Fireplace Fitter Stanford-le-Hope Essex (SS17): A great way to add charm to any Stanford-le-Hope property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. The addition of an open fire or wood burning stove for those cold winter evenings can even prove more economical than some central heating systems, providing that you've got a good source of fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful steaming hot water at the same time.
But before you begin bashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some vital considerations you must bear in mind if you are to end up with a safe and efficient fireplace. All work carried out must observe Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of chimney breasts, hearths, fireplaces and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If you live in a listed building you will also have to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work is started.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the remodeling work on a pre-existing fireplace if you've got the ability needed, but structural and safety problems are often discovered which need to be resolved professionally. It may be that so as to get a fire roaring in your fireplace once again you will need nothing more than a quick clean of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. What is more typical however is an area of old brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and needs some form of structural modification before it can be used safely.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there's not just a risk of fire to your home, but there can be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is better to bring in an experienced Stanford-le-Hope installation company for fireplaces. There must always be airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure sufficient quantities of oxygen enable the fire to burn effectively. Lethal carbon monoxide can build up from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated room.
It could be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fire to receive ample oxygen to burn safely and properly at all times. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also need to have air vents fitted as they can often trap moist air inside them and cause damp to develop inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It is amazing just how much muck and soot can accumulate inside an old fireplace and you will not know what is there until you uncover it. It's advisable to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from a room where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being affected by dust, grime and soot that might be whipped up during the fireplace installation works. If you are lucky enough to be carrying out a complete renovation then it ought to be one of the initial jobs to focus on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This stops any staining damage to any refurbished work you have already finished.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace opened up, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated and give the hearth and chimney a thorough clean. The first job on your to-do list will be to bring in a professional chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and while doing this will be able to check the condition of the chimney and provide you with guidance on whether a new flue liner is needed.
After a chimney sweep examination it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as laid down in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This work needs to be tackled by a competent tradesman who is familiar with the relevant building regulations and decent working practices.
If you need to modify the width of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a concrete supporting lintel must be installed. When this is complete the next step of your Stanford-le-Hope fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. In past times the hearth would be set into a hole in the floor, but the latest building regulations demand that it is raised above floor level. There are custom-made solutions to fit virtually any size and design of fireplace, or you can pick from a range of common sized hearths to match your decor.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with the array of different choices open to you. Every fireplace may not be suitable for your existing chimney and flue therefore it's wise to accept any advice offered by your fireplace installers with regards to your particular circumstances.
The age of your home, and the style that you are trying to create for your room, will all help you to decide upon the design and type of fireplace that is most suitable for you. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look spectacular set inside it, which also has the benefit of reflecting heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
Even if you do not have a chimney in your Stanford-le-Hope property, it is still feasible to install a wood burning or multi fuel stove. As long as you've got an outside wall through which a stainless steel flue from the top or back of the stove can be routed, you don't need a pre-existing chimney in place to be able to experience a real fire.
OPEN, GAS, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that can't be matched, however what other options are available to install in your new fireplace in Stanford-le-Hope?
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use various fuels such as smokeless coal, briquettes, wood and other combustive materials. In the old days an open fire may have had the associations with being draughty, smoky and inefficient, however a skillfully installed modern fireplace is a joy to behold while reclining in the warmth it provides.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Stanford-le-Hope can benefit from the installment of a wood burning stove, which can be found in a variety of styles, and can even be fitted freestanding. If fitted with a back boiler can provide piping hot water to heat radiators or for use in your home.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of styles to suit all home types and their efficiency to warm a room is better than wood burning stoves or open fireplaces. Gas fires must only be fitted and maintained by a certified Gas Safe registered technician, (previously CORGI registered).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use coal, wood, oil and gas to furnish you with a multi-purpose stove for any home in Stanford-le-Hope. Some styles, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire house.
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fires the obvious choice for Stanford-le-Hope properties without a chimney breast. They can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish them from the genuine article.
Fireplace installation is available in Stanford-le-Hope and also in nearby places like: Linford, Vange, Grays, Canvey Island, Mucking, Orsett, South Benfleet, Basildon, South Ockendon, Horndon on the Hill, Langdon Hills, West Tilbury, North Stifford, Corringham, and in these postcodes SS17 0DQ, SS17 0BZ, SS17 0BS, SS17 0EW, SS17 0LW, SS17 0FA, SS17 0JE, SS17 7AY, SS17 0AE, SS17 0LX. Locally based Stanford-le-Hope fireplace specialists will likely have the telephone code 01375 and the postcode SS17. Simply click the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
Fireplace Enquiries Essex
Current Essex fireplace installation job postings: Otis Sharp and Blossom Sharp recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of a wood burning stove in Sandon, Essex. Mr and Mrs Swales recently enquired about installing a multi fuel fireplace in Horndon on the Hill. Amelia-Grace Connolly and Brayden Connolly recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and repairing an old fireplace in Wivenhoe. Amalie and Neo Iles recently requested a quotation for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a semi-detached house in Bulphan. Kayson Lowry and Jasmine Lowry recently enquired about fitting a gas fire in a cottage in Theydon Bois. Crystal and Taha Bruce recently asked for an estimate for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel stove in Kirkby le Soken. Archer and Isabelle Montague recently asked for an estimate for the installation of an open fireplace in a terraced house in Ashingdon. Stevie Porter and Greyson Porter recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and repairing an old stone fireplace in Theydon Bois.
Searching On the Web For Fireplace Installation
It is considerably simpler to track down a tradesman or service right now than it was previously, because we've got the advantage of technological innovation and can just do a search on the web. You can obtain instant results by making use of Bing, Google, Yahoo or Ask, and naturally that's the great thing about search engines. It isn't necessarily true that all the results on page one of the top search engines are valuable to you. When searching for fireplace installers in Stanford-le-Hope most householders will type "fireplace installation Stanford-le-Hope", "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation in Stanford-le-Hope" or "Stanford-le-Hope fireplace installation", and read through the results.
For your information, you'll typically discover that the first and last four results are all too often some type of paid advertising, whilst a lot of the remainder will likely be internet directories such as Yelp, Hotfrog, Yell or Gumtree, or entries from large lead creation websites like TrustaTrader, My Hammer, Rated People, Local Heroes, Checkatrade or Quotatis, which might or might not be helpful. So as to discover the sites of real life fireplace installers, you will have to scroll down to page 2 and 3 or even lower down the search results. I'm not recommending you should not make use of the useful trader review portals like Trustatrader or Rated People, where you are able to read reviews, consider customer appraisals and receive free price quotes, since not every fireplace fitter in Stanford-le-Hope has his own web site.
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Information and Advice
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Over the last 12 months fireplaces were professionally fitted in the following Stanford-le-Hope streets: Beechcroft Avenue, The Hawthorns, Stanford Hall, Aldrin Close, St Johns Mews, Corringham Road, Siddons Close, Stafford Close, Collins Close, Bishops Road, Brampton Close, Balmoral Avenue, Billet Lane, Abbotts Hall Chase, St James Avenue East, Devonshire Gardens, Cannon Close, Bevin Walk, Somerset Road, Cabborns Crescent, Crossway, Tomkins Close, The Sorrells, Ashway, Stephens Crescent, Abbotts Drive, Buckingham Hill Road, and in these Essex postcodes: SS17 0DQ, SS17 0BZ, SS17 0BS, SS17 0EW, SS17 0LW, SS17 0FA, SS17 0JE, SS17 7AY, SS17 0AE, SS17 0LX.
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