Fireplace Fitter Rhyl Wales (LL18): An excellent way to add some charm to any Rhyl property is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. If you choose to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire or stove during the cold winter evenings, you will also be provided with a plentiful supply of boiling hot water.
However before you start bashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some vital things to consider if you are to wind up with a safe and efficient fireplace. Any work that's performed on your flue lining, hearth, fireplace and chimney breast must conform to the United Kingdom's Part J Building Regs for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work commences if your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the work in restoring an existing fireplace if you have the ability needed, but there is always a problem in finding structural and safety issues that need to be resolved professionally. If you are fortunate when you open up a boarded fireplace you might find a decent chimney breast, hearth and lintel that needs little more than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. However, what you'll more likely find is an area of old, crumbling bricks that hides issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
If a fireplace is installed improperly there is not just a risk of fire to your home, but there can be health hazards, which is why it's best to employ a professional Rhyl installation team for a fireplace. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it's a key requirement of the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is the case. Inadequate oxygen means the fire will not burn properly, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide could occur, which can cause death.
To overcome this problem a professional installation team will analyse the circumstances and install vents around the room, or under the floor, to guarantee a sufficient amount of air flow for the fire to combust safely and efficiently. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also need to have air vents installed since they can often trap moist air inside them causing damp to occur inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It is astonishing just how much muck and soot can accumulate inside an old fireplace and you will not know what is there until you proceed to open it up. A fireplace installer will bring coverings for your home furnishings and provide a bit of protection, however it's advisable where possible to remove rugs, carpets and furniture from the area before any work commences. If you are carrying out a complete restoration of a room or house, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are dealt with. This should help to prevent any impairment by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed work.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now you can see the fireplace opening it is time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and identify what can be repaired. The first item on your agenda will be to bring in a professional chimney sweep. Not only will they ensure your chimney and flue are nice and clean, but they can additionally take a look at the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide advice if you need to upgrade any area of the chimney and flue.
After a chimney sweeps examination it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining as set out in Part J of the Building Regulations. This type of work should be accomplished by a skilled person who is familiar with the current building regulations and good construction practices.
If the size of the original fireplace is bigger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel should be installed. As soon as this is complete the next phase of your fireplace installation in Rhyl will be to update the hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you'll have to raise it to conform to the latest regulations. Ready-made options from slate, concrete or marble are available to accomplish this, or your fireplace fitter in Rhyl should be able to offer you a bespoke, custom-made hearth to complement your room style.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will demonstrate the options that are available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. The suggestions and advice from your fireplace installers, which will be in line with your specific requirements, will help you to choose a fireplace that is both appropriate for your existing flue and chimney, and suited to your home's decor.
Whether you go with an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will hinge on the all round style you are trying to create, your existing decor and perhaps even, your property's age. As an example, a wood burning stove looks splendid set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm and character of the stove and also reflects the heat into the room to good effect.
Even if your Rhyl home hasn't got a chimney you still have options for a fireplace feature by installing a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This type of fireplace can be fitted with its own flue that's routed through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
MULTI-FUEL, OPEN, ELECTRIC, GAS OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fire on a cold winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not allow for this, what other options are available?
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. In the past an open fire might have had the associations with being draughty, smoky and inefficient, however a professionally fitted fireplace is wonderful to watch while basking in the warm glow it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with different fuels, such as wood, smokeless coal, oil or gas, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or living room in Rhyl. The AGA range for example is well known as being capable of providing heating for an entire home, a constant supply of hot water and a hob and oven all in one unit.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Rhyl can be improved by the installation of a wood burning stove, which come in an array of designs, and can even be installed free standing. A version with an integrated back boiler can deliver supplementary heating by connecting the hot water to radiators in cold rooms in your house.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a variety of designs to suit any home and are typically more efficient (thermally) than wood burning stoves. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by Gas Safe certified (previously CORGI registered) tradesman.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit any house in Rhyl, can be easily fitted by any reasonable competent person. Even if your property has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire that seems almost like a "real" fire can be fitted.
Fireplace installation is available in Rhyl and also in: Holywell, Llanddulas, Trefnant, Dyserth, Lloc, Caerwys, Trelogan, Mostyn, Flint, Prestatyn, Whitford, St Asaph, Towyn, Carmel, Abergele, Kinmel Bay, Llanasa, Pensarn, Rhuddlan, and in these postcodes LL18 2AR, LL18 1PA, LL18 1SU, LL18 1AG, LL18 1BU, LL18 1TE, LL18 1DB, LL18 1NH, LL18 2AF, LL18 1AW. Local Rhyl fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode LL18 and the phone code 01745. Click the "quote" form or banner to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in the following Rhyl roads and areas - Norbreck Drive, Rhydwen Drive, Redwood Drive, Stryd Y Dwr, Heol Clwyd, Morley Road, Lilac Avenue, Burlington Crescent, Gelli For, Derwen Drive, Brookes Avenue, Olivia Drive, Eleri Close, St Georges Crescent, Bodannerch Drive, Warren Road, Bridge Street, Meredith Close, Sandringham Avenue, Heol Gwynfa, Elwy Drive, St Margaret's Drive, Rees Avenue, Williams Street, Gillian Close, St Helens Place, Y Stryd Fawr, Colin Drive, as well as the following Rhyl area postcodes: LL18 2AR, LL18 1PA, LL18 1SU, LL18 1AG, LL18 1BU, LL18 1TE, LL18 1DB, LL18 1NH, LL18 2AF, LL18 1AW.
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