Fireplace Fitter Macclesfield Cheshire (SK11): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to put in a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is a great way to add some charm and a homely feel to any Macclesfield property. If you choose to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire or stove during the cold winters' evenings, you'll also be supplied with plentiful steaming hot water.
There are a few crucial things you must think about before you commence any work, if you are going to establish an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your property. All work carried out must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the construction and installation of chimney breasts, fireplaces, flue linings and hearths of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your property is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the remodeling work to an existing fireplace if you've got the skills to do so, however safety and structural issues are often found that need to be resolved professionally. It might be the case that when you pull back the boarding surrounding a disused fireplace to discover a hidden gem which requires nothing more than a quick clean and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. More likely you'll come across crumbling brickwork that needs structural reinforcement and a stopped up flue.
Due to the acute fire risk and health problems that can result from an incorrectly fitted or restored fireplace, it is better to draw on the knowledge and experience of a reliable fireplace fitter and builder in Macclesfield. There always has to be a decent air flow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure adequate quantities of oxygen allow the fire to burn safely. Insufficient oxygen means that the fire will not burn well, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can cause death.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fireplace to get enough oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and producing staining and damp spots, vents might have to be installed by the installation team to increase the airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Having a fireplace opened up can cause a lot of of grime and soot to enter your house. A fireplace installer will bring covers for your furniture and provide some form of protection, however it is wise where possible to remove furniture and woven floor coverings from the room before work begins. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a full home restoration project then it should be one of the very first jobs to work on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. By opening a fireplace first you will avoid any chimney soot causing discolouring damage to other parts of your restoration project, such as fresh plaster or paint on walls.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace revealed, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be restored and to give the hearth and chimney a good clean. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the very first items on your to-do-list. They'll be able to provide you with expert advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, regarding the situation with the chimney and whether you need to replace the existing liner.
After a chimney sweep assessment it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as set out in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. These are jobs that need to be done by a skilled builder with a good understanding of the pertinent regulations and reliable construction skills.
If you need to change the size of opening of your existing fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your new design, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be installed. As soon as this has been completed the next phase of your Macclesfield fireplace installation will be to update the hearth. In the old days the hearth was sunken into a hole in the floor, however the latest regulations require it to be raised above floor level. There are bespoke options to fit pretty much any size and design of fireplace, or you can choose from a range of popular size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with the array of different options open to you. Not all fireplaces might be suitable for your existing chimney and flue and it's wise to accept any advice offered by your fireplace installers in relation to your specific circumstances.
Whether you opt for a wood burner, an open fireplace or a multi-fuel stove will be based on the all round look you are trying to establish, your current decor and perhaps even, the age of your home. If you have an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look gorgeous in this surrounding, and has the added benefit of effectively deflecting heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
A wood-burning stove is also a great option if your Macclesfield property doesn't have a chimney breast. A chimney isn't needed in this instance because a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an outside wall.
OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, ELECTRIC OR GAS FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the flickering of a natural fireplace on a cold winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what other options are on offer?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement pretty much any house in Macclesfield, can easily be fitted by anybody who's reasonable competent. Contemporary electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to imitate a real fire when inset into a traditional fireplace.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in a multitude of designs to suit your property and are generally more efficient than open fireplaces. Gas fireplaces must only be maintained and installed by a certified Gas Safe registered technician, (previously CORGI registered).
Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for your room and can use a range of solid fuels. An open fire is a delight to the eye and contemporary fireplaces are no longer the draughty, inefficient and smoky things they were in the past.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with options to use coal, wood, oil and gas to deliver a versatile stove for any house in Macclesfield. Some styles, such as the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole property.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide selection of styles to suit any type of home in Macclesfield, and can even be free standing. A model with a back boiler can provide additional heating by connecting the hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your house.
Fireplace installations are available in Macclesfield and also in: Bosley, Oakgrove, Bollington, Henbury, Hulme Walfield, Hurdsfield, Sutton, Langley, North Rode, Mottram St Andrew, Over Alderley, Prestbury, Gurnett, Gawsworth, Brookhouse, Capesthorne, and in these postcodes SK10 1BT, SK10 1DF, SK10 1NH, SK10 1RE, SK10 1DJ, SK10 1TG, SK10 1DD, SK10 1JH, SK10 1JR, SK10 1EE. Locally based Macclesfield fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode SK11 and the phone code 01625.
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Browsing on the Internet
When hunting for any sort of services these days, the majority of householders in Macclesfield tend to head immediately for the internet to "Google it". Obviously if you're viewing this webpage you most likely found it by typing a search phrase into Yahoo, Ask, Google or Bing and we're glad that you did. Anomalies do however crop up with the foremost search engines, and you could find that the results given are not exactly what you were expecting. When you're searching for fireplace installers for example, you'll bring up a search engine like Google and key in "fireplace installation Macclesfield", "fireplace installation in Macclesfield", "fireplace installation near me" or "Macclesfield fireplace installation".
Internet directories such as Yelp, Yell, 3 Best Rated or Cyclex, or entries for major trade portals like Rated People, My Builder, Local Heroes, Checkatrade, Quotatis or TrustaTrader will most likely show up highly on the page 1 results, as will purely "pay per click" advertising. The web sites belonging to actual fireplace installers in Macclesfield are likely to be languishing on the 2nd or 3rd pages of the search results, so you will need to dig much deeper if you wish to get in touch with fireplace installers direct. If you can't find anyone suitable in the search results, it is fine to try out one of the various approved tradesmen portals such as Checkatrade or Rated People, where you will be able to check out customers feedback, receive free quotes and read reviews.
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