Fireplace Fitter Morecambe Lancashire (LA4): Opening up an old disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a good way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to any Morecambe home. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those cold winter evenings can even prove more cost effective than certain central heating systems, providing that you've got a regular source of fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water in the process.
However before you start bashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some vital things to consider to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed in domestic homes in Morecambe must conform to Part J of the Building Regulations, and this covers fireplaces, flue linings, chimney breasts and hearths. If your property is a listed building you will also need to find out if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work is started.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the renovation work to a blocked up fireplace if you have the ability needed, but structural and safety problems are often found which need to be resolved by a specialist. If you are lucky when you expose a boarded fireplace you may find a decent hearth, chimney breast and lintel that involves little more than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. Much more likely you'll discover a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that needs structural reinforcement.
Due to the acute fire risk and health problems that can result from an incorrectly installed or renovated fireplace, it is preferable to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a certified fireplace fitter and builder in Morecambe. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee sufficient amounts of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. Not enough oxygen means the fire won't burn well, and carbon monoxide fumes could build up, which can cause injury or death.
To successfully get around any issues with air flow, vents may be installed around the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable oxygen levels are able to reach the fire. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and causing staining and damp spots, vents may have to be installed by the installation team to introduce more airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can create huge amounts of muck and soot. It is wise to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from an area where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by soot, dust and muck that will be disturbed during the fireplace installation work. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a full home renovation project then it ought to be one of the first jobs to focus on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This will help to prevent any discolouring damage by dirt and chimney soot to any previously completed renovation work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you have opened up your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clear out any sections of hearth that remains. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the very first things on the checklist. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing this will be able to inspect the condition of the chimney and offer guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.
It could be necessary to install a new flue liner to conform to the all important UK Building Regulations, and construction work might also be needed to beef up the existing chimney and breast. This kind of work must be accomplished by a qualified craftsman who is familiar with the current building regulations and good construction practices.
If you need to adjust the size of opening of your exposed fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your new design, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be put in. When your concrete lintel is safely in position you can now press on with the installation, updating and renovation of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to conform to the latest building regs. You can get tailor-made options to fit any design and size of fireplace, or you can select from a variety of popular sized hearths to match your decor.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be challenging when faced with the different styles and designs that are available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. Every fireplace may not be suitable for your existing flue and chimney and it's wise to accept any advice and help offered by your installation team in relation to your particular circumstances.
Whether you opt for a wood burner, an open fireplace or a multi-fuel stove will be based on the all round style that you are trying to develop, your existing decor and maybe, your home's age. For instance, an inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop for a classic cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its character and reflects the heat into the room.
A wood-burning stove is also a good option if your Morecambe property doesn't have a chimney breast. As long as you've got an outside wall through which a stainless steel flue from the back or top of the stove can be channeled, you don't need to have an existing chimney structure in place to be able to experience a real fire.
GAS, WOOD, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the glow and warmth of a natural fire on a dark evening, however if your circumstances do not allow for this, what are the other alternatives?
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of different styles to suit any kind of house in Morecambe, and can even be free standing. If combined with a back boiler they can provide steaming hot water for radiators or for other use around the house.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of designs to suit all types of property and their efficiency to warm a room is better than wood burners. Have to be professionally installed and maintained by Gas Safe certified (replaced CORGI register in 2009) engineer.
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a focus for any room and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel that you can buy. An open fire is a delight to the eye and modern fireplaces are no longer the inefficient, smoky and draughty items they used to be.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using coal, wood, gas and oil to deliver a multipurpose heater for any house in Morecambe. Some styles, like the AGA range, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole property.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a wide choice of styles make electric fireplaces the obvious choice for Morecambe properties that don't have a chimney. Even if your home has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire which looks almost like a "real" fire can be fitted.
Fireplace installation is available in Morecambe and also nearby in: Scale Hall, Halton, Sandylands, Bare, Great Wood, Heysham, West End, Heaton-With-Oxcliffe, White Lund, Bolton-le-Sands, Overton, Torrisholme, Lancaster, and in these postcodes LA3 3AB, LA3 3BY, LA3 3DX, LA3 1TH, LA3 3NG, LA3 3BA, LA3 3AP, LA3 1BD, LA3 3EH, LA3 1AZ. Local Morecambe fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode LA4 and the telephone code 01524. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your area.
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