Fireplace Fitter Rainham Essex (RM13): Opening up a disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a good way to add some charm and a homely feel to your Rainham home. Adding a wood burning stove or open fire for those frosty winter evenings can even prove cheaper than certain central heating systems, so long as you've got a ready source of timber or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of steaming hot water in the process.
But before you begin smashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some important things to consider to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. Any combustible appliance in domestic homes in Rainham must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regs, and this covers chimney breasts, hearths, fireplaces and flue linings. If you reside in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you must check with local authorities to find out if planning permission is required for installing a fireplace in your property.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple remodeling of a pre-existing fireplace can perhaps be achieved by a skilled DIYer, but if any building work is required there's a chance of running into structural issues that need to be addressed professionally. It might be that so as to get a fire roaring in your fireplace once more you need nothing more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. What is more commonplace however is a swathe of old brickwork that conceals a stopped up flue, and needs some degree of structural modification before it can be safely used.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there's not just a risk of fire to your property, but there can be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it's best to employ a professional Rainham installation team for a fireplace. A major part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be lethal.
It could be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fire to get adequate oxygen to burn safely and efficiently all the time. To avoid condensed air becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and causing damp spots and staining, vents may have to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to increase the airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
An enormous amount of dirt and soot can be discharged from a blocked up fireplace when opening it up for restoration. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and provide some form of protection, but it's sensible where possible to remove furniture and carpets from the room before any work commences. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of an overall renovation then it ought to be one of the initial things to be done once you have brought the room back to bare floors and walls. By opening up a fireplace first you'll prevent any chimney soot causing damage to other parts of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plaster.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace now open, it's time to see what can be renovated or replaced and to give the hearth and chimney an intensive clean. You now need to get hold of your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and look at the old chimney and fireplace. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and while doing this can inspect the condition of the chimney and offer you guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.
After a chimney sweep assessment it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or install a new flue lining in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. A good fireplace installer in Rainham will be needed to carry out this work, and will need the skills and knowledge of construction to follow all building regulations.
If you need to modify the size of opening of your exposed fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a lintel support should be installed. When you have successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be time to upgrade or renovate the hearth. In past times the hearth was generally sunken into a void in the floor, but the latest building regulations demand that it's raised above floor level. Pre-made solutions from concrete, slate or marble are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Rainham might be able to offer you a bespoke, custom-made hearth to match the style of your room.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will illustrate the choices available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. It's possible that owing to your existing flue and chimney, that some fireplace designs might not be appropriate, therefore it's a good idea to follow the recommendations from your fireplace company with respect to this.
The age of your home, and the theme that you're trying to create for your room, will all help you to decide upon the design and type of fireplace that's most suitable for you. For instance, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its character and reflects the heat into the room.
Even if you haven't got a pre-existing chimney in your Rainham home, it is still entirely possible to put in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This form of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue which is routed through an outside wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed safely.
OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that cannot be beaten, however what are the other available options to fit in your new fireplace in Rainham?
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide array of styles to suit any kind of property in Rainham, and can even be a free standing feature. A model with an integrated back boiler will deliver supplementary heating by transferring the heated water to radiators in cold rooms in your home.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is an attractive focal point for any room and it has the capacity to burn virtually any solid fuel that is available. In the past an open fire may have been associated with being inefficient, draughty and smoky, but a professionally fitted contemporary fireplace is a joy to sit in front of and laze in the warm glow it provides.
Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and being more efficient when compared with wood burning stoves or open fireplaces, there are a multitude of styles to suit any Rainham property. Have to be professionally maintained and installed by a Gas Safe certified tradesman.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates they can be used with different fuels, such as wood, gas, coal or oil, and become an attractive focal point in any kitchen or living room in Rainham. The AGA style is well known as being able to provide heating for the whole home, a supply of hot water and an oven and hob all in one useful appliance.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement any house in Rainham, can easily be fitted by any reasonable competent person. Contemporary electric fires can deliver authentic looking flame effects and even the crackling sound of wood to replicate a real fire when inset into a traditional fireplace.
Fireplace installations are available in Rainham and also nearby in: Hacton, Dagenham, Rush Green, Ilford, Cranham, Romford, Barking, South Ockendon, Wennington, Aveley, South Hornchurch, Purfleet, Hornchurch, North Ockendon, Upminster, Grays, Elm Park, and in these postcodes RM10 8BJ, RM13 7AJ, RM13 7HD, RM13 7TQ, RM13 7RL, RM13 0AR, RM13 0AJ, RM13 7UJ, RM12 5AR, RM13 7ED. Locally based Rainham fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone code 01708 and the postcode RM13. Click on the "quote" banner to get specifics of fireplace installation in your location.
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