Fireplace Fitter Mirfield West Yorkshire (WF14): Opening up an old disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a wonderful way to add some character and a homely feel to any Mirfield property. Chilly winter evenings can become a joy as you relax beside your fireplace surrounded by the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water as well.
There are some vital things you must think about before you begin any work, if you are going to establish an efficient, safe and attractive fireplace in your house. Any work that's carried out on your flue lining, hearth, chimney breast and fireplace must comply with the United Kingdom's Part J Building Regs for combustible appliances. If you own a listed building you will also need to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work commences.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic restoration of a current fireplace can probably be completed by a keen DIY person, but if any building work is needed there is a possibility of running into structural issues which will have to be dealt with by a professional. If you are lucky when you open up a stopped up fireplace you might find a decent lintel, chimney breast and hearth that needs nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. It's much more likely that you will come across crumbling brickwork that needs structural reinforcement and a stopped up flue.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there's not only a fire risk to your home, but there can also be health hazards, which is why it is better to bring in a certified Mirfield installation team for a fireplace. Airflow must be sufficient in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it's a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. Not enough oxygen means the fire won't burn well, and a build up of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can cause breathing problems or even death.
It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to get ample oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also need to have air vents fitted because they can sometimes trap moist air within them causing damp to occur inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can create large amounts of dust and soot. It's advisable to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from an area where you are planning to expose an old fireplace, to prevent them being affected by dust, grime and soot that may be whipped up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If you are performing a full renovation of a house or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any plastering or decorating is dealt with. By opening up a fireplace first you'll avoid any chimney soot causing damage to other stages of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plaster.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace revealed, it's time to see what can be renovated or replaced and to give the chimney and hearth a thorough cleaning. The very first job on your agenda should be to bring in a competent chimney sweep. They will be willing to offer professional advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the state of the chimney structure and if you need to upgrade the existing liner.
If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all relevant UK Building Regulations must be adhered to. A reliable fireplace installer in Mirfield will be needed to complete this work, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all regulations.
If it is necessary to change the size of opening of your existing fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be put in. When your new lintel is in position and secure you can now get on with the repair, installation and updating of the fireplace hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you will need to raise it above floor level to conform to the latest building regulations. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to choose a made to measure hearth, however there are a whole host of "off-the-shelf" hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
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 possible that because of your current chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that certain fireplaces might not be suitable, and it pays to follow the the recommendations and advice of your fireplace installation company with respect to this.
Whether you go for a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will depend on the all round style you're trying to develop, your existing decor and perhaps even, the age of your property. As an example, an inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its character and deflects the heat into the room.
A wood burner is also a good option if your Mirfield home does not have a chimney breast. This kind of fireplace can be fitted with its own flue that's routed through an outside wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed safely.
MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, GAS, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
The ambience and charm of a "real" fire can't be matched, but what alternatives are out there if this form of fireplace is not possible within your Mirfield property?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests they can be fired up with with various fuels, such as oil, smokeless coal, wood or gas, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Mirfield. The AGA style is renowned as being able to provide heating for the entire home, a constant supply of hot water and a hob and oven for cooking all in one unit.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of different styles to suit any kind of house in Mirfield, and can even be free standing. A model with a back boiler will deliver extra heating capabilities by connecting the heated water to radiators in cold rooms in your house.
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fireplaces an extremely popular choice for Mirfield properties without a chimney. Even if your room has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that seems almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can be used with various fuels such as briquettes, wood, smokeless coal and other combustible materials. An open fire is wonderful to watch and modern fireplaces are no more the inefficient, smoky and draughty objects they used to be.
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) when compared to open fires, there are a wide range of styles to suit any type of Mirfield property. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by a Gas Safe registered tradesperson.
Fireplace installations are available in Mirfield and also nearby in: Ravensthorpe, Hartshead, Liversedge, Overton, Kirkheaton, Middlestown, Dewsbury, Grange Moor, Huddersfield, Brighouse, Thornhill Edge, Thornhill Lees, Savile Town, Batley, and in these postcodes WF14 0JF, WF14 0AQ, WF14 0HB, WF14 0JE, WF14 0QJ, WF14 0QN, WF14 0ES, WF14 0BZ, WF14 0AE, WF14 0NP. Local Mirfield fireplace specialists will likely have the dialling code 01924 and the postcode WF14. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your area.
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Searching For Fireplace Installation On the Internet
When you're looking for services in Mirfield, you will more than likely use the internet first to see what is available. With prominent search engines like Ask, Google, Yahoo or Bing, you are able to glean some instant results. However, the search engines mentioned above frequently deliver the 1st page listings that aren't the most focused. But, inevitably you will enter "fireplace installation in Mirfield", "fireplace installation Mirfield", "Mirfield fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation near me", in the hope of finding precisely what you are searching for.
For your information, you will usually find that the first and last four results are inclined to be some sort of "pay per click" advertisements, whilst virtually all of the remainder will usually be web directories such as Yelp, Free Index, Yell or 3 Best Rated, or entries for large lead creation sites like Checkatrade, Local Heroes, My Builder, Rated People, Quotatis or TrustaTrader, which may or may not be useful. The web sites applying to actual fireplace installers in your area will likely be placed much farther down the search results - on the 2nd or 3rd pages perhaps.
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Needless to say, whenever you are doing fireplace installation in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, you will probably be in need of all types of different tradesmen and apart from a fireplace installer in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, you may also need a painter and decorator in Mirfield, a tiler in Mirfield, a carpenter in Mirfield, a stonemason in Mirfield, an electrician in Mirfield, a chimney sweep in Mirfield, a roofer in Mirfield, a bricklayer in Mirfield, metalworkers in Mirfield, a building contractor in Mirfield, a heating engineer in Mirfield, a handyman in Mirfield, skip hire in Mirfield, a plasterer in Mirfield, a carpet fitter in Mirfield, waste removal in Mirfield, and other different Mirfield tradesmen.
Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in the following Mirfield areas and streets - Hirst Street, Francis View, The Embankment, Spring Place Gardens, Meadowbank Crescent, Jackroyd Lane, Moor Top, Kenilworth Close, Bright Street, Lockwood Avenue, Norman Drive, Covey Clough Court, Finching Grove, Woodsome Drive, Quarryside Road, Hopton Lane, Newgate, Abbey Close, Westfield Court, Briery Grove, Blake Hall Road, Fernhurst Way, Haworth Close, South Street, London Park, Ingham Croft, Hepworth Lane, Moor View, as well as these local Mirfield postcodes: WF14 0JF, WF14 0AQ, WF14 0HB, WF14 0JE, WF14 0QJ, WF14 0QN, WF14 0ES, WF14 0BZ, WF14 0AE, WF14 0NP.
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