Fireplace Fitter Rothwell West Yorkshire (NN14): An excellent way to add some charm to any Rothwell home is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. Cold winters' evenings can become a joy as you sit beside 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.
But before you begin knocking down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some crucial things to consider to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. Any work that is done on your hearth, chimney breast, flue lining and fireplace must adhere to the Part J Building Regulations for combustible appliances. If you live in a listed building you'll also have to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work can commence.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a keen and competent DIY'er it might be possible to restore a bricked-up fireplace, but the likelihood of experiencing structural issues in many cases is unfortunately high. It may be that in order to get a fire roaring once more you'll need nothing more than a quick clean of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. It's much more likely that you'll discover old brickwork that needs structural modifications and a blocked flue.
An incorrectly installed fireplace can cause significant fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace installer in Rothwell with the knowledge and experience to do the job safely. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; and it is a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is the case. A deficiency of oxygen means that the fire will not burn effectively, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide could occur, which can cause injury or death.
To overcome this issue a professional installation team will assess the situation and install vents in the room, or beneath the floor, to guarantee a sufficient amount of air flow for the fire to burn safely and effectively. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also have to have air vents installed as they can often trap moist air within them causing damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It is astonishing how much soot and dirt can build up inside an old chimney and you'll not know precisely what is there until you open it up. It is wise to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from an area where you're planning to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them from being affected by dust, dirt and soot that may be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If you're fortunate enough to be carrying out a full renovation project then it ought to be one of the very first jobs to work on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This avoids any discolouring damage to any refurbished work you may have already done.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace now open, it is time to see what can be renovated or replaced and to give the hearth and chimney an intensive clean. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the initial items on your agenda. Not only will they make sure your chimney and flue are completely clean, but they can also look at the condition of the chimney and flue liner and offer advice about whether you need to replace any section of the chimney and flue.
If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all UK Building Regulations must be adhered to. These are jobs that should be done by a capable builder with a good understanding of the relevant regulations and quality construction skills.
If the dimensions of the original fireplace are greater than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. When your new lintel is in position and secure you can now get on with the upgrade, installation and repair of the fireplace hearth. In the past the hearth would be sunken into the floor, however current building regulations demand that it's raised above floor level. Ready-made solutions from slate, marble or concrete are available to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Rothwell should be able to offer you a bespoke, made to measure hearth to complement your room style.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have plenty of choice with the wide range of different options available to you. It is entirely possible that due to your existing flue and chimney, that some fireplace designs may not be appropriate, and it's a good idea to follow the the advice and recommendations of the fireplace installer in this respect.
Certain rooms and houses will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look amazing set inside it, and has the added benefit of deflecting heat into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.
If your Rothwell property does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by installing a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. An existing chimney isn't needed in this instance since a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the rear or top of the stove and routed through an exterior wall.
GAS, WOOD, ELECTRIC, OPEN OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
Who can deny that they enjoy the glow and warmth of a natural fireplace on a cold winters' evening, however if your circumstances do not permit this, what are the other available options?
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become very popular in many households in Rothwell, and can have modern or classic design to suit your decoration. A model with a back boiler can provide extra heating capabilities by connecting the heated water to a radiator in a cold room of your home.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by anybody who is reasonable competent and there are designs and styles which are appropriate for just about any room and property in Rothwell. Even if your property has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire which looks almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a unique focal point for your room and can be used with a range of solid fuels. A skillfully fitted modern open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was boarded up by past owners, and its warm elegance is a welcome addition to any room in Rothwell.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of designs to suit all property types and their efficiency to warm a room is better than open fireplaces. Must be professionally maintained and installed by a Gas Safe certified tradesman.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using oil, wood, coal and gas to furnish you with a multipurpose stove for any property in Rothwell. Some styles, like the AGA range, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole house.
Fireplace installation is available in Rothwell and also in nearby places like: Leeds, Robin Hood, Lofthouse, Woodlesford, Oulton, Belle Isle, Thorpe on the Hill, Swillington, Methley, Morley, Stanley, Wakefield, Choley Hill, Halton, Carlton, and in these postcodes LS26 0LB, LS26 0GE, LS26 0BT, LS26 0LR, LS26 0QJ, LS26 0NT, LS26 0HN, LS26 0PN, LS26 0BJ, LS26 0EF. Locally based Rothwell fireplace specialists will likely have the dialling code 0113 and the postcode NN14.
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Fireplace Enquiries West Yorkshire
Current West Yorkshire fireplace job requests: Cecilia Bridges and Jonathan Bridges recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in Honley, West Yorkshire. Alessandro and Caroline Horne recently requested an estimate for fitting a wood burning stove in a semi-detached house in North Elmsall, West Yorkshire. Chace Warwick and Alicia Warwick recently asked for an estimate for installing an electric fireplace in a terraced house in Thornhill. Martha and Jayden Readman recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and restoring an old marble fireplace in Queensbury. Emilia and Danielius Miller recently enquired about the possibility of fitting a wood burning stove in a bungalow in Harden, West Yorkshire. Stefan and Elsie Townsend recently enquired about the possibility of fitting an open fireplace in a detached house in Netherton. Mr and Mrs Schofield recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and restoring an old, bricked up fireplace in Silsden, West Yorkshire. Ismail and Lili Preece recently asked for a quotation for installing a multi fuel fireplace in Baildon, West Yorkshire.
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Some Rothwell areas and streets where fireplace installation work has recently been carried out - Gipsy Hill, Cornwall Close, Castle Road, Haighside Way, Ambleside Grove, Pymont Grove, Airedale View, Churchfield Croft, Lay Garth Gardens, Greengate, Hopefield Crescent, Windmill Lane, Ingram Parade, Windmill Chase, John O'gaunts Walk, Cedar Court, Parkways, Alma Street, Albion Street, Cotswold Road, Fuchsia Croft, Oulton Lane, Greenland Court, Richmond Court, The Oval, Leeds Road, Hopefield View, Smithson Street, as well as these Rothwell area postcodes: LS26 0LB, LS26 0GE, LS26 0BT, LS26 0LR, LS26 0QJ, LS26 0NT, LS26 0HN, LS26 0PN, LS26 0BJ, LS26 0EF.
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