Fireplace Fitter Hurstpierpoint West Sussex (BN6): A fantastic way to add a bit of character to any Hurstpierpoint home is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. If you decide to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those chilly winter evenings, you'll also be supplied with plenty of boiling hot water.
Before you go bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you will need to think about to ensure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. All work must abide by Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of chimney breasts, fireplaces, flue linings and hearths of any combustible appliance. If your home is a listed building you'll also have to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work can begin.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple remodeling of a current fireplace can generally be executed by a keen DIY person, however if any building work is needed there is a chance of encountering structural issues that need to be addressed by a professional. You might be fortunate when you reveal the old fireplace and find you need little more than a good clean up of the hearth and a quick chimney sweep to get a fire roaring. What you'll likely discover is a pile of crumbling bricks that hides issues such as a lintel that needs replacing or a blocked up chimney.
A wrongly fitted fireplace can cause significant fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be put in by a professional fireplace installer in Hurstpierpoint with the knowledge and experience to do the job safely. There always has to be a decent air flow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure sufficient amounts of oxygen enable the fire to burn properly. A deficiency of oxygen means the fire will not burn effectively, and a build up of carbon monoxide could occur, which can cause injury or death.
It could be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fireplace to receive enough oxygen to burn properly and safely all the time. They may also have to install vents in unused chimney flues which can trap condensing air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Opening up an old fireplace can create large amounts of soot and muck. It's advisable to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from a room where you are planning to open up an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by soot, dust and muck that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If your fireplace is being installed as part of a larger home restoration project then it should be one of the initial things to be worked on once you have got the room back to bare walls and floors. This prevents any staining damage to any restored work you've already completed.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace opened up, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated or replaced and give the hearth and chimney an intensive clean. Bringing in a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the very first things on your to-do-list. They'll be willing to offer expert advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, as to the state of the structure of the chimney and whether you need to replace the existing flue liner.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all Building Regulations must be complied with. A competent fireplace installer in Hurstpierpoint will be required to perform this task, and will have the skills and knowledge of construction to closely follow all regulations.
If the size of the existing fireplace is larger than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel should be put in. Once this is complete the next step of your fireplace installation in Hurstpierpoint will be to update the hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you will need to raise it above floor level to conform to the latest building regulations. Pre-made options from concrete, slate or marble are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Hurstpierpoint might be able to offer you a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to fit in with your room style.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be difficult when faced with the different sizes, styles and shapes that are available from an online shop or fireplace showroom. Not all fireplaces might be appropriate for your existing flue and chimney therefore it is wise to accept any advice and help offered by your installation team regarding your specific circumstances.
Whether you decide on a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will be determined by the all round style you're trying to create, your existing decor and maybe, your home's age. If you have an inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look striking in this surrounding, and has the added benefit of effectively reflecting the heat into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.
A cast iron wood burner is also an excellent option if your Hurstpierpoint property doesn't have a chimney breast. This type of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue that is channeled through an outside wall and does not require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
GAS, OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the flickering of a natural fire on a cool evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what other options are available?
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is an attractive focal point for any room in your home and it has the capacity to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. An open fire is a delight to the eye and modern fireplaces are no more the smoky, draughty and inefficient things they were in the past.
Gas Fireplaces - Delivering instant heat and more efficient than wood burning stoves, there are a multitude of designs and styles to suit any Hurstpierpoint home. Must be professionally installed and maintained by Gas Safe certified (previously CORGI registered) engineer.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide array of different styles to suit any kind of property in Hurstpierpoint, and can even be free standing. A back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide steaming hot water for use around the home, or for heating for the house via radiators.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any home in Hurstpierpoint, can easily be fitted by anybody who's reasonable competent. Modern electric fires can deliver "real" look flames and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to imitate an open fire when set into into an old fashioned fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use wood, oil, coal and gas to furnish you with a multipurpose heater for any house in Hurstpierpoint. They can be utilised not only for heating a room, but some types such as the AGA collection, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the whole home if they're plumbed into an existing radiator system.
Fireplace installation is available in Hurstpierpoint and also nearby in: Pyecombe, Poynings, Burgess Hill, Albourne, Keymer, Hassocks, Clayton, Woodmancote, Hurst Wickham, Sayers Common, Wineham, Henfield, Goddards Green, Twineham, and in these postcodes BN6 9ST, BN6 9PX, BN6 9LW, BN6 9SP, BN6 9UG, BN6 9FH, BN6 9FE, BN6 9UQ, BN6 9SR, BN6 9TJ. Locally based Hurstpierpoint fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode BN6 and the phone code 01273. Click the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your location.
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