Fireplace Fitter Selby North Yorkshire (YO8): Opening up an old disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is a good way to add a homely feel and some character to any Selby property. Nippy winters' evenings can become enjoyable as you sit in front of your new fireplace listening to the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also benefit from free hot water as well.
There are a few important things you must think about before you commence any work, in order to create an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your house. All work carried out must observe Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of fireplaces, hearths, chimney breasts and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If your property is a listed building you'll also have to find out if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work can commence.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the work in restoring a pre-existing fireplace if you have the skills to do so, but structural and safety problems are often discovered that need to be resolved by a professional. It could be that in order to get a fire burning once more you need nothing more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. It is much more likely that you will come across crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement and a blocked flue.
Because of the serious fire risk and health issues that can be caused by an incorrectly installed or restored fireplace, it is best to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a competent fireplace installer in Selby. There must always be a decent air flow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee sufficient amounts of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. Insufficient oxygen means the fire won't burn effectively, and carbon monoxide fumes could accumulate, which can cause death.
It might be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fire to receive ample oxygen to burn effectively and safely at all times. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also need to have air vents installed because they can sometimes trap moist air and cause damp to develop inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
An enormous amount of soot and other dirt can be discharged from a blocked up chimney when reopening it for restoration. It is sensible to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from an area where you are going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by dirt, dust and soot that will be whipped up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If you're fortunate enough to be carrying out a full home renovation project then it ought to be one of the first jobs to focus on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening a fireplace first you will avoid any chimney soot causing damage to other parts of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plasterwork.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have revealed your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to rigorously sweep the chimney and clean any parts of hearth that remains in place. You now need to contact your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. They'll be willing to offer you expert advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the condition of the chimney structure and whether it is advisable to exchange the existing liner.
It may be vital to install a new flue liner to conform to the current UK Building Regulations, and construction work might also be required to strengthen the existing chimney and breast. An experienced fireplace installer in Selby will be needed to complete this work, and will have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all regulations.
In older buildings you might discover that the revealed fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to adapt the opening. When your concrete lintel is safely in place you may now press on with the installation, renovation and updating of the fireplace hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it to conform to the latest building regs. Off-the-shelf solutions from concrete, slate or marble are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Selby may be able to offer a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to match the style of your room.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with the array of different choices available to you. It's quite possible that due to your current flue and chimney, that some fireplaces might not be appropriate, and it's a good idea to follow the recommendations from your fireplace installer with respect to this.
Certain rooms and properties will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burner can look gorgeous in this surrounding, which also has the benefit of deflecting heat into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.
Even if you haven't got a pre-existing chimney breast in your Selby property, it's still entirely possible to put in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. Providing that you've got an outside wall through which a flue from the back or top of the stove can be passed, you do not need an existing chimney in place to be able to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS, MULTI-FUEL OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
The feel and ambience of an open fire cannot be matched, but what alternatives are out there if this type of fireplace is not possible in your Selby property?
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fireplaces the obvious choice for Selby houses without a chimney. Can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish them from the genuine thing.
Gas Fireplaces - There are many styles to suit all property types and their efficiency to warm a room is superior to open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Must be professionally maintained and fitted by a Gas Safe certified technician.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use gas, oil, coal and wood to furnish you with a multipurpose stove for any property in Selby. Some types, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole home.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an eye-catching focal point for your room and can utilise a range of solid fuels. A skillfully fitted open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by past owners, and its glowing elegance is a delightful addition to any room in Selby.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of styles to suit any type of house in Selby, and can even be a free standing feature. If fitted with a back boiler can provide hot water for radiators or for other use around the house.
Fireplace installations are available in Selby and also in nearby places like: West Haddlesey, Brayton, Barmby-on-the-Marsh, Cliffe, Selby Common, Barlow, Barlby, Cliffe Common, Wilstow Lordship, Hemingbrough, Burn, Lund, Carlton, Camblesforth, Osgodby, and in these postcodes YO8 4BF, YO8 1SJ, YO8 1DB, YO8 3LH, YO8 1SD, YO8 3LJ, YO8 3YS, YO8 1SX, YO8 3GD, YO8 1EJ. Local Selby fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone code 01757 and the postcode YO8. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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