Fireplace Fitter Ripley Derbyshire (DE5): Opening up a disused fireplace to put in a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a splendid way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to any Ripley home. If you combine a new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those chilly winters' evenings, you'll also be provided with a plentiful supply of hot water.
But before you start smashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some vital considerations you must bear in mind to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. Any work that's executed on your chimney breast, hearth, fireplace and flue lining must comply with the building regs, Part J for combustible appliances. If you reside in a designated conservation area or a listed building you have to check with the local authorities if planning permission is required for installing a fireplace in your house.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the renovation work on a pre-existing fireplace if you have the ability needed, but structural and safety problems are often found which need to be resolved by a professional. It may be that so as to get a fire roaring in your fireplace once again you will need little more than a quick clean of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. Much more likely you will discover a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement.
A poorly installed fireplace can cause severe fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace company in Ripley with the knowledge and experience to do the work effectively. A major factor of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn properly and efficiently. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be lethal.
To overcome this issue a professional fireplace installation team will consider the circumstances and fit vents around the room, or underneath the floors, to guarantee a satisfactory air flow for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also have to have air vents installed since they can sometimes trap moist air within them and cause damp to build up inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Opening up an old fireplace can cause a lot of of dirt and soot to enter your house. Even with covers and other dust protection for your home furnishings, the chance of damage from soot and dust is still likely and it is advised to remove your carpets and furniture before any fireplace renovation work commences. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a full room renovation then it should be one of the first tasks to focus on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening up a fireplace first you will stop any soot from the chimney causing discolouring damage to other stages of your restoration project, such as fresh plasterwork or paint on walls.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've exposed your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clear out any hearth that remains in place. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the first things on your agenda. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and whilst doing so will inspect the condition of the chimney and offer guidance on whether a new flue liner is necessary.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all UK Building Regulations must be complied with. These are projects that need to be done by an experienced tradesman with a knowledge of the pertinent building regs and reliable construction skills.
If you need to adjust the width of opening of your original fireplace to something more suitable for your design, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be put in. As soon as this has been done the next step for your fireplace installation in Ripley will be to modernise the hearth. You may find the original hearth has been set into a void in the floor, however to be in accordance with latest regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a bespoke, custom-built hearth, however there are a whole host of pre-made hearths in slate, concrete or marble.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the array of different options open to you. It is possible that owing to your current flue, chimney and airflow to the room, that some fireplace designs might not be suitable, and it pays to follow the recommendations from your fireplace company with respect to this.
Whether you go for a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will hinge on the all round look that you're trying to create, your current decor and perhaps, the age of your property. As an example, an inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop for an old-fashioned cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its character and reflects the heat into the room.
Even if your Ripley home does not have a chimney breast you still have options for a feature fireplace through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. A pre-existing chimney is not needed since the flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and taken out through an external wall.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the crackling of a natural fireplace on a cool evening, but if your circumstances do not allow for this, what other options are on offer?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Ripley can be improved by the fitting of a wood burner, which come in a variety of styles, and can even be fitted as a free standing feature. If combined with a back boiler can provide steaming hot water for radiators or for other use in your home.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by anybody who is reasonable competent and there are styles and designs which are suitable for any room and type of home in Ripley. They can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish them from the real thing.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with various different fuels, (wood, gas, coal, oil) to establish an attractive focal point in your house in Ripley. The AGA range for example is renowned as being able to provide heating for an entire home, a supply of hot water and a hob and oven for cooking all in one unit.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different designs to suit all types of house and their efficiency to warm a room is better than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe registered technician must install and maintain any gas fire in your home.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace which can be used with different fuels such as briquettes, wood, smokeless coal and other burnable materials. An open fire is a delight to the eye and contemporary fireplaces are no more the inefficient, draughty and smoky items they once were.
Fireplace installations are available in Ripley and also in: Whatstandwell, Fritchley, Denby, Leabrooks, Loscoe, Heage, Belper, Alfreton, Riddings, Ironville, Crich, Swanwick, Pentrich, Nether Heage, Kilburn, Ambergate, Heanor, Oakerthorpe, Pye Bridge, Codnor, Sawmills, and in these postcodes DE5 3GX, DE5 3EZ, DE5 3AB, DE5 3DY, DE5 3DN, DE5 3FE, DE5 3GU, DE5 3AQ, DE5 3JW, DE5 3LS. Local Ripley fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode DE5 and the telephone dialling code 01773.
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Derbyshire Fireplace Enquiries
Latest Derbyshire fireplace customer projects: Moses Milner and Madiha Milner recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of an open fireplace in a cottage in Eyam, Derbyshire. Farhan and Aiyla Boulton recently asked for an estimate for the installation of a wood burning stove in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Austin Sheppard and Rosemary Sheppard recently enquired about installing a gas fire in Brailsford, Derbyshire. Michael Maloney and Ida Maloney recently enquired about opening up an old fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fire in a semi-detached house in Quarndon. Nathan Nolan and Deborah Nolan recently requested a quotation for re-opening and repairing an old brick fireplace in Sutton. Nico and Faye Vickers recently asked for a quotation for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in Ashover. Naomi and Joel Nunn recently enquired about fitting a wood burning stove in a cottage in Sudbury, Derbyshire. Mr and Mrs Dean recently asked for a price quote for fitting an electric fireplace in Charlesworth.
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Households in Chase Road, Well Street, Wesley Road, Chapel Street, Bridge Yard Avenue, Charnwood Drive, Springhill Way, Hall Lane, Broadway Drive, Dovedale Close, Reynolds Avenue, Alma Street, Larch Avenue, Peakdale Close, Cobden Street, Newham Avenue, Birch Avenue, Copper Beeches, Dannah Crescent, Grove Court, Nottingham Road, Britannia Avenue, Woodside Avenue, Mill Lane, Moss Lane, Glen Vine, Montpelier Road, Providence Street, Amber Heights, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace restoration was also done in these Ripley area postcodes: DE5 3GX, DE5 3EZ, DE5 3AB, DE5 3DY, DE5 3DN, DE5 3FE, DE5 3GU, DE5 3AQ, DE5 3JW, DE5 3LS.
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