Fireplace Fitter Radcliffe Greater Manchester (M26): Putting in a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Radcliffe property is a wonderful way to add character and a homely feel to any room. Chilly winter evenings can become a pleasure as you sit 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 enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water too.
Before you begin chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you'll need to consider to make certain you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any work that is completed on your fireplace, chimney breast, hearth and flue lining must follow the UK's Part J Building Regs for combustible appliances. If you are living in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with local council to see if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your property.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic remodel of an existing fireplace can be achieved by a skilled DIYer, but if any building work is needed there's the chance of encountering structural problems which need to be dealt with professionally. It might be that in order to get a fire burning once more you'll need nothing more than a quick clean of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. What you will likely discover is an area of old bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
Owing to the acute health and fire risk issues that can be caused by a poorly installed or renovated fireplace, it's best to avail yourself of the knowledge and experience of a skilled fireplace fitter and builder in Radcliffe. There must always be a decent air flow into a room where there's a fireplace to ensure adequate levels of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. If there's not enough airflow then it's quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be lethal.
It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fireplace to get sufficient oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and producing damp spots and staining, vents may have to be installed by the installation team to improve the airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It is surprising how much soot and muck can accumulate inside an old chimney and fireplace and you will not know precisely what's there until you open it up. It is advisable to remove any rugs, furniture and carpets from an area where you are going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by dirt, soot and dust that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation work. If you're installing a fireplace as part of a larger home restoration project then it ought to be one of the first things to be done once you've got the room back to its bare walls and floors. This avoids any staining damage to any renovated work you have already finished.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now you can see the opening of your fireplace it is time to sweep and clean the chimney and hearth and identify what can be repaired. Contacting a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the very first items on the to-do-list. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and while doing this will be able to check the condition of the chimney and offer you guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.
Following a chimney sweep examination it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast in keeping with Part J of the Building Regulations. A competent fireplace installer in Radcliffe will be required to accomplish this task, and should have the skills and knowledge of construction to follow all building regulations.
If the size of the existing fireplace is larger than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel will need to be installed. When you've supported your fireplace with a new lintel it will then be necessary to upgrade or renovate the hearth. If the current hearth is set into the floor you'll have to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest building regulations. Pre-made solutions from marble, concrete or slate are available to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Radcliffe should be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to complement your room style.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be difficult when faced with the many styles, sizes and shapes available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. The advice and suggestions from your fireplace installers, which will be specific to your requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace that's both perfect for your chimney and flue, as well as for your decor.
Whether you opt for a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will be based on the overall style you are trying to develop, your existing decor and in some situations, the age of your house. As an example, an inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its character and reflecting heat back into the room.
A cast iron wood burner is also a splendid option if your home does not have a chimney breast. This style of fireplace can be installed with its own stainless steel flue that is routed through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed safely.
WOOD, GAS, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of an open fireplace cannot be surpassed, but what options are out there if this form of fireplace is not possible within your Radcliffe home?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a variety of fuels, (gas, wood, coal, oil) to create an attractive focal point in your property in Radcliffe. They can be used not merely for heating a room, but some designs like the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the complete home if plumbed into a radiator network.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by anyone who is reasonable competent and there are styles and designs which are appropriate for virtually any room and home in Radcliffe. Even if your room has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that appears almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become extremely popular in many properties in Radcliffe, and can have classic or modern styling to suit your decor. A back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide piping hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating in another area via a radiator.
Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and more efficient when compared with open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a wide variety of designs and styles to suit any Radcliffe property. Gas fireplaces must only be maintained and installed by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (previously CORGI registered).
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can be used with different fuels such as wood, coal, briquettes and other burnable materials. An open fire is lovely to see and contemporary fireplaces are no more the inefficient, smoky and draughty items that they once were.
Fireplace installation is available in Radcliffe and also in nearby places like: Gigg, Bury, Bradley Fold, Whitefield, Clifton, Newtown, Moses Gate, Ainsworth, Prestolee, Blackford Bridge, Hollins, Unsworth, Little Lever, Darcy Lever, Blackbridge, Starling, and in these postcodes BL4 8EG, BL3 1PS, BL2 6QA, M26 1BD, BL2 5QS, M26 1EL, M26 1DD, M26 1GT, BL2 6SE, M26 1GA. Local Radcliffe fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone code 0161 and the postcode M26.
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Help and Guidance
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Greater Manchester Fireplace Enquiries
Recent Greater Manchester fireplace installation customer projects: Angelica and Raja Chan recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a semi-detached house in Lees. Avi Nesbitt and Serena Nesbitt recently asked for an estimate for fitting a wood burning stove in a cottage in Aspull. Junior and Rebekah Roche recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a wood burning stove in Ainsworth. Xavier and Yara Mckeown recently enquired about re-opening and restoring an old, bricked up fireplace in Mellor, Greater Manchester. Saskia and Arman Chatterton recently enquired about the possibility of fitting a gas fire in a terraced house in Audenshaw, Greater Manchester. Aryan and Kaya Cross recently asked for an estimate for opening up and repairing an old brick fireplace in Wardle. Teigan and Abdirahman Keating recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fire in Standish. Romy Hooper and Leonardo Hooper recently asked for a quote for the installation of an electric fireplace in Hollingworth, Greater Manchester.
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Fireplace installation was recently completed for householders living in Coronation Gardens, Taylor's Lane, Davenport Avenue, Browns Road, Snape Street, Clyde Terrace, Ainsworth Road, Church Street, Moss Close, Devon Drive, Mosley Street, Waltham Gardens, Sherwood Avenue, Thompson Avenue, Bankfield Close, Five Quarters, Barnsdale Close, Abbey Close, Arrowhill Road, Bridgemere Close, Burghley Drive, Wordsworth Avenue, Trencherbone, Bamburgh Close, Winston Close, Starling Road, Kensington Avenue, Walter Street and these Radcliffe postcodes: BL4 8EG, BL3 1PS, BL2 6QA, M26 1BD, BL2 5QS, M26 1EL, M26 1DD, M26 1GT, BL2 6SE, M26 1GA.
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