Fireplace Fitter Saltash Cornwall (PL12): A great way to add some character to any Saltash property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. Adding an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those frosty winter evenings can even be more cost effective than some central heating systems, so long as you've got a regular source of wood or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of steaming hot water in the process.
Before you begin bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you will need to consider to ensure you can safely install your new fireplace. All work carried out must adhere to Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of fireplaces, chimney breasts, hearths and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If you live in a designated conservation area or a listed building you have to check with local council if planning permission is necessary for a fireplace installation in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are an enthusiastic and competent DIY'er it might be quite possible to renovate a blocked up fireplace, but the chances of experiencing structural issues in the majority of cases is regrettably high. If you are fortunate when you open up a blocked up fireplace you may find a decent lintel, hearth and chimney breast that needs little more than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. However, what you'll more likely discover is an area of old, crumbling bricks that conceals problems such as a lintel that needs to be replaced or a blocked up chimney.
A wrongly fitted fireplace can cause serious respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace installer in Saltash with the knowledge and experience to do the work safely. Airflow has to be sufficient in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it is a key requirement of the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is the case. Insufficient oxygen means the fire won't burn well, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.
It might be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fireplace to receive sufficient oxygen to burn safely and efficiently all the time. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and producing staining and damp spots, vents might have to be installed by the fireplace installation team to increase the airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It is amazing how much grime and soot can accumulate inside an old chimney and you'll not know exactly what is there until you open it up. It is wise to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from an area where you're going to uncover an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by dust, soot and grime that will be disturbed during the fireplace installation work. If you're fortunate enough to be working on a full room renovation then it ought to be one of the first tasks to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. By opening up a fireplace first you'll prevent any soot from the chimney causing discolouration damage to other stages of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plasterwork.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it's time to see what can be renovated or replaced and give the chimney and hearth a good clean. The first thing on your agenda will be to bring in a competent chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing this can check the condition of the chimney and offer you guidance on whether a new flue liner is needed.
Following a chimney sweep assessment it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast in accordance with Part J of the Building Regulations. A reputable fireplace installer and builder in Saltash will be needed to carry out this task, and will need the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all building regulations.
If the size of the original fireplace is greater than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel will need to be installed. When you have supported your fireplace with a new lintel it is now possible to repair or upgrade the hearth. You may find the original hearth has been set into the floor, but to abide by latest building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to choose a tailor-made hearth, but there are also a whole host of pre-made hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you pay a visit to a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with a wide array of different choices open to you. The suggestions and advice from your sales and installation team, which will be based on your specific requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace which is both perfect for your flue and chimney, and suited to your decor.
You property's age, and the style you're trying to create for your room, should all help you to decide upon the design and type of fireplace that is best for you. For instance, a cast iron wood burner looks fantastic set into an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm and character of the stove and also reflects the heat into the room effectively.
Even if your Saltash property doesn't have a chimney breast you still have options for a feature fireplace through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A pre-existing chimney is not needed as a stainless steel flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and routed through an exterior wall.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, GAS OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold evening creates a charm and ambience that simply cannot be beaten, but what else is available to put into in your new fireplace in Saltash?
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fireplaces a popular choice for Saltash properties that don't have a chimney breast. They can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of modern electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the genuine thing.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with a range of fuels, (oil, wood, coal, gas) to generate an attractive focal point in your property in Saltash. Some styles, such as the AGA range, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole home.
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is an attractive focal point for any room in your home and it has the capacity to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can purchase. An expertly fitted modern open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was boarded up by earlier owners, and its glowing charm is a welcome addition to any property in Saltash.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in a multitude of designs to suit any property and are typically more thermally efficient than wood burners. Gas fires must only be fitted and maintained by a qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in a lot of properties in Saltash, and can have classic or modern design to suit your decor. A version with an integrated back boiler will deliver supplementary heating by transferring the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your house.
Fireplace installation is available in Saltash and also in: Hatt, South Pill, St Stephens, Latchbrook, St Mellion, Carkeel, Burraton Combe, Torpoint, Plymouth, Pillmere, Pillaton, Lower Burraton, Moditonham, Trehan, Trematon, Forder, Botusfleming, and in these postcodes PL12 4SD, PL12 4NH, PL12 4DH, PL12 4DW, PL12 4BH, PL12 4FW, PL12 4SG, PL12 4JW, PL12 4PT, PL12 4JE. Locally based Saltash fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode PL12 and the dialling code 01752. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of fireplace installation in your location.
Doing a Search On the Web
Searching on the web is the way that almost all property owners in Saltash hunt for any sort of tradesmen in this day and age. Through the use of Bing, Google, Ask or Yahoo you will get instant results that will make your search easier, though you must be aware of the drawbacks of this. It is not always the case that the listings on the opening page of the leading search engines are of use to you. But, undoubtedly you will enter "fireplace installation in Saltash", "fireplace installation Saltash", "Saltash fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation near me", in the hope of locating what you're trying to locate.
Unfortunately, you will quickly realise that most of the 1st page of listings on these search engines are either going to be entries from multi-million pound companies such as Rated People, TrustaTrader, Quotatis, Bidvine, Checkatrade or My Hammer, internet directories like Thomson Local, Yell, Gumtree or Yelp, or paid advertising that Google or whoever has automatically positioned there. If you would rather contact fireplace installers in Saltash directly, you'll have to look lower down the search engine pages, possibly the second or third pages.
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Folks living in the following streets have recently requested fireplace installation - Coombe Bay House, Brookdown Terrace, Albert Road, Lower Port View, Killigrew Avenue, Plougastel Drive, Tamar Street, Shillingham Cottage, Lower Penquite, Brandispiece, Elwell Road, Deer Park, Stanlake Close, Maristow Lane, Higher Penquite, The Rivers, Kilna House, Lantallack Farm, Porter Way, Beatrice Avenue, Lantallack Cross, Russell Close, Lollabury Road, Tamar Court, Trebrown Gate, Fairmead Road, Caradon Terrace, Fairway, Oaklands Drive, as well as the following local Saltash postcodes: PL12 4SD, PL12 4NH, PL12 4DH, PL12 4DW, PL12 4BH, PL12 4FW, PL12 4SG, PL12 4JW, PL12 4PT, PL12 4JE.
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