Fireplace Fitter Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire (MK16): Fitting a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Newport Pagnell home is an effective way to add a homely feel and some charm to any room. Adding an open fire or wood burning stove for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove to be more cost effective than certain central heating systems, as long as you've got a good source of wood. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water at the same time.
But before you start bashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some vital things to consider to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. Any work that's performed on your flue lining, hearth, fireplace and chimney breast must adhere to the Building Regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. 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?
A simple renovation of a pre-existing fireplace can generally be achieved by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, but if any construction work is necessary there is the chance of encountering structural issues that will need to be resolved professionally. It might be that in order to get a fire burning in your fireplace once more you need nothing more than a good clean up of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. Much more likely you'll come across a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement.
A wrongly installed fireplace can cause serious respiratory health problems and fire risk and should only be fitted by a professional fireplace installer in Newport Pagnell with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. A key part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for a fire to burn safely and efficiently. A deficiency of oxygen means the fire will not burn properly, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can cause injury or death.
It might be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to receive enough oxygen to burn safely and efficiently all the time. They might also have to install air vents in unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap moist air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
An enormous amount of soot and other muck can be discharged from an old chimney upon opening it up for restoration. It's advisable to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from an area where you're planning to expose an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by soot, dust and muck that might be stirred up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If you are fortunate enough to be carrying out a complete renovation project then it ought to be one of the first jobs to focus on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This should help to prevent any damage by dirt and chimney soot to any previously completed renovation work.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace uncovered, it is time to see what needs to be renovated and to give the chimney and hearth a thorough cleaning. Contacting a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the first items on the checklist. They'll not only ensure that your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can additionally investigate the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide advice about whether you need to upgrade any section of the flue and chimney.
If you need to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant UK Building Regulations must be adhered to. This type of work must be completed by a skilled craftsman with experience of the appropriate building regulations and good working practices.
In older buildings you might find the revealed fireplace is too big for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be necessary to adapt the opening. When your new concrete lintel is in place and secure you can now proceed with the renovation, installation and upgrade of the fireplace hearth. In earlier times the hearth was generally sunken into a void in the floor, but the current building regs demand that it's raised above floor level. Pre-made options from marble, concrete or slate are available to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Newport Pagnell should be able to offer a bespoke, made to measure hearth to match the design of your room.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with a wide array of different choices available to you. The advice and recommendations from your sales and installation team, which will hinge on your particular requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace that's both appropriate for your chimney and flue, as well as for your decor.
Some rooms and houses will be more suited to an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For instance, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop to a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, highlighting its character and reflecting heat back into the room.
Even if your Newport Pagnell home hasn't got a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A pre-existing chimney is not needed in this instance since the flue is taken straight from the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an exterior wall.
OPEN, WOOD, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL OR GAS FIREPLACE?
The ambience and charm of an open fireplace can't be beaten, but what alternatives are out there if this type of fireplace isn't possible within your Newport Pagnell property?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Newport Pagnell can benefit from the installment of a wood burner, which can be found in a variety of styles, and can even be installed free standing. A model with a back boiler will deliver extra heating by connecting the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your property.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with a variety of fuels, (gas, coal, wood, oil) to generate a unique focal point in your property in Newport Pagnell. Some styles, like the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire home.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit any house in Newport Pagnell, can easily be fitted by any reasonable competent individual. Even if your room has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be fitted that looks almost like a real fire with multi-coloured flames.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace which can make use of different fuels such as wood, briquettes, smokeless coal and other combustive materials. A skillfully installed open fire is far from the old style smoky fireplace that was blocked up by earlier owners, and its warm charm is a delightful addition to any property in Newport Pagnell.
Gas Fireplaces - There are many designs to suit all home types and their effectiveness in warming a room is superior to wood burners. A Gas Safe registered contractor must maintain and fit any gas fire in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Fireplace installation is available in Newport Pagnell and also nearby in: Olney, Sherington, North Crawley, Little Crawley, Tickford End, Willen, Tongwell, Moulsoe, Great Linford, Pineham, Blakelands, Chicheley, Lathbury, Gayhurst, and in these postcodes MK16 0EL, MK14 5FU, MK16 0AY, MK16 0DE, MK16 8BG, MK16 0PE, MK16 0LQ, MK16 8AP, MK16 0DP, MK16 6AW. Local Newport Pagnell fireplace specialists will probably have the phone code 01908 and the postcode MK16. Simply click on the "quote" banner or form to get info on fireplace installation in your area.
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Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire: The town of Newport Pagnell is situated in the South Eastern area of England in the traditional county of Buckinghamshire. Newport Pagnell is around 5 miles from Milton Keynes and 17 miles from Northampton, nearby villages and towns include Tickford End, Tongwell, Pineham, Little Crawley, Chicheley, Olney, Great Linford and Moulsoe. Newport Pagnell is in the postcode district MK16, has a population of about 15,000 and has the dial code 01908. Newport Pagnell lies very near to the M1 motorway. (Tags: Newport Pagnell England, Newport Pagnell UK, Newport Pagnell Bucks, Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire)
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