Fireplace Fitter Madeley Shropshire (TF7): A splendid way to add a bit of character to any Madeley home is by installing a brand new fireplace, or renovating an existing one. If you choose to combine a new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire or stove during the cold winters' evenings, you will also be supplied with a plentiful supply of hot water.
But before you begin smashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some important things to consider to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. Any combustible appliance in the home must conform to Part J of the building regulations, and this covers hearths, flue linings, fireplaces and chimney breasts. If you reside in a designated conservation area or a listed building you must check with local authorities to find out if planning permission is necessary for a fireplace installation in your property.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the work in restoring a blocked up fireplace if you have the ability to do so, but there is always a problem in finding safety and structural problems which need to be resolved by a professional tradesperson. It may be that in order to get a fire roaring once more you need little more than a quick clean of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. What is more common however is a jumble of crumbling brickwork that hides a blocked flue, and also requires some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause severe fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be fitted by a specialist fireplace installer in Madeley with the experience and knowledge to install it safely. A key part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. Deadly carbon monoxide fumes can build up from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.
To get past this concern a professional fireplace installation team will analyse the situation and install vents in the room, or beneath the floors, to ensure a sufficient amount of air flow for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. They may also have to fit air vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap moist air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Having a fireplace opened up can create large amounts of soot and muck. It's advisable to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from a room where you're going to expose an old fireplace, to prevent them being damaged by dust, soot and dirt that will be disturbed during the fireplace installation works. If you're conducting a full renovation of a property or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any plastering or decorating is dealt with. By opening a fireplace first you'll avoid any chimney soot causing staining damage to other phases of your restoration project, such as fresh plaster or wallpapered walls.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've exposed your old fireplace you will have a better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be able to rigorously sweep the chimney and clear out any hearth that is still in position. You now need to contact your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and while doing this will be able to inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.
Following a chimney sweep's assessment it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or install a new flue liner in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. A reputable fireplace installer in Madeley will be required to complete this work, and will need the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all building regulations.
If the size of the existing fireplace is bigger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. When you've supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be time to renovate or update the hearth. You may find your existing hearth has been set into a void in the floor, but to be in accordance with latest building regulations it must be raised above floor level. Ready-made solutions from slate, concrete or marble are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Madeley may be able to offer a bespoke, custom-made hearth to complement the design of your room.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will illustrate the options that are available for the different styles and designs of fireplaces. The advice and suggestions from your sales and installation team, which will be in keeping with your specific requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace which is both perfect for your flue and chimney, as well as for your home's decor.
You property's age, and the style that you are trying to create for your room, will all help you to decide upon the design and type of fireplace which is best for you. If you have an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look amazing set inside it, which also has the 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 splendid option if you don't have a chimney breast in your Madeley property. An existing chimney isn't needed because a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an outside wall.
OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
The feel and ambience of a log fire cannot be matched, however what options are available if this kind of fireplace is not possible in your Madeley property?
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a varied choice of styles make electric fires an extremely popular choice for Madeley properties that don't have a chimney breast. Can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish one from the genuine thing.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for any room and can be used with an assortment of solid fuels. In the old days an open fire may have had a reputation of being inefficient, smoky and draughty, but a skillfully installed modern fireplace is wonderful to watch while lounging in the warm glow it provides.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of styles to suit all types of house and their effectiveness in warming a room is superior to wood burning stoves or open fireplaces. A Gas Safe certified contractor must maintain and fit any gas fire in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Madeley can benefit from the installation of a wood burning stove, which can be found in a variety of styles, and can even be fitted freestanding. A version with a back boiler can supply extra heating capabilities by transferring the piping hot water to radiators in cold spots in your property.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates they can be fired up with with different fuels, such as oil, smokeless coal, wood or gas, and become a focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Madeley. Some types, such as the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire home.
Fireplace installation is available in Madeley and also in nearby places like: Benthall, Little Dawley, Coalbrookdale, Broseley Wood, Shifnal, Kemberton, Albrighton, Stirchley, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock, Doseley, Telford, Lawley Village, Coalport, Lightmoor, Jackfield, and in these postcodes CW3 9JG, CW3 9HP, CW3 9JA, CW3 9TH, CW3 9DX, CW3 9HR, CW3 9NP, CW3 9EX, CW3 9EH, CW3 9JT. Locally based Madeley fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone code 01782 and the postcode TF7.
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Over the past 12 months fireplaces had been fitted in these Madeley streets: Wigmores, Halesfield 11, Langholm Green, Withybrook, Park Lane Avenue, Kemberton Close, Halesfield 2, Broad Meadow Lane, Mound Way, Halesfield 6, Lee Dingle, Castlefields Way, Milton Drive, Mason Drive, Lord Murray Drive, Mitchel Way, Warrensway, Little Dawley Close, Halesfield 1, Somerset Close, Cheshire Close, Carnoustie Drive, Punta Verde Drive, Swinburne Close, Spring Court, Southfield, and in these Shropshire postcodes: CW3 9JG, CW3 9HP, CW3 9JA, CW3 9TH, CW3 9DX, CW3 9HR, CW3 9NP, CW3 9EX, CW3 9EH, CW3 9JT.
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