Fireplace Fitter Hinckley Leicestershire (LE10): Re-opening a disused fireplace to install a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is an effective way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to your Hinckley home. Chilly winters' evenings can become very enjoyable as you sit in front of your fireplace listening to the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also enjoy plentiful hot water too.
Before you begin chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you will need to think about to ensure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. Any combustible appliance within domestic homes in Hinckley must conform to Part J of the building regulations, and this covers chimney breasts, flue linings, fireplaces and hearths. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your property is listed or in a conservation area.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the work in renovating an existing fireplace if you have the ability to do so, but safety and structural issues are often discovered which need to be resolved professionally. It may be your good fortune when you remove the covering from an old fireplace to discover a hidden gem that needs nothing more than a good clear out and a check from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. What you'll likely find is a patch of old bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there is not only a risk of fire to your home, but there can be health hazards, which is why it is best to hire a competent Hinckley installation team for a fireplace. There must always be airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure adequate levels of oxygen enable the fire to burn safely. If there is not enough airflow then it is quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be lethal.
To get past this issue a professional fireplace installation team will evaluate the circumstances and fit vents around the room, or beneath the floor, to ensure a sufficient airflow for the fire to burn safely and effectively. To avoid condensed air becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and causing damp spots and staining, vents might need to be installed by the fireplace installation team to introduce some airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
Opening up an old fireplace can cause huge amounts of grime and soot to enter your room. It is wise to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from a room where you are planning to open up an old fireplace, to prevent them being affected by soot, dirt and dust that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation works. If you're fortunate enough to be carrying out a full room renovation then it should be one of the very first jobs to work on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This prevents any discolouring damage to any renovated work you might have already completed.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you're able to see the opening of your fireplace it is time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and figure out what is fit for restoring. The very first item on your checklist should be to bring in a proper chimney sweep. They'll be willing to offer expert advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the situation with the chimney structure and whether it would be advisable to switch the existing flue liner.
It may be essential to fit a new flue lining to conform to the current Building Regulations, and work might also be needed to beef up the existing chimney and breast. These are tasks that should be done by a skilled tradesman with knowledge of the pertinent building regs and sound construction skills.
If the size of the existing fireplace is larger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel will need to be installed. When you have supported your fireplace with a new lintel it is now necessary to upgrade or repair the hearth. You may find the original hearth has been set into a floor void, but to be in accordance with current regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. Ready-made solutions from concrete, slate or marble are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace builder in Hinckley may be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to fit in with the design of your room.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with the wide range of different choices open to you. Not all fireplaces will be suitable for your flue and chimney and it is wise to accept any guidance and advice from your sales and installation team in relation to your particular situation.
Whether you go with a wood burner, a multi-fuel stove or an open fireplace will hinge on the overall style you are trying to establish, your current decor and perhaps, your property's age. By way of example, a wood burning stove looks splendid set into an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character of the stove and also reflects the heat into the room effectively.
Even if your Hinckley property hasn't got a chimney you've still got the option of a feature fireplace by putting in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. A pre-existing chimney is not required as a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an outside wall.
ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, OPEN OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
The ambience and feel of a "real" fire can't be beaten, but what alternatives are out there if this style of fireplace is not possible in your Hinckley property?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with different fuels, such as gas, coal, oil or wood, and become a focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Hinckley. The AGA range is well known as being capable of providing heating for the whole home, a constant hot water supply and an oven and hob for cooking all in one useful appliance.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any house in Hinckley, can easily be fitted by any reasonable competent person. They can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish them from the real thing.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is an attractive focal point for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel available on the market. In the old days an open fire might have had the associations with being inefficient, smoky and draughty, but a skillfully fitted modern fireplace is a joy to sit in front of and bask in the warm glow it provides.
Wood Burning Stoves - An array of styles to suit any type of property in Hinckley, and can even be a free standing feature. If coupled with a back boiler these can provide piping hot water for radiators or for other use around the house.
Gas Fireplaces - Delivering instant heat and being more thermally efficient when compared to wood burning stoves or open fireplaces, there are a multitude of styles to suit any Hinckley home. A Gas Safe certified contractor must maintain and install any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Fireplace installation is available in Hinckley and also in: Wykin, Earl Shilton, Burbage, Aston Flamville, Stoke Golding, Stapleton, Barwell, Elmesthorpe, Stoney Stanton, Sapcote, Skethcley, Lash Hill, Nuneaton, Dadlington, Higham on the Hill, and in these postcodes LE10 0BS, LE10 0BN, LE10 0DU, LE10 0EQ, LE10 0DJ, LE10 0JX, LE10 0DR, LE10 0FH, LE10 0LD, LE10 0NG. Local Hinckley fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode LE10 and the telephone code 01455. Click on the "quote" banner or form to get information on fireplace installation in your area.
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