Fireplace Fitter Shepshed Leicestershire (LE12): Installing a new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Shepshed property is a good way to add a homely feel and some charm to any room. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those frosty winter evenings can even be more economical than certain central heating systems, providing that you have a regular source of timber or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful hot water at the same time.
Before you start chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you will need to do to ensure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any work that is completed on your chimney breast, hearth, fireplace and flue lining must conform to the Part J building regs for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your property is listed or in a conservation area.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the restoration work on an existing fireplace if you have the ability needed, however there is always a problem in finding safety and structural issues which need to be resolved by a professional. It might be that in order to get a fire burning in your fireplace once again you need little more than a good clean of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. What you will likely find is a pile of old bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
A wrongly installed fireplace can cause severe fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be put in by a specialist fireplace installer in Shepshed with the experience and knowledge to do the job safely. There always has to be airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to guarantee sufficient quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. Dangerous carbon monoxide fumes can accumulate from an inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated room.
To safely get over any airflow problems, vents may be fitted around the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen reach the fire. They might have to fit vents in unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap moist air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
A large amount of soot and other dirt can be discharged from a bricked up chimney upon reopening it for restoration. It is wise to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from a room where you are planning to expose an old fireplace, to avoid them being damaged by dust, dirt and soot that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If you are installing a fireplace as part of an overall renovation then it ought to be one of the initial things to be done after you've got the room back to bare floors and walls. This should help to prevent any damage by soot and dirt to any previously completed renovation work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've exposed your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clean up any parts of hearth that can be re-used. You now ought to speak to your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. They will not only make sure that your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can also look at the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide guidance about whether you need to replace any section of the flue and chimney.
It may be essential to put in a new flue lining to comply with the current UK Building Regulations, and construction work may also be required to reinforce the original chimney and chimney breast. These are tasks that require a capable craftsman with knowledge of the pertinent regulations and sound construction skills.
If it is necessary to change the width of opening of your exposed fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your design, a lintel support should be put in. When your lintel is in place and secure you can now proceed with the updating, repair and installation of the fireplace hearth. You might discover that your existing hearth has been sunken into a floor void, however to abide by latest regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you might have to choose a tailor-made hearth, but there are a wide variety of ready-made hearths in marble, slate or concrete.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be difficult when faced with the many sizes, styles and shapes that are available from a fireplace showroom or online outlet. It is quite possible that owing to your existing flue, chimney and airflow to the room, that some fireplace designs might not be suitable, and it pays to follow the the advice and recommendations of your fireplace company in this respect.
You property's age, and the theme you're trying to create for your room, should all help you to determine the type and design of fireplace that is most suitable. If you have an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look striking in this surrounding, and has the added benefit of deflecting heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
Even if you don't have a chimney breast in your Shepshed property, it's still possible to put in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. A chimney is not required because a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the rear or top of the stove and taken out through an outside wall.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, GAS, MULTI-FUEL OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that simply can't be matched, however what are the other options available to install in your brand new fireplace in Shepshed?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using coal, oil, gas and wood to deliver a versatile stove for any house in Shepshed. The AGA range for example is well known as being capable of providing heating for the whole home, a constant hot water supply and a hob and oven for cooking all in one useful appliance.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in a range of styles to suit any property and are generally more thermally efficient than open fireplaces. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by a Gas Safe certified tradesperson.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of various fuels such as wood, smokeless coal, briquettes and other flammable materials. A skillfully fitted open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps blocked up by former owners, and its warm elegance is a delightful addition to any house in Shepshed.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Shepshed can be improved by the installation of a wood burner, which come in an array of designs, and can even be installed freestanding. If fitted with a back boiler they can provide piping hot water to heat radiators or for use around the house.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent individual and there are varieties that are suitable for almost any room and home in Shepshed. Contemporary electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to imitate an open fire when inset into a conventional fireplace.
Fireplace installations are available in Shepshed and also in nearby places like: Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, Woodhouse, Diseworth, Markfield, Olng Whatton, Blackbrook, Finney Hill, Thrinstone, Belton, Nanpantan, Whitwick, Dishley, Charley, Hathern, and in these postcodes LE12 9AS, LE12 9PD, LE12 9NH, LE12 9AW, LE12 9BP, LE12 9NS, LE12 9BZ, LE12 9NE, LE12 9FA, LE12 9JS. Local Shepshed fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode LE12 and the telephone dialling code 01509. Click the "quote" banner to get specifics of fireplace installation in your area.
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In the last 12 months fireplaces were fitted in the following Shepshed streets: Hill Top, Land Society Lane, Borrowdale Close, Orton Road, Equity Road, Meadow Court Road, Doctors Fields, The Hollow, Northleigh Way, Earl Street, Beechrome Drive, Byron Street, Wilf Bown Close, The Beeches, Bird Close, Oxford Street, Roman Close, Vicarage Street, Peggs Close, Weaver Road, Burgess Drive, Livingstone Lane, Norton Road, The Grange, Edinburgh Road, Elmdale Road, Knights Link, and in these Leicestershire postcodes: LE12 9AS, LE12 9PD, LE12 9NH, LE12 9AW, LE12 9BP, LE12 9NS, LE12 9BZ, LE12 9NE, LE12 9FA, LE12 9JS.
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