Fireplace Fitter Salisbury Wiltshire (SP1): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to install an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is a good way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to any Salisbury home. The addition of a wood burning stove or open fire for those cold winters' evenings can even prove cheaper than certain central heating systems, so long as you have a good source of wood. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water at the same time.
There are a few important considerations to make before you start any work, in order to create an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your home. Any work which is executed on your fireplace, hearth, flue lining and chimney breast must follow the building regs, Part J for combustible appliances. If you live in a designated conservation area or a listed building you must check with local authorities if planning permission is required for installing a fireplace in your home.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a competent and keen DIYer it may be possible to restore an existing blocked up fireplace, however the chances of running into structural problems in many cases is high. It might be your good fortune when you pull back the covering from a disused fireplace to uncover a hidden treasure that needs little more than a quick clear out and a check from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. It is much more likely that you will come across crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement and a blocked flue.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there is not just a fire risk to your property, but there can be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is better to employ a specialist Salisbury installation team for fireplaces. Airflow has to be adequate in any room that a fireplace is to be installed; and it's a requirement in the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is the case. Inadequate oxygen means the fire won't burn effectively, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can cause injury or death.
To effectively overcome any airflow problems, vents may need to be installed around the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. They might have to install vents into unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It's astonishing how much soot and dust can accumulate inside an old fireplace and you'll not know what is there until you uncover it. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and provide a bit of protection, however it's advisable where feasible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the room before work begins. If you're performing a complete restoration of a house or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. This will help to avoid any staining damage by soot and dirt to any completed work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it is time to see what needs to be restored and give the chimney and hearth a comprehensive cleaning. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the initial things on the agenda. They will be willing to provide you with professional guidance on the chimney and flue after sweeping, regarding the situation with the structure of the chimney and if it would be advisable to swap the existing flue liner.
After a chimney sweep's assessment it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. These are projects that need to be done by a skilled tradesman with a good understanding of the relevant regulations and quality construction skills.
In buildings that are older you may find that the existing fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be needed to modify the opening. When your lintel is safely in place you can now get on with the renovation, updating and installation of the fireplace hearth. In the past the hearth was normally sunken into the floor, but the current building regulations require it to be raised above floor level. You can find tailor-made options to fit virtually any style and size of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of popular sized hearths to fit in with your decor.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will show the choices available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. It's entirely possible that because of your current flue, chimney and airflow to the room, that certain fireplace designs may not be suitable, and it pays to follow the the recommendations and advice of the fireplace installation company with respect to this.
You property's age, and the theme you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you decide on the design and type of fireplace that's most suitable for you. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look stunning in this surrounding, and has the added benefit of reflecting the heat back into the room from the brick or stone walls that surround the stove.
If your Salisbury home doesn't have a chimney you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by putting in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. Provided that you have an external wall through which a flue from the back or top of the stove can be channeled, you don't need a pre-existing chimney in place to experience a real fire.
GAS, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the crackling of a natural fireplace on a cool winters' evening, however if your circumstances do not permit this, what are the other available options?
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can make use of different fuels such as wood, briquettes, coal and other burnable materials. A skillfully fitted modern open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was boarded up by past owners, and its warm elegance is a welcome addition to any house in Salisbury.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any reasonable competent person and there are styles that are suitable for any room and home in Salisbury. Even if your room has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be fitted that looks almost like a "real" fire with dancing flames.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, such as coal, oil, gas or wood, and become a unique focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Salisbury. They can be utilised not merely for heating a room, but some types such as the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the complete property if they are plumbed into a radiator system.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of styles to suit any type of property in Salisbury, and can even be freestanding. If fitted with a back boiler these can provide hot water for radiators or for use in your home.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of different styles to suit all types of house and their efficiency to warm a room is better than wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe certified contractor must maintain and fit any gas fireplace in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Fireplace installations are available in Salisbury and also in nearby places like: Harnham, Britford, Idmiston, Laverstock, Bemerton, Whiteparish, Bishopdown, Petersfinger, Old Sarum, Alderbury, Milford, Pauls Dene, Ford, Hurdcott, Wilton, East Harnham, Stratford sub Castle, and in these postcodes SP1 1EF, SP1 1TF, SP1 1ER, SP1 2BT, SP1 1DW, SP1 1NB, SP1 1AJ, SP1 2EG, SP1 1HR, SP1 1NW. Locally based Salisbury fireplace specialists will most likely have the phone code 01722 and the postcode SP1. Click the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your area.
Wiltshire Fireplace Enquiries
Current Wiltshire fireplace requests: Mr and Mrs Cannon recently requested a quotation for installing a multifuel stove in Hullavington. Mr and Mrs Guest recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a gas fire in a bungalow in Pewsey, Wiltshire. Hari Bassett and Amelie Bassett recently requested a quote for fitting a wood burning stove in Atworth, Wiltshire. Rowan and Farhan Mcelroy recently enquired about re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fire in a detached house in Westbury. Mr and Mrs Biddle recently enquired about the possibility of installing a wood burner in a cottage in Ramsbury, Wiltshire. Kairo Macdonald and Oliwia Macdonald recently asked for a quotation for re-opening and restoring an old brick fireplace in a detached house in Alderbury. Alistair and Sadie Kemp recently asked for a price quote for re-opening and repairing an old fireplace in a cottage in Perham Down, Wiltshire. Eden Radford and Cayson Radford recently requested a quotation for re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new electric fireplace in Bremhill, Wiltshire.
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Searching For Fireplace Installation Online
Searching on the internet is the technique that most people in Salisbury use to look for any kind of tradesmen or services these days. It goes without saying as you are scanning this page you probably found your way to it by using Google, Bing, Ask or Yahoo and we're happy you did. From time to time the opening page listings offered aren't quite what you were anticipating when searching with these types of search engines. When you're trying to track down fireplace installers for instance, you will bring up a search engine and type "fireplace installation in Salisbury", "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation Salisbury" or "Salisbury fireplace installation".
However, you'll swiftly come to realise that most of the first page of listings on those search engines will either be entries from corporate lead generation sites such as Quotatis, Rated People, My Hammer, Checkatrade, TrustaTrader or Bidvine, web directories like Hotfrog, Yelp, Gumtree or Yell, or PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising that the search engine has inserted there. The web sites belonging to real fireplace installers in the area will probably be positioned a good deal further down the search results - on the second or third pages perhaps. Salisbury fireplace fitters are not guaranteed to have their own company websites, so to get a wider view of exactly who is out there, it's sensible to make use of a trade portal like Rated People or Trustatrader.
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