Fireplace Fitter Skegness Lincolnshire (PE24): Opening up a disused fireplace to put in a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a great way to add a bit of character and a homely feel to any Skegness property. Adding a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove less expensive than some central heating systems, so long as you've got a regular source of wood or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with plenty of steaming hot water in the process.
However before you start smashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some important things to consider if you are to wind up with an efficient and safe fireplace. Any work that's completed on your hearth, flue lining, chimney breast and fireplace must conform to the Part J Building Regulations for combustible appliances. If you reside in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with local authorities if planning permission is necessary for installing a fireplace in your house.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward remodeling of an existing fireplace can perhaps be executed by a competent DIYer, however if any construction work is required there is a possibility of encountering structural issues which have to be resolved professionally. It could be that in order to get a fire roaring once more you need little more than a good clean of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. Much more likely you'll discover a stopped up flue and old brickwork that requires structural modifications.
If fireplaces are installed improperly there is not just a risk of fire to your property, but there can be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is best to hire a certified Skegness installation company for fireplaces. A major factor of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for the fire to burn properly and efficiently. Insufficient oxygen means that the fire won't burn well, and carbon monoxide fumes could accumulate, which can lead to death.
To safely get around any airflow issues, vents may need to be fitted in the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable oxygen levels are able to reach the fire. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and producing damp spots and staining, vents might have to be installed by the installation team to improve the airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Having a fireplace opened up can create large amounts of muck and soot. Even with covers and other dust protection for your home furnishings, the chance of damage from soot and dust is still likely and it is advised to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace renovation work begins. If you're installing a fireplace as part of an overall restoration project then it ought to be one of the initial things to be completed once you have taken the room back to bare walls and floors. This should help to prevent any discolouring damage by soot and dirt to any completed work.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace open, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be restored and to give the hearth and chimney an intensive cleaning. Contacting a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the initial items on your checklist. They will be willing to provide professional guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the state of the chimney structure and if it would be advisable to exchange the existing lining.
It may be vital to put in a new flue liner to observe the current Building Regulations, and construction work may also be needed to strengthen the existing chimney and chimney breast. An experienced fireplace installer in Skegness will be required to undertake this work, and will need the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.
If the size of the original fireplace is larger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be put in. When you've supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be time to renovate or update the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was normally set into a hole in the floor, however the current building regulations require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a made to measure hearth, however there are also a wide variety of ready to fit hearths in slate, concrete or marble.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be difficult when faced with the different designs and styles that are available from a fireplace showroom or online store. Every fireplace will not be appropriate for your chimney and flue and it is wise to accept any advice from your installation team regarding your specific situation.
The age of your house, and the theme that you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you to decide on the type and design of fireplace which is most suitable. For instance, a wood burning stove looks great set into an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm and character of the stove and also deflects the heat into the room to good effect.
Even if you haven't got a chimney breast in your Skegness property, it is still feasible to put in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This type of fireplace can be installed with its own flue that is channeled through an outside wall and does not need a chimney, to be safely installed.
MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, GAS, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that simply can't be beaten, but what are the other available options to put into in your lovely new fireplace in Skegness?
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and more thermally efficient than wood burning stoves, there are a wide variety of designs and styles to suit any type of Skegness property. Gas fireplaces must only be fitted and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests they can be used with different fuels, such as oil, coal, wood or gas, and become a focal point in any living room or kitchen in Skegness. They can be used not just for heating a single room, but some styles like the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the complete home if they're plumbed into a network of radiators.
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is a focus for any room and it has the ability to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can buy. In earlier times an open fire might have been associated with being smoky, draughty and inefficient, but a professionally fitted fireplace is a joy to behold while lounging in the warmth it provides.
Wood Burning Stoves - A whole host of styles to suit any period of house in Skegness, and can even be a freestanding feature. An integrated back boiler is an extra benefit and could provide piping hot water for personal use, or to provide heating in other rooms via radiators.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any house in Skegness, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Modern electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the crackling sound of wood to mimic an open fire when set into into an old fashioned fireplace.
Fireplace installation is available in Skegness and also in: Croft, Ingoldmells, Roman Bank, Wainfleet All Saints, Wainfleet St Mary, Seathorne, Orby, Addlethorpe, Thorpe Saint Peter, Chapel St Leonards, Hogsthorpe, Seacroft, Burgh le Marsh, and in these postcodes PE25 1AF, PE25 1BB, PE25 1QN, PE25 1HS, PE24 5WH, PE25 1RB, PE25 1EZ, PE25 1AU, PE25 1GQ, PE25 1AP. Local Skegness fireplace specialists will likely have the phone code 01754 and the postcode PE24. Click on the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of fireplace installation in your location.
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Households in Clifford Road, Regents Close, Ripon Close, Old Wainfleet Road, Aylesbury Drive, Lumley Road, Denham Close, Princes Parade, Beresford Close, Spirewic Avenue, Tarran Way, Robert's Grove, Scarbrough Esplanade, Gibson Place, St Matthews Close, Jonathan Drive, Winthorpe Way, Swaby Crescent, Albany Close, Norwood Road, Clementine Close, Holly Road, Rutland Road, The Close, St Davids Close, The Hurst, Barnes Road, De Lacy Avenue, Abbey Close, Westfield Drive, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace restoration was also completed in these local Skegness postcodes: PE25 1AF, PE25 1BB, PE25 1QN, PE25 1HS, PE24 5WH, PE25 1RB, PE25 1EZ, PE25 1AU, PE25 1GQ, PE25 1AP.
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