Fireplace Fitter Eccles Greater Manchester (M30): Opening up a disused fireplace to put in a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is an effective way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to any Eccles home. If you combine your fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire on those chilly winters' evenings, you will also be supplied with plenty of hot water.
But before you start knocking down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some essential things to consider if you are to finish up with an efficient and safe fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed within domestic homes in Eccles must conform to Part J of the building regulations, and this covers chimney breasts, flue linings, fireplaces and hearths. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the restoration work on an existing fireplace if you've got the ability to do so, but there is always a problem in finding structural and safety problems which need to be resolved by a professional. It might be your good fortune when you remove the covering from a disused fireplace to discover a hidden gem that needs nothing more than a quick clean and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. More likely you'll come across crumbling brickwork that needs structural modifications and a stopped up flue.
An improperly installed fireplace can cause serious fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be put in by a specialist fireplace installer in Eccles with the experience and knowledge to do the job safely. There must always be a decent air flow into a room where there is a fireplace to guarantee sufficient amounts of oxygen allow the fire to burn safely. Inadequate oxygen means that the fire won't burn effectively, and carbon monoxide could build up, which can cause injury or death.
To safely get around any problems with air flow, vents could be installed in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also have to have air vents fitted as they can often trap moist air within them causing damp to occur inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
An enormous amount of soot and muck can be discharged from an old fireplace upon opening it up for renovation. Even with covers and other dust protection for your home furnishings, the risk of impairment from soot and grime is still likely and it's advisable to remove your carpets and furniture before any fireplace restoration work commences. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of a larger renovation project then it should be one of the first things to be done once you have got the room back to bare walls and floors. This avoids any staining damage to any restored work you may have already completed.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace opened up, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be restored and give the chimney and hearth a good cleaning. The first thing on your agenda will be to call in a decent chimney sweep. They will be able to provide you with expert advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the situation with the structure of the chimney and if you need to exchange the existing flue liner.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant Building Regulations must be complied with. A reputable fireplace installer and builder in Eccles will be needed to complete this work, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all regulations.
If you need to adjust the size of opening of your existing fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your new design, a concrete supporting lintel should be put in. When your new lintel is safely in place you may now proceed with the installation, upgrade and repair of the fireplace hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been set into a void in the floor, but to conform to current building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. Ready-made options from slate, concrete or marble are available to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Eccles might be able to provide you with a bespoke, made to measure hearth to complement the style of your room.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will illustrate the options that are available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. Not all fireplaces will be suitable for your existing chimney and flue therefore it's wise to accept any guidance and advice from your sales and installation team with regards to your particular circumstances.
Some properties and rooms will be more suitable for open fireplaces than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. For instance, a cast iron wood burning stove looks great set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, highlighting the character of the stove and reflecting the heat back into the room to good effect.
Even if your Eccles home hasn't got a chimney you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by putting in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This kind of fireplace can be fitted with a flue that's routed through an outside wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, ELECTRIC OR GAS FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the crackling of a natural fire on a cool winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what are the other alternatives?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with various different fuels, (gas, wood, oil, coal) to generate a focal point in your house in Eccles. The AGA range for instance is well known as being capable of providing heating for the whole home, a constant hot water supply and a cooker all in one useful appliance.
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and being more efficient when compared to wood burners, there are a multitude of styles to suit any Eccles property. Gas fires must only be maintained and installed by a certified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide selection of different styles to suit any type of house in Eccles, and can even be free standing. A model with a back boiler will provide extra heating by connecting the hot water to radiators in cold rooms in your house.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can make use of different fuels such as wood, smokeless coal, briquettes and other burnable materials. An open fire is wonderful to watch and modern fireplaces are no more the inefficient, smoky and draughty objects that they were in the past.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by any competent individual and there are varieties and styles which are suitable for any room and property in Eccles. Can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish one from the real thing.
Fireplace installations are available in Eccles and also in: Hazelhurst, Patricroft, Ellesmere Park, Barton-upon-Irwell, Peel Green, Little Bolton, Swinton, Salford, Worsley, Trafford Park, Wardley, Moorside, Alder Forest, Pendlebury, and in these postcodes M30 0EP, M30 0GS, M30 0HH, M30 0JB, M30 0DD, M30 0GB, M30 0NU, M30 0JZ, M30 0NB, M28 2PZ. Locally based Eccles fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode M30 and the phone code 0161. Simply click the "quote" banner to get information on fireplace installation in your location.
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