Fireplace Fitter Fleet Hampshire (GU51): A wonderful way to add character to any Fleet home is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. Nippy winters' evenings can become very enjoyable as you relax in front of your new fireplace listening to the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even benefit from cheap hot water as well.
There are some vital things to consider before you commence any work, if you are going to create a safe, efficient and attractive fireplace in your property. Any combustible appliance installed in residential homes in Fleet must conform to Part J of the building regs, and this applies to hearths, fireplaces, chimney breasts and flue linings. If you are living in a designated conservation area or a listed building you have to check with local authorities to see if planning permission is necessary for installing a fireplace in your house.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the renovation work to a pre-existing fireplace if you've got the ability needed, but there is always a problem in finding structural and safety issues which need to be resolved by a specialist. You may be fortunate when you expose the old fireplace and find out that you need nothing more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean up of the hearth to get your fire roaring. What you will likely discover is an area of crumbling bricks that hides issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
An incorrectly fitted fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be fitted by a specialist fireplace installer in Fleet with the knowledge and experience to install it effectively. Airflow has to be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; and it's a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. Toxic carbon monoxide can develop from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated space.
To get past this problem a fireplace specialist in Fleet will assess the situation and fit vents in the room, or beneath the floor, to ensure an adequate air flow for the fire to burn safely and properly. They may have to fit vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap condensing air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Opening up an old fireplace can cause huge amounts of dust and soot to enter your house. It's advisable to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from an area where you're planning to expose an old fireplace, to avoid them being damaged by dust, muck and soot that may be whipped up during the fireplace installation work. If you are installing a fireplace as part of a larger home restoration project then it should be one of the initial things to be worked on after you've brought the room back to bare floors and walls. This should help to prevent any harm by soot and other chimney dirt to any previously completed work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace now open, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated or replaced and to give the chimney and hearth a good clean. You now ought to speak to your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. They will not only make sure that your flue and chimney are completely clean, but they can additionally look at the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide guidance if you need to upgrade any section of the chimney and flue.
It could be essential to install a new flue lining to comply with the all important UK Building Regulations, and work may also be needed to reinforce the original chimney and breast. This work needs to be tackled by a skilled person with experience of the building regulations and good working practices.
If you need to adjust the size of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a supporting lintel will have to be put in. As soon as this is complete the next step for your Fleet fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to conform to the latest building regs. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to choose a bespoke, custom-built hearth, however there are also a wide range of ready to fit hearths in marble, slate or concrete.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will reveal the options that are available for the different styles and designs of fireplaces. Every fireplace might not be appropriate for your flue and chimney therefore it's wise to accept any guidance and advice from your installation team regarding your particular situation.
You home's age, and the theme you're trying to develop for your room, should all help you to decide on the type and design of fireplace that's most suitable for you. If you have an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look magnificent set within it, which also has the benefit of effectively deflecting heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
Even if your Fleet property hasn't got a chimney breast you still have options for a feature fireplace by installing a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This form of fireplace can be fitted with a flue which is routed through an external wall and does not need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be matched, but what other options are available to fit in your new fireplace in Fleet?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit any home in Fleet, can easily be fitted by anybody who's reasonable competent. Modern electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and even the crackling sound of wood to mimic an open fire when set into into an old fashioned fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with various different fuels, (coal, wood, oil, gas) to create a unique focal point in your home in Fleet. Some styles, like the AGA range, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole home.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for a room and can be used with a range of solid fuels. A professionally fitted contemporary open fire is a far cry from the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by previous owners, and its warm elegance is a delightful addition to any home in Fleet.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and more efficient when compared to wood burning stoves, there are a wide array of styles and designs to suit any Fleet home. A Gas Safe certified engineer must fit and maintain any gas fireplace in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - These have become very popular in many households in Fleet, and can have modern or classic design to suit your home's decor. A model with a back boiler will deliver supplementary heating capabilities by connecting the hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your property.
Fireplace installations are available in Fleet and also in: Farnborough, Mattingley, Odiham, Dogmersfield, Willowbourne, Aldershot, Crookham Village, Church Crookham, North Warnborough, Winchfield, Blackwater, Elvetham, Hartley Wintney, Ewshot, and in these postcodes GU51 1GG, GU51 1GL, GU51 1EJ, GU51 2RR, GU51 1HJ, GU51 2RB, GU51 2TJ, GU51 1DF, GU51 1AD, GU51 1AX. Locally based Fleet fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode GU51 and the telephone dialling code 01252.
Browsing the Internet
There's little doubt that your first instinct when you're trying to find services in Fleet is to head online and "Google it". The probabilities are that you're looking at this web page at this immediate after you pinpointed it by doing a search on Yahoo, Bing, Google or Ask and it appeared on the 1st page. However, the search engines already mentioned quite often provide the 1st page listings that are not the most relevant. When trying to identify fireplace installers in Fleet, you will very likely type "fireplace installation in Fleet", "fireplace installation Fleet", "Fleet fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation near me" into a search engine and see what listing results this brings up.
Just to enlighten you if you did not already know, you will typically discover that the first and last 4 results are going to be some sort of paid advertisements, whilst virtually all of the rest will often be business directories such as Yell, Gumtree, Yelp or Foursquare, or entries for large trade portals like Bidvine, TrustaTrader, Checkatrade, My Builder, Rated People or Quotatis, which might or might not be of any use. Without any large budgets for SEO in order to move their web sites up the ratings, many fireplace installers will be largely unseen on the 2nd or 3rd pages of the results. Obtaining free estimates, reviews and client appraisals on a tradesman vetting portal like Rated People or Checkatrade can give you an advantage, because there will be tradespeople registered with such platforms who don't yet have their own websites or social media accounts.
