Fireplace Fitter Nantwich Cheshire (CW5): Installing a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Nantwich home is a wonderful way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. Nippy winter evenings can become a joy as you sit back beside your new fireplace listening to the crackling of a burning fire, 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 a few crucial considerations to make before you begin any work, in order to create a safe, attractive and efficient fireplace in your home. Any combustible appliance installed within the home must comply with Part J of the building regs, and this covers fireplaces, flue linings, hearths and chimney breasts. Planning permission may also be needed before work begins if your property is listed or in a conservation area.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're an enthusiastic and competent do-it-yourselfer it is quite possible to renovate a blocked or bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of experiencing structural problems in most cases is regrettably high. If you're fortunate when you open up a stopped up fireplace you might find a decent hearth, lintel and chimney breast that requires nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. It's much more likely that you will come across crumbling brickwork that needs structural modifications and a stopped up flue.
Owing to the acute health and fire risk issues that can be caused by an improperly installed or renovated fireplace, it's best to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a skilled fireplace fitter and builder in Nantwich. A major part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for a fire to burn safely and efficiently. Deadly carbon monoxide can soon develop from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated room.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to receive ample oxygen to burn efficiently and safely at all times. 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 develop inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
An enormous amount of soot and dirt can be discharged from an old chimney when reopening it for renovation. A decent Nantwich fireplace installer will bring coverings for your home furnishings and provide a bit of protection, however it's advisable where feasible to remove furniture and carpets from the area before work begins. If you're conducting a complete restoration of a room or property, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. By opening a fireplace first you'll avoid any chimney soot causing discolouration damage to other parts of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've revealed your old fireplace you will have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clean any parts of hearth that may have been left in place. You now ought to get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. Not only will they make certain your chimney and flue are completely clean, but they can additionally determine the condition of the chimney and flue liner and provide guidance about whether you need to upgrade any section of the chimney and flue.
It could be vital to install a new flue liner to observe the all important UK Building Regulations, and construction work might also be required to strengthen the existing chimney and breast. This work needs to be done by a skilled tradesman who is acquainted with the relevant building regulations and decent construction practices.
In older buildings you may find the existing fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be needed to modify the opening. When your new lintel is safely in position you may now press on with the upgrade, repair and installation of the fireplace hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been set into a void in the floor, but to be in accordance with latest building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. You can get made to measure options to fit pretty much any size and design of fireplace, or you can choose from a range of popular sized hearths to fit in with your decor.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have plenty of choice with the range of different choices open to you. It's quite possible that owing to your current chimney and flue, that certain fireplace designs might not be suitable, and it pays to follow the the advice and recommendations of the fireplace installer with respect to this.
You home's age, and the theme that you're trying to create for your room, will all help you determine the design and type of fireplace that is most suitable for you. As an example, a cast iron wood burner looks fantastic set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character of the stove and also reflects the heat back into the room to good effect.
If your Nantwich home does not have a chimney you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A pre-existing chimney isn't needed in this instance since the flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an external wall.
MULTI-FUEL, GAS, WOOD, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be beaten, but what are the other options available to put into in your lovely new fireplace in Nantwich?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Nantwich can be improved by the installation of a wood burning stove, which come in a variety of designs, and can even be fitted freestanding. A model with an integrated back boiler will deliver supplementary heating by transferring the hot water to radiators in cold rooms in your home.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fireplaces the obvious choice for Nantwich properties without a chimney. Modern electric fires can provide real look flames and even the crackling sound of wood to mimic a real open fire when set into into an old fashioned fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an eye-catching focal point for your room and can be used with an assortment of solid fuels. A professionally installed contemporary open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was boarded up by past owners, and its warm elegance is a delightful addition to any house in Nantwich.
Gas Fireplaces - Delivering instant heat and more efficient (thermally) when compared with open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a wide array of designs and styles to suit any period of property. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by a Gas Safe certified technician.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, such as oil, gas, wood or coal, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or living room in Nantwich. They can be used not merely for heating a single room, but some styles like the AGA collection, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the entire property if plumbed into an existing radiator network.
Fireplace installation is available in Nantwich and also in: Butt Green, Gradeley Green, Baddington, Hough, Batherton, Wistaston, Howbeck, Henhull, Beambridge, Acton, Burland, Edleston, Alvaston, Shavington, Haymoor Green, Brindley, Blakelow, Willaston, and in these postcodes CW5 5HT, CW5 5BW, CW5 5BD, CW5 5HF, CW5 5NU, CW5 5BL, CW5 5LH, CW5 5HL, CW5 5LF, CW5 5DQ. Locally based Nantwich fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01270 and the postcode CW5. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get specifics of fireplace installation in your area.
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