Fireplace Fitter Llandudno Wales (LL30): Fitting a brand new fireplace or re-opening an old disused fireplace in your Llandudno home is an excellent way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. The addition of a wood burning stove or open fire for those frosty winter evenings can even be less expensive than some central heating systems, so long as you have a ready source of wood or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with plenty of hot water in the process.
Before you start chipping away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you will need to do to make certain you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any work that is completed on your fireplace, hearth, flue lining and chimney breast must comply with the UK's Part J building regs for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your home is in a conservation area or is listed.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're an enthusiastic and competent DIYer it might be quite possible to refurbish a blocked or bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of running into structural issues in many cases is regrettably high. It might be the case that when you remove the boarding surrounding an old fireplace to find a hidden gem that needs nothing more than a quick clean up and a check from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. It's much more likely that you'll discover a stopped up flue and old brickwork that requires structural modifications.
If fireplaces are installed improperly there's not just a risk of fire to your home, but there can also be associated health hazards, which is why it is advisable to hire a specialist Llandudno installation team for a fireplace. There always has to be airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee adequate levels of oxygen allow the fire to burn safely. If there is not enough airflow then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be deadly.
To get past this problem a professional Llandudno fireplace installer will analyse the circumstances and install vents in the room, or beneath the floors, to ensure a satisfactory amount of air flow for the fire to burn safely and properly. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also have to have air vents fitted since they can trap moist air causing damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It is amazing how much soot and muck can accumulate inside an old chimney and fireplace and you won't know what's there until you proceed to open it up. It's advisable to remove any carpets, rugs and furniture from an area where you're going to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them being damaged by soot, dust and muck that will be stirred up during the fireplace installation works. If you are lucky enough to be carrying out a complete room renovation then it ought to be one of the initial tasks to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This should help to avoid any discolouring damage by dirt and chimney soot to any previously completed renovation work.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it is time to see what needs to be restored and give the hearth and chimney a thorough clean. The first job on your agenda should be to bring in a professional chimney sweep. They will be able to provide professional advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the condition of the chimney structure and whether you need to swap 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. These are tasks that require an experienced tradesman with a good understanding of the pertinent building regs and reliable construction skills.
If the size of the existing fireplace is greater than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be installed. When you've supported your fireplace with a new lintel it is now possible to repair or upgrade the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you will have to raise it to observe the latest regulations. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to purchase a custom-built hearth, however there are also a wide variety of "off-the-shelf" hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be tricky when faced with the many designs, sizes and shapes available from a fireplace showroom or online shop. It is possible that owing to your current flue and chimney, that certain fireplaces may not be appropriate, and it's a good idea to follow the the recommendations and advice of the fireplace installation company with respect to this.
Whether you opt for a wood burner, an open fireplace or a multi-fuel stove will be determined by the look you're trying to establish, your current decor and in some cases, the age of your property. For example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for 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 Llandudno home does not have a chimney breast. An existing chimney isn't needed because the flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and routed through an external wall.
OPEN, ELECTRIC, WOOD, GAS OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a "real" fire can't be surpassed, however what alternatives are out there if this style of fireplace is not possible within your Llandudno home?
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of designs to suit all types of property and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than open fireplaces. Gas fires must only be maintained and fitted by a certified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, such as oil, gas, wood or coal, and become an attractive focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Llandudno. They can be used not only for heating an individual room, but some designs such as the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the complete property if plumbed into a network of radiators.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of different fuels such as coal, briquettes, wood and other flammable materials. In the past an open fire may have been associated with being inefficient, draughty and smoky, however a well installed modern fireplace is a joy to behold while reclining in the warm glow it provides.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Llandudno can be improved by the fitting of a wood burning stove, which can be found in an array of designs, and can even be fitted as a freestanding feature. A model with an integrated back boiler can provide extra heating by transferring the hot water to radiators in cold spots in your home.
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fireplaces the obvious choice for Llandudno houses that don't have a chimney breast. Modern electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and even the crackling sound of wood to imitate an open fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Fireplace installation is available in Llandudno and also in nearby places like: Dwygyfylchi, Llanddulas, Rhos on Sea, Llysfaen, Penrhyn Bay, Gogarth, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Tal-y-Cafn, Conwy, Deganwy, Llanrhos, Mochdre, Old Colwyn, and in these postcodes LL30 1BD, LL30 1ED, LL30 1UE, LL30 1PX, LL30 1AT, LL30 1DD, LL30 1RZ, LL30 1RY, LL30 1EQ, LL30. Local Llandudno fireplace specialists will likely have the phone code 01492 and the postcode LL30. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get info on fireplace installation in your area.
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In the last year fireplaces were professionally fitted in the following Llandudno streets: Blaen Cwm, Llwynon Gardens, Bryn y Bia Close, Conway Crescent, St. Andrews Place, Maes Berllan, Ffordd Dewi, Argyll Road, Llys Brierley, Lloyd George Close, Maelgwyn Road, Howard Road, Bryn y Bia Road, Abbey Court, Trinity Avenue, Roumania Crescent, Pen y Ffridd, Dolydd, Cyll Terrace, The Maltings, Princess Drive, Balfour Road, Cwrt W M Hughes, Ewloe Drive, Ffordd Dulyn, Mostyn Street, Cae Rhos, Prospect Terrace, Herkomer Crescent, and in these Wales postcodes: LL30 1BD, LL30 1ED, LL30 1UE, LL30 1PX, LL30 1AT, LL30 1DD, LL30 1RZ, LL30 1RY, LL30 1EQ, LL30.
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