Fireplace Fitter Irlham Greater Manchester (M44): Fitting a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Irlham property is a splendid way to add a homely feel and some character to any room. Chilly winter evenings can become enjoyable as you relax beside your new fireplace surrounded by the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also benefit from cheap hot water as well.
There are some crucial things to consider before you begin any work, in order to create an attractive, efficient and safe fireplace in your property. All work must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of flue linings, chimney breasts, fireplaces and hearths of any combustible appliance. If you own a listed building you will also need to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work can commence.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple renovation of an existing fireplace can be achieved by a competent DIY enthusiast, but if any building work is required there is the possibility of running into structural issues which will have to be resolved professionally. You could be lucky when uncovering your old fireplace and discover that you need little more than a good clean out of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney to get a fire roaring once more. Much more likely you will come across old brickwork that needs structural modifications and a stopped up flue.
An improperly installed fireplace can cause serious respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace specialist in Irlham with the experience and knowledge to do the job effectively. Airflow has to be sufficient in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; and it's a requirement in Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. Dangerous carbon monoxide can soon develop from an inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated room.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fireplace to get ample oxygen to burn safely and effectively all the time. They may also have to install air vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap condensing air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Having a fireplace opened up can cause a lot of of dust and soot to enter your house. It is advisable to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from a room where you're going to expose an old fireplace, to avoid 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 home renovation project then it should be one of the initial jobs to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This should help to avoid any impairment by soot and dirt to any previously completed work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated and to give the chimney and hearth a good cleaning. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the initial things on your to-do-list. Not only will they make certain your flue and chimney are clean, but they can also determine the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide advice about whether you need to upgrade any section of the chimney structure and flue.
If you need to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all current UK Building Regulations must be followed. This kind of work should be done by a qualified tradesman who is familiar with the relevant building regulations and decent working practices.
In buildings that are older you may find the existing fireplace is too large for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be needed to modify the opening. When you've supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now possible to upgrade or renovate the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you will need to raise it to comply with the latest regulations. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to choose a made to measure hearth, however there are a wide variety of ready-made hearths in marble, concrete or slate.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will illustrate the choices that are available for the different fireplace styles and designs. It's entirely possible that due to your existing flue and chimney, that certain fireplace designs may not be appropriate, and it's advisable to follow the the advice and recommendations of the fireplace installation company in this respect.
Certain properties and rooms will be more suitable for open fireplaces than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. If you have an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look gorgeous set inside it, and also has the benefit of reflecting the heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
If your Irlham home doesn't have a chimney you still have options for a feature fireplace through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This type of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue that is taken through an outside wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be safely installed.
OPEN, WOOD, GAS, ELECTRIC OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The ambience and charm of a log fire can't be beaten, but what options are available if this style of fireplace is not possible in your Irlham home?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Irlham can benefit from the installment of a wood burning stove, which can be found in an array of styles, and can even be fitted as a free standing feature. A back boiler is an added benefit and could provide piping hot water for use around the home, or for heating in another area via a radiator.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement pretty much any home in Irlham, can be easily fitted by anybody who's reasonable competent. Contemporary electric fires can deliver real look flames and and sometimes even the crackling sound of wood to replicate a real fire when inset into a conventional fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use coal, gas, oil and wood to deliver a multipurpose heater for any house in Irlham. Some designs, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire property.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of styles to suit all types of property and their efficiency to warm a room is better than wood burners. Must be professionally maintained and fitted by a Gas Safe registered tradesperson.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a unique focal point for a room and can be used with an assortment of solid fuels. In earlier times an open fire may have been associated with being smoky, inefficient and draughty, but a professionally fitted contemporary fireplace is a joy to sit in front of and bask in the warmth it provides.
Fireplace installation is available in Irlham and also nearby in: Barton Moss, Urmston, Sale, Cadishead, Glazebury, Risley, Flixton, Ashton-upon-Mersey, Partington, Rixton, Hollins Green, Eccles, Carrington, Davthulme, Stretford, Woodhouses, Glazebrook, and in these postcodes SK16 4ES, SK16 4BL, SK16 4PG, SK16 4EL, SK16 4NX, SK16 4AG, SK16 4LD, SK16 4BQ, SK16 4PL, SK16 4LE. Locally based Irlham fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode M44 and the telephone code 0161. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in the following Irlham areas and streets - Stuart Avenue, Leyland Avenue, Springfield Lane, Calder Avenue, Ratcliffe Avenue, Eldon Road, Elsinore Avenue, Neville Drive, Wren Drive, Colling Close, Cranford Drive, Moorfield Road, Woodlands Avenue, Oleo Terrace, Mond Road, Amberley Drive, St John Street, Crossfield Road, Twelve Yards Road, Riverside Avenue, Langford Drive, Wentworth Avenue, Grazing Drive, Church View, Martin Drive, Fiddlers Lane, School Lane, The De Traffords, as well as these local Irlham postcodes: SK16 4ES, SK16 4BL, SK16 4PG, SK16 4EL, SK16 4NX, SK16 4AG, SK16 4LD, SK16 4BQ, SK16 4PL, SK16 4LE.
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