Fireplace Fitter Faversham Kent (ME13): A good way to add some charm to any Faversham home is by installing a brand new fireplace, or restoring an existing one. Chilly winters' evenings can become a pleasure as you sit back beside your new fireplace listening to the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even enjoy free hot water too.
Before you begin chipping away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you'll need to consider to make certain you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any combustible appliance in the home must comply with Part J of the UK's Building Regs, and this applies to fireplaces, flue linings, chimney breasts and hearths. If you live in a designated conservation area or a listed building you should check with local council to find out if planning permission is necessary for installing a fireplace in your house.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the restoration work to a blocked up fireplace if you've got the skills to do so, but safety and structural issues are often found that need to be resolved professionally. It may be that so as to get a fire roaring in your fireplace once more you need nothing more than a good clean of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. However, what you'll likely find is an area of crumbling bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
An incorrectly installed fireplace can cause serious fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be fitted by a professional fireplace specialist in Faversham with the experience and knowledge to do the job safely. A major factor of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for a fire to burn efficiently and properly. If there's not enough airflow then it's quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be lethal.
To successfully get around any problems with air flow, vents may need to be fitted in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable oxygen levels are able to reach the fire. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also need to have air vents fitted as they can trap moist air causing damp to develop inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It's amazing how much soot and dirt can build up inside an old fireplace and you'll not know exactly what is there until you uncover it. Even with coverings for your home furnishings, the likelihood of damage from dirt and soot is still possible and it is advised to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning commences. If you are installing a fireplace as part of a larger renovation project then it should be one of the first things to be completed after you've got the room back to bare walls and floors. This will help to prevent any damage by dirt and chimney soot to any completed restoration work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now you can see the fireplace opening it is time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and identify what can be restored. You now need to get hold of your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and while doing so will inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide advice on whether a new flue liner is necessary.
Following a chimney sweeps assessment it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast in accordance with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This work must be accomplished by a skilled craftsman with experience of the building regulations and decent construction practices.
In older buildings you may discover that the original fireplace is too big for your needs, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be needed to modify the opening. As soon as this has been done the next phase of your Faversham fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been sunken into the floor, however to be in accordance with latest regulations it must be raised above floor level. Pre-made options from concrete, marble or slate are available to achieve this, or your fireplace installer in Faversham should be able to offer a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to fit in with the style of your room.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you pop along to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the array of different options available to you. It is quite possible that because of your existing flue, chimney and airflow to the room, that certain fireplaces may not be suitable, and it pays to follow the the recommendations and advice of the fireplace installation company with respect to this.
Some rooms and properties will be more suitable for an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. By way of example, a wood burning stove looks amazing set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm of the stove and reflecting the heat back into the room to good effect.
A wood burner is also a good choice if your home does not have a chimney breast. This form of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue that's channeled through an outside wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a dark evening creates a charm and ambience that cannot be matched, but what are the other available options to fit in your brand new fireplace in Faversham?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be used with various fuels, such as oil, coal, gas or wood, and become a focal point in any kitchen or living room in Faversham. Some styles, such as the AGA range, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire property.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for any room and can use a range of solid fuels. An open fire is a delight to the eye and contemporary fireplaces are no more the inefficient, draughty and smoky items they once were.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit any home in Faversham, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Contemporary electric fires can deliver authentic looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to mimic a real fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of designs to suit all home types and their efficiency to warm a room is better than open fireplaces. A Gas Safe registered contractor must maintain and install any gas fire in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - These have become "the in thing" in a lot of properties in Faversham, and can have classic or modern design to match your decor. If fitted with a back boiler they can provide piping hot water for radiators or for use in your home.
Fireplace installation is available in Faversham and also nearby in: Yorkletts, Graveney, Teynham, Eastling, Shieldwich, Conyer, Norton, Luddenham, Painters Forstal, Ospringe, Oare, Dargate, Seasalter, Murston, Hernhill, Newnham, Selling, Lynsted, and in these postcodes ME13 7EB, ME13 7LG, ME13 7LQ, ME13 7JX, ME13 7BN, ME13 7JR, ME13 7DQ, ME13 3AH, ME13 0WS, ME13 7PT. Locally based Faversham fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode ME13 and the telephone dialling code 01795.
Searching For Fireplace Installation Online
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Kent Fireplace Enquiries
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Fireplace Installation Information and Advice
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Over the last 12 months fireplaces were professionally fitted in the following Faversham streets: Bedlington Square, St Annes Road, The Trefoil, The Street, Alexander Drive, Barnfield Road, Crispin Close, Alexander Close, The Close, St Marys Road, Tong Lane, Cross Lane, Selling Road, St Pauls Avenue, Blaxland Close, The Terrace, Bensted Grove, South Street, Church Street, Cobb Walk, Cressway, Bramblehill Road, Athelstan Road, Beckett Street, Stoney Road, Bank Street, Boughton Hill, Beaumont Davey Close, and in these Kent postcodes: ME13 7EB, ME13 7LG, ME13 7LQ, ME13 7JX, ME13 7BN, ME13 7JR, ME13 7DQ, ME13 3AH, ME13 0WS, ME13 7PT.
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