Fireplace Fitter Sandhurst Berkshire (GU47): Putting in a brand new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Sandhurst home is an excellent way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. Nippy winter evenings can become a pleasure as you sit in front of your fireplace surrounded by the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even enjoy plentiful hot water too.
Before you begin chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you'll need to think about to ensure you can safely install your new fireplace. All work must comply with Part J of the Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of chimney breasts, flue linings, hearths and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. If you reside in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with local council to find out if planning permission is required for installing a fireplace in your property.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the remodeling work on an existing fireplace if you have the skills to do so, however there is always a problem in finding structural and safety problems that need to be resolved by a professional tradesman. If you're fortunate when you expose a stopped up fireplace you may find a decent chimney breast, lintel and hearth that needs little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. It is much more likely that you'll come across a stopped up flue and old brickwork that needs structural reinforcement.
Due to the serious fire risk and health issues that can result from an incorrectly installed or renovated fireplace, it's best to draw on the knowledge and experience of a reliable fireplace fitter and builder in Sandhurst. There always has to be airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to guarantee sufficient levels of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. Lethal carbon monoxide fumes can soon build up from an inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated room.
It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fire to receive enough oxygen to burn properly and safely at all times. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also have to have air vents installed as they can often trap moist air within them causing damp to build up inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A large amount of soot and dirt can be discharged from a bricked up fireplace upon reopening it for restoration. Even with coverings for your furniture, the likelihood of impairment from soot and dirt is still likely and it is advised to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace restoration work starts. If you're lucky enough to be working on a full restoration project then it ought to be one of the first tasks to focus on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This helps to prevent any staining damage to any restored work you may have already finished.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Now you can see the opening of your fireplace it is time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and figure out what is fit for refurbishment. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the initial items on the agenda. They will be able to offer you expert advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, as to the state of the chimney and whether it would be advisable to exchange the existing flue lining.
Following a chimney sweep's assessment it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. A reliable fireplace installer in Sandhurst will be needed to perform this work, and will need the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.
If you need to change the width of opening of your exposed fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your new design, a supporting lintel should be put in. When this has been done the next phase for your Sandhurst fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been set into a void in the floor, but to abide by latest regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. Ready-made solutions from slate, marble or concrete are available to accomplish this, or your fireplace fitter in Sandhurst should be able to offer you a bespoke, made to measure hearth to fit in with the design of your room.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you pop along to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with a wide array of different options available to you. The recommendations and advice from your installation team, which will be in keeping with your particular requirements, will help you to choose a fireplace that's both suitable for your chimney and flue, and suited to your home's decor.
Some houses and rooms will be more suitable for an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. By way of example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks splendid set into an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm of the stove and also deflects the heat into the room effectively.
Even if your Sandhurst property does not have a chimney you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This kind of fireplace can be installed with its own stainless steel flue that's routed through an external wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed safely.
WOOD, GAS, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the flickering of a natural fire on a dark winters' evening, however if your situation doesn't allow for this, what alternatives are on offer?
Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and more thermally efficient when compared with open fireplaces, there are a wide range of styles to suit any Sandhurst property. Must be professionally maintained and installed by a Gas Safe registered tradesman.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates they can be used with different fuels, such as gas, oil, smokeless coal or wood, and become a unique focal point in any living room or kitchen in Sandhurst. The AGA range for instance is well known as being capable of providing heating for the whole home, a constant hot water supply and an oven and hob all in one useful appliance.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide range of styles to suit any period of property in Sandhurst, and can even be a free standing feature. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide steaming hot water for personal use, or for heating in other rooms via radiators.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of various fuels such as briquettes, wood, smokeless coal and other burnable materials. An expertly installed modern open fire will be no comparison to the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by past owners, and its glowing elegance is a welcome addition to any room in Sandhurst.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit any house in Sandhurst, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the genuine thing.
Fireplace installation is available in Sandhurst and also in: Frogmore, Blackwater, Crowthorne, Owlsmoor, Gardeners Green, Cricket Hill, Darby Green, Eversley Cross, Camberley, Ambarrow Wood, York Town, College Town, Bagshot, Little Sandhurst, Eversley, Hawley, Frimley, Yateley, Finchampstead, and in these postcodes GU47 8LW, GU47 8LD, GU47 8ET, GU47 7EP, GU47 8LX, GU47 8LG, GU47 9AA, GU47 8HS, GU47 8DZ, GU47 8QN. Local Sandhurst fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode GU47 and the dialling code 01344. Click the "quote" banner or form to get info on fireplace installation in your area.
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Over the last year fireplaces had been fitted in the following Sandhurst streets: Cavendish Park, Caves Farm Close, Turner Place, Theal Close, Brookside, Abingdon Road, Crake Place, Crofters Close, Church Road, Cherrytree Close, Cruikshank Lea, Stubbs Folly, Spring Woods, Crowthorne Road, Templar Close, Silver Hill, Trinity, Beech Ride, Ambarrow Crescent, Culver Road, St Helens Crescent, Thibet Road, Cock-a-dobby, Brittain Court, Cheviot Road, Castlecraig Court, Birkbeck Place, Branksome Hill Road, and in these Berkshire postcodes: GU47 8LW, GU47 8LD, GU47 8ET, GU47 7EP, GU47 8LX, GU47 8LG, GU47 9AA, GU47 8HS, GU47 8DZ, GU47 8QN.
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Fireplace installation in GU47 area, (dialling code 01344).