Fleet Fireplace Related Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Fleet fireplace specialist including fireplace fitting in Fleet, electric fireplaces in Fleet, marble fireplaces Fleet, cheap fireplaces, made-to-measure fireplaces in Fleet, stone fireplace installations in Fleet, fireplace restoration Fleet, cast iron fireplace installation, wood burning stoves in Fleet, electric fireplace installation Fleet, fireplace replacement in Fleet, oak beam fireplaces, inset stoves, fireplace inserts, fireplace packages, chimney lining in Fleet, double-sided stove installations, fireplace repairs in Fleet, wood burning fireplace installations in Fleet, limestone fireplace installation, marble fireplace installations, Victorian fireplaces, multifuel stove installations, Victorian fireplace installation in Fleet, fireplace surrounds, chimney strengthening, and lots more.
Fireplace Installation Hampshire
In the Hampshire area you will also find: Sway fireplace installers, Upper Clatford fireplace fitters, Milford on Sea fireplace installations, Colbury fireplaces, Twyford fireplaces, Stubbington fireplace installation, West Wellow fireplace fitters, Sutton Scotney fireplace installations, Waltham Chase fireplaces, Barton Stacey fireplace fitters, East Meon fireplace installation, Olivers Battery fireplace fitters, Amport fireplace installers, Baughurst fireplace installation, Otterbourne fireplace fitters, Colbury fireplace installations, North Baddesley fireplace installations, Hordle fireplace fitters, North Warnborough fireplaces, South Wonston fireplace installations, Botley fireplaces, Littleton fireplaces, Soberton fireplaces, Meonstoke fireplace installation, Wellow fireplace installers, Dibden Purlieu fireplaces, Lyndhurst fireplace installation, Hayling Island fireplace fitters, Shipton Bellinger fireplace installations, Totton fireplace installers.
By performing a simple online search you should be able to discover tons of invaluable articles on the subject of ideas for fireplaces, fireplace decoration and fireplace installation - we recently found this interesting one on fireplace design ideas head here. Get suggestions for installing a gas fireplace on YouTube here. Wikipedia is as good a spot as any to visit if you want to learn more about fireplaces, their page addresses the different types of fireplace, gas fireplaces, the environmental effects of fireplaces, the history of the fireplace, fireplace heating efficiency and the health effects of fireplaces. To find out what's taking place in the realm of fireplace installation visit a fireplace installation forum, subjects include chimney designs, building regulations, log burning stoves, pellet stoves and boilers, widening fireplaces and stove vents. To see what's trending on social media, check this out.
Hampshire Fireplace Enquiries
Recently posted Hampshire fireplace posts: Mr and Mrs Regan recently requested a quote for the installation of a multifuel fireplace in Littleton, Hampshire. Annabella and Sulayman Miller recently asked for a quotation for the installation of a gas fireplace in a cottage in Horton Heath. Natan and Destiny Bruce recently asked for a quotation for fitting an open fireplace in a terraced house in St Mary Bourne, Hampshire. Kelsie Osman and Azaan Osman recently requested a quotation for opening up an old fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a terraced house in Whitehill. Mr and Mrs Chandler recently asked for a quote for opening up and repairing an old, bricked up fireplace in East Woodhay. Coen Lees and Jia Lees recently asked for an estimate for installing a wood burning stove in Olivers Battery, Hampshire. Aleksandra and Che Rushton recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of an electric fireplace in Hamble le Rice, Hampshire. Benny and Matilda Fretwell recently enquired about the possibility of installing a wood burner in a terraced house in Hook, Hampshire.
Fireplace Installers Near Fleet
Also: Crookham Village fireplace installation, Winchfield fireplace installation, North Warnborough fireplace installation, Church Crookham fireplace installation, Aldershot fireplace installation, Ewshot fireplace installation, Blackwater fireplace installation, Elvetham fireplace installation, Farnborough fireplace installation, Mattingley fireplace installation, Hartley Wintney fireplace installation, Dogmersfield fireplace installation, Odiham fireplace installation, Willowbourne and more.
- Fleet Victorian Fireplaces
- Fleet Cast Iron Fireplaces
- Fleet Fireplace Installation Quotations
- Fleet Fireplace Installers
- Fleet Fireplace Mantels
- Fleet Fireplace Installation
- Fleet Electric Fireplaces
- Fleet Wood Burning Fireplaces
- Fleet Fireplaces
- Fleet Fireplace Fitters
- Fleet Fireplace Installation Services
- Fleet Gas Fireplaces
- Fleet Fireplace Repairs
- Fleet Brick Fireplaces
Folks who live in the following streets and areas have just recently inquired about fireplace installation - Cedar Drive, Byron Close, Danvers Drive, Denman Close, Cottrell Court, Crookham Reach, Curzon Drive, Cheswell Gardens, Spring Woods, Tweseldown Road, Du Maurier Close, Beacon Hill Road, Chesilton Crescent, Albany Court, Chestnut Grove, Cove Road, Azalea Gardens, Swaledale Gardens, St Nicholas Close, Sunnyside, Springfield Lane, Dinorben Beeches, Champion Way, Cheviot Drive, Spencer Close, Bramshot Drive, as well as these Fleet area postcodes: GU51 1GG, GU51 1GL, GU51 1EJ, GU51 2RR, GU51 1HJ, GU51 2RB, GU51 2TJ, GU51 1DF, GU51 1AD, GU51 1AX.
If you would like to get local info regarding Fleet, Hampshire take a look here
More Southsea, Waterlooville, Gosport, Totton, Andover, Aldershot, Portsmouth, Winchester, Fleet, Yateley, Alton, Horndean, Emsworth, Havant, Basingstoke, New Milton, Hedge End, Fareham, Eastleigh, Hythe, Farnborough, Southampton and Stubbington.:
Fireplace installation in GU51 area, and dialling code 01252.