly winter evenings can even prove more cost effective than certain central heating systems, as long as you have a regular source of wood. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of hot water in the process.
There are some crucial considerations to make before you commence any work, if you are going to establish a safe, attractive and efficient fireplace in your home. Any work that is completed on your fireplace, chimney breast, hearth and flue lining must comply with the building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If you own a listed building you will also need to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work can begin.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're an enthusiastic and competent DIY'er it is possible to restore a blocked up fireplace, but the probability of experiencing structural problems in most cases is high. It might be that in order to get a fire roaring once more you need little more than a quick clean of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. What's more common however is an area of old brickwork that conceals a blocked flue, and needs some form of structural modification before it can be safely used.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause serious respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be fitted by a specialist fireplace installer in East Kilbride with the experience and knowledge to install it safely. Airflow has to be sufficient 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. Lethal carbon monoxide can develop from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated space.
To overcome this concern a professional fireplace installation team will assess the situation and install vents in the room, or under the floor, to guarantee an adequate air flow for the fire to combust safely and effectively. They may have to install vents into unused chimney flues which can trap condensing air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
An enormous amount of soot and other dust can be released from a bricked up fireplace when reopening it for restoration. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets for your furniture and supply some form of protection, however it's wise where feasible to remove furniture and woven floor coverings from the room before any work begins. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of a larger renovation then it ought to be one of the initial things to be done once you have got the room back to bare floors and walls. By opening a fireplace first you will avoid any chimney soot causing staining damage to other parts of your restoration project, such as fresh plaster or wallpapered walls.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you have exposed your old fireplace you'll 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 sections of hearth that remains in place. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the very first things on your to-do-list. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and while doing this can check the condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether a new flue liner is required.
After a chimney sweep assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or install a new flue liner in accordance with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. A reputable fireplace installer and builder in East Kilbride will be required to undertake this task, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all regulations.
If the size of the existing fireplace is bigger than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be put in. When you have successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now necessary to repair or upgrade the hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you will have to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest building regulations. Ready-made solutions from marble, slate or concrete are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace installer in East Kilbride may be able to provide you with a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to match the design of your room.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will illustrate the choices that are available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. The advice and recommendations from your installation team, which will be in line with your specific requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace which is both perfect for your existing flue and chimney, and suited to your decor.
Whether you go for an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will depend on the overall style that you are trying to establish, your current decor and in some situations, the age of your property. If you have an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look amazing set inside it, and has the added benefit of effectively reflecting heat back into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.
A wood-burning stove is also a good choice if you do not have a chimney breast in your East Kilbride property. This form of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue that is taken through an external wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be safely installed.
GAS, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that simply cannot be matched, however what else is available to install in your new fireplace in East Kilbride?
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fireplaces a popular choice for East Kilbride properties without a chimney breast. Modern electric fires can deliver authentic looking flames and even the crackling sound of wood to mimic an open fire when set into into an old fashioned fireplace.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in East Kilbride can benefit from the installment of a wood burner, which come in a variety of designs, and can even be installed as a freestanding feature. An integrated back boiler is an extra benefit and can provide piping hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating in other rooms via radiators.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of designs to suit all types of home and their effectiveness in warming a room is superior to open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Gas fireplaces can only be maintained and installed by a certified Gas Safe registered engineer, (formerly CORGI registered).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use coal, gas, oil and wood to furnish you with a multi-purpose heater for any home in East Kilbride. Some types, like the AGA range, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire property.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can make use of various fuels such as wood, briquettes, smokeless coal and other burnable materials. An expertly fitted open fire is far from the smoky old fireplace that was boarded up by former owners, and its warm elegance is a welcome addition to any room in East Kilbride.
Fireplace installations are available in East Kilbride and also nearby in: Hamilton, Eaglesham, Giffnock, Blantyre, The Murray, Carmunnock, Thorntonhall, Strathaven, Glassford, Clarkston, Chapelton, Kelvin, Waterfoot, Peel Park, Calderwood, Nerston, and in these postcodes G74 2AL, G74 1NP, G74 1NX, G74 1AT, G74 1NF, G74 1DT, G74 1JQ, G74 1HZ, G74 2AT, G74 1EN. Local East Kilbride fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode G74 and the telephone code 01355. Click the "quote" form or banner to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
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Around East Kilbride
People who live in the following areas have recently requested fireplace installation - The Poplars, Denison Street, Devonshire Avenue, Cyprus Drive, Borrowdale Court, Cresswell Road, Kenilworth Road, Westmaner Court, Haddon Crescent, Clifton Street, Cedar Road, Kent Avenue, Sandby Court, Eldon Road, York Avenue, Ordnance Court, Technology Drive, Rylands Close, Burrows Avenue, Salthouse Close, Henry Road, Foster Avenue, Ellis Grove, Chilwell Retail Park, The Dovecotes, Hook Close, Marton Road, Austrey Avenue, Abbey Road, Ravenhill Close, as well as these East Kilbride area postcodes: G74 2AL, G74 1NP, G74 1NX, G74 1AT, G74 1NF, G74 1DT, G74 1JQ, G74 1HZ, G74 2AT, G74 1EN.
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