Fireplace Fitter Sheffield South Yorkshire (S1): Fitting a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Sheffield home is a wonderful way to add character and a homely feel to any room. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those cold winter evenings can even prove to be more economical than some central heating systems, providing that you have a ready source of timber. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful hot water in the process.
There are a few crucial things to consider before you begin any work, in order to create a safe, efficient and attractive fireplace in your home. All work must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of flue linings, chimney breasts, hearths and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. If your property is a listed building you'll also have to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work can commence.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a competent and enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer it is possible to refurbish a blocked up fireplace, however the chances of experiencing structural issues in the majority of cases is high. If you're lucky when you open up a stopped up fireplace you may find a decent hearth, lintel and chimney breast that involves little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. It is much more likely that you will come across a stopped up flue and old brickwork that requires structural modifications.
If a fireplace is installed improperly there's not only a risk of fire to your property, but there can also be health hazards, which is why it's best to hire a competent Sheffield installation team for a fireplace. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure adequate quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. Toxic carbon monoxide fumes can soon build up from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated room.
To effectively get over any airflow problems, vents might be fitted in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable oxygen levels are able to reach the fire. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents fitted because they can often trap moist air within them and cause damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It is surprising just how much soot and grime can build up inside an old fireplace and chimney and you'll not know what is there until you proceed to open it up. Even with coverings for your home furnishings, the risk of impairment from grime and soot is still likely and it is advised to remove your carpets and furniture before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning commences. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of a larger restoration project then it ought to be one of the initial things to be completed after you have got the room back to its bare walls and floors. By opening up a fireplace first you will stop any chimney soot causing discolouration damage to other phases of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you are able to see the opening of your fireplace it's time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and see what can be restored. Contacting a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the very first items on the checklist. They will not only ensure your chimney and flue are completely clean, but they can additionally assess the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer guidance if you need to replace any area of the chimney structure and flue.
If you need to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant Building Regulations must be adhered to. A reputable fireplace installer in Sheffield will be required to perform this task, and should have the skills and knowledge of construction to closely follow all regulations.
If the size of the existing fireplace is larger than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel should be installed. When your new lintel is safely in place you can now get on with the updating, installation and repair of the fireplace hearth. You might find the original hearth has been set into the floor, but to abide by current building regulations it must be raised above floor level. Off-the-shelf solutions from concrete, slate or marble are available to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Sheffield may be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to fit in with your room style.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be difficult amongst the many designs and styles that are available from a fireplace showroom or online dealer. The recommendations and advice from your fireplace installers, which will be based on your specific requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace which is both perfect for your chimney and flue, as well as for your home's decor.
Some properties and rooms will be more suited to open fireplaces than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. As an example, a wood burning stove looks marvelous set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm of the stove and also reflects the heat back into the room to good effect.
A cast iron wood burner is also an effective option if your Sheffield property does not have a chimney breast. Provided that you've got an exterior wall through which a stainless steel flue from the top or back of the stove can be routed, you do not need an existing chimney in place to enjoy that "real" fire experience.
OPEN, WOOD, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL OR GAS FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the flickering of a natural fire on a cool evening, but if your circumstances do not allow for this, what other options are on offer?
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in a multitude of styles to suit your property and are more thermally efficient than open fireplaces. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by Gas Safe certified (previously CORGI registered) tradesperson.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide array of different styles to suit any period of property in Sheffield, and can even be a free standing feature. A model with an integrated back boiler can deliver additional heating by connecting the hot water to radiators in cold rooms in your home.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use various fuels such as briquettes, coal, wood and other burnable materials. An expertly fitted contemporary open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by former owners, and its warm elegance is a delightful addition to any house in Sheffield.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any competent person and there are varieties that are appropriate for virtually any room and home in Sheffield. Modern electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the crackling sound of wood to replicate a real open fire when inset into a conventional fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, including wood, coal, gas or oil, to establish a focal point in your house in Sheffield. They can be used not only for heating an individual room, but some designs such as the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the complete property if they are plumbed into a system of radiators.
Fireplace installations are available in Sheffield and also nearby in: Upperthorpe, Catcliffe, Hillsborough, Burngreave, Norton Lees, Worrall, Wadsley Bridge, Crosspool, Stannington, Mosborough, Ecclesfield, Brinsworth, Meadowhead, Heeley, and in these postcodes S1 2HD, S1 1WG, S1 2DB, S1 1FS, S1 2LB, S1 2GD, S1 2LF, S1 2BT, S1 1GE, S1 1XL. Locally based Sheffield fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode S1 and the dialling code 0114.
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Fireplace Enquiries South Yorkshire
Recent South Yorkshire fireplace customer enquiries: Ocean and Toby Devine recently asked for a price quote for fitting a wood burning stove in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire. Jessie Mcmahon and Franco Mcmahon recently requested a price quote for the installation of a multifuel fireplace in Stainforth. Efa Gates and Leo Gates recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in a detached house in Wadworth. Carmen Mccormick and Yasin Mccormick recently enquired about getting a price for fitting an open fireplace in Tickhill. Mr and Mrs Garrett recently enquired about the installation of an electric fire in Thorpe Hesley, South Yorkshire. Jessie and Brayden Tate recently asked for a quote for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in Wickersley, South Yorkshire. Amelia-Rose Lowe and Vlad Lowe recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new wood burning stove in a bungalow in Edlington, South Yorkshire. Greta Kinsella and Noah Kinsella recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fire in a detached house in Dunscroft.
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in the following Sheffield streets and areas - Drury Lane, Tower Drive, Balfour Drive, Thorpe House Avenue, Carr Forge Terrace, Sheringham Gardens, Badger Road, Carlby Road, Thornbridge Crescent, The Croft, Deerlands Close, Salisbury Road, Deepwell Court, Sellars Row, Arundel Lane, Sandstone Close, Dalton Court, Daresbury Road, Dearne Court, Donovan Close, Silverdale Road, Dore Close, Dishwell Lane, Don Street, Thornborough Road, Amberley Court, Shrewsbury Road, Tadcaster Road, Aldfield Way, as well as the following local Sheffield postcodes: S1 2HD, S1 1WG, S1 2DB, S1 1FS, S1 2LB, S1 2GD, S1 2LF, S1 2BT, S1 1GE, S1 1XL.
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