Fireplace Fitter Motherwell Scotland (ML1): Opening up a disused fireplace to install a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and some character to your Motherwell home. Cold winter evenings can become very enjoyable as you sit in front of your fireplace listening to the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water too.
There are a few vital considerations to make before you commence any work, in order to create a safe, attractive and efficient fireplace in your property. Any work that's done on your chimney breast, flue lining, fireplace and hearth must adhere to the United Kingdom's building regs, Part J for combustible appliances. If your property is a listed building you'll also need to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work begins.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the remodeling work to a bricked-up fireplace if you've got the skills to do so, but there is always a problem in finding safety and structural problems which need to be resolved by a professional tradesperson. You may be fortunate when revealing your old fireplace and discover that you need nothing more than a decent clean up of the hearth and a quick chimney sweep in order to get your fire roaring. Much more likely you'll discover crumbling brickwork that requires structural modifications and a stopped up flue.
Due to the severe fire risk and health issues that can result from a poorly installed or restored fireplace, it is better to draw on the knowledge and experience of a competent fireplace installer in Motherwell. There must always be enough airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to guarantee adequate amounts of oxygen enable the fire to burn effectively. Toxic carbon monoxide can develop from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated room.
It might be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fire to receive sufficient oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and causing damp spots and staining, vents might have to be installed by the fireplace installation team to introduce more airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can create huge amounts of soot and dirt. A decent Motherwell fireplace fitter will bring dust sheets for your furniture and provide some form of protection, but it's sensible where feasible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the area before any work starts in earnest. If you are carrying out a complete restoration of a room or property, the fireplace should be opened up before any plastering or decorating is tackled. This prevents any discolouration damage to any refurbished work you have already done.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace uncovered, it is time to see what needs to be renovated or replaced and give the chimney and hearth a thorough clean. Bringing in a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the initial things on your to-do-list. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing this will inspect the structural condition of the chimney and offer you guidance on whether you need a new flue lining.
After a chimney sweeps examination it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or install a new flue lining in keeping with Part J of the Building Regulations. A good fireplace installer in Motherwell will be needed to complete this work, and will have the skills and knowledge of construction to closely follow all regulations.
In buildings that are older you might find the revealed fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be required to modify the opening. Once this has been done the next phase for your Motherwell fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. In the old days the hearth was normally set into the floor, however the current building regulations require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you might have to purchase a bespoke, custom-built hearth, however there are also a wide variety of pre-made hearths in slate, concrete or marble.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the wide range of different options open to you. Not all fireplaces will be appropriate for your existing flue and chimney and it is sensible to accept any advice offered by your installation team regarding your particular circumstances.
The age of your home, and the theme you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you decide upon the design and type of fireplace that's most suitable for you. For instance, an inglenook fireplace can be a perfect backdrop to an old-fashioned cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its charm and reflecting heat back into the room.
Even if your Motherwell property does not have a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature by putting in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. So long as you have an exterior wall through which a flue from the back or top of the stove can be channeled, you do not need a chimney structure to experience a "real" fire.
MULTI-FUEL, GAS, ELECTRIC, OPEN OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates a charm and ambience that simply can't be beaten, however what are the other options available to put into in your new fireplace in Motherwell?
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a wide choice of styles make electric fires the obvious choice for Motherwell properties that don't have a chimney. Contemporary electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to imitate an open fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in a wide range of designs to suit any property and are usually more thermally efficient than open fireplaces. Must be professionally maintained and installed by Gas Safe registered (replaced CORGI register in 2009) technician.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for a room and can be used with a number of different solid fuels. An open fire is wonderful to watch and contemporary fireplaces are no longer the smoky, draughty and inefficient objects they once were.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with various different fuels, (gas, oil, wood, coal) to establish a focal point in your home in Motherwell. Some styles, such as the AGA range, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire house.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become "the in thing" in a lot of properties in Motherwell, and can have classic or modern design to match your decor. A back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide piping hot water for use around the home, or for heating in other rooms via radiators.
Fireplace installations are available in Motherwell and also in: Quarter, Carfin, Allanton, Hamilton, Birkenshaw, Ferniegair, Cleland, Wishaw, Bothwell, Bellshill, Newmains, Larkhall, East Kilbride, Blantyre, Stonehouse, Uddingston, Cambuslang, Overtown, Holytown, and in these postcodes ML1 1LT, ML1 1BY, ML1 2AJ, ML1 1NS, ML1 1XH, ML1 1HD, ML1 1XX, ML1 1QF, ML1 1UN, ML1 1XW. Locally based Motherwell fireplace specialists will probably have the dialling code 01698 and the postcode ML1. Simply click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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Some Motherwell roads and areas where fireplace installation work has recently been undertaken - Java Street, Maple Road, Braeside Road, Budgett Brae, Crosshill Street, Coursington Gardens, Ness Way, Ross Drive, Loanhead Road, Morven Drive, Cameron Street, Logans Road, Daffodil Way, Dalzell Drive, Scott Street, Glassford Tower, Hillside Place, Kyle Grove, Hillhead Avenue, Shirrel Road, Ivanhoe Place, Durward Court, John Muir Way, Glenmore Road, Ellisland Wynd, Woodlands Street, Blair Athol Wynd, Ardgour Parade, Malleable Gardens, Coronation Court, as well as these Motherwell area postcodes: ML1 1LT, ML1 1BY, ML1 2AJ, ML1 1NS, ML1 1XH, ML1 1HD, ML1 1XX, ML1 1QF, ML1 1UN, ML1 1XW.
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