Fireplace Fitter Redditch Worcestershire (B98): Re-opening a disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a splendid way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to your Redditch property. Chilly winters' evenings can become a pleasure as you relax in front of your new fireplace surrounded by the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also enjoy cheap hot water too.
Before you begin prising away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you'll need to think about to make sure you can safely install your new fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed in domestic homes in Redditch must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regs, and this applies to hearths, flue linings, chimney breasts and fireplaces. If you own a listed building you will also have to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work commences.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the remodeling work to a bricked-up fireplace if you have the skills needed, but there is always a problem in finding safety and structural problems which need to be resolved professionally. It might be the case that when you remove the boarding surrounding an old fireplace to uncover a hidden gem which requires little more than a quick clean up and a visit from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. It's much more likely that you'll come across a stopped up flue and old brickwork that requires structural reinforcement.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause significant fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be put in by a specialist fireplace installer in Redditch with the knowledge and experience to install it effectively. A key part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. Dangerous carbon monoxide can soon accumulate from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.
To successfully overcome any airflow issues, vents could be installed around the room as part of a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable levels of oxygen reach the fire. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents may need to be installed by the installation team to improve the airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It's amazing how much grime and soot can build up inside an old fireplace and you'll not know what's there until you open it up. It is wise to remove any rugs, furniture and carpets from an area where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by soot, dust and dirt that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation works. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of a larger restoration project then it ought to be one of the first things to be worked on after you have brought the room back to its bare floors and walls. This prevents any discolouration damage to any refurbished work you've already completed.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated or replaced and to give the hearth and chimney a good cleaning. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the first items on your agenda. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing so will be able to inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether a new flue liner is required.
After a chimney sweeps examination it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining as demanded by Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This kind of work must be accomplished by a skilled tradesman with experience of the building regulations and decent construction practices.
In buildings that are older you may find the revealed fireplace is too large for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. When you have supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now possible to renovate or upgrade the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you will have to raise it above floor level to conform to the latest building regulations. You can find tailor-made options to fit virtually any size and design of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of popular sized hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will demonstrate the choices available for the different fireplace styles and designs. The advice and recommendations from your fireplace installers, which will be in line with your specific requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace which is both appropriate for your existing chimney and flue, and suited to your home's decor.
Some houses and rooms will be more suited to open fireplaces than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look gorgeous in this surrounding, and also has the benefit of deflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
Even if you don't have an existing chimney breast in your Redditch home, it is still feasible to install a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A pre-existing chimney isn't needed as the flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an exterior wall.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, GAS OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold, dark evening creates an ambience and charm that simply cannot be beaten, but what else is available to fit in your lovely new fireplace in Redditch?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use oil, wood, coal and gas to furnish you with a multipurpose stove for any property in Redditch. The AGA range is well known as being capable of providing heating for an entire house, a supply of hot water and a cooker all in one useful appliance.
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fireplaces an extremely popular choice for Redditch homes without a chimney. Even if your room has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with multi-coloured flames.
Wood Burning Stoves - A multitude of styles to suit any type of house in Redditch, and can even be a freestanding feature. A version with an integrated back boiler will provide additional heating capabilities by transferring the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your house.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a unique focal point for any room and can be used with a variety of solid fuels. An expertly installed modern open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was bricked up by earlier owners, and its warm elegance is a delightful addition to any room in Redditch.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in an assortment of styles to suit any property and are generally more efficient than wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe certified contractor must fit and maintain any gas fire in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Fireplace installation is available in Redditch and also in nearby places like: Studley Common, Woodrow, Oakenshaw, Headless Cross, Webheath, Southcrest, Astwood, Enfield, Hewell Lane, Batchley, Hanbury, Foxlydiate, Worcester, Park Farm South, Lakeside, Alvechurch, and in these postcodes B97 4BT, B97 4DL, B97 4AT, B97 4RR, B97 4QU, B97 4EH, B97 4RX, B97 4PJ, B97 4PS, B97 4QY. Locally based Redditch fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode B98 and the dialling code 01527.
Fireplace Enquiries Worcestershire
Recent Worcestershire fireplace installation requirements: Wren and Henley Fish recently enquired about fitting an open fireplace in a terraced house in Sedgeberrow. Alyssa Denton and Sulaiman Denton recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a wood burning stove in a detached house in Ombersley, Worcestershire. Tymoteusz and Ivy-Rose Rainey recently requested a quote for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new wood burning stove in a detached house in Norton. Mr and Mrs Atkinson recently enquired about fitting a gas fireplace in a terraced house in Drakes Broughton. Cairo and Polly Wooldridge recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fire in a semi-detached house in Stourport, Worcestershire. Mr and Mrs French recently asked for a quote for fitting a wood burning stove in a bungalow in Stoke Prior, Worcestershire. Evelyn Gillespie and Dante Gillespie recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening and restoring an old stone fireplace in Lenchwick, Worcestershire. Dean and Madison Hallett recently requested a price quote for opening up and repairing an old, bricked up fireplace in a cottage in Martley, Worcestershire.
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Searching On the Internet
It's much simpler to look for tradesmen or services these days than it was in the past, seeing as we now have the benefit of modern technology and can simply do a search on the internet. You can obtain on the spot results by making use of Ask, Bing, Google or Yahoo, and indeed that's the beauty of search engines. One dilemma is usually that the page 1 results given by the foremost search engines might not be exactly the ones that you were looking for. When looking to find fireplace installers, most householders in Redditch, will enter "fireplace installation in Redditch", "fireplace installation Redditch", "fireplace installation near me" or "Redditch fireplace installation" into Google or Yahoo and wait to see what comes up.
You should know that the 4 top listings are usually PPC (Pay Per Click) adverts (which might or might not be relevant), and many of the other 1st page listings will be from multi-million pound companies like Rated People, Checkatrade, TrustaTrader, Quotatis, Bidvine or My Hammer or business directories such as Hotfrog, Yelp, 3 Best Rated or Yell. Fireplace installers in Redditch don't have large budgets to shift their own websites up the rankings, so you are liable to find these out-of-the-way further down in the listings on the 2nd or 3rd pages. When working to get the best individual to do your project, it seems expedient to use every avenue open to you, so each clue provided by your online search should be checked out so that you will be able to find the right fireplace fitter in Redditch.
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Property owners living in the following areas and streets have just recently inquired about fireplace installation - Curr Lane, Butler Street, Coleridge Close, Cheswick Close, Auxerre Avenue, Soudan, Seymour Drive, Blackstitch Lane, Stonehouse Close, Compton Close, Bentley Close, Stonepits Lane, Charles Street, Burnt Meadow Road, Carpenters Hill, Chapel Street, The Glebe, The Drive, Danzey Close, Scott Road, Blackwell Lane, Tanworth Lane, Brockhill Drive, Belbroughton Close, Blaze Lane, Clive Road, Sedgley Close, Tardebigge Court, Boot Piece Lane, as well as these Redditch area postcodes: B97 4BT, B97 4DL, B97 4AT, B97 4RR, B97 4QU, B97 4EH, B97 4RX, B97 4PJ, B97 4PS, B97 4QY.
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