Fireplace Fitter Peterborough Cambridgeshire (PE1): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a great way to add character and a homely feel to any Peterborough home. If you decide to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire during the cold winter evenings, you'll also be supplied with lots of hot water.
There are some important considerations you must think of before you start any work, if you are going to establish an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your house. Any work that's undertaken on your flue lining, fireplace, hearth and chimney breast must conform to the United Kingdom's Part J building regulations for combustible appliances. If you are living in a designated conservation area or a listed building you must check with local authorities to see if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation in your house.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic renovation of a current fireplace can perhaps be completed by a competent DIY enthusiast, however if any construction work is necessary there's a chance of encountering structural issues which have to be dealt with by a professional. It might be the case that when you remove the covering from an old fireplace to uncover a hidden gem that needs little more than a good clear out and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going. However, what you'll likely find is an area of old bricks that hides issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
Because of the acute health and fire risk problems that can result from an improperly fitted or restored fireplace, it is preferable to draw on the knowledge and experience of an experienced fireplace fitter and builder in Peterborough. Airflow has to be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; and it is a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. If the airflow is not sufficient then it's possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be deadly.
To get past this issue a fireplace specialist in Peterborough will evaluate the circumstances and fit vents around the room, or underneath the floor, to ensure a sufficient amount of air flow for the fire to burn safely and properly. They may have to fit air vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It's surprising just how much muck and soot can build up inside an old chimney and you'll not know what's there until you proceed to open it up. It is wise to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from a room where you are going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by dirt, soot and dust that might be stirred up during the fireplace installation works. If you're carrying out a full renovation of a room or house, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is tackled. This stops any discolouration damage to any refurbished work you may have already finished.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you can see the fireplace opening it is time to sweep and clean the chimney and hearth and work out what is fit for restoring. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the first things on your to-do-list. They will be willing to offer you expert advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the state of the structure of the chimney and whether it is advisable to upgrade the existing lining.
If you need to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all current Building Regulations must be followed to the letter. This work must be completed by a qualified person with experience of the relevant building regulations and decent construction practices.
If you need to adjust the width of opening of your existing fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a supporting concrete lintel should be installed. Once this is complete the next step for your Peterborough fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you'll have to raise it above floor level to observe the latest building regulations. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you might have to purchase a bespoke, tailor-made hearth, however there are a whole host of ready-made hearths in marble, concrete or slate.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will show the alternatives that are available for the different fireplace styles and designs. Every fireplace will not be suitable for your chimney and flue and it's wise to accept any advice and help offered by your fireplace installers regarding your specific situation.
Whether you go with an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will be based on the look that you're trying to establish, your current decor and perhaps even, the age of your home. For example, a wood burner looks amazing set back in an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character of the stove and also reflects the heat into the room to good effect.
If your Peterborough home hasn't got a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. An existing chimney isn't needed in this instance since the flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an outside wall.
OPEN, WOOD, GAS, ELECTRIC OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fireplace on a cold winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what other options are on offer?
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of designs to suit all home types and their efficiency to warm a room is superior to open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by Gas Safe certified (replaced CORGI register in 2009) tradesman.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with various fuels, such as oil, gas, wood or coal, and become a focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Peterborough. Some styles, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole property.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by anybody who's reasonable competent and there are varieties and styles that are appropriate for any room and type of house in Peterborough. Modern electric fires can deliver authentic looking flames and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to imitate a real open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can be used with various fuels such as coal, briquettes, wood and other burnable materials. An open fire is a sight to behold and modern fireplaces are no longer the smoky, draughty and inefficient items they used to be.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Peterborough can be improved by the fitting of a wood burning stove, which come in a variety of styles, and can even be installed as a free standing feature. A version with an integrated back boiler will provide extra heating capabilities by connecting the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your property.
Fireplace installation is available in Peterborough and also in nearby places like: New England, Yaxley, Wansford, Dogsthorpe, Garton End, Orton Malborne, Stanground, Westwood, Whittlesey, Fengate, Longthorpe, Bretton, Paston, Woodston, Old Fletton, New Fletton, Walton, and in these postcodes PE1 1FH, PE1 1PA, PE1 1NS, PE1 1LX, PE1 1SZ, PE1 1SQ, PE1 1EG, PE1 1HL, PE1 1XF, PE1 1SG. Local Peterborough fireplace specialists will most likely have the dialling code 1733 and the postcode PE1. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get information on fireplace installation in your location.
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Current Cambridgeshire fireplace job postings: Eliot and Husna Chan recently requested a quotation for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel stove in a terraced house in Waterbeach. Md Leith and Lacie Leith recently enquired about the installation of a wood burner in Balsham, Cambridgeshire. Mr and Mrs Humphries recently enquired about the installation of an open fireplace in Histon. Aida Field and Tymoteusz Field recently asked for a quote for the installation of a multifuel stove in Godmanchester. Mr and Mrs Barrow recently asked for an estimate for re-opening and restoring an old fireplace in Upwood, Cambridgeshire. Mr and Mrs Oldham recently enquired about re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new gas fireplace in Coates. Khalid and Marnie Sykes recently asked for a price quote for the installation of a wood burning stove in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire. Trey Hamnett and Bella-Rose Hamnett recently enquired about re-opening and restoring an old stone fireplace in a cottage in Gorefield, Cambridgeshire.
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Some Peterborough streets and areas where fireplace installation has recently been undertaken - Avon Court, Acremead, St Katherines Mews, St Michaels Road, Chandlers, Church Close, Sherwood Avenue, Turningtree Road, Balmoral Road, Claygate, Clare Road, Sandpit Terrace, Cathedral Square, St Osyths Lane, Doddington Drive, Springfields, Spinney Walk, St Johns Street, Canonsfield, Throstlenest, Stagshaw Drive, Tresham Road, Dukesmead Mobile Home Park, Bridge Hill Road, Southoe Road, Dudley Avenue, Benwick Road, Bradden Street, Debdale, Stanwick Court, as well as the following Peterborough area postcodes: PE1 1FH, PE1 1PA, PE1 1NS, PE1 1LX, PE1 1SZ, PE1 1SQ, PE1 1EG, PE1 1HL, PE1 1XF, PE1 1SG.
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