Fireplace Fitter Poole Dorset (BH15): A fantastic way to add a bit of character to any Poole home is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. Chilly winter evenings can become a pleasure as you sit back in front of your fireplace listening to the crackling of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can even benefit from free hot water as well.
However before you begin knocking down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some essential things to consider to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed within residential homes in Poole must conform to Part J of the UK's Building Regs, and this applies to chimney breasts, hearths, flue linings and fireplaces. If you reside in a designated conservation area or a listed building you must check with local council to see if planning permission is required for installing a fireplace in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward remodel of a pre-existing fireplace can generally be achieved by a keen DIY person, but if any building work is required there is a chance of encountering structural issues that need to be handled by a professional. You could be lucky when exposing your old fireplace and discover that you need little more than a decent clean up of the hearth and a quick chimney sweep to get your fire roaring. More likely you'll come across a stopped up flue and crumbling brickwork that needs structural reinforcement.
Owing to the severe health and fire risk problems that can result from an improperly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is preferable to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a skilled fireplace fitter and builder in Poole. A key part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for the fire to burn properly and efficiently. Deadly carbon monoxide fumes can develop from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated room.
To overcome this issue a professional Poole fireplace fitter will consider the situation and fit vents in the room, or under the flooring, to ensure a sufficient air flow for the fire to combust properly and safely. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also need to have air vents installed since they can sometimes trap moist air inside them causing damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
An enormous amount of soot and other dust can be discharged from an old chimney upon opening it up for restoration. It is wise to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from an area where you're planning to expose an old fireplace, to prevent them from being affected by soot, dirt and dust that will be stirred up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If you are fortunate enough to be carrying out a full renovation project then it should be one of the initial tasks to focus on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening up a fireplace first you will avoid any soot from the chimney causing damage to other stages of your restoration project, such as fresh plaster or wallpapered walls.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you're able to see the fireplace opening it's time to sweep and clean the chimney and hearth and work out what is fit for refurbishment. You now need to get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and while doing this will be able to inspect the condition of the chimney and offer advice on whether a new flue liner is required.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all UK Building Regulations must be followed to the letter. This sort of work should be done by a competent craftsman who is acquainted with the appropriate building regulations and decent construction practices.
If you need to change the width of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be put in. When your lintel is safely in position you may now get on with the upgrade, repair and installation of the fireplace hearth. You might find the original hearth has been set into a void in the floor, however to be in accordance with current building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. Pre-made solutions from concrete, slate or marble are available to achieve this, or your fireplace fitter in Poole may be able to offer a bespoke, custom-made hearth to complement the design of your room.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you pop along to a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with the wide range of different options open to you. It's quite possible that because of your existing flue and chimney, that certain fireplaces might not be appropriate, and it pays to follow the advice of your fireplace installation company with respect to this.
Some rooms and homes will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. As an example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks splendid set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the character and charm of the stove and deflecting the heat back into the room effectively.
Even if you do not have a chimney breast in your Poole home, it is still possible to install a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This kind of fireplace can be installed with its own stainless steel flue that's routed through an external wall and does not need a chimney, to be safely installed.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN OR GAS FIREPLACE?
The feel and ambience of a "real" fire can't be surpassed, but what alternatives are available if this type of fireplace isn't possible in your Poole home?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with various different fuels, (coal, gas, wood, oil) to establish a unique focal point in your home in Poole. The AGA range for example is well known as being able to provide heating for the entire home, a supply of hot water and a cooker all in one useful appliance.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and being more thermally efficient when compared to wood burners, there are a wide variety of styles and designs to suit any Poole home. Gas fireplaces must only be fitted and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - These have become "the in thing" in many households in Poole, and can have modern or classic styling to match your decor. A model with a back boiler will provide extra heating capabilities by transferring the heated water to radiators in cold rooms in your house.
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is an eye-catching focal point for any room in your home and it has the capacity to burn virtually any solid fuel available on the market. A skillfully fitted modern open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by earlier owners, and its warm elegance is a delightful addition to any house in Poole.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fires an extremely popular choice for Poole properties that don't have a chimney. They can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish them from the real thing.
Fireplace installations are available in Poole and also nearby in: Bournemouth, Hill View, Upton, Broadstone, Christchurch, Oakdale, Stanley Green, Waterloo, Parkstone, Longfleet, Sandbanks, Lilliput, Creekmoor, Sterte, Hillbourne, Corfe Mullen, Hamworthy, and in these postcodes BH12 1PR, BH12 1AJ, BH12 1AL, BH12 1PJ, BH12 2AE, BH12 1DJ, BH12, BH12 1ZL, BH12 1LD, BH12 1LB. Local Poole fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode BH15 and the dialling code 01202. Click on the "quote" banner to get specifics of fireplace installation in your location.
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Searching Online For Fireplace Installation
When you are trying to find services or tradesmen in Poole, you will most likely use the web initially to see what's currently available. Google, Ask, Bing or Yahoo will supply on the spot results which will to some extent be connected to the keywords you searched for. However, the search engines mentioned above all too often provide the opening page listings which are not the most relevant. When looking around for fireplace installers in Poole most householders will type "fireplace installation Poole", "fireplace installation in Poole", "fireplace installation near me" or "Poole fireplace installation", and analyze the listing results.
You might be interested to know that the top four listings are typically "paid for" advertising (which might or might not be relevant), and lots of the other 1st page listings are going to be from large lead generating websites like TrustaTrader, Quotatis, Local Heroes, Rated People, My Builder or Checkatrade or online directories such as Yell, Gumtree, Cyclex or Yelp. Fireplace installers in Poole don't have large budgets to shift their own websites to the top of the positions, so you are likely to find these hidden further down in the listing results perhaps on the 2nd or 3rd pages.
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Some Poole roads and areas where fireplace installation has recently been done - Bracken Glen, Belmont Road, Becher Road, Turbetts Close, Thrush Road, Seatown Close, Annett Close, Ballard Close, Tree Hamlets, Scott Road, Chalbury Close, Davis Road, Beresford Close, Sterte Road, Dean Close, Chandos Avenue, Seabank Close, Sherrin Close, The Glen, Tait Close, Sandyhurst Close, Branksea Close, The Quay, Shipstal Close, Chetnole Close, St Davids Road, Alderney Avenue, St Marys Road, Cogdeane Road, Cecil Road, as well as these local Poole postcodes: BH12 1PR, BH12 1AJ, BH12 1AL, BH12 1PJ, BH12 2AE, BH12 1DJ, BH12, BH12 1ZL, BH12 1LD, BH12 1LB.
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