Fireplace Fitter Mansfield Nottinghamshire (NG18): Putting in a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Mansfield home is a good way to add a homely feel and some charm to any room. If you combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire or stove on those cold winter evenings, you will also be provided with lots of boiling hot water.
Before you go prising away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you'll need to do to make sure you can safely install your new fireplace. All work carried out must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of flue linings, hearths, chimney breasts and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your property is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the work in remodeling a blocked up fireplace if you have the ability to do so, but structural and safety problems are often discovered that need to be resolved professionally. If you're lucky when you expose a boarded fireplace you might find a decent lintel, hearth and chimney breast that needs nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. What you'll likely discover is an area of crumbling, old bricks that conceals issues such as a lintel that needs to be replaced or a blocked up chimney.
Due to the serious health and fire risk issues that can be caused by a poorly installed or restored fireplace, it is preferable to draw on the knowledge and experience of a specialist fireplace fitter in Mansfield. There must always be airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee sufficient quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. Inadequate oxygen means the fire won't burn properly, and carbon monoxide fumes could accumulate, which can cause death.
To get past this concern a fireplace specialist in Mansfield will assess the circumstances and install vents in the room, or under the floors, to guarantee a satisfactory amount of air flow for the fire to combust safely and effectively. To avoid condensed air becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents might have to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to improve the airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
Opening up an old fireplace can create large amounts of soot and dirt. A decent Mansfield fireplace fitter will bring coverings for your furniture and provide some form of protection, however it is advisable where feasible to remove furniture and carpets from the room before work commences. If you're performing a complete restoration of a house or room, the fireplace should be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are dealt with. This will help to prevent any impairment by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've exposed your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clear out any sections of hearth that is still in position. The first job on your to-do list should be to call in a competent chimney sweep. Not only will they make sure that your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can also assess the condition of the chimney and flue liner and offer advice about whether you need to replace any section of the flue and chimney.
After a chimney sweeps assessment it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue liner as demanded by Part J of the Building Regulations. These are jobs that need to be done by an experienced builder with a good understanding of the appropriate building regs and sound construction skills.
In older buildings you may discover the revealed fireplace is too big for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. When your new lintel is safely in position you may now press on with the renovation, installation and upgrade of the fireplace hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been sunken into a void in the floor, however to be in accordance with current regulations it must be raised above floor level. You can get bespoke options to fit pretty much any size and style of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of popular size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you pop along to a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with the range of different choices open to you. The recommendations and advice from your installation team, which will be based on your specific requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace which is both appropriate for your existing chimney and flue, and suited to your home's decor.
Whether you go for a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will hinge on the all round look you are trying to create, your existing decor and perhaps even, your home's age. For example, an inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop to an old-fashioned cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its character and reflects the heat into the room.
If your Mansfield property does not have a chimney you still have options for a fireplace feature by installing a wood burning or multi fuel stove. Providing that you've got an outside wall through which a stainless steel flue from the stove can be routed, you don't need to have a pre-existing chimney structure to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
ELECTRIC, WOOD, OPEN, GAS OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that simply cannot be beaten, however what else is available to fit in your lovely new fireplace in Mansfield?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using oil, wood, gas and coal to furnish you with a versatile stove for any property in Mansfield. The AGA range for instance is renowned as being capable of providing heating for an entire home, a supply of hot water and an oven and hob all in one useful appliance.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any property in Mansfield, can easily be fitted by any reasonable competent individual. Even if your room has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that looks almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capacity to burn virtually any solid fuel available on the market. An open fire is lovely to see and contemporary fireplaces are no more the smoky, inefficient and draughty things that they were in the past.
Wood Burning Stoves - An array of styles to suit any period of home in Mansfield, and can even be a free standing feature. A back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide hot water for personal use, or to provide heating in other rooms via radiators.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and being more efficient when compared to wood burning stoves, there are a multitude of styles and designs to suit any Mansfield property. A Gas Safe certified engineer must maintain and fit any gas fireplace in your property.
Fireplace installations are available in Mansfield and also in nearby places like: Mansfield Woodhouse, Stanton Hill, Warsop Vale, Rainworth, Shirebrook, Berry Hill, Tevesal, Skegby, Forest Town, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Ravenshead, Clipstone, Blidworth, Pleasley, and in these postcodes NG18 1NA, NG18 2AY, NG18 1HH, NG18 1HQ, NG18 1SU, NG18 1QR, NG18 2BN, NG18 1ST, NG17 3BY, NG18 1QQ. Local Mansfield fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 01623 and the postcode NG18. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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