Fireplace Fitter Golborne Greater Manchester (WA3): Opening up a disused fireplace to install an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is an excellent way to add some character and a homely feel to any Golborne property. Chilly winters' evenings can become enjoyable as you relax 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 also enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water too.
There are a few vital things to consider before you commence any work, in order to create an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your home. All work must adhere to Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of chimney breasts, fireplaces, hearths and flue linings of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also be needed before work begins if your property is in a conservation area or is listed.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the renovation work to a pre-existing fireplace if you've got the ability to do so, but safety and structural issues are often discovered that need to be resolved professionally. If you're fortunate when you open up a boarded fireplace you might find a decent hearth, chimney breast and lintel that requires nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. What is more typical however is a jumble of old, crumbling brickwork that hides a blocked flue, and also requires some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.
If fireplaces are installed improperly there is not just a risk of fire to your home, but there can also be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is advisable to employ a certified Golborne installation company for fireplaces. A major part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available in a room for a fire to burn safely and efficiently. If there is not enough airflow then it is possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be lethal.
It might be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to receive enough oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and creating staining and damp spots, vents might need to be fitted by the installation team to introduce more airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It is astonishing how much soot and grime can accumulate inside an old fireplace and you won't know precisely what's there until you proceed to open it up. It is advisable to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from an area where you're going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by grime, dust and soot that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation work. If you're installing a fireplace as part of a larger renovation then it should be one of the initial things to be completed once you've brought the room back to its bare walls and floors. By opening up a fireplace first you will stop any chimney soot causing damage to other parts of your restoration project, such as paint on walls or fresh plaster.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it is time to see what needs to be renovated and give the chimney and hearth an intensive clean. You now need to get hold of your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and while doing this can inspect the condition of the chimney and provide you with advice on whether a new flue liner is needed.
It may be vital to fit a new flue lining to conform to the Building Regulations, and construction may also be needed to strengthen the original chimney and chimney breast. A reputable fireplace installer and builder in Golborne will be needed to perform this work, and will need the skills and knowledge of construction to closely follow all building regulations.
If you need to adjust the width of opening of your exposed fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be installed. When your lintel is safely in place you can now proceed with the renovation, installation and updating of the fireplace hearth. You may find the original hearth has been set into a void in the floor, however to conform to current building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. You can find custom-made solutions to fit virtually any style and size of fireplace, or you can pick from a range of popular size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with the wide range of different options open to you. The suggestions and advice from your installation team, which will be in accordance with your specific requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace that's both perfect for your existing chimney and flue, as well as for your home's decor.
The age of your property, and the theme you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you to decide on the type and design of fireplace that is most suitable. For example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a perfect backdrop for a classic cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its charm and deflecting heat back into the room.
A cast iron wood burner is also a splendid choice if your Golborne property doesn't have a chimney breast. So long as you have an external wall through which a stainless steel flue from the stove can be routed, you don't need a pre-existing chimney structure to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, GAS, OPEN OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The ambience and feel of an open fireplace can't be beaten, however what options are available if this kind of fireplace is not possible within your Golborne property?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use gas, wood, oil and coal to furnish you with a versatile stove for any house in Golborne. Some styles, such as the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire property.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in a variety of designs to suit your home and are typically more efficient than wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe registered contractor must fit and maintain any gas fire in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a wide choice of styles make electric fires the obvious choice for Golborne homes that don't have a chimney. Even if your room has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire which looks almost like a "real" fire can be fitted.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Golborne can be improved by the fitting of a wood burner, which come in a variety of designs, and can even be installed freestanding. A model with an integrated back boiler will supply additional heating by connecting the hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your house.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focus for any room and it has the capacity to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. An open fire is a sight to behold and modern fireplaces are no more the draughty, smoky and inefficient objects they once were.
Fireplace installation is available in Golborne and also nearby in: Culcheth, Hermitage Green, Warrington, Croft, Lane Head, Wigan, Winwick, Twiss Green, Edge Green, Lowton, Newton-le-Willows, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Kenyon, Golborne Dale, Lowton St Marys, and in these postcodes WA3 3LX, WA3 3BN, WA3 3BD, WA3 3ER, WA3 3NN, WA3 3QF, WA3 3HP, WA3 3BZ, WA3 3NS, WA3 3HE. Local Golborne fireplace specialists will likely have the phone code 01925 and the postcode WA3.
Fireplace Enquiries Greater Manchester
Current Greater Manchester fireplace installation customer projects: Erik Briggs and Destiny Briggs recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new wood burning stove in Ramsbottom. Mr and Mrs Murrell recently asked for a price quote for opening up and restoring an old fireplace in Greenfield. Syeda Heather and Mateo Heather recently requested a quotation for fitting a wood burning stove in Kearsley. Fynley Brett and Samara Brett recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fire in a cottage in Newhey. Jamal Maguire and Persephone Maguire recently enquired about opening up an old fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a cottage in Guide Bridge. Ottilie and Dev Jenkins recently requested a price quote for the installation of an electric fireplace in a terraced house in Bryn. Yasmine and Lyle Drew recently requested an estimate for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new electric fire in Flowery Field, Greater Manchester. Maira and Brody Dibble recently requested a price quote for the installation of a gas fireplace in Bradshaw.
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Searching For Fireplace Installation Online
When hunting for any sort of services and tradesmen nowadays, most home owners in Golborne are inclined to head immediately online to simply "Google it". It's pretty certain that you are reading this web page at this moment because you came upon it by looking on Bing, Ask, Yahoo or Google and it sprang up on page one. However, the major search engines cited above often display the first page listings which are not the most focused. Keying in "Golborne fireplace installation", "fireplace installation in Golborne", "fireplace installation near me" or "fireplace installation Golborne" will usually be the course of action to follow when looking to find fireplace installers in Golborne.
All the same, most of the page 1 results on these search engines, as you will soon realise, are either going to be paid adverts or listings for large trade portals like My Hammer, TrustaTrader, Quotatis, Rated People, Checkatrade or Local Heroes or business directories such as Hotfrog, Yell, Three Best Rated or Yelp. The websites belonging to genuine fireplace installers in Golborne are likely to be hidden away on page 2 or 3 of the listings, therefore you will need to delve much deeper if you wish to contact fireplace installers directly. Trader review portals like Rated People or Trustatrader are still handy, and you are able to make use of their informative services to receive free estimates, study reviews and examine customers appraisals, since there are fireplace fitters signed up with them that do not even have a website.
Help, Information and Social Media
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Greater Manchester Fireplace Installation
In the Greater Manchester area you can additionally get: Aspull fireplace installation, Mottram in Longdendale fireplace installations, Orrell fireplace fitters, Bowdon fireplaces, Abram fireplace installers, Lees fireplace installations, Failsworth fireplace installers, Higher Folds fireplaces, Timperley fireplaces, Hawkshaw fireplace fitters, Norden fireplace installations, Astley fireplace installers, Lowton fireplace installations, Bryn fireplace installation, Summit fireplace installation, Milnrow fireplaces, Timperley fireplace fitters, Greenfield fireplace installations, Hattersley fireplace installation, Littleborough fireplace installers, Hollinwood fireplaces, Astley fireplace installation, Bramhall fireplace fitters, Kearsley fireplace installation, Shaw and Crompton fireplace installations, Newhey fireplace installation, Shaw and Crompton fireplace installers, Saddleworth fireplace installers.
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