Fireplace Fitter Lymm Cheshire (WA13): Opening up a disused fireplace to install an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is an effective way to add a homely feel and some charm to any Lymm property. Chilly winters' evenings can become very enjoyable as you sit back 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 plentiful hot water as well.
There are a few crucial considerations to make before you begin any work, if you are to create an attractive, efficient and safe fireplace in your house. Any work that's carried out on your chimney breast, fireplace, flue lining and hearth must follow the Part J Building Regulations for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a competent and enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer it might be possible to refurbish a blocked up fireplace, however the likelihood of running into structural issues in most cases is high. You might be fortunate when you reveal the old fireplace and find out that you need little more than a good chimney sweep and a quick clean up of the hearth to get a fire roaring. What's more commonplace however is an area of old brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and needs some degree of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.
Owing to the acute health and fire risk issues that can result from a poorly installed or restored fireplace, it is preferable to avail yourself of the knowledge and experience of a professional fireplace installer in Lymm. Airflow has to be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it's a requirement in the Building Regulations that this is the case. Not enough oxygen means that the fire will not burn effectively, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide could occur, which can cause death.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fireplace to receive ample oxygen to burn safely and effectively at all times. They might have to fit air vents into unused chimney flues which sometimes trap condensing air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It's surprising just how much soot and dirt can accumulate inside an old fireplace and you'll not know exactly what is there until you uncover it. It is advisable to remove any carpets, rugs and furniture from a room where you are going to expose an old fireplace, to avoid them being damaged by soot, dust and grime that may be stirred up during the fireplace installation work. If you are conducting a full renovation of a room or property, the fireplace should be opened up before any plastering or decorating is tackled. This avoids any discolouration damage to any refurbished work you've already completed.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace open, it is time to see what can be restored and to give the hearth and chimney a comprehensive cleaning. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the very first things on your checklist. They'll not only make certain that your chimney and flue are nice and clean, but they can additionally look at the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide guidance if you need to replace any area of the chimney and flu, such as the flue lining.
It may be essential to fit a new flue lining to comply with the all important UK Building Regulations, and construction might also be needed to reinforce the existing chimney and chimney breast. These are jobs that require a capable tradesman with a knowledge of the pertinent regulations and reliable construction skills.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are greater than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel will need to be installed. As soon as this has been completed the next step for your Lymm fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you will have to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest building regulations. You can find custom-made solutions to fit pretty much any design and size of fireplace, or you can select from a variety of common size and shape hearths to match your decor.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will demonstrate the options that are available for the different fireplace designs and styles. The advice and suggestions from your sales and installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that is both suited to your existing flue and chimney, as well as for your home's decor.
You property's age, and the style that you're trying to create for your room, should all help you to determine the type and design of fireplace that's most suitable. For instance, a cast iron wood burning stove looks splendid set into an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm and character of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room to good effect.
Even if your Lymm home doesn't have a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This kind of fireplace can be installed with its own flue that's taken through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, GAS OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fireplace on a dark evening, but if your situation doesn't permit this, what are the other alternatives?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests they can be used with a range of fuels, such as gas, oil, coal or wood, and become a unique focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Lymm. Some styles, such as the AGA range, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire home.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a unique focal point for any room and can use a variety of solid fuels. In the old days an open fire might have been associated with being inefficient, smoky and draughty, however a well installed modern fireplace is a joy to behold while reclining in the warm glow it provides.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit any house in Lymm, can easily be fitted by any competent individual. They can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish them from the genuine article.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of different styles to suit any kind of house in Lymm, and can even be free standing. A back boiler is an added benefit and can provide piping hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating for the house via radiators.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of designs to suit all home types and their efficiency to warm a room is superior to open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe certified technician must fit and maintain any gas fire in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Fireplace installations are available in Lymm and also nearby in: Grappenhall, Thelwall, Swarton Heath, Dunham Massey, Deansgreen, Woolston, Warrington, Moston, Statham, High Legh, Rixton, Heatley, Partington, Little Bollington, Warburton, Rushgreen, and in these postcodes WA13 0NA, WA13 0LP, WA13 0BN, WA13 0AJ, WA13 0EW, WA13 0PA, WA13 0EA, WA13 0GA, WA13 0TL, WA13 0NJ. Local Lymm fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode WA13 and the phone code 01925.
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Households in Willow Close, Bridgewater Street, Bridge Close, Springbank Gardens, Booth's Hill Lane, The Anchorage, Warrington Lane, Booth's Hill Road, Grammar School Road, Elm Tree Avenue, Brook Road, Oldfield Road, Rectory Gardens, Pepper Street, Heatley Close, Whitesands Road, Bent Lane, Lovatt Court, Princess Road, Cedarfield Road, Highfield Drive, High Legh Road, Crossfield Avenue, Park Road, Rushes Meadow, Sandmoor Place, Linden Close, Lodge Close, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace restoration was also completed in these local Lymm postcodes: WA13 0NA, WA13 0LP, WA13 0BN, WA13 0AJ, WA13 0EW, WA13 0PA, WA13 0EA, WA13 0GA, WA13 0TL, WA13 0NJ.
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