Fireplace Fitter Fenton Staffordshire (ST4): Opening up an old disused fireplace to fit an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is an effective way to add a homely feel and some charm to your Fenton property. Chilly winters' evenings can become very enjoyable as you sit back in front of your new fireplace listening to the crackling of a burning fire, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water as well.
Before you begin bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you'll need to consider to ensure you can safely install your new fireplace. All work carried out must comply with Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of fireplaces, flue linings, chimney breasts and hearths of any combustible appliance. If you are living in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you must check with the local council to find out if planning permission is required for installing a fireplace in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple renovation of an existing fireplace can be executed by a skilled DIY enthusiast, but if any building work is required there is the possibility of encountering structural problems that have to be dealt with professionally. If you are lucky when you expose a stopped up fireplace you may find a decent lintel, hearth and chimney breast that involves little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. What you'll likely find is an area of crumbling, old bricks that conceals problems such as a lintel that needs replacing or a blocked up chimney.
Because of the severe fire risk and health problems that can result from an incorrectly installed or renovated fireplace, it is preferable to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a certified fireplace installer in Fenton. A major factor of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for the fire to burn efficiently and safely. Not enough oxygen means the fire will not burn well, and carbon monoxide fumes could build up, which can lead to death.
To overcome this concern a professional fireplace installation team will assess the situation and fit vents in the room, or under the floor, to ensure a sufficient airflow for the fire to combust effectively and safely. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also need to have air vents fitted because they can often trap moist air inside them and cause damp to develop inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A large amount of soot and other muck can be released from a blocked up fireplace upon opening it up for restoration. A thoughtful Fenton fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and provide a bit of protection, but it's advisable where possible to remove furniture and woven floor coverings from the room before work starts. If you're installing a fireplace as part of a larger home renovation project then it ought to be one of the initial things to be completed after you have brought the room back to bare floors and walls. This should help to avoid any damage by dirt and chimney soot to any completed work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace opened up, it's time to see what needs to be restored and to give the hearth and chimney a comprehensive clean. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the very first things on the checklist. They will not only make sure that your flue and chimney are completely clean, but they can also take a look at the condition of the chimney and flue liner and provide guidance about whether you need to upgrade any area of the chimney and flue.
If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all UK Building Regulations must be followed to the letter. This work needs to be done by a skilled tradesperson who is acquainted with the appropriate building regulations and decent construction practices.
If the size of the existing fireplace is greater than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel will need to be put in. When you have supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now time to repair or update the hearth. In past times the hearth was generally set into the floor, however the current regulations require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you might have to purchase a made to measure hearth, however there are also a whole host of "off-the-shelf" hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the range of different choices available to you. It's quite possible that due to your existing chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that certain fireplaces may not be suitable, and it pays to follow the recommendations from your fireplace installation company with respect to this.
You home's age, and the style you're trying to create for your room, should all help you to decide on the design and type of fireplace that is most suitable. For instance, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, highlighting its character and deflecting heat back into the room.
Even if you do not have a pre-existing chimney breast in your Fenton home, it is still entirely possible to install a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This kind of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue which is channeled through an outside wall and does not need a chimney, to be installed safely.
MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates a charm and ambience that simply cannot be beaten, but what are the other options available to put into in your lovely new fireplace in Fenton?
Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for a room and can use a range of solid fuels. An expertly installed modern open fire is a far cry from the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by past owners, and its warm charm is a welcome addition to any home in Fenton.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using wood, coal, oil and gas to furnish you with a multi-purpose stove for any house in Fenton. They can be used not merely for heating a single room, but some types such as the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the complete house if they're plumbed into a system of radiators.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by any competent individual and there are styles that are suitable for just about any room and type of property in Fenton. Can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish them from the genuine thing.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Fenton can benefit from the fitting of a wood burning stove, which come in an array of styles, and can even be installed as a freestanding feature. An integrated back boiler is an added benefit and could provide piping hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating in another area via a radiator.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of different styles to suit all types of house and their effectiveness in warming a room is superior to wood burners. A Gas Safe certified technician must fit and maintain any gas fireplace in your property.
Fireplace installations are available in Fenton and also in nearby places like: May Bank, Caverswall, Weston Coyney, Blurton, Longton, Hanley, Adderley Green, Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Mount Pleasant, Bucknall, Hem Heath, Barlaston, Dresden, Tretham, Hanford, and in these postcodes ST4 3ES, ST4 2XD, ST4 3JP, ST4 4PJ, ST4 3AX, ST4 4NB, ST4 4PL, ST4 3HX, ST4 3LQ, ST4 3JW. Local Fenton fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode ST4 and the phone code 01782. Simply click the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your location.
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It is a lot simpler to search for a tradesman or service these days than it was previously, seeing as we've got the advantage of technological innovation and can quickly just carry out a search online. On the spot and germane results are the main reward of using Google, Yahoo, Ask or Bing, which are available for this particular reason. In reality the listings displayed on the opening page of the major search engines may not be the particular results you were looking for. When trying to identify fireplace installers in Fenton, you'll very likely enter "fireplace installation Fenton", "fireplace installation in Fenton", "Fenton fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation near me" into a search engine and see what listing results this displays.
The page one results that you'll see however, will be mainly "pay per click" advertising, internet directories like Three Best Rated, Foursquare, Yell or Yelp, or entries from corporate lead creation sites such as Rated People, Quotatis, Checkatrade, My Builder, Bidvine or TrustaTrader. Fireplace installers don't usually have big budgets to push their own websites to the top of the rankings, therefore you're likely to find these out of sight farther down in the results perhaps on the 2nd or 3rd pages. There's nothing bad about trying out trader vetting websites such as Rated People or Trustatrader, because many fireplace fitters in Fenton still haven't got their own individual web sites.
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