Fireplace Fitter Falmouth Cornwall (TR11): Fitting a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Falmouth home is an effective way to add a homely feel and some character to any room. Adding a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those cold winter evenings can even be more cost effective than some central heating systems, providing that you've got a regular source of timber. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of hot water at the same time.
Before you go prising away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you will need to think about to ensure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. Any combustible appliance in the home must conform to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this applies to fireplaces, chimney breasts, flue linings and hearths. If your property is a listed building you will also need to find out if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work begins.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward renovation of a pre-existing fireplace can perhaps be completed by a competent DIY enthusiast, but if any construction work is required there's a possibility of running into structural issues which will need to be resolved professionally. You could be lucky when you uncover the old fireplace and discover you need little more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean out of the hearth in order to get your fire roaring once more. Much more likely you'll come across a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement.
Due to the acute fire risk and health problems that can result from an incorrectly installed or restored fireplace, it's best to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a skilled fireplace fitter and builder in Falmouth. A major part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for a fire to burn safely and efficiently. If the airflow is not sufficient then it's possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be lethal.
To effectively get over any airflow issues, vents may need to be fitted around the room during a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also have to have air vents installed since they can sometimes trap moist air and cause damp to occur inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Opening up an old fireplace can create huge amounts of soot and dirt. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and provide a bit of protection, but it is advisable where possible to remove furniture and woven floor coverings from the room before work begins. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a complete home restoration project then it should be one of the initial tasks to concentrate on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This will help to prevent any harm by soot and dirt to any previously completed work.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it is time to see what can be renovated or replaced and to give the hearth and chimney an intensive clean. The first thing on your to-do list should be to bring in a proper chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing this 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's assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue liner as laid down in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This work should be completed by a qualified craftsman who is familiar with the relevant building regulations and good construction practices.
If the dimensions of the original fireplace are larger than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel will need to be put in. When your lintel is safely in place you may now get on with the updating, repair and installation of the fireplace hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been set into the floor, but to conform to latest building regulations it must be raised above floor level. You can find bespoke solutions to fit virtually any size and design of fireplace, or you can select from a range of common sized hearths to match your decor.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the array of different choices available to you. The suggestions and advice from your installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace that is both suitable for your flue and chimney, and suited to your decor.
Whether you opt for an open fireplace, a wood burner or a multi-fuel stove will be determined by the look you're trying to create, your existing decor and perhaps, your property's age. For instance, a wood burner looks splendid set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm of the stove and also reflects the heat back into the room to good effect.
Even if you don't have a chimney in your Falmouth home, it is still feasible to install a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. Provided that you have an exterior wall through which a stainless steel flue from the back or top of the stove can be passed, you don't need an existing chimney in place to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
OPEN, WOOD, GAS, ELECTRIC OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the crackling of a natural fireplace on a dark winters' evening, however if your circumstances do not allow for this, what alternatives are on offer?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, (coal, oil, wood, gas) to generate a focal point in your home in Falmouth. Some types, such as the AGA range, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole home.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a wide range of styles to suit your property and are more thermally efficient than open fireplaces. Have to be professionally installed and maintained by a Gas Safe certified tradesperson.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by anybody who is reasonable competent and there are styles and varieties that are appropriate for virtually any room and house in Falmouth. Can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish one from the real thing.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of different styles to suit any type of house in Falmouth, and can even be free standing. If fitted with a back boiler these can provide hot water for radiators or for use around the house.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for any room and can utilise a variety of solid fuels. A professionally installed contemporary open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by past owners, and its warm elegance is a delightful addition to any room in Falmouth.
Fireplace installation is available in Falmouth and also nearby in: Budock Water, Mawnan Smith, Flushing, Goldenbank, Swanpool, Penjerrick, Maenporth, St Just in Roseland, Durgan, Mylor Bridge, St Mawes, Port Navas, Penryn, Ponsharden, Mabe Burnthouse, Mylor, and in these postcodes TR10 8BE, TR11 2NG, TR11 2BB, TR11 2QF, TR11 2HP, TR11 2JS, TR11 2LJ, TR11 2BX, TR11 2ED, TR11 2BY. Locally based Falmouth fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode TR11 and the phone code 01326. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your area.
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Households in Trevethan Gardens, Tehidy Terrace, Trebarvah Close, Spernen Wyn Road, Trehunsey Close, Trevethan Rise, Bar Road, Comfort, Budock Place, Trevena Gardens, Seworgan, Sunhill, Brook Court, Berryman Crescent, Tredynas Road, Brook Place, Boslowick Close, Springfield Park, Claremont Terrace, Dracaena View, Church Way, Church Street, Symons Hill, Arnheim Terrace, Clinton Road, Acacia Road, Bonython Close, Avenue Road, have needed fireplace installation just recently. Fireplace restoration was also done in the following Falmouth area postcodes: TR10 8BE, TR11 2NG, TR11 2BB, TR11 2QF, TR11 2HP, TR11 2JS, TR11 2LJ, TR11 2BX, TR11 2ED, TR11 2BY.
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