Fireplace Fitter Hailsham East Sussex (BN27): A marvelous way to add charm to any Hailsham home is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. If you choose to combine a new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire during the chilly winter evenings, you will also be supplied with a plentiful supply of boiling hot water.
Before you go chipping away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you will need to do to make sure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. Any combustible appliance in the home must follow Part J of the Building Regulations, and this covers chimney breasts, fireplaces, hearths and flue linings. If you reside in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with the local authorities if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your house.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a keen and competent do-it-yourselfer it is possible to refurbish an existing bricked-up or closed-off fireplace, however the chance of encountering structural issues in most cases is high. If you're fortunate when you open up a boarded fireplace you may find a decent lintel, chimney breast and hearth that involves little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. What's more common however is a swathe of old brickwork that hides a stopped up flue, and also requires some form of structural modification before it can be used safely.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly 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 best to bring in a competent Hailsham installation team for a fireplace. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to ensure adequate quantities of oxygen allow the fire to burn effectively. If there's not enough airflow then it is possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be lethal.
It could be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fire to get enough oxygen to burn safely and efficiently at all times. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also have to have air vents fitted since they can often trap moist air causing damp to develop inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It is surprising just how much soot and dust can accumulate inside an old chimney and you will not know exactly what is there until you uncover it. A decent Hailsham fireplace fitter will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and supply some form of protection, however it is advisable where feasible to remove furniture and carpets from the area before any work starts in earnest. If you're carrying out a complete renovation of a room or house, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is undertaken. This will help to avoid any damage by soot and dirt to any completed restoration work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clean any parts of hearth that is still in position. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the first items on the agenda. They'll not only make certain that your flue and chimney are completely clean, but they can additionally look at the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer guidance if you need to replace any area of the chimney structure and flue.
It might be necessary to fit a new flue lining to conform to the all important Building Regulations, and construction work may also be needed to strengthen the existing chimney and breast. These are jobs that should be done by a capable builder with a knowledge of the pertinent regulations and sound construction skills.
In older buildings you may find the original fireplace is too large for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. Once this is complete the next phase of your fireplace installation in Hailsham will be to update the hearth. If the current hearth is set into the floor you will have to raise it above floor level to observe the latest regulations. You can get tailor-made solutions to fit any design and size of fireplace, or you can select from a range of common size and shape hearths to match your decor.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will show the choices that are available for the different fireplace designs and styles. Not all fireplaces may be appropriate for your existing flue and chimney and it's wise to accept any guidance and advice from your installation team with regards to your particular circumstances.
Whether you go with an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will hinge on the all round look you're trying to develop, your existing decor and in some situations, your home's age. As an example, an inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for a classic cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its character and reflecting heat back into the room.
Even if your Hailsham home does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A chimney isn't required as a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an exterior wall.
MULTI-FUEL, GAS, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that can't be matched, but what else is available to put into in your lovely new fireplace in Hailsham?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using coal, wood, oil and gas to furnish you with a multipurpose heater for any property in Hailsham. Some designs, like the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole house.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can make use of various fuels such as wood, smokeless coal, briquettes and other combustible materials. An expertly fitted contemporary open fire will be no comparison to the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by previous owners, and its warm elegance is a welcome addition to any property in Hailsham.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Hailsham can benefit from the installation of a wood burner, which can be found in an array of designs, and can even be installed freestanding. If fitted with a back boiler can provide piping hot water to heat radiators or for other use around the home.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any property in Hailsham, can be easily fitted by any reasonable competent individual. Can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the genuine article.
Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and more efficient when compared to open fireplaces, there are a wide selection of styles to suit any period of property. A Gas Safe registered technician must fit and maintain any gas fire in your home.
Fireplace installations are available in Hailsham and also nearby in: Chiddingly, Pevensey, Golden Cross, Upper Horsebridge, Hellingly, Horam, Herstmonceux, Arlington, Hankham, Whitesmith, Upper Dicker, Magham Down, Polegate, Wartling, Summerhill, Downash, Lower Dicker, and in these postcodes BN27 1AQ, BN27 1UF, BN27 1NS, BN27 1NW, BN27 1HB, BN24 5GA, BN27 1TP, BN27 1EQ, BN27 1DG, BN27 1NX. Locally based Hailsham fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01323 and the postcode BN27. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get information on fireplace installation in your location.
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Households in Sussex Avenue, The Tanneries, Bramble Drive, The Stringwalk, Stunts Green, Capella Path, St Mellion Close, Chalvington Road, Derwent Close, Church Road, Swan Road, Arlington Road East, Cacklebury Close, The Acorns, Dacre Road, Stoney Lane, The Mount, The Avenue, Blacksmiths Copse, Sandbanks Grove, Butts Field, Coopers Way, Cintra Villas, St Marys Avenue, The Stiles, Archery Walk, Bluebell Glade, have needed fireplace installation just recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also completed in these local Hailsham postcodes: BN27 1AQ, BN27 1UF, BN27 1NS, BN27 1NW, BN27 1HB, BN24 5GA, BN27 1TP, BN27 1EQ, BN27 1DG, BN27 1NX.
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