Fireplace Fitter Lewes East Sussex (BN7): A good way to add charm to any Lewes home is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. Cold winters' evenings can become very enjoyable as you sit in front of your new fireplace surrounded by the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also benefit from cheap hot water too.
There are some important things you must think about before you start any work, in order to establish an attractive, efficient and safe fireplace in your property. Any work that's performed on your fireplace, flue lining, hearth and chimney breast must conform to the UK's Part J Building Regulations for combustible appliances. If you are living in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you have to check with the local council to see if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your house.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the renovation work on a bricked-up fireplace if you've got the ability needed, but safety and structural problems are often discovered that need to be resolved professionally. It might be that in order to get a fire roaring once more you will need little more than a quick clean of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. Much more likely you'll come across a stopped up flue and old brickwork that requires structural modifications.
An improperly fitted fireplace can cause significant fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be fitted by a specialist fireplace installer in Lewes with the experience and knowledge to install it safely. There always has to be a decent air flow into a room where there's a fireplace to ensure adequate quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. If there is not enough airflow then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be deadly.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fireplace to get sufficient oxygen to burn efficiently and safely at all times. They might also have to fit air vents into unused chimney flues which can trap condensing air and result in staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It is surprising just how much soot and muck can build up inside an old fireplace and you won't know what is there until you uncover it. It is advisable to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from a room where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being affected by muck, dust and soot that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation work. If you are installing a fireplace as part of a larger home restoration project then it should be one of the first things to be done after you've taken the room back to bare floors and walls. This avoids any staining damage to any refurbished work you've already done.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace revealed, it's time to see what can be renovated and to give the chimney and hearth a comprehensive clean. The very first item on your to-do list should be to contact a professional chimney sweep. They'll be willing to provide expert advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the state of the chimney structure and whether it is advisable to replace the existing flue lining.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant UK Building Regulations must be complied with. A good fireplace installer in Lewes will be required to accomplish this task, and will have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.
If you need to modify the width of opening of your existing fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a supporting lintel will have to be installed. When this has been completed the next phase for your Lewes fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. You may find the original hearth has been sunken into a floor void, however to abide by current building regulations it must be raised above floor level. Pre-made options from marble, concrete or slate are available to achieve this, or your fireplace fitter in Lewes may be able to offer a bespoke, custom-made hearth to fit in with your room style.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you pay a visit to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the range of different choices available to you. The recommendations and advice from your fireplace installers, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace which is both appropriate for your existing flue and chimney, and suited to your decor.
Whether you opt for a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will depend on the overall look you are trying to establish, your current decor and in some cases, the age of your home. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look spectacular set within it, and also has the benefit of effectively deflecting the heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls surrounding the stove.
Even if your Lewes home doesn't have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by putting in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. A pre-existing chimney isn't needed in this instance because a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the rear or top of the stove and channeled through an exterior wall.
ELECTRIC, GAS, WOOD, MULTI-FUEL OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that simply cannot be beaten, but what are the other available options to install in your lovely new fireplace in Lewes?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any home in Lewes, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Contemporary electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to mimic an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of designs to suit all home types and their effectiveness in warming a room is superior to wood burning stoves or open fireplaces. Gas fires can only be fitted and maintained by a qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Lewes can be improved by the installation of a wood burning stove, which can be found in a range of styles, and can even be installed freestanding. A back boiler is an extra benefit and could provide steaming hot water for use around the home, or for heating for the house via radiators.
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. An open fire is wonderful to watch and contemporary fireplaces are no more the smoky, draughty and inefficient items that they were in the past.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with a range of fuels, (oil, gas, wood, coal) to generate an attractive focal point in your home in Lewes. The AGA range for example is well known as being capable of providing heating for an entire house, a supply of hot water and an oven and hob all in one useful appliance.
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