Fireplace Fitter Leyland Lancashire (PR25): An excellent way to add charm to any Leyland home is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. Cold winters' evenings can become a joy as you sit back in front of your fireplace listening to the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also enjoy plentiful hot water too.
But before you start smashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some crucial things to consider if you are to finish up with a safe and efficient fireplace. Any combustible appliance in residential homes in Leyland must comply with Part J of the UK's buildings regulations, and this applies to flue linings, hearths, chimney breasts and fireplaces. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are an enthusiastic and competent DIY'er it may be possible to restore a blocked or bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of running into structural issues in most cases is unfortunately high. You could be lucky when you reveal the old fireplace and find out you need little more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean out of the hearth to get a fire roaring. What's more commonplace however is a swathe of crumbling, old brickwork that conceals a stopped up flue, and also requires some form of structural modification before it can be safely used.
Due to the serious health and fire risk issues that can be caused by an improperly installed or renovated fireplace, it is better to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a specialist fireplace installer in Leyland. A key part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. Toxic carbon monoxide fumes can soon build up from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated space.
To overcome this concern a fireplace specialist in Leyland will evaluate the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or underneath the flooring, to ensure a satisfactory air flow for the fire to combust safely and properly. They might have to install air vents into unused chimney flues which sometimes trap condensing air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A substantial amount of dirt and soot can be discharged from a bricked up fireplace upon opening it up for renovation. Even with dust sheets for your furniture, the likelihood of impairment from grime and soot is still possible and it is advised to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace restoration work and chimney cleaning starts. If you are fortunate enough to be carrying out a complete room renovation then it should be one of the first tasks to concentrate on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This helps to prevent any discolouring damage to any refurbished work you might have already done.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace open, it's time to see what can be renovated or replaced and give the hearth and chimney a good cleaning. You now ought to get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. They'll be willing to offer professional guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, as to the condition of the chimney and if it is advisable to exchange the existing liner.
Following a chimney sweep assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining as laid down in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This type of work should be done by a qualified tradesperson who is acquainted with the relevant building regulations and decent construction practices.
In buildings that are older you may discover that the revealed fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to adapt the opening. When this has been completed the next phase for your fireplace installation in Leyland will be to upgrade the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll have to raise it to conform to the latest building regulations. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you may have to choose a custom-built hearth, however there are also a whole host of "off-the-shelf" hearths in concrete, marble or slate.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be challenging amongst the many designs and styles that are available from an online shop or fireplace showroom. It is quite possible that because of your current flue and chimney, that certain fireplace designs may not be suitable, therefore it's advisable to follow the the advice and recommendations of your fireplace installer in this respect.
The age of your property, and the theme that you are trying to establish for your room, will all help you to determine the design and type of fireplace that is best for you. As an example, an inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for a classic cast iron wood-burner stove, highlighting its character and deflecting heat back into the room.
Even if you don't have a pre-existing chimney in your Leyland home, it's still feasible to install a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. So long as you've got an outside wall through which a flue from the back or top of the stove can be channeled, you don't need a chimney structure in place to be able to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
OPEN, ELECTRIC, WOOD, GAS OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a dark evening creates a charm and ambience that cannot be matched, however what else is available to install in your new fireplace in Leyland?
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fireplaces a popular choice for Leyland homes without a chimney. Modern electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to replicate a real open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a unique focal point for your room and can be used with a range of solid fuels. An open fire is wonderful to watch and modern fireplaces are no longer the inefficient, draughty and smoky things they once were.
Gas Fireplaces - Available in an array of styles to suit your property and are typically more efficient (thermally) than wood burners. Gas fireplaces must only be maintained and installed by a qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (previously CORGI registered).
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Leyland can be improved by the fitting of a wood burner, which are available in an array of designs, and can even be fitted as a free standing feature. A model with a back boiler can supply additional heating capabilities by transferring the hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your home.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using wood, oil, coal and gas to furnish you with a multi-purpose heater for any home in Leyland. The AGA style is renowned as being able to provide heating for an entire home, a constant supply of hot water and a hob and oven all in one unit.
Fireplace installation is available in Leyland and also in: Farington Moss, Farington, Buckshaw Village, Bamber Bridge, Earnshaw Bridge, Runshaw Moor, Preston, Whittle-le-Woods, Broadfield, Midge Hall, New Longton, Clayton-le-Woods, Euxton, and in these postcodes PR25 1TN, PR25 2FE, PR25 1QX, PR25 1YL, PR25 2AA, PR25 1TQ, PR25 1RP, PR25 1UB, PR25 2FS, PR25 2ED. Local Leyland fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01772 and the postcode PR25.
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in these Leyland streets and areas - Redwood Avenue, Highgrove Court, Victoria Park Avenue, Lancaster Lane, Alder Close, Bretherton Terrace, Elswick Road, Harrock Road, Kirkwood Court, Fossdale Moss, Belmont Road, Russell Avenue, Hill Walk, Shawbrook Road, Matterdale Road, Hedgerows Road, Pearfield, Larchwood Crescent, Glover Close, Higher Meadow, Bleasdale Close, Balcarres Road, Kingswood Road, Alandale Close, West Paddock, Fairhaven Road, Hampden Road, Holker Lane, as well as these local Leyland postcodes: PR25 1TN, PR25 2FE, PR25 1QX, PR25 1YL, PR25 2AA, PR25 1TQ, PR25 1RP, PR25 1UB, PR25 2FS, PR25 2ED.
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