Fireplace Fitter Melton Mowbray Leicestershire (LE13): Putting in a brand new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Melton Mowbray home is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and some charm to any room. Nippy winters' evenings can become a joy as you relax beside your fireplace listening to the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even enjoy free hot water too.
There are some important considerations to make before you start any work, if you are going to create a safe, efficient and attractive fireplace in your home. Any combustible appliance within residential homes in Melton Mowbray must adhere to Part J of the Building Regulations, and this covers chimney breasts, fireplaces, hearths and flue linings. Planning permission may also be needed before work commences if your home is in a conservation area or is listed.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a keen and competent DIY'er it may be quite possible to renovate a blocked or bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of encountering structural problems in the majority of cases is high. You could be lucky when exposing your old fireplace and find out you need nothing more than a decent clean out of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney to get a fire roaring once more. What is more commonplace however is a swathe of old brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and also requires some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there's not just a risk of fire to your home, but there can also be health hazards, which is why it is advisable to employ a professional Melton Mowbray installation company for fireplaces. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it is a requirement in the Building Regulations that this is so. Toxic carbon monoxide can build up from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated room.
It might be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fire to get adequate oxygen to burn properly and safely at all times. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and producing damp spots and staining, vents might have to be installed by the installation team to introduce some airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It's astonishing how much soot and muck can build up inside an old chimney and you will not know exactly what is there until you uncover it. It is wise to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from an area where you are going to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them from being affected by dust, soot and muck that might be stirred up during the fireplace installation works. If you're conducting a full restoration of a property or room, the fireplace should be opened up before any plastering or decorating is tackled. This stops any discolouring damage to any renovated work you've already done.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've revealed your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clean up any hearth that can be re-used. Bringing in a chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the very first items on your checklist. They'll not only make sure that your flue and chimney are completely clean, but they can also investigate the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide advice about whether you need to upgrade any section of the chimney and flu, such as the flue liner.
Following a chimney sweep examination it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as laid down in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. A good fireplace installer and builder in Melton Mowbray will be needed to carry out this task, and will have the skills and knowledge of construction to follow all building regulations.
If the size of the original fireplace is bigger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be put in. When your new lintel is safely in position you may now get on with the repair, updating and installation of the fireplace hearth. In the old days the hearth would be sunken into the floor, but current regulations require it to be raised above floor level. Off-the-shelf solutions from marble, concrete or slate are available to achieve this, or your fireplace installer in Melton Mowbray should be able to provide you with a bespoke, made to measure hearth to fit in with the style of your room.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will show the choices that are available for the different fireplace styles and designs. It is quite possible that because of your existing chimney and flue, that certain fireplaces may not be suitable, therefore it pays to follow the advice of your fireplace installation company with respect to this.
The age of your home, and the style that you are trying to create for your room, should all help you decide on the design and type of fireplace that's most suitable. For example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks amazing set into an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, highlighting the character of the stove and reflecting the heat into the room to good effect.
Even if your Melton Mowbray property does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by putting in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This type of fireplace can be fitted with a stainless steel flue that's channeled through an outside wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
MULTI-FUEL, OPEN, ELECTRIC, GAS OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that cannot be matched, however what other options are available to fit in your brand new fireplace in Melton Mowbray?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use gas, oil, coal and wood to deliver a multi-purpose heater for any home in Melton Mowbray. They can be used not just for heating a single room, but some types like the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the entire home if plumbed into an existing radiator system.
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a wide choice of styles make electric fireplaces an extremely popular choice for Melton Mowbray houses that don't have a chimney. Contemporary electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the crackling sound of wood to imitate a real fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) when compared with open fires, there are a wide selection of designs to suit any Melton Mowbray home. Must be professionally maintained and fitted by Gas Safe certified (previously CORGI registered) tradesman.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use different fuels such as briquettes, coal, wood and other flammable materials. In the old days an open fire might have been associated with being smoky, inefficient and draughty, but a professionally fitted fireplace is a joy to behold while basking in the warm glow it provides.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Melton Mowbray can benefit from the installment of a wood burning stove, which come in an array of styles, and can even be installed as a freestanding feature. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide hot water for personal use, or for heating in other rooms via radiators.
Fireplace installation is available in Melton Mowbray and also in nearby places like: Welby, Waltham on the Wolds, Great Dalby, Burton Lazars, Kirby Bellars, Brentingby, Holwell, Scalford, Thorpe Arnold, Eye Kettleby, Frisby on the Wreake, Asfordby, Asfordby Hill, and in these postcodes LE13 0EH, LE13 0FY, LE13 0FX, LE13 0LQ, LE13 0LJ, LE13 0AJ, LE13 0NZ, LE13 0NS, LE13 0BF, LE13 0BP. Locally based Melton Mowbray fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode LE13 and the phone code 01664.
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Around Melton Mowbray
Homeowners who live in the following roads have just recently inquired about fireplace installation - Barnard Close, School Lane, Clumber Street, Thorpe End, Spinney Close, The Field, Dieppe Way, Stokes Paddock, Burden Lane, Strawberry Court, Thorpe Road, Coniston Road, Swale Close, Torrance Drive, Swallowdale Road, Stanton Road, The Lane, The Uplands, Station Road, Beaumont Gardens, Brightside Avenue, Saxelby Park Road, Burrough Court, South View, Broughton Lane, Campion Place, Central Arcade, The Brickyard, The Croft, Burdetts Close, as well as the following local Melton Mowbray postcodes: LE13 0EH, LE13 0FY, LE13 0FX, LE13 0LQ, LE13 0LJ, LE13 0AJ, LE13 0NZ, LE13 0NS, LE13 0BF, LE13 0BP.
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