Fireplace Fitter Knaresborough North Yorkshire (HG5): Putting in a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Knaresborough property is an effective way to add a homely feel and some character to any room. Adding an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those cold winters' evenings can even be more cost effective than certain central heating systems, so long as you have a ready source of wood. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of steaming hot water at the same time.
However before you begin bashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some vital things to consider if you are to end up with an efficient and safe fireplace. Any work that is done on your chimney breast, hearth, flue lining and fireplace must conform to the Building Regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If your home is a listed building you'll also need to find out if planning permission is required from the local council before any work can commence.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward renovation of a pre-existing fireplace can be achieved by a competent DIY enthusiast, but if any building work is required there is a possibility of running into structural issues which will need to be resolved professionally. It may be the case that when you pull back the covering from an old fireplace to find a hidden treasure which requires little more than a good clean and a check from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. However, what you will likely discover is a pile of crumbling, old bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
An incorrectly fitted fireplace can cause serious respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace specialist in Knaresborough with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; and it's a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. If the airflow is not good enough then it's quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be lethal.
To effectively overcome any airflow issues, vents might be installed around the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable oxygen levels are able to reach the fire. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also need to have air vents fitted as they can trap moist air causing damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It is amazing just how much grime and soot can build up inside an old fireplace and chimney and you won't know precisely what is there until you open it up. It is wise to remove any rugs, furniture and carpets from an area where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them being damaged by dust, soot and dirt that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of an overall renovation project then it should be one of the first things to be completed once you've taken the room back to its bare floors and walls. This should help to avoid any harm by soot and dirt to any previously completed renovation work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clean up any sections of hearth that remains in place. You now need to get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and while doing this will inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether you need a new flue lining.
It could be essential to fit a new flue liner to conform to the all important Building Regulations, and work may also be needed to strengthen the existing chimney and chimney breast. A competent fireplace installer and builder in Knaresborough will be needed to perform this work, and will need the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.
In buildings that are older you may discover that the existing fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. When your new lintel is safely in place you may now proceed with the installation, repair and updating of the fireplace hearth. You may find the original hearth has been sunken into the floor, but to be in accordance with latest regulations it must be raised above floor level. There are tailor-made solutions to fit pretty much any size and style of fireplace, or you can pick from a range of popular sized hearths to fit in with your decor.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will demonstrate the alternatives that are available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. It's possible that due to your current flue and chimney, that some fireplace designs may not be appropriate, therefore it pays to follow the advice of your fireplace installation company with respect to this.
You home's age, and the style that you are trying to develop for your room, will all help you to decide on the design and type of fireplace that is most suitable for you. For example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a perfect backdrop to an old-fashioned cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its charm and deflecting heat back into the room.
A wood-burning stove is also a good choice if your home doesn't have a chimney breast. This style of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue which is channeled through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be safely installed.
GAS, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that simply can't be beaten, however what other options are available to install in your new fireplace in Knaresborough?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Knaresborough can benefit from the fitting of a wood burner, which come in a variety of designs, and can even be installed as a free standing feature. A model with a back boiler can supply extra heating by transferring the heated water to a radiator in a cold spot of your house.
Gas Fireplaces - Available in a multitude of styles to suit any property and are usually more efficient (thermally) than open fireplaces. A Gas Safe registered technician must install and maintain any gas fire in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with various different fuels, (wood, gas, oil, coal) to create a unique focal point in your home in Knaresborough. Some designs, like the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole house.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can be used with different fuels such as coal, briquettes, wood and other flammable materials. A professionally installed open fire is far from the old style smoky fireplace that was blocked up by past owners, and its glowing charm is a welcome addition to any property in Knaresborough.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by anyone who is reasonable competent and there are varieties which are appropriate for almost any room and type of property in Knaresborough. Modern electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the crackling sound of wood to replicate an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Fireplace installation is available in Knaresborough and also in nearby places like: Harrogate, Brearton, Killinghall, Scrotton, Burton Leonard, Hay a Park, Hookstone Chase, Ferrensby, Farnham, Scriven, Copgrove, Calcutt, Occaney, Follifoot, Nidd, Starbeck, and in these postcodes HG5 0ST, HG5 0JG, HG5 0LG, HG5 0HR, HG5 0EJ, HG5 0DR, HG5 0NH, HG5 0AL, HG5 0SS, HG5 0PD. Local Knaresborough fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode HG5 and the telephone dialling code 01423. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your location.
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In the previous 12 months fireplaces were fitted in the following Knaresborough streets: Nidderdale Lodge, Ripley Road, Sovereign Fold, Stockwell Place, Woodpark Avenue, Aspin Park Road, Park Avenue, Norwood Court, Briggate, Bridge Close, Princess Avenue, Fountains Way, Park Way, Pinfold Close, Hilton Lane, Hay-a-park Lane, High Street, Alder Avenue, Beech Grove, Station Road, Manor Road, Old Penny Gate, Charlton Grove, The Chase, Aspin Oval, Spitalcroft, Aspin Park Avenue, Nora Avenue, Tentergate Road, Whitsundale Close, and in these North Yorkshire postcodes: HG5 0ST, HG5 0JG, HG5 0LG, HG5 0HR, HG5 0EJ, HG5 0DR, HG5 0NH, HG5 0AL, HG5 0SS, HG5 0PD.
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